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India–Pakistan power play 2019: A Sri Lankan perspective By Piyumi Fonseka

The Indian subcontinent is home to two of the largest armies on Earth. Not only are the armies of India and Pakistan among the world's largest, but they have stood on alert facing one another since the dissolution of the British Indian Army in 1947.

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Immortalising a saint-reformer-revolutionary's teachings
SAM

The details of Guru's renunciation of family life, his mediation in the wilderness, his interaction with people of different strata of society, his building of temples and fight against untouchability fit into the making of a saint revolutionary.

Bridging the gap: Connecting Sikkim to Tibet will be win-win for both India and China
SAM

Commerce, Culture and Connectivity are the three pillars of India’s robust engagement with South-East Asia and good road connectivity is one crucial requisite for such close interface.

Changing world order presents an opportunity for India
By Amit Kapoor

The contrasting events that transpired in the cities of Quebec and Qingdao over the weekend signalled the immediacy of the changing world order.

The great Australian turnaround!
SAM

Ties between India and Australia are experiencing an upswing for the last decade or so. Australia has recognised India as an important strategic partner after a long period of mutual apathy.

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