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This is a tale of two septuagenarians; I hope they never meet. One is the country of India as an independent democratic nation.

 

The Doklam stand-off was inevitable. It may be resolved peacefully but it is a manifestation of the larger geopolitical contest that is playing out in Asia between India and China.

 
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In the most serene of surroundings, like that lovely Ladakhi lake in 3 Idiots, they pelted stones like mad men. Chinese soldiers head-to-head with Indian jawans. The world saw it. It was a sight to see.

 
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As India and Pakistan celebrated 70 years of freedom from British rule, we must remember that freedom did not come for all the people of South Asia in 1947.

 

To please the Indian Government, the United States has declared Hizb ul Mujahideen a terrorist organisation. We have seen in the recent past that resistant organisations in Kashmir are getting banned one after another, labelled as terrorist organisations.

 

The US designation of the Hizbul Mujahideen as a Foreign Terrorist Organisation has come a little late in the day, given that India has been flagging its concerns about the most powerful militant group in Jammu and Kashmir to the West for decades.

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump have moved to insulate the India-US strategic relationship from feuds over trade by instituting a new level of interaction between the principal actors, the foreign and defence ministers of the two countries.

 
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70 years are a sufficient time to sort out most troubled relationships. This applies not just to couples who live that long, but to countries which have had relationships defined by conflict.

 

 

India celebrates her 70th year of independence alongside the confidence and strength to project power more than ever before.

 
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Nepal and India need to enhance connectivity and bring the two sides closer, including the minds of people, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba told Sushma Swaraj, India’s external affairs minister, during their 20-minute group meeting on Wednesday, which was followed by a one-on-one that lasted 10 minutes.

 


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