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Indo-Lankan trade ties hold economic promise for both countries

The links between the two countries, combined with Colombo striving for a balanced foreign policy alongside India’s 'Neighbourhood First’ policy could benefit both countries in economic terms by endeavouring to balance bilateral trade, which currently favours India, write Srimal Fernando and Mizly Nizar for South Asia Monitor

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Chennai DefExpo: Can it be the catalyst for India's goal of strategic autonomy?

The Chennai event is the 10th in the DefExpo series and hopes to position India as a credible manufacturer and exporter of certain military inventory items and this focus on export as opposed to importing military hardware marks a conceptual shift in Indian defence policy, writes C Uday Bhaskar for South Asia Monitor

Heed the refrain: India's 'half-empty arsenal' endangering national security

India’s national security has been endangered on many occasions due to a deep-rooted inability to learn from past mistakes and to implement timely corrective measures, writes Admiral Arun Prakash (Retd.) for South Asia Monitor

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

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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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UAE, Saudi Arabia can help India meet any oil deficit, says UAE envoy

Even as the US-imposed sanctions on Iran has put India’s energy security in jeopardy, United Arab Emirates Ambassador to India Ahmed Albanna has allayed fears of an oil shortage, saying hi...

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