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In the aftermath of two separate grenade attacks on the Torkham border, Pak-Afghan forces have jointly worked to resume duties as per schedule. The attacks which led to six people being injured was followed by a meeting between the two countries soon after.

 

A promising police officer who aspired to head the organisation resigned from service last week after the Supreme Court dismissed his petition challenging the appointment of his colleague as the police chief. A five-member bench headed by Chief Justice Gopal Pasad Parajuli did not respond to Nabaraj Silwal’s contention that he had a better claim to the post than Prakash Aryal, the man the government chose for the job.

 

 

India and Japan appear to have put their geo-strategic ties on a fast track with the launch of a “bullet train” project in western India.

 
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The new Interior Minister has picked the worst time to be bullish on terrorism. While answering the questions of the Senate – by letter, it must be mentioned – Ahsan Iqbal ducked and weaved like a professional boxer; ignoring most of the queries and pleading ignorance to others.

 

China was the looming presence in this year’s India-Japan Special Strategic and Global partnership summit. “Toward a Free, Open and Prosperous Indo-Pacific”, the title of the joint statement, gave away the common concern weighing down both countries.

 
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India bit the bullet train in the latest round of the New Delhi-Tokyo strategic embrace.

 
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Few of India’s bilateral relations have advanced as much in the 21st century as the ties with Japan. Central to that progress has been the annual summitry between the prime ministers that helped set a new agenda of cooperation and push the famously slow bureaucracies in Delhi and Tokyo to move.

 
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Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi has iterated the need for Asia’s two largest countries to ensure Doklam-like incidents do not take place again.

 

Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran of southern India's Kerala state was denied permission by India's Ministry of External Affairs last week to attend the 22nd session of the General Assembly of the UN World Tourism Organization held  in Chengdu, China, from Monday to Saturday.

 
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With the recent Chinese acknowledgment of Pakistan’s counter-terrorism drive, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif’s visit to Beijing can be considered a success.

 


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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.