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The potentially significant politico-diplomatic gain  for New Delhi will be the presence of most ASEAN leaders at the Republic Day parade in January 2018. It is understood that the 10 ASEAN leaders have accepted, in principle,  the personal invite of Modi.., writes C Uday Bhaskar for South Asia Monitor

 
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How far will Akbaruddin’s enthusiasm, backed by the new Secretary-General Antonio Guterres's push for reforms, move the IGN on the path to real negotiations that India so badly wants? asks Arul Louis in South Asia Monitor

 
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The urgent and immediate measures taken by cities like Mexico, Beijing, Paris can also be taken by New Delhi as they have found to be effective in varying degree. They include direct cash subsidies to users of CNG vehicles, for use of electric/ hybrid cars, to cyclists, monetary concessions for users of public transport, free parking for cars using CNG, ban on use of diesel cars and fuel-inefficient cars, reports Rajendra Shende for South Asia Monitor

 
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Modi is in the Philippines for the East Asia Summit and the India-ASEAN annual summit. The concept of the quadrilateral and the Indo-Pacific will crystallise in Manila, after Modi’s meetings with Abe, Trump and Australian Premier Malcolm Turnbull, writes Nilova Roy Chaudhury for South Asia Monitor

 
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Sadly, very little is known about these young men, beyond the bare facts, in British records.  They were from well-off families, attending prestigious schools or universities in the UK.  They were probably highly westernised and spoke impeccable English. But they are no less Indian for that, writes K S Nair for South Asia Monitor.

 
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Skewed economic growth is not just a problem of China. India, led by a leader with a strong majority, Narendra Modi, faces a similar problem, writes Tridivesh Singh Maini for South Asia Monitor

 
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Australia will soon develop the national confidence, cultural maturity and independent approach to help deepen its connection with India. In doing so, ironically, it will likely adopt a more neutral, independent foreign policy; much like India, writes Andrew Hunter for South Asia Monitor

 
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In the garb of civilian control, the bureaucracy in India is trying to control the armed forces, negating their uniqueness as enshrined in the Constitution, writes Brig Anil Gupta (retd) for South Asia Monitor

 
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Keeping the Kashmir issue boiling – despite failing to get any active diplomatic support for its cause from anywhere in years – is the very source of the military-Islamic complex's power. Dragging the US or others is but the Islamabad establishment's strategy to try to weaken India's resolve – a ploy New Delhi understands, writes Arul Louis for South Asia Monitor

 
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Rural women have the lowest percentage of educational, health care, security and employment facilities, the primary reason for which is inappropriate development planning, writes Minhazur Rahman Rezvi for South Asia Monitor

 


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Indian judge Dalveer Bhandari was re-elected to the International Court of Justice on Monday as the UN General Assembly rallied behind him in a show of force that made Britain  bow to the majority and withdraw its candidate.
 
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Title: The People Next Door -The Curious History of India-Pakistan Relations; Author: T.C.A. Raghavan; Publisher: HarperCollins ; Pages: 361; Price: Rs 699

 
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Could the North Korean nuclear issue which is giving the world an anxious time due to presence of hotheads on each side, the invasion of Iraq and its toxic fallout, and above all, the arms race in the teeming but impoverished South Asian subcon...

 
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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.