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India-Australia ties: Time to change the vocabulary

As Indian President Ram Nath Kovind makes a state visit to Australia November 21, it should be remembered that no relationship can be crafted if it does not matter in their own right. Till Canberra recognizes this, we would remain trapped in the cauldron that the 3Cs (cricket-curry-Commonwealth) represent, writes Amb Amit Dasgupta (retd.) for South Asia Monitor

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A surveillance state? Concerns over Indian government's data hunger

Across the globe, debates on use of data are largely a trade-off between national security, development and civil liberties, with the former two taking precedence.  Production of searchable databases increases the exclusion of undesirable people. write Padmakumar M M & Om Prakash L T for South Asia Monitor

Better civil-military relations needed for improved security of Indian state

An area with grave but hidden implications for national security is civil-military relations (CMR), whose crucial significance seems to have eluded India’s post-independence rulers.  A key feature of current CMR in India is the huge perceptional gap that exists between the two sides, writes Admiral Arun Prakash (Retd.) for South Asia Monitor.  

India, Trinidad & Tobago need to forge a new agenda

Leaders in Trinidad &Tobago and India must take revolutionary initiatives to embark upon a programme for sustainable and enhanced trade and commercial relations between the two socially connected countries, writes Paras Ramoutar for South Asia Monitor

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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EU seeks to boost partnership with India

The European Commission, the executive body of the European Union , and the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, Tuesday adopted a Joint Communication that sets out the EU's vision for a strategy to strengthen cooperation and the partnership with India.

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EU seeks to boost partnership with India

The European Commission, the executive body of the European Union , and the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, Tuesday adopted a Joint Communicat...

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