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It is in Pakistan’s interest to adhere to the Indus Treaty and not provoke India

 
It is not surprising that the National Conference is hobnobbing again with the anti-national and separatist forces to regain lost political space in Jammu & Kashmir, writes Brig Anil Gupta (Retd) for South Asia Monitor.  
 

Bangladesh and Australia are enhancing their cooperation on shared security challenges, including counter-terrorism and people smuggling, writes Amity Saha for South Asia Monitor.

 

After 9/11, the whole of US foreign policy completely shifted and the approach of the US became very much like ‘if you are not with us, you are against us’, writes Martand Jha for South Asia Monitor.

 
It’s set up to be the year of Nawaz Sharif. Enemies vanquished, rivals sidelined; a clear path to 2018 and beyond. What could go wrong? Plenty. And in this age of consensus, let’s spin a different tale. In ascending order, seven things that could go wrong for Nawaz in 2017.
 

CPEC is that it is being built through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (which Pakistan calls "Azad Kashmir"). If India joins the project, writes Namrata Hasija for South Asia Monitor.

 
Calendars are invidious things. They divide continuous time into finite years, beginning each with a New Year abundant with optimism and ending with an Auld Lang Syne cringing with regrets. This year is no different. In just another day, 2016 shall be set in amber; 2017 is as yet an unformed crystal.  
 

The Indian media always gets excited when there is a possibility of a thaw with Pakistan. One can’t do anything about it; it is too deeply engrained in the Indian psyche to dream of a rapprochement between the two neighbours.

 

The Indian media always gets excited when there is a possibility of a thaw with Pakistan. One can’t do anything about it; it is too deeply engrained in the Indian psyche to dream of a rapprochement between the two neighbours.

 

At a time when the restive Kashmir Valley was gradually limping back to normalcy after witnessing one of the longest spells of unrest in the aftermath of killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, the issue of granting ‘identity certificates’ to the children of West Pakistan refugees for getting into central paramilitary

At a time when the restive Kashmir Valley was gradually limping back to normalcy after witnessing one of the longest spells of unrest in the aftermath of killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, the issue of granting ‘identity certificates’ to the children of West Pakistan refugees for getting into central paramilitary

 

Quick on the heels of the appointment of Lt Gen Bipin Rawat as the next Army chief, superseding two qualified officers, an inside media report has suggested that major military reforms are in the offing.

  Quick on the heels of the appointment of Lt Gen Bipin Rawat as the next Army chief, superseding two qualified officers, an inside media report has suggested that major military reforms are in the offing.
 


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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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The death of deputy superintendent Mohammed Ayub Pandith at the hands of a lynch mob highlights the dangers to the police in Kashmir today, whether from gun-wielding militants or locals disgruntled with the Indian State.
 
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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 rapid rise of Mohammed bin Salman, from one among many princes in the al-Saud royal family to the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia within a span of two years, is an unprecedented development in the history of the Kingdom.
 
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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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