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Pakistan's fault-lines indicate the need for a civilian government to have a specialized auxiliary force under its control. The military will resist this move because a parallel force like the FSF would challenge their legitimacy, writes Shiraz Sheikh for South Asia Monitor

 

 

A disease is a “disorder of structure or function especially one that produces specific symptoms.” And a symptom is an “indication of the existence of something, especially of an undesirable situation.”

 
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The  anomaly is that among the major powers, only India has been relatively restrained in its response and  New Delhi has not been as  critical of the Trump decision as even the European Union. But neither has it supported the US position, writes C Uday Bhaskar for South Asia Monitor

 
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The common passion between Australians and Indians is cricket. Greater imagination will help develop a policy by which sports diplomacy can significantly contribute to the bilateral relationship, writes Andrew Hunter for South Asia Monitor

 
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Bangladesh now has more than one million Rohingya refugees. Among them a considerable portion are children. According to the United Nations, 60% of Rohingyas are children, of which 30% are below 5 years, 7% are below 1 year and 5% of Rohingya families are headed by children, writes Shahnewaj for South Asia Monitor

 
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If India remains opposed to joining the OBOR and the Xi vision has accorded this macro-connectivity project  a high degree of centrality,  as part of realizing the China Dream, the under-currents of tension  and related political-military dissonance between Delhi and Beijing will be palpable over the next few years, writes C Uday Bhaskar for South Asia Monitor

 
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If Indian - and indeed South Asian - women entrepreneurs are indeed put first, they will dramatically accelerate their country's economic development in a manner that will benefit all, writes Frank F Islam for South Asia Monitor

 
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Chabahar provides a strategic edge to India and is a certain game changer in India’s favour. However, the success of Indian ambitions in the region will depend to a large extent on a peaceful and stable Afghanistan, writes Brig Anil Gupta (retd.) for South Asia Monitor.

 
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Operationalization of the Chabahar port is considered a setback for Pakistan which, by denying India a land transit route, sought to maintain the hegemonic strategic space for itself, writes Gaurav Dixit for South Asia Monitor.

 
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The changes in international cricket better reflect a changed world but the UN's power structure doesn't. The impact of the global shift finally touched the UN when Britain had to drop out in favour India after a failed showdown in the recent election for world court judgeship, writes Arul Louis for South Asia Monitor

 


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spotlight image Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri, is a former top diplomat who retired as India's Permanent Representative at the United Nations. In his new political avatar, as an important minister in the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Puri told INDIA REVIEW & ANALYSIS that
 
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Aimed at consolidating cooperation between the armed forces of India and Saudi Arabia and explore new avenues of defence cooperation, Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee and Naval Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba, visited Saudi Arabia on from 4-8 February 2018, writes Anil Bhut
 
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Campus placement season is here and the news is that graduates from the top campuses in India, especially the IITs, have received six figure pay packets and job offers in the US. However, looking beyond the top 200 engineering schools in India, pay packets are not looking too promising. The reason is the emergence of new engineering sc
 
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Since the NDA government converted the ‘Look East’ Policy to the ‘Act East’ policy, there has been a greater sense of strategic engagement with the ASEAN, writes Gurjit Singh
 
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The UN will be making contacts with Maldives leaders in response to the request by the opposition leaders for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to oversee the all-party talks proposed by that nation's President Abdulla Yameen, Guterres's Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said Friday.
 
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Srinivasan leaves his office in Bengaluru where the lights and air-conditioners are switched off when sensors planted inside notice that he is leaving. He is prompted on his e-watch as to how much time it would take for the elevator to arrive on his floor, based on movement-recognition, writes Rajendra Shende
 
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The Indian government is undertaking a project to enhance and install infrastructures related to trade and customs along its northeastern frontier, that include trading points with Bhutan.

 
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Society for Policy Studies in association with India Habitat Centre held a lecture in the “2022: The India We Seek”

 
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Title: Do We Not Bleed?: Reflections of a 21-st Century Pakistani; Author: Mehr Tarar; Publisher: Aleph Book Company; Pages: 240; Price: Rs 599

 
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From antiquity, the Muslim faith has been plagued by the portrayal of Muslim men regularly misusing this perceived “right” to divorce their wives instantly by simply uttering “talaq” thrice.

 
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'Another South Asia!' edited by Dev Nath Pathak makes a critical engagement with the questions about South Asia: What is South Asia? How can one pin down the idea of regionalism in South Asia wherein inter-state relations are often char...

 
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Book: A Time of Madness; Author: Salman Rashid; Publisher: Aleph; Price: Rs 299; Pages: 127

 
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Book: Why I Am A Hindu; Author: Shashi Tharoor; Publisher: Aleph Book Company; Pages: 302; Price: Rs 699