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Concerns for India with regard to the increase of China's presence in Myanmar relate to its possible implications on the cross-border security cooperation along India's northeast and Myanmar's role as a gateway to the realisation of the goals under New Delhi's Act East Policy, writes Obja Borah Hazarika for South Asia Monitor.

 
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Both India and Malaysia cannot afford to let a dangerous irritant like Dr. Zakir Naik challenge diplomatic arrangements because there is a larger, more critical ‘bigger picture’ which needs constant tweaking, writes Dr. Sharifah Munirah Alatas for South Asia Monitor.

 
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As the negative role of the visual media is affecting the fibre and fabric of India and is spreading unrest, the government has to seriously examine the need to put visual media under the scanner and monitor its activities, writes N.S. Venkataraman for South Asia Monitor.

 
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Undoubtedly, the Kashmiri youth is emboldened but at the same time he is disillusioned. He is seeking direction. He wants to be part of the national mainstream. He has to be freed from the clutches of fanatics and extremist ideology through correct portrayal of true Islam, writes Brig. Anil Gupta (Retd) for South Asia Monitor.

 
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In the current context of the threat posited by the Chinese leadership through its several mouthpieces to increase involvement in the jihadi Islamist assault on the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, Beijing has allowed its mask to slip, writes Cecil Victor for South Asia Monitor.

 
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Legislation is an important step towards ending violence against women in Bangladesh. But in order for significant change to occur, societal mindset must transform in order to end the stigma and victim-blaming that women face when they report violence carried out against them, writes Amity Saha for South Asia Monitor.

 
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The continuation of communal tension and radicalisation of Rohingya refugees has the potential to spiral into grave security complexities for India, writes Obja Borah Hazarika for South Asia Monitor

 
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The growing suicide attacks by Bangladeshi jihadists pose serious threat to the region's peace, security and stability. The unabated cross-border movement of Bangladeshi terrorists has been a major security concern for India, writes Dr. Rupak Bhattacharjee for South Asia Monitor.

 
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Both India and Bangladesh are suffering because of increasing Islamic radicalisation and Sheikh Hasina was extremely helpful towards India in curbing this danger. Her government also eradicated ISI network which was infiltrating terrorists, fake Indian currency notes and drugs through the porous Bangladesh border into India, writes Jai Kumar Verma for South Asia Monitor.

 
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It would be a while before one could comment on the gains made by the charismatic Malcolm Turnbull in dollar terms, the images of a barefoot Australian Prime Minister bowing to the Indian divinities at Delhi’s trans-Yamuna Akshardham temple would linger in people’s memory for a long time to come, writes Rekha Bhattacharjee for South Asia Monitor.

 


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The words of Ho Chi Minh  “Nothing is more precious than independence and liberty” rang true for the people of the erstwhile East Pakistan when, with increasing brutality, the West Pakistani oppression spread across the land, writes Anwar A Khan from Dhaka
 
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In a significant boost to New Delhi's Act East Policy, India and Japan set up the Act East Forum on Tuesday as agreed during Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to India this year for the annual bilateral meeting that would help to focus and catalyse development in India's Northeast.
 
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  United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reiterated on Friday Washington's warning that “all options are on the table” to meet North Korea's nuclear threat while offering to keep the lines of communication with Pyongyang open.
 
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What is commonly referred to as the “border dispute” between India and China manifests itself in two distinct and separate areas of contention. One is Aksai Chin, a virtually uninhabited high-altitude desert expanse of about 37,000 square kilometres. The other is what is now the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh,
 
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The first thing that one sees when a flight approaches New Delhi is thick smog that envelopes the city and its lack of greenery.  In almost all other major cities of India lack of greenery is the most obvious sight that one sees when approaching it by air.
 
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Pakistan has agreed to allow the rupee to depreciate after holding talks with the International Mone­tary Fund (IMF) on the country's economy.

 
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Two major global changes in the past year; the ‘Brexit’ referendum and the advent of Donald Trump, writes Sandeep Kaur Bhatia

 
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Over the last 25 years, India's explosive economic growth has vaulted it into the ranks of the world's emerging major powers. Long plagued by endemic poverty, until the 1990s the Indian economy was also hamstrung by a burdensome regulat...

 
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Title: A Ticket to Syria; Author: Shirish Thorat; Publisher: Bloomsbury India: Pages: 254; Price: Rs 399

 
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Gorichen, a majestic peak in the Eastern Himalayas at an altitude of 22,500 feet, is the highest in Arunachal Pradesh. Beautiful to look at and providing a fantastic view from the top, it is extremely tough climb for mountaineers.

 
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It is often conjectured if the reason for long-standing conflicts and insurgencies, in the developing world, especially South Asia, is not only other powers fishing in troubled waters but also the keenness of arms industries, mostly Western, to...

 
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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