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The Trump administration has continued the previous administration’s push to project India as a net security provider in the South Asian region specifically and the Indian Ocean region more generally, writes Ankita Gothwal for South Asia Monitor

 
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The rise of Rohingya insurgency has serious security and identity implications for Myanmar and India, writes Pema Tseten Lachungpa for South Asia Monitor

 
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The calm displayed by the Indian leadership unnerved the Chinese who, in their effort to bully India, threatened war, interference in Kashmir and promoting insurgencies, but the Indians remained steadfast on a resolution through dialogue, writes Brig Anil Gupta (retd.)

 
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It is  a matter of  permanent  shame and regret that when  Field Marshal  Manekshaw breathed his last in June 2008, the government of the day was indifferent and even the service chiefs were not present at his final journey. This was deplorable, indefensible  and shabby, writes C Uday Bhaskar for South Asia Monitor.

 
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With a robust domestic IT market, a huge potential upside fanned by digital India initiatives, there are silver linings aplenty for India's cloudy IT industry to build on its IT services growth opportunities abroad once again provided it is able to chart the future of technology and prepare itself with offerings that will serve the needs of the global customers, writes Sanjiv Kataria for South Asia Monitor

 
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India needs to brainstorm its future foreign policy direction.  Should we formally break with non-alignment?  Should we become a Dialogue Partner of NATO?  Should we re-balance our relations with USA and Russia?  As for the European Union, do we share a common strategic vision?, writes Amb. Bhaswati Mukherjee (Retd.) for South Asia Monitor

 
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A review of VNRs of Bangladesh, Nepal and India indicates that there is significant progress being made in achieving SDGs. However, inadequacy of finances appears to be a limiting factor, writes Lenin Babu for South Asia Monitor

 
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China’s increasingly assertive foreign policy under Xi - epitomized by its huge military build-up, border spats with India and territorial expansion in the East and South China Sea - is creating uncertainty and pushing other Asian states to bolster their own military spending and look for allies, writes Sujit Dutta for South Asia Monitor

 
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The calm displayed by the Indian leadership unnerved the Chinese who, in their effort to bully India, threatened war, interference in Kashmir and promoting insurgencies, but the Indians remained steadfast on a resolution through dialogue, writes Brig (retd) Anil Gupta for South Asia Monitor

 
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Surely, in India, there is a case for subsidising female genital health.  The economic raison d'etre for taxing 'non-essentials' is that consumers have a choice, writes Rakesh Ahuja for South Asia Monitor

 


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spotlight image Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo has confirmed his presence for the occasion. In an exclusive interview with INDIA REVIEW & ANALYSIS, Indonesia’s Ambassador to India, Sidharto R.Suryodipuro, reminded Nilova Roy Chaudhury that the first Chief Guest for India’s Republic Day celebrations, in 1950, w
 
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The words of Ho Chi Minh  “Nothing is more precious than independence and liberty” rang true for the people of the erstwhile East Pakistan when, with increasing brutality, the West Pakistani oppression spread across the land, writes Anwar A Khan from Dhaka
 
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In a significant boost to New Delhi's Act East Policy, India and Japan set up the Act East Forum on Tuesday as agreed during Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to India this year for the annual bilateral meeting that would help to focus and catalyse development in India's Northeast.
 
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  United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reiterated on Friday Washington's warning that “all options are on the table” to meet North Korea's nuclear threat while offering to keep the lines of communication with Pyongyang open.
 
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What is commonly referred to as the “border dispute” between India and China manifests itself in two distinct and separate areas of contention. One is Aksai Chin, a virtually uninhabited high-altitude desert expanse of about 37,000 square kilometres. The other is what is now the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh,
 
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The first thing that one sees when a flight approaches New Delhi is thick smog that envelopes the city and its lack of greenery.  In almost all other major cities of India lack of greenery is the most obvious sight that one sees when approaching it by air.
 
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Pakistan has agreed to allow the rupee to depreciate after holding talks with the International Mone­tary Fund (IMF) on the country's economy.

 
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Two major global changes in the past year; the ‘Brexit’ referendum and the advent of Donald Trump, writes Sandeep Kaur Bhatia

 
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It is also imperative for India to explore other regions for markets. Its trade deficit with Latin America has been narrowing. Also, its trade with Mexico, Colombia and Guatemala has increased, ...

 
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Over the last 25 years, India's explosive economic growth has vaulted it into the ranks of the world's emerging major powers. Long plagued by endemic poverty, until the 1990s the Indian economy was also hamstrung by a burdensome regulat...

 
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Title: A Ticket to Syria; Author: Shirish Thorat; Publisher: Bloomsbury India: Pages: 254; Price: Rs 399

 
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Gorichen, a majestic peak in the Eastern Himalayas at an altitude of 22,500 feet, is the highest in Arunachal Pradesh. Beautiful to look at and providing a fantastic view from the top, it is extremely tough climb for mountaineers.

 
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It is often conjectured if the reason for long-standing conflicts and insurgencies, in the developing world, especially South Asia, is not only other powers fishing in troubled waters but also the keenness of arms industries, mostly Western, to...

 
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Title: The People Next Door -The Curious History of India-Pakistan Relations; Author: T.C.A. Raghavan; Publisher: HarperCollins ; Pages: 361; Price: Rs 699