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For India, which pulled out all stops in its diplomatic efforts to ensure Bhandari’s election, it was vitally necessary to win, not only for the general diplomatic assertion of its global standing by defeating a member of the P-5 in a straight contest, but also particularly because it is fighting Pakistan in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case, which is awaiting a final verdict at the ICJ, writes Nilova Roy Chaudhury for South Asia Monitor

 
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The Gulf has the highest military expenditure in the world. The proxy wars between the Gulf States led by Saudi Arabia, and Iran in their quest for regional hegemony and for leadership of the Islamic world, have further heightened the arms race in the region, writes Priya Ranjan Kumar for South Asia Monitor

 
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The potentially significant politico-diplomatic gain  for New Delhi will be the presence of most ASEAN leaders at the Republic Day parade in January 2018. It is understood that the 10 ASEAN leaders have accepted, in principle,  the personal invite of Modi.., writes C Uday Bhaskar for South Asia Monitor

 
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How far will Akbaruddin’s enthusiasm, backed by the new Secretary-General Antonio Guterres's push for reforms, move the IGN on the path to real negotiations that India so badly wants? asks Arul Louis in South Asia Monitor

 
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The urgent and immediate measures taken by cities like Mexico, Beijing, Paris can also be taken by New Delhi as they have found to be effective in varying degree. They include direct cash subsidies to users of CNG vehicles, for use of electric/ hybrid cars, to cyclists, monetary concessions for users of public transport, free parking for cars using CNG, ban on use of diesel cars and fuel-inefficient cars, reports Rajendra Shende for South Asia Monitor

 
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Modi is in the Philippines for the East Asia Summit and the India-ASEAN annual summit. The concept of the quadrilateral and the Indo-Pacific will crystallise in Manila, after Modi’s meetings with Abe, Trump and Australian Premier Malcolm Turnbull, writes Nilova Roy Chaudhury for South Asia Monitor

 
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Sadly, very little is known about these young men, beyond the bare facts, in British records.  They were from well-off families, attending prestigious schools or universities in the UK.  They were probably highly westernised and spoke impeccable English. But they are no less Indian for that, writes K S Nair for South Asia Monitor.

 
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Skewed economic growth is not just a problem of China. India, led by a leader with a strong majority, Narendra Modi, faces a similar problem, writes Tridivesh Singh Maini for South Asia Monitor

 
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Australia will soon develop the national confidence, cultural maturity and independent approach to help deepen its connection with India. In doing so, ironically, it will likely adopt a more neutral, independent foreign policy; much like India, writes Andrew Hunter for South Asia Monitor

 
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In the garb of civilian control, the bureaucracy in India is trying to control the armed forces, negating their uniqueness as enshrined in the Constitution, writes Brig Anil Gupta (retd) 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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The 15th trilateral meeting of the foreign ministers of Russia, India and China concluded in New Delhi on Monday with many nuanced takeaways embedded in the joint statement of 46 paragraphs. Reiterating that the forum “is not directed against any other country”, the statement underlined the importance of the establishment o
 
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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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It is also imperative for India to explore other regions for markets. Its trade deficit with Latin America has been narrowing. Also, its trade with Mexico, Colombia and Guatemala has increased, ...

 
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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