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The near-simultaneous emergence of maritime terrorism and the revival of piracy have added a new dimension to the existing hazards that have traditionally confronted those who choose a seafaring life, and innocent fisherfolk have now been added to the list of victims writes Adm. Arun Prakash  

 
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The US has made a Faustian bargain with the Pakistan military and, notwithstanding the enormity of the Osama bin Laden episode which demonstrated beyond doubt the duplicity of Rawalpindi apropos terrorism, the US has chosen to accept this contradiction as it did with the A.Q. Khan revelations writes C. Uday Bhaskar

 
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Persecution of minorities, religious dissenters and free-thinkers is the rule rather than the exception in all Islamic states – Iran and Saudi Arabia and the Taliban regime (1996-2001) of Afghanistan being cases in point in recent times. In Pakistan a substantive legal for discrimination of religious minorities was sanctioned in 1974 when the Pakistan National Assembly declared the Ahmadiyya community non-Muslim writes Ishtiaq Ahmed

 
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Buddha, Nehru and Ravi Shankar were on Aung San Suu Kyi’s mind as she articulated her thoughts on the world stage, during her recent travels.  Her first foreign tour in 24 years, which took her to Thailand and then to five countries in western Europe, has helped us get a clearer glimpse of her as a person and public figure writes Rajiv Bhatia

 
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In my forthcoming book ‘Pax Indica’, a study of India’s place in the world of the 21st century, I argue that the principal thrust of India’s foreign policy ought to be to promote the domestic transformation, development and growth of India. Our own neighbourhood remains vital in this regard writes Shashi Tharoor

 
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The trade and business links between India and Burma got lost in 1962 when the Burmese military junta nationalised and confiscated Indian businesses. Now, after a gap of 50 years, some in Indian industry are revisiting their pessimism as Burma can provide for an ample market for India writes Rohit Bansal

 
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It is perhaps time to rename Pakistan Ironistan, as in a country where ironies never seem to cease. It got rid of a Prime Minister who refused to reopen corruption cases against its President but in his place appointed someone who is himself defending bribery charges writes Mayank Chhaya

 
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The importance of Myanmar in India's foreign policy has been rising sharply. Public interest is at its peak, following the historic visit by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in end May. Deliberations on the subject in the academic and strategic community took place earlier in various parts of the country writes Rajiv Bhatia

 
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The United States and Pakistan have been allies since the 1950s, but there has always been some ambiguity over the values and interests that underpin their relationship. Taking a longer-term view, the relationship has proved the most effective means for the U.S. to realise its primary objective of defeating its arch rival, the former Soviet Union writes Ishtiaq Ahmed

 
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The backdrop for Commerce and Industries Minister Anand Sharma’s release of the annual supplement to the Foreign Trade Policy 2009-14 on June 5 was one of general gloom, given the burgeoning fiscal deficit (5.9 percent of GDP for FY 12), unsustainable current account deficit (4 percent of GDP for FY 12), a falling rupee, the sharp decline in GDP growth writes P Chaganty

 


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spotlight image Relations between India and Morocco go back a millennium with the first recorded links dating to the 14th century, when the famous traveller and writer from Tangier, Ibn Batuta, travelled to India.
 
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Stepping up action against terrorists attacking India, President Donald Trump's Administration has declared Hizb-ul Mujahideen (HM) a “global terrorist organisation” in an attempt to choke off financial and other support to it.
 
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On 14 August 1947 Pakistan, consisting of East and West Pakistan, celebrated its independence. The 14th was chosen for the ceremony because Lord Mountbatten who came to Karachi as the Chief Guest had to later leave for Delhi where ot the midnight stroke India was to declare its independence.
 
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The Doklam stand-off and a variety recent opinion pieces in magazines and newspapers draws attention to the poor state of defence policy preparedness and the lack of meaningful higher defence control in India. 
 
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The two ideologically divergent ruling partners - the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) - in Jammu and Kashmir are headed for a showdown as the debate over the abrogation of Article 35A of the Constitution of India heats up.
 
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At the root of the present Doklam crisis is China’s intrusion into Bhutanese territory for its road building projects. These connectivity projects are integral to President Xi Jinping’s dream project, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). India and Bhutan were the only two countries that did not participate in the first forum
 
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It wasn’t so long ago that the whole world watched as Donald Trump sashayed on to the Riyadh red carpet and stole the show with his tough talk on Iranian-sponsored terrorism.
 
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A vehicular attack to maximise casualties and spread panic is now a well-tested terrorist strategy in European cities.
 
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It is a privilege to be invited to this most prestigious of law schools in the country, more so for someone not formally lettered in the discipline of law. I thank the Director and the faculty for this honour.
 
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As talk of war and violence -- all that Mahatma Gandhi stood against -- gains prominence across the world, a Gandhian scholar has urged that the teachings of the apostle of non-violence be taken to the classroom.

 
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Interview with Hudson Institute’s Aparna Pande, whose book From Chanakya to Modi: Evolution of India’s Foreign Policy, was released on June 17.

 
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This is the continuing amazing spiritual journey of a Muslim man from Kerala who plunged into Vedic religion after a chance encounter with a Hindu mystic under a jackfruit tree in the backyard of his house when he was just nine. It is a story w...

 
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History is told by the victors but in our modern age, even contemporary events get - or are given - a slant, where some contributors soon get eclipsed from the narrative or their images tarnished.

 
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Humans have long had a fear of malignant supernatural beings but there may be times when even the latter cannot compare with the sheer evil and destructiveness mortals may be capable of. But then seeking to enable the end of the world due to it...

 
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