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The 14th India- EU summit, held in Delhi on October 6, drew attention to an important dimension of India’s foreign policy and international economic engagement which normally receives scant public or analytical attention.

 

By Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s unscripted interaction with Chinese border troops during a visit to Nathu La has drawn praise from several quarters in China.

 
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When India's new Defence Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman. visited the India-China border on October 6, she did not just review security there but also taught Chinese soldiers how to greet with the traditional Indian greeting 'namaste'.

 

 

As the Chinese public celebrated the National Day holidays, the Sino-Indian border issue was again thrust into the media limelight in India.

 

Recently Pakistan was embarrassed in the UN General Assembly by its Permanent Representative’s gaffe, when she waved the photograph of a Palestinian girl injured in an Israeli raid and tried to pass it off as a Kashmiri victim of alleged Indian atrocities.

 
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Pakistanis were expecting a lot out of the meeting between Foreign Minister, Khawaja Asif, and US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson; especially after our recent diplomatic outreach in Afghanistan.

 

The forthcoming 14th India-EU summit in Delhi has the potential to rejuvenate bilateral ties and to provide a new direction to free-trade agreement (FTA) negotiations.

 
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Nawaz Sharif may be busy plotting his political comeback, it seems as if his party is doing rather well on its own. Since Nawaz’s exit, the ruling PMLN has seemingly come along in leaps and bounds in resetting the Pak-US bilateral relationship.

 
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Constructive developments are taking place in the relationship between Pakistan and Afghanistan, after a long stretch of uncertainties and agitation.

 

Recently, India branded Pakistan “Terroristan”. External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj told the UN that Pakistan, as the world’s “pre-eminent terror export factory”, has just one national accomplishment to boast of. Yet New Delhi is loath to back its words with even modest action, such as downsizing Pakistan’s bloated, Inter Services Intelligence (ISI)-infested high commission in New Delhi, withdrawing the unilaterally granted Most Favoured Nation status, leveraging the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT), or halting the barter trade across the Line of Control (LoC) that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has identified as financing terrorism.

 


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