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India-Pak Reset
Can we trust them? This is the burden of comments both in India and Pakistan after the meeting between Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif.
 
 It is rather surprising that the BJP, which boasts of pursuing national interests, should abandon its principles so readily writes Sudip Talukdar for South Asia Monitor  
 
The series of incidents from 1949 till now clearly signify that Pakistan lacks a central authority to take and implement decisions  writes Anuradha Rai for South Asia Monitor  
 

Modi and Nawaz Sharif should realise the fact that the emerging world order is grounded in economic regionalism

 

Over the last six months, the Indian security establishment has been signalling a new policy of robust response, the kind the country has not witnessed in the recent past.

 

After meandering for a year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s policy on Pakistan has gotten back onto the track that was set by P V Narasimha Rao as far back as 1991.

 

Recent statements by Indian ministers of sponsoring non-state actors in Pakistan did not help the cause of relations between the two countries

 

A view from Pakistan on the civilian government’s rationale for the joint statement with India at Ufa and the military’s response to it.

 
 India has taken adequate hedging positions to walk out of the current engagement if Pakistan does not take concrete steps to control terrorism emanating from its soil writes Divya Kumar Soti for South Asia Monitor  
 

Passion uninformed by reason is ultimately dishonest. It never serves the national interest. But it always serves particular interests dressed up as the national interest.

 


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Thirteen year old Bhuma (name changed) spends his day at home. He does not go to school, or play with children in his neighborhood to avoid being laughed at.
 
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While the South Asian region has its fair share of reasons to be quarrel over, if there is one thing that has managed to transcend boundaries, it has been the soft power of India. As a melting pot of diversity in itself, its cultures, languages, ethnicities and the like are in a symbiotic relation with those across the border. As a res
 
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The April 13 Mother of All Bombs (MOAB) strike by the United States on ISIS terrorists in Afghanistan has triggered suggestions that a second round of the Cold War is set to begin. Particularly as the new US President, Donald Trump, seems to be brash, abrasive and capable of taking action without thinking of consequences.
 
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India should be extremely wary of any Trump involvement on the Kashmir issue because he would do anything to bring India to the table, writes Dr. Susmit Kumar for South Asia Monitor.
 
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The core parts of the controversial Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system have been moved to the site of what had been a golf course in southern South Korea.
 
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spotlight image Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sprang a surprise when he registered himself as a candidate in Iran’s presidential election scheduled for May 19. After leaving the office of President in 2013 at the end of two controversial terms, the firebrand populist has been largely inactive in politics. 
 
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spotlight image I am honored to be here today for the first U.S. government exchange alumni conference for India and Bhutan.
 
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Health of the citizens and the economy of the nation they inhabit go hand in hand and every buck spent on former guarantees a manifold increase in the latter,  said noted public health expert K Srikant Reddy. The lecture 'Health and Development: India Must Bridge the Disconnect' was ...
 
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Title: Bollywood Boom; Author: Roopa Swaminathan; Publisher: Penguin; Price: Rs 399; Pages: 221

 
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Title: Defeat is an Orphan: How Pakistan Lost the Great South Asian War; Author: Myra Macdonald; Publisher: Penguin Random House India; Pages: 328; Price: Rs 599

 
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  The story of Afghanistan -- of the war against the Soviets and of terrorism that has gripped the landlocked country ever since -- is in many ways also the story of diplomat Masood Khalili, who motivated his people and led them...

 
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Title: The Golden Legend; Author: Nadeem Aslam; Publisher: Penguin Random House; Pages: 376; Price: Rs 599

 
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Over the Years, a collection of 106 short articles, offers us interesting sidelights on the currents and cross- currents in the public life of India during two distinctive periods: (I) 1987 to 1991 and (II ) 2010 to the present.

 
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