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Though the Rohingya issue is an internal matter of Myanmar and has serious regional security implications, it needs to be looked at from the humanitarian perspective as well by India, writes Bawa Singh for South Asia Monitor

 
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The cynical  conclusion in the polity is that the Indian political establishment  is not a committed stakeholder in national security. Interest is episodic  and more often than not, national security issues become toxic political footballs. The Bofors corruption scandal is case in point, writes C Uday Bhaskar for South Asia Monitor

 
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Having disengaged from Doklam plateau, China and India should now engage to avail of the huge opportunity related to sustainable development for their people and address the threat of climate change, writes Rajendra Shende for South Asia Monitor

 
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Avoiding knee-jerk responses, India should undertake long-term measures to ensure that its armed forces are always equipped and ready to fight a 30-day "intense war", writes By Admiral Arun Prakash (Retd) for South Asia Monitor

 
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The Indian Parliament has witnessed uproar on different occasions over the repeated detention of Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan waters but, till now, no serious effort has been made to sort out the issue. The Sri Lankan proposal of licensed fishing is yet to be properly acted upon, writes Amitava Mukherjee for South Asia Monitor

 
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The provision of the Article (35A), thus, has been used selectively, arbitrarily and discriminatorily by Kashmiri politicians. Like the 'triple talas'  this also does not have any legal or moral sanctity, writes Brig (retd) Anil Gupta for South Asia Monitor

 
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If one looks at a timeline of recent attacks in Afghanistan, the pattern does not suggest growing tensions between common Sunnis and Shiites. The pattern suggests an attempt, generally from foreign-based militant groups, to undermine trust in the Afghan government, writes Zarifa Sabet for South Asia Monitor

 
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Improved connectivity with Myanmar is of very high strategic importance for India and New Delhi must ensure that official statements on the issue are not seen as efforts to cover up failures, writes Amitava Mukherjee for South Asia Monitor

 
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United States and other NATO countries must send more troops to Afghanistan so that Islamic State is not able to shift headquarters to the country, writes Jai Kumar Verma for South Asia Monitor

 
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Since India’s independence, there have been three distinct waves of migration. During the 1960s, the best students, particularly from STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and medicine, went for higher studies and a professional career to the US and the UK, writes Amit Dasgupta for South Asia Monitor

 


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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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The 15th trilateral meeting of the foreign ministers of Russia, India and China concluded in New Delhi on Monday with many nuanced takeaways embedded in the joint statement of 46 paragraphs. Reiterating that the forum “is not directed against any other country”, the statement underlined the importance of the establishment o
 
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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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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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