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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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"Shangri La" is the remote Himalayan monastery in James Hilton's 1933 novel where the survivors of a plane crash receive, from the presiding Lama, a unique philosophy of moderation and pacifism. Even though the "Shangri La Dialogue" (SLD) has a less exotic provenance (it is named after the Singapore hotel which provides the venue) the aims of this annual conference, organized by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), are no less lofty writes Admiral (retd) Arun Prakash

 
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The turbulence and controversy generated by General V K Singh’s defiant actions and statements  on various issues during the last phase of  his tenure has created an environment that is not conducive to what may be described as a smooth transition writes C Uday Bhaskar

 
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The state tradition of South Asia that prevailed when Muslim armies entered the Indian subcontinent was the fiction that the ruler is the protector of all communities despite his personal affiliation with a particular religion or sect. Muslim rulers continued to subscribe to such praxis after defeating their opponents and consolidating their power writes Ishtiaq Ahmed

 
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On May 29, Pakistan officially announced that 129 soldiers and 11 civilians had died on April 7 after a massive avalanche buried the military unit operating in Ghyari, near the Siachen glacier writes Sunil S

 

 


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spotlight image Relations between India and Peru  are united by El Niño and the monsoon yet separated by vast distances across oceans.  Jorge Castaneda, Ambassador of Peru to India, talks to INDIA REVIEW & ANALYSIS exclusively about what is bringing the two geographically-apart countries closer.
 
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Indian judge Dalveer Bhandari was re-elected to the International Court of Justice on Monday as the UN General Assembly rallied behind him in a show of force that made Britain  bow to the majority and withdraw its candidate.
 
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Those with a resolve make a big difference to the society. They inspire others to make the best out of a bad situation, steer out of morass with fortitude. Insha Mushtaq, the teenage girl who was pelleted to complete blindness during 2016 emerged as a classic example of courage.
 
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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Sunday said India and China have "great potential" and they could work together at a "practical level".
 
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This week a major United Nations gathering on climate change gets underway in Bonn, Germany.
 
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi's efforts to build India's global appeal for investors seem to have finally yielded returns in terms of the country's performance in the World Bank&rsquo...

 
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Title: The People Next Door -The Curious History of India-Pakistan Relations; Author: T.C.A. Raghavan; Publisher: HarperCollins ; Pages: 361; Price: Rs 699

 
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Could the North Korean nuclear issue which is giving the world an anxious time due to presence of hotheads on each side, the invasion of Iraq and its toxic fallout, and above all, the arms race in the teeming but impoverished South Asian subcon...

 
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Title: A Bonsai Tree; Author: Narendra Luther; Publisher: Niyogi Books; Pages: 227 Many books have been written on India's partition but here is a firsthand account of the horror by a migrant from what is now Pakistan, who ...

 
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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.