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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on one of his frequent sojourns around the country, came to Bathinda on Friday. The Indian army's elite strike corps is garrisoned not far from where he spoke.

 
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Prime minister Narendra Modi has again talked of making greater use of the waters of the Indus river system—this time, in poll-bound Punjab. Earlier this year, after the Uri attack, the PM had hinted at this, saying “blood and water can’t flow together”.

 
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China has been interested in South Asia for quite some time. Initially, this Chinese interest in South Asia was described by some western analysts as the "string of pearls" strategy. Subsequently, a number of Indian analysts also subscribed to this approach. These pearls were supposed to be around India with an objective to harm Indian strategic and security interests.

 
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News that Pakistan has decided to participate in the Heart of Asia (HoA) conference from December 4 at Amritsar and has decided to send its foreign affairs advisor to the Prime Minister, Sartaj Aziz, is being considered as a signal that Islamabad was ready to pick up the threads of dialogue which were broken after the terrorist attack at an Indian Army camp in Uri in Jammu and Kashmir on September 18.

 
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What the developing story over ‘demonetisation’ of Indian rupee underscores is that collateral damage can occur most unexpectedly in politics — and can be lethal. In the foreign policy arena, collateral damage can happen unless firewalls are erected in advance

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Earlier this month, President Pranab Mukherjee concluded a successful three-day state visit to Nepal (November 2-4). The last presidential visit was 18 years ago, by K.R. Narayanan in 1998, and the visit was long overdue. Mr. Mukherjee is no stranger to Nepal’s politics. For decades, he has been the ‘go-to person’ for Nepali politicians visiting Delhi. This added greater political significance to the visit.

 
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The situation emerging in South and South East Asia with China and India as key players is akin to the Cold War arms scenario between the US and the USSR.

 
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In October 1994, Gen Naseerullah Babar, Pakistan’s influential interior minister in the Benazir Bhutto government, sought to open trade and transit routes to Central Asia by sending a convoy of the Pakistan army-owned national logistics cell trucks across chaotic Afghanistan into Turkmenistan.

 
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President Pranab Mukherjee paid a State visit to Nepal earlier this month. This was the first State visit to Nepal by an Indian head of state, after a lapse of 18 years.

 
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Donald Trump’s victory upended pollsters and shocked the global community anxiously awaiting the outcome of an extremely raucous and personalised election. The leaders of America’s Republican Party had surmised, after losing to President Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, that to win in an ethnically diversifying country they would have to broaden their base.

Donald Trump’s victory upended pollsters and shocked the global community anxiously awaiting the outcome of an extremely raucous and personalised election. The leaders of America’s Republican Party had surmised, after losing to President Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, that to win in an ethnically diversifying country they would have to broaden their base.

 


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Since late 2015, cultural and political issues have strained relations between the two countries with anti-Indian sentiment growing amongst the government and people of Nepal, writes Dr. Binodkumar Singh for South Asia Monitor.  
 
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spotlight image It is unfortunate that Taiwan has a neighbor across the Taiwan Strait that wants to annex it, but, even more frustrating, Taiwanese also have to put up with people who echo China’s rhetoric and intended to intimidate Taiwanese into obedience.
 
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When is a scam not a scam? The short answer obviously would be, when it is approved by the Government in power. But then, the question arises: Is that necessarily true?  
 
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What will be Pakistan's fate? Acts of commission or omission by itself, in/by neighbours, and superpowers far and near have led the nuclear-armed country at a strategic Asian crossroads to emerge as a serious regional and global concern whi...

 
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Some South African generals, allied with the British forces, sought segregation from the enlisted men, all blacks, after being taken prisoners of war. The surprised German commander told them firmly that they would have to share the same quarte...

 
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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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