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Bangladesh executed the Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Kader Molla, convicted of atrocities committed during the country’s 1971 war of independence with Pakistan. The execution took place at Dhaka Central Jail at 22:01 local time on Dec 12; the first ever execution of a Bangladeshi war criminal. Hundreds of people gathered in central Dhaka to celebrate the news of his death writes Monish Gulati

 
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The recent hanging of Bangladeshi war criminal Abdul Quader Mollah has galvanised a powerful pan South Asian Islamist network stretching from Dhaka to Peshawar writes Indranil Banerjie

 
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‘Arab Spring’ completed three years on Dec 17, 2013. Launched as a peoples’ revolution with the aim of overthrowing dictators and ushering in democracy and freedom, it has largely been dubbed as a failure in each of the countries writes Rajeev Agarwal

 
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In an attempt to leverage its position vis-a-vis Pakistan and the USA in Afghanistan, India has agreed to deepen defence and security cooperation to enhance the operational capabilities and mobility of the Afghanistan National Security and Defence Forces (ANSDF) writes Gaurav Dixit

 
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Karzai's visit to India comes at a critical time for Afghanistan as it looks to not just hold presidential elections in April 2014 but also take full responsibility for the country’s security as the US-led international forces prepare to leave by the end of next year writes Rajeev Agarwal

 
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On Nov 24, Iran and USA clinched a historic deal, after months of tortuous back channel negotiations, allowing Iran’s engagement with the international world for the first time in three decades writes Shraddha Bhandari

 
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Nawaz Sharif made a one-day visit to Afghanistan on Nov 30, his first since he was sworn-in as prime minister of Pakistan in June this year. At a midday press conference, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said that he and Sharif had discussed "practical steps" to bring Afghanistan's Taliban insurgents to the negotiating table writes Monish Gulati

 
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In the early hours of Nov 24, 2013, the Islamic Republic of Iran and the six permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany (P5+1) reached a historical agreement on Iran's nuclear energy programme. It is the first agreement between the international community and Iran over the issue in a decade writes Monish Gulati

 
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After a long wait and frequent postponements, the Geneva II peace talks have been finally scheduled for Jan 22, 2014. Announcing it on Nov 25, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said: "At long last and for the first time, the Syrian government and opposition will meet at the negotiating table instead of the battlefield.” The talks have been welcomed by all parties writes Rajeev Agarwal

 
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The recent participation by the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) at the International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition (ADEX) at Seoul in October this year is probably the first time that India has showcased a wide range of indigenously developed military platforms, weapons and sensors writes Shishir Upadhyaya

 


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At the global level, 2017 is the year of  complex uncertainty.  The arrival of President Donald Trump in the White House is expected to herald unexpected exigencies that could have a bearing on India’s own security dynamic, writes C. Uday Bhaskar for South Asia Monitor.
 
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The possibility of a Taliban attack targeting Emirati officials is not going down well with analysts writes Monish Gulati
 
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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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The Indo-US strategic partnership has been a source of constant tension in Pak-US ties in recent years. The US has pursued ‘de-hyphenation’ ie dealing with Islamabad and New Delhi relatively independently of each other. The Indo-US strategic partnership has been a source of constant tension in Pak-US ties in recent
 
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Marking the 100th year of its journey in promoting academic research on matters related to Asia and Africa, the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London hosted its 'Centenary and Campaign Celebrations' in New Delhi on January 17, 2017 with the Society for Policy...
 
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The year 2017 is set to be another seismic one for European politics with a number of national and regional elections set to test the region’s appetite for far right, nationalist politics in the wake of Brexit and the election of Donald Trump. The year 2017 is set to be another seismic one for European politics with a num
 
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spotlight image Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe just wrapped up his tour to four Asia-Pacific nations - the Philippines, Australia, Indonesia and Vietnam - Thursday. During the six-day trip, he mentioned the South China Sea disputes on many occasions to keep China in check in the name of maritime security.
 
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Read the transcript of PM Modi's Inaugural Address at Second Raisina Dialogue, New Delhi (January 17, 2017)  
 
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By inviting Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed al-Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed forces, as the chief guest on this year’s Republic Day celebrations, the Modi Government has signaled importance India attaches to its ties with the Emirates.  
 
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In 2012, former Indian defence minister, Jaswant Singh, had reportedly told American journalist Tom Hundley, “There is no Cold Start doctrine… It was an off-the-cuff remark from a former chief of staff. I have been defence minister of the country; I should know.” India’s new army chief, by boldly shattering the
 
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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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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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