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The calm displayed by the Indian leadership unnerved the Chinese who, in their effort to bully India, threatened war, interference in Kashmir and promoting insurgencies, but the Indians remained steadfast on a resolution through dialogue, writes Brig Anil Gupta (retd.)

 
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It is  a matter of  permanent  shame and regret that when  Field Marshal  Manekshaw breathed his last in June 2008, the government of the day was indifferent and even the service chiefs were not present at his final journey. This was deplorable, indefensible  and shabby, writes C Uday Bhaskar for South Asia Monitor.

 
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With a robust domestic IT market, a huge potential upside fanned by digital India initiatives, there are silver linings aplenty for India's cloudy IT industry to build on its IT services growth opportunities abroad once again provided it is able to chart the future of technology and prepare itself with offerings that will serve the needs of the global customers, writes Sanjiv Kataria for South Asia Monitor

 
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India needs to brainstorm its future foreign policy direction.  Should we formally break with non-alignment?  Should we become a Dialogue Partner of NATO?  Should we re-balance our relations with USA and Russia?  As for the European Union, do we share a common strategic vision?, writes Amb. Bhaswati Mukherjee (Retd.) for South Asia Monitor

 
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A review of VNRs of Bangladesh, Nepal and India indicates that there is significant progress being made in achieving SDGs. However, inadequacy of finances appears to be a limiting factor, writes Lenin Babu for South Asia Monitor

 
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China’s increasingly assertive foreign policy under Xi - epitomized by its huge military build-up, border spats with India and territorial expansion in the East and South China Sea - is creating uncertainty and pushing other Asian states to bolster their own military spending and look for allies, writes Sujit Dutta for South Asia Monitor

 
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The calm displayed by the Indian leadership unnerved the Chinese who, in their effort to bully India, threatened war, interference in Kashmir and promoting insurgencies, but the Indians remained steadfast on a resolution through dialogue, writes Brig (retd) Anil Gupta for South Asia Monitor

 
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Surely, in India, there is a case for subsidising female genital health.  The economic raison d'etre for taxing 'non-essentials' is that consumers have a choice, writes Rakesh Ahuja for South Asia Monitor

 
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The spectacle of publicly denigrating the Chief Justice of Bangladesh is not merely depressing, it also undermines the institutions which need to be strengthened for pluralistic politics to take root in the country, writes Syed Badrul Ahsan for South Asia Monitor

 
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The Indian government has put in place important policy measures and institutional frameworks to facilitate enhanced bilateral trade and commercial ties with countries of the region. The Foreign Trade Policy 2015-2020 has identified Latin America as a Focus Market, writes Saroj Mohanty for South Asia Monitor

 


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spotlight image Ties between India and Japan are probably at their best ever, Japanese Ambassador to India H.E. Kenji Hiramatsu told India Review & Analysis’ Nilova Roy Chaudhury, as he outlined how the two countries have moved closer. Ahead of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit
 
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India's External Affairs Minister met with Prime Ministers Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh and Tshering Tobgay of Bhutan and five foreign ministers on September 19 in interactions that mostly focused on bilateral issues.
 
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That regional cooperation in South Asia is lower than optimal levels is well accepted. It is usually ascribed to – the asymmetry in size between India and the rest, conflicts and historical political tensions, a trust deficit, limited transport connectivity, and onerous logistics, among many other factors.
 
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Former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan said ‘In order to become a more developed country, India has to get people who owe taxes to actually pay them.’ This is one of the major objectives that Modi sought to achieve though demonetization and he has largely succeeded.
 
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The two-day visit to Kashmir by a Congress team headed by Dr Manmohan Singh team has called for restoration  of the dialogue with the separatists to address the ongoing turmoil in the state.
 
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The Communist Party of China (CPC) is expected to amend its constitution at the upcoming national congress.
 
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Médecins Sans Frontiéres (MSF) or Doctors Without Borders has urged Myanmar to grant international humanitarian organisations unrestricted and independent access to the conflict-torn Rakhine state to enable provision of humanitarian assistance to the hundreds of thousands of internally displaced people.
 
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In an unprecedented warning delivered at a world forum, United States President Donald Trump on September 19 threatened North Korea with total destruction if his country is forced to defend itself and its allies against the threats from Pyongyang.
 
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It is a privilege to be invited to this most prestigious of law schools in the country, more so for someone not formally lettered in the discipline of law. I thank the Director and the faculty for this honour.
 
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Title: A Bonsai Tree; Author: Narendra Luther; Publisher: Niyogi Books; Pages: 227 Many books have been written on India's partition but here is a firsthand account of the horror by a migrant from what is now Pakistan, who ...

 
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As talk of war and violence -- all that Mahatma Gandhi stood against -- gains prominence across the world, a Gandhian scholar has urged that the teachings of the apostle of non-violence be taken to the classroom.

 
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Interview with Hudson Institute’s Aparna Pande, whose book From Chanakya to Modi: Evolution of India’s Foreign Policy, was released on June 17.

 
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This is the continuing amazing spiritual journey of a Muslim man from Kerala who plunged into Vedic religion after a chance encounter with a Hindu mystic under a jackfruit tree in the backyard of his house when he was just nine. It is a story w...

 
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History is told by the victors but in our modern age, even contemporary events get - or are given - a slant, where some contributors soon get eclipsed from the narrative or their images tarnished.

 
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