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Their presence at the G-7 summit at Ise-Shima, Japan, last week was hardly noticed in India. But among the six leaders of the developing world present in the outreach session were Sheikh Hasina, prime minister of Bangladesh, and Maithripala Sirisena, president of Sri Lanka.

 
 
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A significant Chinese military presence in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) has raised the geo-strategic stakes. Pakistan has also adopted a policy of using low-yield tactical nuclear weapons to counter a convectional Indian assault. 

 
 

After his successful visits to the UAE and Saudi Arabia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi finally turned his attention to Iran, widely considered to be the decisive power in an increasingly fractious West Asia. 

 
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China, the US, and some EU countries prefer continuation of the Left alliance in Nepal for their concern over replacing “secularism” with “Hinduism” in the Nepal’s Constitution.

 

They have met over a cup of tea, strolled at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, and declared Indo-US ties to be stronger than ever before. But when President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi meet on June 7, the messaging should now be more than photo-ops or that they are on first-name terms.

 
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Iran earlier this week is among the more important diplomatic initiatives but needs follow through to establish a partnership with significant implications, both bilateral and regional. Coming after his visits to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, and with trips planned to Qatar in June and Israel later this year, it is clear that India has embarked on an active diplomatic drive in West Asia.

 
 

Cordial and clear discussions on sensitive issues marked India-China talks on Thursday during President Pranab Mukherjee’s visit to Beijing but no significant change in divergent positions was realised.

 
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to Iran marks a new beginning in bilateral relations and beyond. The centrepiece of the trip was the basket of agreements on the development of the Chabahar port and onward connectivity with Afghanistan.

 

Two commentaries: one in Xinhuanet, China’s official press agency and another in Global Times, a tabloid that belongs to the Peoples’ Daily (the official mouthpiece of the Communist Party of China) stable have positively assessed the Indian investment in the Chabahar port project in Iran.

 
 

As President Pranab Mukherjee engages his hosts in China this week, India’s entry into the 48-member Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), whose members can trade in and export nuclear technology, has emerged as the latest battleground in the growing Sino-Indian contestation. With India’s push for admission into the NSG gaining momentum ahead of the annual plenary session of the group next month, Beijing is making it clear that it intends to make life difficult for India.

 
 


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