India’s presence at 'Moscow Format' on Afghanistan was imperative

Whether India opened a back channel dialogue with the Taliban is not known, although Taliban had overtly conveyed during earlier international dialogues on Afghanistan that they always considered India a friend, even above Pakistan and Iran, writes Lt Gen Prakash Katoch for South Asia Monitor.

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The controversy over the leaking of a  confidential communication between the India Army chief , General VK Singh, and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has become increasingly bitter and acrimonious as the deliberations in Parliament suggested writes C Uday Bhaskar

Anti-Lanka vote: Against Indian strategic interest?

Much to the apparent relief of New Delhi, Colombo has made reassuring statements after India’s vote in favour of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution censuring Sri Lanka for alleged human rights abuses during the final days of its protracted war with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). But this relief is likely to be short-lived -- for two crucial reasons writes Rashmi Saxena

Manmohan Singh's Seoul Visit- Strategic Implications

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s four day visit to  the South Korean capital Seoul from Sunday (March 25) to attend the second Global Nuclear  Security Summit will also include a major bilateral meeting with the South Korean President Lee Myung-bak  that will be important as part of India’s  comprehensive ‘look east ‘ policy, writes C. Uday Bhaskar

Asia Cup: Tigers announce arrival on world stage

‘Pakistan won the Asia Cup, but Bangladesh won the hearts of the people,’ said the commentator as former World Champions Pakistan beat the home team by two runs in a nail-biting finish in the Asia Cup final on March 22. Dhaka has indeed been a lucky venue for Pakistan, writes Prasanna Kumar

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Nuclear energy is vital to meet climate-change challenge, says India

India has declared that nuclear energy is vital for meeting the challenge of climate change and suggested supporting efforts to promote its public acceptance amid growing opposition to nuclear power and plans by some countries to phase out their atomic generation plants.  


Bhutan slips on Ease of Business; foreign workers blocked

As Bhutan’s ranking on ease of doing business slipped eight places to 81, foreign workers from four professions will not qualify to get work permits in Bhutan starting this month, accordin...