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Even as the United States and India are trying their best to bring back normality in bilateral relations in the aftermath of the furore created by the Devyani Khobragade episode, it has become apparent that the issue went beyond diplomatic immunity or the third rate treatment of the Indian diplomat by American authorities writes Dr. Sridhar Krishnaswami

 
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India’s national interest paradigm in broader terms includes the national security perspective of protecting and defending the territorial integrity and national sovereignty of the nation. It also encompasses defending the larger geopolitical environment in South Asia affecting Indian economic and strategic interests writes Gaurav Dixit

 
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Pakistan’s fight against domestic militancy and terrorism has come back to square one. The government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, expected to order military operations, has in a surprising u turn, formed a committee instead to hold talks with the militants writes Mahendra Ved
 
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There has been a strengthening of India-Japan relations across various domains leading to interactions at multiple levels both in government and non-government sectors writes Monish Gulati

 
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In a rare attack against the international community in Afghanistan, the Taliban on Jan 17 killed 21 people, mostly foreign civilians in a popular Lebanese restaurant in Kabul.  There were 13 foreign victims, including Canadians, UK, US, Lebanese, Russian and Danish citizens writes Gaurav Dixit

 
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Until the late 20th century, ship breaking took place in port cities of industrialized countries. Later on, environmental regulations and labour costs forced the industry to relocate to Taiwan and Korea. Taiwan was the principal destination, and ships were broken literally in the centre of Kaohsiung port...writes Mohammad Rubaiyat Rahman

 
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Shinzo Abe, prime minister of Japan accompanied by his wife Akie Abe, will be on an official visit to India from Jan 25-27, at the invitation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. He will also be the chief guest at India’s Republic Day celebrations, the first ever Japanese dignitary to grace the occasion by Monish Gulati

 
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India and Sri Lanka share a long historic relationship. The relation saw a new multi-faceted phase post Eelam War IV in 2009, after the complete elimination of the Sri Lankan rebel group LTTE. The new phase represented extensive economic and political cooperation for the comprehensive development of the Northern and Eastern provinces writes Gaurav Dixit

 
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After Bangladesh went through its 10th general election that was widely criticised for being “one-sided” because the opposition boycotted it, the world community is belatedly zeroing down to the reasons why it was so writes Mahendra Ved

 
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The security transition in Afghanistan has slowly brought up the spectre of the end of women’s empowerment in the violence-hit country. According to the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC), violence against women has touched record high amid the fear of complete withdrawal by international troops writes Gaurav Dixit

 


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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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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to visit Israel later this year – a first by an Indian head of the government that comes 25 years after the two countries established full diplomatic ties. The visit, a long awaited one.
 
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spotlight image For a Dongria child, the schooling process not only displaces him of the community and the land but also displaces him from his own way of seeking truth i.e through nature, writes Rajaraman Sundaresan for South Asia Monitor.
 
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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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US President Donald Trump’s first few days in office have witnessed a profusion of apocalyptic predictions for the world economy.  His unabashed move to encourage protectionism in the world economy does not augur well for the future of the trading regime
 
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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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