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China’s ambitious Arctic Policy behind Modi’s Nordic push?

Beijing’s polar policy should cause concern in India. While New Delhi has been in engagement with the US, Russia and Canada, its connect with the other five has been wanting. Modi’s visit to Sweden was the first by an Indian Prime Minister in almost 30 years, writes Ranjana Narayan for South Asia Monitor 

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Maldives in crisis: Time for India to act

It’s time for New Delhi to act. Act fast and furious. Take note of the feelings of the Maldivian people who want India to intervene right away, writes Sumon K Chakrabarti

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Worrying rise in suicides in Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, increasing suicides are a result of lack of familial interaction and support and a lack of social integrity. Bangladesh is moving toward economic development, while losing social cohesion, writes Minhazur Rahman Rezvi for South Asia Monitor

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An alternative path to South Asian cooperation: Fisheries diplomacy

Over 16 million people are directly or indirectly dependent on marine fisheries, inland fisheries and in fish farming as an economic activity in India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives, making the waters of the southern Indian Ocean of particular importance for them, writes Srimal Fernando for South Asia Monitor

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How can a soldier be a 'murderer' for performing his duty?

It is ironic that those who fired in self-defence, according to the law of the nation, are being charged for murder. Soldiers cannot be murderers, writes Brig Anil Gupta for South Asia Monitor

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India is paying a price for losing its grasslands

Wiry shrubs and clumps of brown-green fill the semi-arid landscape of Kutch in western India. Many of these patches have, over the years, made way for "more productive" agricultural land. This greening of "wasteland" is, however, degrading a precious and largely ignored ecosystem -- the grasslands. And, as a result,

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IMF expects India's role in Indo-Pacific region to expand

The International Monetary Fund expects India's role in the Indo-Pacific region's development to continue to expand because of its robust growth, but it has to carry out more trade refor...

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