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Is there anyone who can prevent India and China from going to war? For the past one month, the two countries have been involved in a major military standoff.

 

Indian politician and former defence minister Mulayam Singh’s statement alleging that China has installed nuclear weapons inside Pakistan to attack India is an indication of the deteriorating relations between China and India.

 

With China stepping up its rhetoric on Doklam standoff, Lt Gen (retd) DB Shekatkar, who served as the Indian army’s Director General of Perspective Planning and Additional Director General of Military Operations

 
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Pakistan has been walking a tightrope in trying to deal with the various crises engulfing the Middle East. Traditionally close to Saudi Arabia but also seeking better relations with neighbouring Iran, Pakistan has taken an apparently neutral position on the conflicts that involve one way or another the two countries, including what’s going on in Yemen.

 
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent visit to Israel has been termed historic, and high on both optics and substance.

 

Pakistan’s unhappy tryst with democracy hit another speed breaker when a joint investigation team (JIT) appointed by its Supreme Court to probe the “Panama Papers” indicted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his children for financial irregularities and tax evasion.

 
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The recent stand-off between India and China over Doklam has fueled speculation in Nepal, mainly over the impact it may have on the country should it escalate into an unanticipated war.

 
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Billions of dollars’ worth of commerce and millions of tons of cargo move through the Bay of Bengal each year, but this week the Bay is especially active as vessels from the US Navy, Indian Navy, and the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force are in Chennai for the 21st iteration of combined naval exercise Malabar.

 
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Having received renewed criticism from the US and Afghanistan about Pakistan’s inability to curb regional terrorism, the National Security Committee (NSC) met last week to chart out a path forward on its relationships with both India and Afghanistan.

 
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The latest stand-off in Sikkim and the venomous discourse reflects China’s desire to break the age-old bonhomie between Bhutan and India

 


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In dispatching its  PLA (Peoples Liberation Army)  marines to Djibuti in the Horn of Africa on Wednesday (July 12 ) by amphibious ships, from the southern port of Zhanjiang, China has taken a significant step in enhancing its  trans-border military footprint.
 
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It is becoming increasingly obvious that China is experiencing a sort of superiority obsession, imagining it can dominate and conquer the world. Several Chinese acts in the recent past indicate such an attitude. Asian nations, which are now apprehensive about China’s aggressive postures, are unclear how matters will shape up.
 
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The aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir point to the way towards a workable democratic pluralism in the state.
 
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S.T. Lee Distinguished Lecture of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore on "India, ASEAN and Changing Geopolitics”
 
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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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Title: Reporting Pakistan; Author: Meena Menon; Publisher: Viking/Penguin Random House; Pages: 340; Price: Rs 599

 
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