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Bangladesh has always been a divided society where one section of the population is secular but there is also a section which has been extremist. This extremist section seems to be growing in strength as influence of radical ideology has grown worldwide, writes Anand Kumar for South Asia Monitor.

 
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Recent Taliban attacks in Afghanistan are a clear sign of growing extremist movements in the country in the post-transition period. If this trend continues, it is likely to result in deterioration of the whole security scenario in Asia, writes Rajarshi Chakraborty for South Asia Monitor.

 
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 Whatever the pulls and pushes in the ongoing Great Game in Afghanistan, China is capitalising on the US-Russia estrangement by drawing Russia closer to herself and her protégé Pakistan, writes Lt Gen P.C. Katoch (Retd.) for South Asia Monitor.

 
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Nepal's Constitution Amendment Bill requires at least a two-thirds majority vote in Parliament for endorsement. As the main opposition CPN-UML has objected to the amendment and the agitating UDMF remains non-committal towards it, it is uncertain whether the bill would secure passage in Parliament, writes S. Binodkumar Singh for South Asia Monitor.

 
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The stark reality is that we, as a nation, are not prepared to meet the challenges posed by the hybrid threats from our adversaries, writes Brig Anil Gupta (Retd) for South Asia Monitor.

 
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There is scope for increased earning and better mutual understanding through enhanced India-Pakistan trade. Low volume of bilateral trade is going to hurt India more than it can inconvenience Pakistan's economic interests, writes Amitava Mukherjee for South Asia Monitor.

 
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India’s improved ties with Japan would serve economic prosperity of both countries. Better India-Japan relationship is bound to strengthen the Indian economy, thereby improving regional prosperity, writes Sanjay Kumar Kar for South Asia Monitor

 
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India-Israel relations have come a long way and are set to flourish with Israeli willingness to share technology and invest in India's development projects. India's search for reliable source of technology to improve its defence and agriculture sectors finds a willing partner in Israel, writes Md. Muddassir Quamar for South Asia Monitor.  
 
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 Manohar Parrikar is in Bangladesh on a two-day visit with focus on a new India-Bangladesh defence cooperation framework writes Monish Gulati for South Asia Monitor.
 
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Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa will definitely carry forward his predecessor's fight against domestic extremism and terrorism forcefully. One hopes that he would no longer consider the India-specific terror groups as “strategic assets” and “force multipliers” but treat them as “liabilities” Pakistan can ill-afford to support, writes Brig Anil Gupta (Retd) for South Asia Monitor.

 


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India's successful launch of putting a record 104 satellites into orbit is a wake-up call for China's commercial space industry which has a lot to learn from New Delhi's frugal space programme, a Chinese government mouthpiece that publishes in English said in one of its rare editorials in which it commended an Indian action
 
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The Islamic State (IS)  and its ideological affiliates  in Pakistan have claimed responsibility for this attack and threatened that this is only the beginning of such an anti-Sufi /Shia  campaign to exterminate the apostate – or ‘non-believer’ writes C Uday Bhaskar for South Asia Monitor.
 
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spotlight image India has vital interests in the Middle East and going by the spurt in political engagements since May 2014, the region is a top priority for Prime Minister Narendra Modi writes Md. Muddassir Quamar for South Asia Monitor
 
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The recent violence that took place in Nagaland against the 33 per cent reservation given to women is not only sad, but it would certainly hurt the holistic development of the entire State. The recent violence that took place in Nagaland against the 33 per cent reservation given to women is not only sad, but it would certainly
 
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Society for Policy Studies in association with India Habitat Centre invites you to a lecture in the Changing Asia Series by Dr.Pratap Bhanu Mehta, President and Chief Executive, Centre for Policy Research on Asia: Hope for the Future or Prisoner of the Past?    ...
 
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spotlight image Earlier this week, just after United States President Donald Trump’s top adviser on national security resigned in controversy, a European intelligence official asked a reporter the question on everyone’s mind: “I was hoping you could tell me what’s going on over there [in the US].”
 
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It is high time that Taiwan differentiated its position from Beijing’s claim on South China Sea, writes Namrata Hasija for South Asia Monitor.
 
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At the moment, Nigerian President Muhammad Buhari is able to stop the violence by pushing the Islamists to the vast Sambisa forests of the Borno State At the moment, Nigerian President Muhammad Buhari is able to stop the violence by pushing the Islamists to the vast Sambisa forests of the Borno State
 
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Sometime in later half of last year when Indo-Pak tensions peaked, military operation heads in J&K received unusual calls on their landlines. Sometime in later half of last year when Indo-Pak tensions peaked, military operation heads in J&K received unusual calls on their landlines.
 
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India remians the inflexible bête-noir for Pakistan, yet there are few books by Indian authors that have sought to interpret the prodigal neighbour in a holistic, informed and empathetic manner.

 
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The line that Mortimer Durand drew across a small map in 1893 has bled the Pashtun heart ever since. More than a century later both sides of that line remain restless. But the mystery behind what actually happened on 12 November 1893 has never ...

 
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What went wrong for the West in Afghanistan? Why couldn't a global coalition led by the world's preeminent military and economic power defeat "a bunch of farmers in plastic sandals on dirt bikes" in a conflict that outlasted b...

 
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What will be Pakistan's fate? Acts of commission or omission by itself, in/by neighbours, and superpowers far and near have led the nuclear-armed country at a strategic Asian crossroads to emerge as a serious regional and global concern whi...

 
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Some South African generals, allied with the British forces, sought segregation from the enlisted men, all blacks, after being taken prisoners of war. The surprised German commander told them firmly that they would have to share the same quarte...

 
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