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May’s India visit is being seen as its first major test of its ability to carry through its policy objectives of building stronger partnerships with non-EU countries while at the same time introducing a tougher immigration regime  writes Monish Gulati for South Asia Monitor

 
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That things could have gone from that bonhomie to this in the space of just a few months is indicative of the Pakistan-India equation itself. The distinction between the state and the people, between terrorists and the people, between jingoistic right-wing groups and the people must be made, writes Minu Jain for South Asia Monitor.

 
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Lack of singular definition of terrorism and its sponsors is hampering the global war on terrorism, and no other country's prospect of development is disturbed as much as of India. Therefore, it is for India to take the battle against terrorism to its logical end, writes Gaurav Dixit for South Asia Monitor.

 
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Knowledge is power. It allows one to decide what would be best for one to do. This is what the self-appointed leaders of radicalisation fear -- and hence want to deprive young Kashmiris of knowledge. Their target is the future generations of Kashmiris so that they can have unbridled hold over them writes Brig Anil Gupta for South Asia Monitor

 
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India needs to chalk out a long-term rational policy concerning CPEC. India must oppose it but it should not lead to open confrontation. Efforts can be made to discourage China from going ahead with this ambitious project, but it will not be an easy task, writes Jai Kumar Verma for South Asia Monitor

 
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There are areas where India is in a better shape to assist Myanmar than China. In years to come, the Myanmarese government might have more expectations from India over economic and trade cooperation, defence collaboration and joint works to expand connectivity with neighbouring countries, reports Tridivesh Singh Maini for South Asia Monitor.

 
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The US-China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Quadrilateral Coordination Group, seeking to bring the Taliban to join the peace process and the Afghan government, has been a farce from the very beginning, with Pakistan insincere to the core and China and the US playing along, writes Lt. Gen. P.C. Katoch for South Asia Monitor.
 
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Jinnah deceitfully threw to the wind the two-nation theory by accepting the merger of Junagadh and offering use of Karachi port to the Hindu rulers of Jodhpur, Bikaner and Jaisalmer states bordering Sindh with invitation to join Pakistan. Thus, Jinnah had no legitimacy in claiming J&K based on the two-nation theory, writes By Brig Anil Gupta (Retd) for South Asia Monitor.  
 
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The retaking of Mosul will give impetus to the coalition working to oust the ISIS from Iraq and can pave the way for further operations to liberate all ISIS-controlled territories. It will have far-reaching ramifications for the future of Iraq and will be a symbolic victory over the ISIS, writes Md. Muddassir Quamar for South Asia Monitor.

 
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In the absence of any historic baggage and resultant absence of a hostile domestic constituency, Bangladesh is able to pursue a non-complicated policy towards China. On the other hand, the Bangladeshi engagement with India is marred by history and geography-related problems and evolving domestic politics, writes Sreeradha Dutta for South Asia Monitor.

 


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India's successful launch of putting a record 104 satellites into orbit is a wake-up call for China's commercial space industry which has a lot to learn from New Delhi's frugal space programme, a Chinese government mouthpiece that publishes in English said in one of its rare editorials in which it commended an Indian action
 
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The Islamic State (IS)  and its ideological affiliates  in Pakistan have claimed responsibility for this attack and threatened that this is only the beginning of such an anti-Sufi /Shia  campaign to exterminate the apostate – or ‘non-believer’ writes C Uday Bhaskar for South Asia Monitor.
 
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spotlight image India has vital interests in the Middle East and going by the spurt in political engagements since May 2014, the region is a top priority for Prime Minister Narendra Modi writes Md. Muddassir Quamar for South Asia Monitor
 
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The recent violence that took place in Nagaland against the 33 per cent reservation given to women is not only sad, but it would certainly hurt the holistic development of the entire State. The recent violence that took place in Nagaland against the 33 per cent reservation given to women is not only sad, but it would certainly
 
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Society for Policy Studies in association with India Habitat Centre invites you to a lecture in the Changing Asia Series by Dr.Pratap Bhanu Mehta, President and Chief Executive, Centre for Policy Research on Asia: Hope for the Future or Prisoner of the Past?    ...
 
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spotlight image Earlier this week, just after United States President Donald Trump’s top adviser on national security resigned in controversy, a European intelligence official asked a reporter the question on everyone’s mind: “I was hoping you could tell me what’s going on over there [in the US].”
 
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It is high time that Taiwan differentiated its position from Beijing’s claim on South China Sea, writes Namrata Hasija for South Asia Monitor.
 
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At the moment, Nigerian President Muhammad Buhari is able to stop the violence by pushing the Islamists to the vast Sambisa forests of the Borno State At the moment, Nigerian President Muhammad Buhari is able to stop the violence by pushing the Islamists to the vast Sambisa forests of the Borno State
 
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Sometime in later half of last year when Indo-Pak tensions peaked, military operation heads in J&K received unusual calls on their landlines. Sometime in later half of last year when Indo-Pak tensions peaked, military operation heads in J&K received unusual calls on their landlines.
 
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India remians the inflexible bête-noir for Pakistan, yet there are few books by Indian authors that have sought to interpret the prodigal neighbour in a holistic, informed and empathetic manner.

 
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The line that Mortimer Durand drew across a small map in 1893 has bled the Pashtun heart ever since. More than a century later both sides of that line remain restless. But the mystery behind what actually happened on 12 November 1893 has never ...

 
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What went wrong for the West in Afghanistan? Why couldn't a global coalition led by the world's preeminent military and economic power defeat "a bunch of farmers in plastic sandals on dirt bikes" in a conflict that outlasted b...

 
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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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