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Ahead of the Nuclear Security Group (NSG) meeting in Vienna on November 11,  China has stated that there will be no change in its position about admitting new members who are non-signatories to the Nuclear Proliferation Treaty (NPT) writes  Uday Bhaskar

 

The question facing peace in Afghanistan is not to sift the less butchers from the greater butchers; it is to ensure that those who were maimed at the altar of political and other interests are given due justice. Peace attained at the cost of justice has not and cannot last long, writes Chayanika Saxena

 
 

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.

 


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spotlight image A career diplomat, Chitranganee Wagiswara, High Commissioner of Sri Lanka, is the first woman to be the island nation’s envoy to India. As Foreign Secretary, she was Sri Lanka’s top diplomat for 18 months before being posted to New Delhi.
 
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India has accused the United Nations Security Council and the international community of tending to ignore the terrorists ravaging Afghanistan and their backers while these forces “have stood up against one of the biggest collective military efforts in the world.”
 
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Close Canada-India collaboration in health and wellness is a journey that commenced in 2015 in Toronto, when the first major health summit was held, and ended in March 2017 in New Delhi.
 
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With weird concoction like "Beer Yoga" getting popular as the next big international fitness craze, the ancient art of inner blossoming is seemingly going topsy-turvy. And as yoga hogs the limelight on its third International Day, the loud call for saving the spirit of the ancient and modern practice can't be swept under
 
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AS backpedaling goes, it is unconvincing. Indian army chief Gen Bipin Rawat waded deep into controversy last month when he vigorously defended the army’s violent suppression of legitimate dissent in India-held Kashmir.
 
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Sher Bahadur Deuba has been elected Prime Minister of Nepal at an especially fragile time in the life of the 11-year-old Himalayan republic.
 
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The opposition and media in Pakistan have been crucifying Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for having sat through the US-Arab-Islamic Summit held in Saudi Arabia in the first week of June, without highlighting the grievances of the Pakistani people.
 
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A United States fighter downed a Syrian military aircraft for the first time when it bombed a Syrian rebel faction backed by Washington.
 
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Title: Reporting Pakistan; Author: Meena Menon; Publisher: Viking/Penguin Random House; Pages: 340; Price: Rs 599

 
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  A former Indian civil servant, who is currently a professor of Public Policy and Political Science at Duke University, US spent long periods in distant villages and city slums of India. The result? A scholarly book that presen...

 
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  Title: The Exile; Author:  Cathy Scott-Clark & Adrian Levy; Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing; Pages: 640; Price: Rs 699

 
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Jim Corbett was a British-Indian hunter and tracker-turned-conservationist, author and naturalist; who started off as an officer in the British army and attained the rank of a colonel. Frequently called in to kill man-eating tigers or leopards,...

 
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Title: Bollywood Boom; Author: Roopa Swaminathan; Publisher: Penguin; Price: Rs 399; Pages: 221

 
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