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Bollywood movies bridging the Sino-Indian cultural and perceptional gap

New-age Bollywood movies, from the sports biopic “Dangal” to the social drama “Hichki,” are bridging Sino-India cultural communications, dispelling many false popular Chinese notions by providing a more empathetic and holistic glimpse of India, writes Manisha Chakraborty for South Asia Monitor.

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The Chinese shadow on Australia-India ties

A change in government next May will bring subtle changes in approach - but these changes will not fundamentally impact the Australia-India relationship, writes Andrew Hunter for South Asia Monitor.    

Turbulence in Sri Lanka: Are leaders playing the proxy India-China game?

Sri Lankan politics has been polarized by one faction led by Rajapaksa seeking China’s support and another now perceived to be represented by the Wickremesinghe cluster, wanting to maintain traditional relations with India, writes C Uday Bhaskar for South Asia Monitor.

New alliance in Sri Lanka: Will it be a different Rajpaksa this time?

India might have an advantage with the Sirisena-Rajapaksa government to implement stronger foreign relations with the neighboring island country, write Srimal Fernando and Megha Gupta for South Asia Monitor.

Joint India-China training of Afghan diplomats: Who gains?

Running a joint India-China program to train Afghan diplomats may be good for projecting China as a benign power, but it is a far cry from initiating a joint economic project in Afghanistan, writes Lt Gen Prakash Katoch (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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