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The killing of Shias is a manifestation of the existence of an embedded militant troika where three crucial players -- religious heads, militant operators and the State -- work in tandem in massacring the community, writes By Dr. Anurag Tripathi for South Asia Monitor.

 
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It is in China's interest to carefully choose between support for free trade or cross-border terror in the region. For the time being, its actions suggest that Beijing is interested in both, writes Sanjay Kumar Kar for South Asia Monitor.   
 
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May’s India visit is being seen as its first major test of its ability to carry through its policy objectives of building stronger partnerships with non-EU countries while at the same time introducing a tougher immigration regime  writes Monish Gulati for South Asia Monitor

 
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That things could have gone from that bonhomie to this in the space of just a few months is indicative of the Pakistan-India equation itself. The distinction between the state and the people, between terrorists and the people, between jingoistic right-wing groups and the people must be made, writes Minu Jain for South Asia Monitor.

 
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Lack of singular definition of terrorism and its sponsors is hampering the global war on terrorism, and no other country's prospect of development is disturbed as much as of India. Therefore, it is for India to take the battle against terrorism to its logical end, writes Gaurav Dixit for South Asia Monitor.

 
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Knowledge is power. It allows one to decide what would be best for one to do. This is what the self-appointed leaders of radicalisation fear -- and hence want to deprive young Kashmiris of knowledge. Their target is the future generations of Kashmiris so that they can have unbridled hold over them writes Brig Anil Gupta for South Asia Monitor

 
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India needs to chalk out a long-term rational policy concerning CPEC. India must oppose it but it should not lead to open confrontation. Efforts can be made to discourage China from going ahead with this ambitious project, but it will not be an easy task, writes Jai Kumar Verma for South Asia Monitor

 
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There are areas where India is in a better shape to assist Myanmar than China. In years to come, the Myanmarese government might have more expectations from India over economic and trade cooperation, defence collaboration and joint works to expand connectivity with neighbouring countries, reports Tridivesh Singh Maini for South Asia Monitor.

 
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The US-China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Quadrilateral Coordination Group, seeking to bring the Taliban to join the peace process and the Afghan government, has been a farce from the very beginning, with Pakistan insincere to the core and China and the US playing along, writes Lt. Gen. P.C. Katoch for South Asia Monitor.
 
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Jinnah deceitfully threw to the wind the two-nation theory by accepting the merger of Junagadh and offering use of Karachi port to the Hindu rulers of Jodhpur, Bikaner and Jaisalmer states bordering Sindh with invitation to join Pakistan. Thus, Jinnah had no legitimacy in claiming J&K based on the two-nation theory, writes By Brig Anil Gupta (Retd) for South Asia Monitor.  
 


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spotlight image China has handed over two ships to the Pakistan Navy to safeguard the strategic Gwadar port and trade routes under the $ 46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, a move likely to raise alarm in India.  
 
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The possibility of a Taliban attack targeting Emirati officials is not going down well with analysts writes Monish Gulati
 
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Since late 2015, cultural and political issues have strained relations between the two countries with anti-Indian sentiment growing amongst the government and people of Nepal, writes Dr. Binodkumar Singh for South Asia Monitor.  
 
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Recently, vandals desecrated at least 20 Hindu idols and three temples in Jamai bazar area in Tungipara of Gopalganj district of Bangladesh Recently, vandals desecrated at least 20 Hindu idols and three temples in Jamai bazar area in Tungipara of Gopalganj district of Bangladesh
 
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It will also feature glimpses of Indian traditional, folk and tribal art such as Gond, Madhubani and Pattachitra paintings.

 
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spotlight image The prime minister is wrong if she thinks a poorer Britain is the price people want to pay for limiting free movement
 
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spotlight image It is unfortunate that Taiwan has a neighbor across the Taiwan Strait that wants to annex it, but, even more frustrating, Taiwanese also have to put up with people who echo China’s rhetoric and intended to intimidate Taiwanese into obedience.
 
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Read the transcriipt of UN Secretary-General's End-of-Year Press Conference, held in New York on December 16, here...
 
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spotlight image It is wrong to look only at Israel while fighting rages across the Middle East, writes the former Shin Bet chief.
 
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spotlight image A flurry of videos has emerged in the social media in recent days showing jawans of both the paramilitary forces and the Army complaining against a host of issues from diet to colonial-era practices. While these are disciplinary breaches, they are a good reason to initiate a detailed study into the internal health of our security estab
 
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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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An aching sense of love, loss and yearning permeate this work of fiction which, however, reads like a personal narrative set in an intensely disruptive period of Indian history, and adds to the genre of partition literature, writes Ni...

 
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This is a path-breaking work on India's foreign policy since Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister in May 2014 and surprised everyone by taking virtual charge of the external affairs portfolio. A man who had been denied visa by some count...

 
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