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India's diversifying ties with Saudi Arabia: Need to integrate economic and security interests

Indian energy diplomacy has long been plagued by a belated undertaking of due diligence back home before the concluding of agreements with foreign countries. The fact that the massive Saudi investment in Ratnagiri, Maharashtra is now caught in the crosshairs of local politics and land acquisition issues, is just one more example of this tendency, writes Dr Cauvery Ganapathy for South Asia Monitor 

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Public health is best left to markets

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How India is shaping the global smartphone market

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