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India is in favour of envisaging the new Bilateral Investment Treaty under the larger framework of the Free Trade Agreement, so that the new BIT is a part of the FTA, writes Yumna Jamal for South Asia Monitor

 
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India’s trade deficit with China marginally improved in 2016-17. However, the rise in export value was too small to make a significant impact on trade deficit, writes Sanjay Kumar Kar for South Asia Monitor

 
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India’s growing interests in Central Asia are well-recognized by SCO members. For India, therefore, membership of the SCO is primarily its gateway to Central Asia, writes Anurag Tripathi for South Asia Monitor

 
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Making Saudi Arabia and Israel his first ports of call, Trump has indicated a continuity of ‘special relationships.’ These special bonds include energy geopolitics, strategic alliances, arms sales and, of course, hostility and cordiality with Iran and Saudi Arabia respectively, writes Dr Bawa Singh for South Asia Monitor

 
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Indian policy makers hope that if the coalition arrangements works and the Conservatives form a minority government with the Northern Ireland based DUP, May would be compelled to compromise on immigration issues, writes Bhaswati Mukherjee for South Asia Monitor

 
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The challenge for Modi is that currently the US, China and Russia are beholden to the  Pakistani military for their own security and strategic reasons and this is proving to be counter to the consensus that Modi is striving for, writes C Uday Bhaskar for South Asia Monitor

 
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There needs to be a lasting political solution to the issue if the state is to remain at peace with India, writes Syed S K for South Asia Monitor

 
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So why is the BJP-led central government pushing for a nation-wide ban? In one word: politics, writes Rashmi Saksena for South Asia Monitor

 
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While the opposition parties have been accusing Modi on several counts, it is more than evident that, by and large, people’s confidence in Modi’s government remains high, writes N.S.Venkataraman

 
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Overall, foreign policy under the Modi government is more of continuity from the previous regime than any major new ventures, writes Martand Jha for South Asia Monitor

 


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US President Donald Trump has said he sees a “critical” role for India in his country's South Asia strategy for fighting terrorism and building up a safe Afghanistan.
 
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On 14 August 1947 Pakistan, consisting of East and West Pakistan, celebrated its independence. The 14th was chosen for the ceremony because Lord Mountbatten who came to Karachi as the Chief Guest had to later leave for Delhi where ot the midnight stroke India was to declare its independence.
 
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The Doklam stand-off and a variety recent opinion pieces in magazines and newspapers draws attention to the poor state of defence policy preparedness and the lack of meaningful higher defence control in India. 
 
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The two ideologically divergent ruling partners - the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) - in Jammu and Kashmir are headed for a showdown as the debate over the abrogation of Article 35A of the Constitution of India heats up.
 
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At the root of the present Doklam crisis is China’s intrusion into Bhutanese territory for its road building projects. These connectivity projects are integral to President Xi Jinping’s dream project, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). India and Bhutan were the only two countries that did not participate in the first forum
 
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There are six encouraging and bold pillars in the new US strategy on Afghanistan as outlined by President Donald Trump.
 
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Is the United States threatened by Nazism? The short answer is no, notwithstanding the frightening events in Charlottesville, Virginia, recently.
 
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As talk of war and violence -- all that Mahatma Gandhi stood against -- gains prominence across the world, a Gandhian scholar has urged that the teachings of the apostle of non-violence be taken to the classroom.

 
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Interview with Hudson Institute’s Aparna Pande, whose book From Chanakya to Modi: Evolution of India’s Foreign Policy, was released on June 17.

 
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This is the continuing amazing spiritual journey of a Muslim man from Kerala who plunged into Vedic religion after a chance encounter with a Hindu mystic under a jackfruit tree in the backyard of his house when he was just nine. It is a story w...

 
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History is told by the victors but in our modern age, even contemporary events get - or are given - a slant, where some contributors soon get eclipsed from the narrative or their images tarnished.

 
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Humans have long had a fear of malignant supernatural beings but there may be times when even the latter cannot compare with the sheer evil and destructiveness mortals may be capable of. But then seeking to enable the end of the world due to it...

 
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