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Lack of singular definition of terrorism and its sponsors is hampering the global war on terrorism, and no other country's prospect of development is disturbed as much as of India. Therefore, it is for India to take the battle against terrorism to its logical end, writes Gaurav Dixit for South Asia Monitor.

 
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Knowledge is power. It allows one to decide what would be best for one to do. This is what the self-appointed leaders of radicalisation fear -- and hence want to deprive young Kashmiris of knowledge. Their target is the future generations of Kashmiris so that they can have unbridled hold over them writes Brig Anil Gupta for South Asia Monitor

 
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India needs to chalk out a long-term rational policy concerning CPEC. India must oppose it but it should not lead to open confrontation. Efforts can be made to discourage China from going ahead with this ambitious project, but it will not be an easy task, writes Jai Kumar Verma for South Asia Monitor

 
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There are areas where India is in a better shape to assist Myanmar than China. In years to come, the Myanmarese government might have more expectations from India over economic and trade cooperation, defence collaboration and joint works to expand connectivity with neighbouring countries, reports Tridivesh Singh Maini for South Asia Monitor.

 
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The US-China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Quadrilateral Coordination Group, seeking to bring the Taliban to join the peace process and the Afghan government, has been a farce from the very beginning, with Pakistan insincere to the core and China and the US playing along, writes Lt. Gen. P.C. Katoch for South Asia Monitor.
 
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Jinnah deceitfully threw to the wind the two-nation theory by accepting the merger of Junagadh and offering use of Karachi port to the Hindu rulers of Jodhpur, Bikaner and Jaisalmer states bordering Sindh with invitation to join Pakistan. Thus, Jinnah had no legitimacy in claiming J&K based on the two-nation theory, writes By Brig Anil Gupta (Retd) for South Asia Monitor.  
 
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The retaking of Mosul will give impetus to the coalition working to oust the ISIS from Iraq and can pave the way for further operations to liberate all ISIS-controlled territories. It will have far-reaching ramifications for the future of Iraq and will be a symbolic victory over the ISIS, writes Md. Muddassir Quamar for South Asia Monitor.

 
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In the absence of any historic baggage and resultant absence of a hostile domestic constituency, Bangladesh is able to pursue a non-complicated policy towards China. On the other hand, the Bangladeshi engagement with India is marred by history and geography-related problems and evolving domestic politics, writes Sreeradha Dutta for South Asia Monitor.

 
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The recent chain of events suggests that Russia-China cooperation is limited by geopolitical realities which put India in an envious and dominant position in the new Asian order, writes Divya Kumar Soti for South Asia Monitor.

 
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Keeping one’s guard up in totality and the powder dry, India has to be ready for any eventuality in the entire spectrum of conflict. Persistent gloating over a moderate tactical success across the LoC is hardly becoming of Indua in its endeavours to establish a safe and harmonious environment in the region, writes Lt. Gen Kamal Davar (Retd.) for South Asia Monitor.  

 


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Addressing entrepreneurs, policymakers, technologists, and academics December 7 at the Carnegie India Global Technology Summit in Bengaluru, India's Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar underscored the need to harness the power of technological change for faster economic development.
 
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The strangest of the several barbs hurled hurdled at Pakistan during and after the recently concluded Heart of Asia conference at Amritsar, India,  was that Pakistan is trying to change perception about the Taliban writes Monish Gulati  
 
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Actually, Modi is on to a long-term experiment in India. He and the government aim to re-engineer human souls and minds as much as socio-economic realities. writes Sudip Bhattacharyya for South Asia Monitor.
 
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This has been a mind-boggling year for Europe. First Britain’s shock European Union referendum result and the ensuing backlash against immigrants seemed to signal the rise of the right in Europe. The certainty that the right was on a steady march to power seemed confirmed by the U.S. election result and was seized upon by right-w
 
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US President Barack Obama’s pivot to Asia, such as it was, is an endangered species in the Trump era. Looking back, was it in essence more rhetoric than a policy to be implemented? Leaders of South-east Asia, East Asia and further afield are asking themselves this question.a
 
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The Heart Of Asia conference in Amritsar called for immediate elimination of terrorism to help the war-ravaged country in its political and economic transition. Access the full text here...
 
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The traditional ties between India and the United Arab Emirates have,  over the decades grown, riding on the strength of trade and investments. The Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan will be the chief guest for the 2017 Republic Day
 
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It is accepted conventional wisdom the world over, ever since well-known military theorist, Carl Von Clausewitz, first articulated the aphorism in the late 18th century that “war is a continuation of politics by other means”.  
 
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An aching sense of love, loss and yearning permeate this work of fiction which, however, reads like a personal narrative set in an intensely disruptive period of Indian history, and adds to the genre of partition literature, writes Ni...

 
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This is a path-breaking work on India's foreign policy since Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister in May 2014 and surprised everyone by taking virtual charge of the external affairs portfolio. A man who had been denied visa by some count...

 
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The pattern of Chinese actions on the global stage demonstrates that it lives by the credo of might is right, a potent tool in its armoury for the pursuit of aggressive designs, writes Sudip Talukdar for South Asia Monitor....

 
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The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad and others of their ilk not only destabilise Pakistan and make it one of the world's most dangerous places but also threaten neighbouring Afghanistan and India -- and even far...

 
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