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Crisis in Maldives: India should use diplomacy to resolve situation

The most viable route for India is to maintain its diplomatic stand and gather as much international support as possible, which will prove beneficial if the need for putting boots on the ground arises, as India will have the support of opposition parties in the Maldives and the international community, writes Vishwajeet Singh Raghav for South Asia Monitor.    

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China's ambitious Arctic Policy behind Modi's Nordic push?

Beijing’s polar policy should cause concern in India. While New Delhi has been in engagement with the US, Russia and Canada, its connect with the other five has been wanting. Modi’s visit to Sweden was the first by an Indian Prime Minister in almost 30 years, writes Ranjana Narayan for South Asia Monitor 

Saving the oceans: Modi should extend his SAGAR vision to Commonwealth

Modi, who is a persuasive story-teller, may like to share with his peers at the Commonwealth retreat about the Versova beach experience in Mumbai, writes C Uday Bhaskar for South Asia Monitor

India, China must find ways to cooperate economically

With the US President’s insular economic policies and intransigence on issues like climate change, there is space for India and China to cooperate, writes Tridivesh Singh Maini for South Asia Monitor

The Dalit insurrection: Rise of the marginalised and disenchanted in India

Antagonising the Dalits who constitute 16.6 per cent of the population, is a politically self-defeating exercise, not least because if this percentage is added to 14.2 per cent of Muslims, it will mean the BJP is risking losing the support of nearly a third of the country’s population, writes Amulya Ganguli for South Asia Monitor

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Three new projects in U.S.-India State and Urban Initiative

The U.S.-India State and Urban Initiative, led by the CSIS Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies and the CSIS Energy and National Security Program, has announced three new projects with the state government of Maharashtra

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India urges OPEC to move to responsible oil pricing

India on Wednesday urged the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) cartel to move to responsible pricing of oil and gas, saying the current prices are posing a threat to fragile w...

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