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Instead of concentrating on the separatists’ leaders or on Pakistan or on the radicalization of Islam in the Valley, the Modi government must present a concrete set of measures which will assure Kashmiris that neither their political nor their religious identity is under siege, writes Reeta Tremblay for South Asia Monitor.

 
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The demand for independent statehood of Sindh (Sindhudesh) is not a recent phenomenon. For the survival and continuance of sovereignty, Pakistan needs to take into account various demands of generated by its people, writes Sanchita Bhattacharya for South Asia Monitor.  
 
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The Sri Lankan government has taken various positive steps including a comprehensive constitutional reform. However, more needs to be done as it remains to be seen whether the redrafted constitution will be able to sufficiently accommodate the aspirations all communities in the country, writes S. Binodkumar Singh for South Asia Monitor.

 
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In what could be a departure, the probable provision of greater military hardware support to Afghanistan by India is expected to create ripples. Where on the one hand, this has the potential of irking Pakistan, the social schisms in Afghanistan could get further teased, writes Amitava Mukherjee on South Asia Monitor.  
 
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The elimination of indigenous malaria from Sri Lanka is a historic milestone considering the colossal cost caused by this dreaded disease to Sri Lanka over the years, writes Sugeeswara Senadhira for South Asia Monitor.

 
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The inter-state water disputes in India are now becoming a matter of concern. The present dispute between states in southern India on sharing of water highlights that political maturity is being abandoned for making short-term political gains, writes N.S. Venkataraman for South Asia Monitor.

 
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The Tamil Tigers’ uprising was one of the most misunderstood political troubles in the island nation for decades.  With the election victory of President Maithripala Sirisena, there is widespread hope, especially within the Tamil community, for transitional justice process to happen, writes Srimal Fernando for South Asia Monitor.  
 
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As Modi launched a massive salvo at the 'only SouthAsian nation exporting terror' and with that took potshots at its 'patrons', many found it important to ask: why G20 for this? The answer lies in the fact that the recently concluded G 20 was the largest gathering of Pakistan’s past and present sponsors, writes Monish Gulati for South Asia Monitor.

 
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The India-Europe relationship is not based on any specific short-term or immediate requirement, but on long-term interests in which both sides seek to widen and deepen mutual cooperation on a broad range of issues. The prospects and potential of the India-EU strategic partnership are indeed considerable, writes Ankita Dutta for South Asia Monitor.

 
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Sushma Swaraj’s visit to Myanmar and the visit by President Pranab Mukherjee reaffirmed India’s commitment to the democratic transition in Myanmar. On the other hand, Myanmar’s current diplomacy of reaching out to both India and China can be understood as its own non-alignment policy, writes Obja Borah Hazarika for South Asia Monitor.  
 


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In direct and indirect attacks on Pakistan for its purported role in providing sanctuary to terrorists and their dreaded networks, the Heart of Asia conference concluded in India with a resounding demand for 'strong actions' against terrorism.
 
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Now Pakistan wants an open war with India to which India must respond with full might so that New Delhi may convincingly defeat Islamabad and the coming decades may usher in peace and prosperity for both the neighbours, writes Dr. Sudhanshu Tripathi .
 
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Of all the nominations that the US president-elect Donald Trump has announced for his potential cabinet, none has received as broad acclaim—nationally and globally —as his decision to appoint Nikki Haley, the first female governor of South Carolina and the daughter of Sikh immigrants, to the cabinet-rank position of US amba
 
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US President Barack Obama’s pivot to Asia, such as it was, is an endangered species in the Trump era. Looking back, was it in essence more rhetoric than a policy to be implemented? Leaders of South-east Asia, East Asia and further afield are asking themselves this question.a
 
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The Heart Of Asia conference in Amritsar called for immediate elimination of terrorism to help the war-ravaged country in its political and economic transition. Access the full text here...
 
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The traditional ties between India and the United Arab Emirates have,  over the decades grown, riding on the strength of trade and investments. The Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan will be the chief guest for the 2017 Republic Day
 
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India had not sought the 1971 War. It was a conflict that was imposed on India by Pakistan and its bumbling generals. In the end, it became — and, remains — the perfect example of  statecraft, with a national leadership displaying the requisite  competence and self-assurance, optimally mobilising the nation’
 
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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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The pattern of Chinese actions on the global stage demonstrates that it lives by the credo of might is right, a potent tool in its armoury for the pursuit of aggressive designs, writes Sudip Talukdar for South Asia Monitor....

 
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The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad and others of their ilk not only destabilise Pakistan and make it one of the world's most dangerous places but also threaten neighbouring Afghanistan and India -- and even far...

 
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