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Post-Doklam, China and India work to manage bruised ties

It is not harmony and optics which have driven both China and India to re-engage more closely with each other, particularly after 2017’s bruising faceoff at Doklam plateau; it is sheer compulsion, writes Nilova Roy Chaudhury for South Asia Monitor

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Emerging challenges of global terrorism: India needs overhaul of internal security apparatus

The new global war on terror will largely be decentralised. The success of counter-terrorism operations will depend on the willingness and capabilities of nations to fight terrorism in their own countries, writes Brig Anil Gupta for South Asia Monitor

India and Pakistan: Will there be a spring in ties?

As those who follow the India-Pakistan dynamic would know, there are two aspects to this relationship, often diametrically at odds with each other. A neutral observer would not know where the truth lies - perhaps, in between, writes Tarun Basu for South Asia Monitor

India deepens its engagement with Africa

The range of bilateral security arrangements between India and nations of Africa include training, infrastructural development assistance, peacekeeping, defence agreements, joint naval exercises, defence equipment transfers and hydrography, writes Nilova Roy Chaudhury for South Asia Monitor

King Abdullah’s visit: Could Jordan mediate between India and Pakistan?

India can consider approaching Jordan and proposing a third-party role to it in facilitating the Kashmir peace process in order to break the entrenched stalemate, writes Nagapushpa Devendra for South Asia Monitor

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In northeast India, water-management practices to deal with climate change

In a small village on the north bank of the Brahmaputra in Assam in northeast India, farmer Horen Nath stood gazing at his partially submerged paddy field. The floods had kept their annual date but mercifully, the farmer said, the waters have started receding. "The weather has become very strange of late. We always had ample rain,

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IMF cuts India's growth projection, but it still retains world's top spot

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut India's growth projections for this fiscal year to 7.3 per cent and for the next to 7.5 per cent on Monday, although the country will still retain i...

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