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India has a great deal to lose by mistreating and beating up Africans who come to study or live in India. The latest attacks on March 27, 2017 on Nigerian and Kenyan students living in Noida, a suburban city bordering New Delhi and part of what is called the National Capital Region, have made breaking news on all TV news channels, writes Kul Bhushan for South Asia Monitor.

 
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To avoid the odium of using excessive force on stone-pelters, the security establishment in Jammu & Kashmir should check out what Israel has produced to deal with stone-throwing, writes Cecil Victor for South Asia Monitor.

 
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India and Bangladesh, the two South Asian democracies, are also neighbours with the longest common border of over 4,000 km. They are also partners in progress and development and have over the last seven years been able to sketch out an increasingly deepening engagement trajectory, writes Sreeradha Datta for South Asia Monitor

 
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The Trump administration should realise that there is a link between student and H1B visas -- and any curtailment of the latter category is going to bring down the number of students from India going to the United States, now pegged at over 100,000 annually, writes Dr. Sridhar Krishnaswami for South Asia Monitor.

 
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 Development has to be the core agenda of governance and the aspirations of the people the guiding principle for planning, writes Brig. Anil Gupta (Retd) for South Asia Monitor.

 
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 India must assist Sheikh Hasina so that her position is strengthened in her country and, in turn, Bangladesh would help India in isolating terror-sponsor Pakistan and curbing Islamic terrorism in the region, writes Jai Kumar Verma for South Asia Monitor.

 
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In the cancellation of Saudi King Salman's visit, it's too early to say if the Maldivian voters would see it as Islam's 'Eldest Brother's' silent criticism of President Abdulla Yameen's leadership, writes N Sathiya Moorthy for South Asia Monitor.

 
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 It is high time Nepal's major parties come together to address the concerns of the agitating parties and fostered an environment conducive to amending the Constitution, writes S. Binodkumar Singh for South Asia Monitor.

 
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India should avoid a prior sanction from PRC or keeping PRC in the loop for all its dealings with Taiwan considering our independent foreign policy and also the fact that PRC too deeply engages with Taiwan, writes Namrata Hasija for South Asia Monitor.

 
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 India has two biennial air shows but little to show in terms of indigenous aerospace manufacturing capability. If India is to become a global aerospace manufacturing power, privatisation of the aerospace industry is the key, writes Gp Capt A.K. Sachdev (Retd) for South Asia Monitor.

 


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India is not participating in the conference on negotiations for a total ban on nuclear weapons. India was expected later this week to issue a comprehensive statement at the United Nations laying out its stance on the meeting that is officially called the Conference to Negotiate a Legally Binding Instrument to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons,
 
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Therefore, there is an urgent need for the Modi government to re-define its “Make in India” policy so that India can beat China in its own game and get rid of perennial trade deficits writes Susmit Kumar
 
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 India should not hesitate in using both overt and covert means to bring its policies to successful fruition. Indian policy makers must be guided by the dictum that there is no permanent friend or enemy but only permanent interests, writes Adarsh Singh 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 by Prof. K. Srinath Reddy, President, Public Health Foundation of India on Health And Development: India Must Bridge The Disconnect Chair: C Uday Bhaskar, Director, Soci...
 
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spotlight image Shaida Mohammad Abdali is the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to India since 2012 and the non-resident  Afghan Ambassador to Bhutan, Maldives and Nepal.
 
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In Dutch politics, alliances are imperative to construct an administration. The post-election government formation is, therefore, a slightly time-consuming process. In due course, a coalition led by the incumbent Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, will surface.  
 
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Japan is a special country in several ways. For centuries, it remained isolated and disconnected with the outside world. But once it opened itself up to the West with the Convention of Kanagawa in 1854 by the use of force by Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry of the United States Navy, Japan has never looked back. Japan is a spe
 
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Recently, under the leadership of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, and earlier under the late Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdallah bin Abdul-Aziz Al-Saud, Saudi Arabia has rolled out a series of women-friendly initiatives.  Recently, under the leadership of Custodian of the
 
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spotlight image It is time for India to undertake a comprehensive review of its nuclear doctrine and kill the unnecessary speculation
 
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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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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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