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When I first became familiar with India in 1997, the United States treated India with contempt (at worst) and neglect (at best).   But starting that summer, the two giants would gradually approach each other, embrace, and emerge on better terms – just as Modi did with Trump on the White House lawn, writes Stanley A. Weiss for South Asia Monitor.

 
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Smart Campus Cloud Network is a massive exercise in disruptive innovation to transform the way education is imparted to the students throughout India, writes Rajendra Shende for South Asia Monitor

 
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The Dhola-Sadiya Bridge in India's Northeast, built at a cost of Rs 2,056 crore, is an engineering marvel intended to make the region a hub of trade, transit and connectivity writes Rupak Bhattacharjee for South Asia Monitor.

 
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The “third force” – the jihadi terrorists in J&K – which both the Pakistanis and Chinese have designated as their vanguard, have shown signs of transformation from the purely guerilla force to a more conventionally organized military organization, writes Cecil Victor for South Asia Monitor

 
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There is little doubt that China's aim is to contain India's rising power through strategic linkages with India's neighbours, particularly Pakistan. And it seeks to browbeat India in the hope that it will back down and defer to Beijing's growing might, writes Tarun Basu for South Asia Monitor

 
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PM Modi and his foreign policy team have every reason to be satisfied with the outcome of his fifth visit to the US which was undertaken in not the easiest of circumstances but with positive results to show, writes Amb Hardeep S Puri for South Asia Monitor.

 
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Cooperation in agriculture is the most successful component of the two-way partnership. According to Israeli Ambassador Daniel Carmon, who earlier headed Mashav, Israel’s agency for international development cooperation, there is a plan to set up 25 agricultural research centres across India, write Saroj Mohanty for South Asia Monitor

 
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The two world leaders also share lot of commonalities. They both have convergence of views as far as spread of radical Islamic terrorism is concerned and share determination to destroy it, writes Brig Anil Gupta for South Asia Monitor.

 
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The death of an influential Naga rebel leader like Khaplang has the potential to change North-East’s insurgency scenario, writes Rupak Bhattacharjee for South Asia Monitor.

 
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In the backdrop of the unfolding big power rivalry in the Eurasian theatre, India should take note of the geopolitical drivers which has shaped the evolution of SCO and carefully manoeuvre in the heartland for long term benefits, write Joshy M. Paul and Soundarya J for South Asia Monitor

 


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Title: The People Next Door -The Curious History of India-Pakistan Relations; Author: T.C.A. Raghavan; Publisher: HarperCollins ; Pages: 361; Price: Rs 699

 
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Could the North Korean nuclear issue which is giving the world an anxious time due to presence of hotheads on each side, the invasion of Iraq and its toxic fallout, and above all, the arms race in the teeming but impoverished South Asian subcon...

 
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Title: A Bonsai Tree; Author: Narendra Luther; Publisher: Niyogi Books; Pages: 227 Many books have been written on India's partition but here is a firsthand account of the horror by a migrant from what is now Pakistan, who ...

 
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As talk of war and violence -- all that Mahatma Gandhi stood against -- gains prominence across the world, a Gandhian scholar has urged that the teachings of the apostle of non-violence be taken to the classroom.

 
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Interview with Hudson Institute’s Aparna Pande, whose book From Chanakya to Modi: Evolution of India’s Foreign Policy, was released on June 17.