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he United States expects a productive SAARC Summit this  week as the meeting follows Pakistan’s move to bolster trade with its eastern  neighbour India and South and Central Asian countries’ positve approach to the idea  of New Silk Road passing through Pakistan and its western neighbor Afghanistan.

 
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India has deployed at least a couple of aircraft and warships, including a frigate packed with weapons, to provide "security cover" to the ongoing Saarc summit at Maldives.

 
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The official machinery in seven countries in the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) region is busy working out details of bilateral meetings with India, reemphasising  this year SAARC's theme of building bridges.

 
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“India has always helped us in times of need. We will always be India's friend and we believe that we cannot find a better friend than India,” President Mohamed Nasheed  said when asked if Sino-Maldivian cooperation could negatively impact on relations with India.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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The prospects of SAARC thriving are brighter than ever before. If the regional heavyweights, India and Pakistan, increasingly opt for pragmatism in the conduct of their ties, SAARC would finally be free of the constraints of the past and zoom into a future of collective prosperity and togetherness.  

 
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Pakistan has lifted barriers to imports from India, reciprocating a similar move from New Delhi 15 years ago, giving a breath of fresh air to the relationship that has been marred by acrimony and distrust for decades.

 
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In a bold move to assert itself in the Af-Pak region India is finalising a plan to construct a 900-km railway line that will connect Chabahar port in Iran,  to the mineral-rich Hajigak region ofAfghanistan

 
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Pakistan, said sources, is trying to marshal support from an unlikely group of countries that may have implications for India.Pakistan has cited "national security", maintaining its old position that it needed to have a "friendly' government in Kabul as a defence against India.

 
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America began its military occupation of Afghanistan in 2001. It has spent hundreds of billions in chasing the al-Qaida and its affiliates, only to realise, a decade later, that the real problem lies in Pakistan!

 
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US secretary of State visit to Pakistan has ended on a note of peace. Finally, what it culminated 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

 
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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.