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Delhi tends to use the word “transactional” pejoratively. This is particularly true of the Indian discourse on the partnership with the United States.

 
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There’s a warlike spirit in the air. Prime-time warriors evoke a fantasy cartoon-strip machismo and call for India to “finish off” Pakistan. Well-heeled ‘nationalists’ and social media legionaries yell: nuke ’em, bomb them, flatten them.

 

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Germany, Spain, Russia and France brings into sharp focus the shared dilemma India and Europe face with America’s shifting policies, and the resultant flux on the world stage.

 

As America enters an uncertain era and great power relations turn turbulent, India is eager to sustain two of its long-standing strategic partnerships with Russia and France.

 
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All eyes in Pakistan are once more firmly fixed on India. Yet this time it is not for the usual reasons pertaining to cross-border violence or the usual cries of how the other side is home to the biggest and baddest militants in town.

 

The European project has always seemed like a bit of a joke in India – hell, we can’t manage with 29 states, so the chance of success with 28 countries is, well, slim at best.

 
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In the wake of the recent wave of deadly terror attacks, Pakistan-Afghanistan relations have once again plummeted with both sides accusing each other of doing too little to prevent Taliban fighters from operating on their territories.

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Russia visit raises a fundamental question: Is Moscow still India’s ‘tried and trusted’ friend? Russia’s growing relations with India’s adversaries, China and Pakistan, have spurred unease in New Delhi.

 

It is no coincidence that Chinese leader Xi Jinping arrived in Europe just a few days behind the Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi.

 

India views its ties with Malaysia as a core element of its Act East Policy, while the Malaysian leadership has taken note of India’s geopolitical importance and the many attractions of its market Both nations share a strong commitment to multiculturalism, democracy and inclusive development

 


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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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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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