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Building on strong ties with ASEAN: India needs to expand its maritime horizon
India-ASEAN relations as of now are now stronger than ever. Both parties recognize and understand the importance of each other not only as a trading partner but also in the field of regional security and building peace and stability, writes Sonam Chaudhari for South Asia Monitor.
 
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Uri response: India must stay the course
The much awaited post-Uri response has now come into the public domain by way of a counter-terror surgical strike. The firm response from India has been made and while this will assuage the bruised post-Uri domestic sentiment – it remains to be seen what kind of a trajectory this surgical strike will lead to, writes C. Uday Bhaskar for South Asia Monitor.
 
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Maldives: Did CMAG give Nasheed a longer rope?
Whatever be the intent and content of much-anticipated Saturday’s New York meeting of the nine-member Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) on Maldives, its decision to delay action may have only boosted the confidence of President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom’s leadership nearer home, writes N Sathiya Moorthy for South Asia Monitor.
 
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Modi needed to show 'action', ...

Indian Prime Minister had to show to the people of India that he could live up to his braggadocio...

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Kashmir crisis will not fade a...

The government in India currently appears to follow a hard-line strategy with an assumption that ...

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Connecting Northeast: Key to A...

The North East Connectivity Summit has put a major focus on development of international tra...

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Ghani in New Delhi : Supportin...

Disillusioned with Pakistan that has refused to deliver on its promise to bring Taliban to the pe...

 

Man of peace amid wars Author Name With his demise, a generation of people will remember a leader who has left behind a legacy of always looking ahead. ...

How Modi took off with Manmohan Singh's script Author Name Interrupting the emotions-soaked song was lead news for liquor barons and tipplers. The Patna high court had reversed...

Perils of Gandhiplomacy Author Name Amidst this, M. K. Gandhi’s statue was defaced in Johannesburg, with calls for “Racist Gandhi must fall&r...

De-carbonisation must be the aim No Image According to the latest report by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), emissions from the Asian region have risen rapidly from 25 per cent of the global total in 1990-1999 to 40 per cent in 2012.  

Challenges to financial inclusion No Image There have been some recent reports of malpractices with respect to Jan Dhan accounts. In this context, it may be interesting to know the grassroot level challenges that are impacting financial inclusion.

Afghanistan; Itís the Heroin, Stupid

Someone that actually is bound to endure his freedom in full splendor is former warlord, head of Hezb-i-Islami and “Butcher of Kabul” Gulbuddin Hekmatyar.

In fragmented Pakistani society, a champion of Sunni exclusiveness

Aalmi Majlis Tahaffuz Khatm-e-Nubuwwat poses as a non-political organisation and thereby avails many privileges from the state and a permissive handling by authorities. While it manages to evade...

 

Nepal's million dollar trees bring hope and fear

The name of the tree comes from two Sanskrit words, “Bodhi”, which means “to enlighten” and “Chitta”, which means “soul”. The Nepali indigenous ...

Unpacking the complexity of climate change

Bangladesh has been assessed as one of the nations most vulnerable to the impacts of a changing climate, and indeed, is already experiencing some of these impacts.

 

What Sri Lanka must do to become the hub of the Indian Ocean

The recipe for renaissance is just the same today. To become a hub again, Sri Lanka needs the freest, fastest and furthest-reaching possible movement of goods, services, capital, people and idea...

Surgical strikes: A face-saving move or planned retaliation?

Such tactical level actions often involving regimental izzat and inconclusive artillery and small arms duels are par for the course. So there was nothing particularly novel or new about the atta...

 

Will India Choose to Stop Maldivesí Slide Back to Authoritarianism?

As world leaders gather this week in New York for the 71st session of the UN General Assembly, the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) will also meet on the sidelines to discuss democra...

How Bhutan became the world's greenest country

It is the only country in the world that is carbon negative, which means it produces more oxygen than it consumes. Bhutan generates about 2.2 million tonnes of carbon annually, yet its forests a...

 
                                           

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Nepal, the present chair of SAARC, said that the Summit cannot take place even if one member country notifies of its inability to participate the event.

 
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It was heartening to see Prime Minister Narendra Modi make the distinction between the Pakistani 'rogue' state and its common citizens, when he addressed an appeal directly to the latter that "you are rulers are misleading you" and virtually inciting them to go against their leadership "to fight against terrorism", writes Tarun Basu.

 
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Just a 25-member crack team of Para Special Force Commandos carried out the four-hour-long surgical strikes within Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) early on Thursday killing an estimated 50 State-sponsored jehadis, including some Pakistan Army regulars.  

 
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In a world on nodding terms with sanity, that surely would be that. After a gruesomely electrifying, barely moderated first presidential debate, you could stick a fork in Donald Trump in the certain knowledge that his juices would run clear, and give thanks that America will overcome its distaste for Hillary Clinton and make her its...

 
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A conference organised in Singapore on the challenges and opportunities for countries in the Indian Ocean Region, underlined the crucial role of IOR players globally in economic, cultural and political spheres.

 
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English Rendition Of Indian External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj's address at the 71st UNGA, New York (September 26, 2016)

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The potential in space commerce across the world for India is evident from the recent strides achieved by Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro). The successful launch of 20 satellites in June 2016, brought the country's space commerce to the level of global competitors like the United States of America, Russia and China.&nbs...

 
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As one writes, the doubts about the veracity of the Army's claims have started gathering weight. Specific questions are being asked and Pakistan's experienced Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) is sparing no efforts in projecting that it is all a hoax.

 
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The book, written in the manner of a series of case studies, also points to the lack of a clearly enunciated national security strategy, a defence situational review, a defence strategy and a joint strategy for the armed forces -- all of this h...

 
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The book ‘Pakistan at crossroads: Domestic Dynamics and External Pressures’  is one of the few books in recent years which fixes spotlight on various aspects of Pakistan; the internal flummoxing situation and external forces wh...

 
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In a region which is unexplored as an asset class, performance will be the kingmaker. This book includes the author’s CDCF Portfolio basket for the SAARC asset class, which selects the best fundamental-p...

 
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Sri Lanka has to be the most beautiful country I have ever seen, says John Gimlette, an accomplished travel writer who journeys to the island nation at the end of a long and brutal civil war. Anyone who has se...

 
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"Perilous Interventions: The Security Council and the politics of chaos" is an insider's account and interpretation of the West's  "desire for geopolitical domination" which ha...

 
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