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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.

 

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's speech at the UN was the equivalent of Goldilocks - meaning that it was'just right'. To extend the porridge metaphor from the fairy-tale, it was neither too hot, nor too cold, writes C. Uday Bhaskar.

 

The Inter-Government Agreement (IGA) signed between India and France on Friday (September 23, 2016) for the induction of 36 Rafale fighter aircraft is a long-awaited and important decision. For a variety of reasons, writes C.Uday Bhaskar.

 

By Hardeep Singh Puri

There comes a point in the conduct of foreign and security policy when the state is left with no option but to change the game and play hardball. Such a stage has been reached in relation to Pakistan. 

 


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The European Union and India should work closely to bring peace, stability and development in Afghanistan, Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades has said.
 
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A pre-dawn  suicide terror attack (fidayeen)  on an army camp in the Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday (April 27)   resulted in the death of three army personnel including an officer,  while two terrorists were neutralized. Combing operations are in progress to ascertain if any of the attackers have
 
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The dreadful violence and low turnout in a by-election in Kashmir has again raised intense debate in New Delhi.
 
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The brief hand-holding took place in the Gulf of Aden. Despite a history of border dispute, diplomatic clashes and rivalry on various issues, India and China joined forces on April 9 to rescue a merchant vessel from pirates.
 
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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sprang a surprise when he registered himself as a candidate in Iran’s presidential election scheduled for May 19. After leaving the office of President in 2013 at the end of two controversial terms, the firebrand populist has been largely inactive in politics. 
 
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Nerves are being frazzled by a rising arc of sabre rattling in northeast Asia. After the US decided to deploy an aircraft carrier strike group to the region to counter North Korea’s nuclear buildup, US President Donald Trump has asserted that a major conflict with Pyongyang was indeed possible.
 
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In last couple of years, India is boasting about its highest economic growth rate in the world, surpassing that of China
 
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The core parts of the controversial Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system have been moved to the site of what had been a golf course in southern South Korea.
 
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Health of the citizens and the economy of the nation they inhabit go hand in hand and every buck spent on former guarantees a manifold increase in the latter,  said noted public health expert K Srikant Reddy. The lecture 'Health and Development: India Must Bridge the Disconnect' was ...
 
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Title: Bollywood Boom; Author: Roopa Swaminathan; Publisher: Penguin; Price: Rs 399; Pages: 221

 
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Title: Defeat is an Orphan: How Pakistan Lost the Great South Asian War; Author: Myra Macdonald; Publisher: Penguin Random House India; Pages: 328; Price: Rs 599

 
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  The story of Afghanistan -- of the war against the Soviets and of terrorism that has gripped the landlocked country ever since -- is in many ways also the story of diplomat Masood Khalili, who motivated his people and led them...

 
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Title: The Golden Legend; Author: Nadeem Aslam; Publisher: Penguin Random House; Pages: 376; Price: Rs 599

 
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Over the Years, a collection of 106 short articles, offers us interesting sidelights on the currents and cross- currents in the public life of India during two distinctive periods: (I) 1987 to 1991 and (II ) 2010 to the present.

 
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