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India, Sri Lanka must resolve fishery dispute bilaterally

Multiple issues have compounded to bring tensions to near crisis point, with serious ramifications for domestic and bilateral relations. These include ongoing disagreement over territorial rights to the island of Kachchatheevu, frequent poaching by Indian fisherman in Sri Lankan waters, and the damaging economic and environmental effects of trawling, write Punsara Amarasinghe and Eshan Jayawardena for South Asia Monitor

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India deepens its engagement with Africa

The range of bilateral security arrangements between India and nations of Africa include training, infrastructural development assistance, peacekeeping, defence agreements, joint naval exercises, defence equipment transfers and hydrography, writes Nilova Roy Chaudhury for South Asia Monitor

King Abdullah’s visit: Could Jordan mediate between India and Pakistan?

India can consider approaching Jordan and proposing a third-party role to it in facilitating the Kashmir peace process in order to break the entrenched stalemate, writes Nagapushpa Devendra for South Asia Monitor

ISA: India’s quest for the high table in global energy geopolitics

With the initiation of a solar movement worldwide, India has gained an opportunity to exercise its diplomatic ‘soft power’ and lead global collaborative and renewable energy geopolitics, from India’s point of view, write Sabareesh P.A for South Asia Monitor

Two-front war talk or two-front peace?

 

With national elections expected within a year, the Modi government could scarce hazard deepening its confrontation with both  China and Pakistan and risk a “two-front war” that its army general warned about recently, writes Tarun Basu for South Asia Monitor

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India-China civil-society dialogue on climate change, sustainable development

China has initiated early actions on the Wuhan summit between Indian PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping that stressed the need for people-to-people dialogue for the development of not only India and China but the whole world.

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India’s growth story is treading on thin ice

By all estimates, the Indian economy has entered a phase of recovery. After a period of subdued growth that was marred by a spate of disruptions, India has regained the fastest-growing major eco...

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