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China’s ambitious Arctic Policy behind Modi’s Nordic push?

Beijing’s polar policy should cause concern in India. While New Delhi has been in engagement with the US, Russia and Canada, its connect with the other five has been wanting. Modi’s visit to Sweden was the first by an Indian Prime Minister in almost 30 years, writes Ranjana Narayan for South Asia Monitor 

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India initiates trade diplomacy to rescue WTO

Indian businesses have been more active in pursuit of overseas opportunities. A free market is therefore important for its producers and consumers and it has become an imperative for India to devote energy and attention to promote its  interests through active trade diplomacy, writes Saroj Mohanty for South Asia Monitor

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India-Israel 'alliance' is good for both countries

India’s vote on Jerusalem at the UN General Assembly, its relations with Iran and its position on the Palestinian cause highlighted that relations between the two are not free from challenges, writes Jatin Kumar for South Asia Monitor

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India can lead in building inclusive democracy, peace in South Asia

As a region with many minority groups, re-imagining democracy in South Asia as more inclusive of diversity can promote peace and prevent conflicts, writes Manju Theresa Mathew for South Asia Monitor

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Bangladesh faces major food-security challenges

Bangladesh faces the most severe food crisis due to climatic changes as well as anthropogenic causes, writes Minhazur Rahman Rezvi for South Asia Monitor

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India is paying a price for losing its grasslands

Wiry shrubs and clumps of brown-green fill the semi-arid landscape of Kutch in western India. Many of these patches have, over the years, made way for "more productive" agricultural land. This greening of "wasteland" is, however, degrading a precious and largely ignored ecosystem -- the grasslands. And, as a result,

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IMF expects India's role in Indo-Pacific region to expand

The International Monetary Fund expects India's role in the Indo-Pacific region's development to continue to expand because of its robust growth, but it has to carry out more trade refor...

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