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It is difficult to figure out just what is happening in the ongoing face-off between India and China on the India-China-Bhutan tri-junction, or specifically the point where the three Himalayan regions — Sikkim, Tibet and Bhutan — meet.

 

Central to India’s foreign policy since the Cold War has been a growing strategic tilt towards the US out of a desire to balance a rising China.

 
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Narendra Modi’s bear hug with Donald Trump has dispelled any aspersions cast that their meeting would be tension-filled. On the contrary, Trump proved to be the perfect gentleman.

 
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It was like an Eid gift from US president Donald Trump to Indian prime minister Narendra Modi. The Muslims of the sub-continent were celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr on the night of June 26, when the US administration, in a surprise announcement, declared Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin a Specially Designated Global Terrorist. Moments later, Trump would meet Modi in Washington.

 
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The Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) sub-regional grouping has realised that narrowing connectivity gaps is a must for facilitating regional trade.

 
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Donald Trump’s decision to pull America out of the Paris Climate Accord should come as no surprise considering he termed climate change a ‘hoax’ during his presidential campaign.

 
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In geopolitics, a friend in need is when you should be a friend indeed. The half-yearly Pentagon report on the status of Afghanistan has declared India the most reliable friend of the Kabul regime.

 

Geo-politics, strategic and technological developments keep adding uncertainties and new dimensions to national security.

 
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United States President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord has been met with angst from Western allies, the media and the foreign policy establishment, who have framed the move as his abandonment of US global leadership in pursuit of his nationalistic ‘America First‘ foreign policy.

 
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Pakistan would have known it coming. Days after the diplomatic boycott of Qatar kicked off, it has been asked to choose its side by Saudi Arabia, which leads the Sunni Arab world in undertaking what is projected as a disciplinary action against Qatar.

 


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