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The Dalai Lama’s visit to Northeast India’s Arunachal Pradesh state has sparked a fresh round of India-China diplomatic tensions, with Beijing threatening “serious” consequences and New Delhi asserting that the visit was a “purely religious” one with no political motives, writes Nilova Roychaudhury for South Asia Monitor.

 

No one seems to be thinking as to where the central government would get the money from to meet the demands of the states which mismanage their own finances, writes N.S. Venkataraman for South Asia Monitor.

 

 India should not hesitate in using both overt and covert means to bring its policies to successful fruition. Indian policy makers must be guided by the dictum that there is no permanent friend or enemy but only permanent interests, writes Adarsh Singh for South Asia Monitor.

 

 If the civil war in Syria continues, it will be impossible to control in the future. To stop the massive humanitarian destruction, necessary steps need to be taken immediately, writes Mohammad Kawsar Ahammed for South Asia Monitor.

 

Judicial activism solely rests upon the grand vision of justice promotion enveloped in judicial institutionalism by transcending judicial formalism, writes Dr. Nafees Ahmad for South Asia Monitor.

 

To build a better future for all, the government in Dhaka will have to think about how to ensure inclusive education for all in the country, writes Minhazur Rahman Rezvi for South Asia Monitor.

 

While the government continues to invest its political capital to ensure  demonetisation outcomes are positive, significant and enduring, the road ahead is bumpy,writes Monish Gulati for South Asia Monitor.

 

Though the BJP did not project any one as Chief Minister of UP during the election campaign, the remarkable electoral success of the political party has confirmed the presence of Modi wave and a defined leadership, writes Dr. Sudhanshu Tripathi for South Asia Monitor.

 

The leadership and motivating and communication skills of Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah energised the organisation and strategised the whole election campaign, writes Sudip Bhattacharyya for South Asia Monitor.

 

The tit-for-tat approach appears to be a good asset for India in dealing with China, but in the process New Delhi should also take into consideration the larger implication that will evolve with the use of this approach, writes Pema Tseten Lachungpa for South Asia Monitor.

 


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