Ahead of the Nuclear Security Group (NSG) meeting in Vienna on November 11, China has stated that there will be no change in its position about admitting new members who are non-signatories to the Nuclear Proliferation Treaty (NPT). A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman noted in Beijing: “This Friday in Vienna a plenary session of the NSG will be held. Our position is subject to no change as of date.”
Ahead of the Nuclear Security Group (NSG) meeting in Vienna on November 11, China has stated that there will be no change in its position about admitting new members who are non-signatories to the Nuclear Proliferation Treaty (NPT) writes Uday Bhaskar
The question facing peace in Afghanistan is not to sift the less butchers from the greater butchers; it is to ensure that those who were maimed at the altar of political and other interests are given due justice. Peace attained at the cost of justice has not and cannot last long, writes Chayanika Saxena.
The first India-Palestine Joint Committee Meeting (JCM) signifies New Delhi’s commitment towards economic development and well being of Palestine writes Muddassir Quamar for South Asia Monitor
If there is anything more that the impressive list of MoUs and agreements signed between India and Russia at their annual summit meeting could do, it is to put to rest that rather overdone debate on the Russia-Pakistan-China axis writes Monish Gulati for South Asia Monitor
The 8th BRICS Summit being held in Goa (Oct 15-16) comes at a time when the global strategic and geopolitical framework is in considerable flux and tumult writes C Uday Bhaskar for South Asia Monitor
The decision of the Modi government to drastically reduce the disability pension for military personnel injured or grievously wounded in battle, or while on operational assignment, is the equivalent of a ‘surgical strike’ on the unsuspecting Indian soldier, writes C. Uday Bhaskar for South Asia Monitor.
It was heartening to see Prime Minister Narendra Modi make the distinction between the Pakistani 'rogue' state and its common citizens, when he addressed an appeal directly to the latter that "you are rulers are misleading you" and virtually inciting them to go against their leadership "to fight against terrorism", writes Tarun Basu.
The surgical strike against the terrorist camps announced by the Director-General of Military Operations (DGMO), Lt. Gen Ranbir Singh, has confirmed what had been anticipated over the last few days – namely that the Modi team would ‘respond’ in an appropriate manner to the enormity of the Uri terror attack, writes C. Uday Bhaskar.
India remians the inflexible bête-noir for Pakistan, yet there are few books by Indian authors that have sought to interpret the prodigal neighbour in a holistic, informed and empathetic manner.
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Some South African generals, allied with the British forces, sought segregation from the enlisted men, all blacks, after being taken prisoners of war. The surprised German commander told them firmly that they would have to share the same quarte...