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J&K: Pak may revive old tactics

The tone and tenor of the Prime Minister’s Independence Day speech, addressing the nation from the ramparts of Red Fort on August 15, indicated fairly that the Government of India had made up its mind to take the gloves off in the fight against Pakistan-sponsored separatists in Jammu and Kashmir.


Myanmar's balancing act between India and China

Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw arrived in New Delhi August 27 on a four-day visit on the heels of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's daylong visit to that country less than a week ago as  Yangon seeks to find some kind of a balance in its ties between its two large neighbours, India and China.

India holds primacy over Kashmir

The Jammu & Kashmir Constituent Assembly, set up through a democratic election witnessed by international observers, had voted for Kashmir's accession to India. No plebiscite was needed as the people's representatives had spoken.  

India to deepen security and trade ties with Africa

Against the background of the recent visits of Indian leaders to Africa and the third India-Africa Forum Summit held in New Delhi last year, Amar Sinha, Secretary (Economic Relations), Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), underlined the more frequent and higher level exchanges between India and Africa, their deepening co-operation in areas of food security, energy, trade, investment, and maritime security as examples of the new dimensions of India-Africa cooperation.   
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Sikkim's unique mountain architecture in need of protection

The Government of Sikkim realized something needs to be done and the newly-adopted Sikkim Tourism Policy is crystal clear about this. It states in Chapter 4: Application of appropriate designs for tourism infrastructure that considers the landscape, disaster risks, local architecture and materials needs to be addressed, writes Anne Fee


Nepal's economy expanding, GDP growth 6.3 per cent: IMF

On February 8, 2019, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with Nepal.