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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Asia's Great Naval Rivalry

The geopolitical chess game intensifies as Chinese and Indian navies show off their flags in the Indian and Pacific oceans with greater frequency. India, for one, is wary of leaving its trade and energy supply routes in the Pacific Ocean to the goodwill of China's navy. By Mohan Malik


10th anniversary of 9/11: Is the White House still crossing the chasm in two leaps?

The 10th anniversary of 9/11 is a sombre moment, tinged in deep tragedy for those who have lost loved ones – either killed or maimed. The total cost in human lives may be over a quarter of a million of different nationalities when the grisly body count is totalled up…and it shows little sign of abating. By Uday Bhaskar

India backs economic integration of South Asia

Ahead of the SAARC summit in the Maldives in November, India has pushed for "progressive economic integration" of South Asia and underlined the need for expanding intra-regional trade and investment.Krishna also called for enhancing the participation of civil society in the SAARC integration process.


US condemns Delhi terror attack

US on Wednesday essayed the usual strong condemnation  of the latest terrorist attack on India, saying the United States ''stands with India in confronting this global challenge. Meanwhile Harkat - Ul -Jihadi- Islami have claimed responsibility for Wednesday's blast.

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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,


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...