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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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Tourism could provide major boost to India-China relations

If India wants to become a foreign traveller’s paradise, it needs to improve its tourist infrastructure, taking lessons from China, writes Manisha Chakraborty for South Asia Monitor.  

 

 

BIMSTEC can usher in a New Asian Order

BIMSTEC, even after capacity development, should not be a substitute for SAARC, Mekong-Ganga Co-operation or other existing bilateral, regional or multilateral co-operation arrangements, but rather be complementary, writes Binoj Basnyat for South Asia Monitor

Tough words for Pakistan: Introspection time for new government

If US and Pakistan will not work on key issues like peace in Afghanistan, growing influence of China in Pakistan and bitter relations with India, tension between two countries will escalate over time, writes Khurram Shahzad for South Asia Monitor

India must continue to play its cards judiciously in the Maldives

The election result came at an opportune moment for India, which was feeling unrelenting pressure from increasing Chinese presence in its neighbourhood. Maldives has recently, next only to Pakistan, used its rapidly expanding ties with China to snub India, writes Amb Ashok Sajjanhar (Retd.) 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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