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Chinese checkers: Making the right move

  • A RECENT Chinese move to prepare a draft law for exploration of international seabed including Indian Ocean has left the Indian strategic establishment frowning despite the People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) desire to develop a “new type” of military relationship with their...
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Dialogue answer to regional unrest

  • Myanmar and Sri Lanka might be far apart from each other geographically, but recent incidences of violence on Muslim lives and properties perpetrated by Buddhist monks in both the Buddhist majority nations have a common pattern....
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Modi’s atonement: Real or fake?

  • As the world stepped into another year, like everybody else, the poor minorities in India too had hoped against all hope that something good is in store for them. But alas, their fate remains unaltered as the political class continues to treat them as a vote-acquiring tool. Be it the...
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Republic at 65: Still a long journey ahead

  • The Indian Republic turns 65 today. Sixty four years ago, this day at 10:18 a.m. Indian Standard Time, India became a sovereign democratic republic with the inauguration of her constitution at a solemn ceremony held in the grandiose durbar hall of the then majestic government house —...
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BJP: Fascism in the garb of patriotism

  • Politics over appropriation of patriotism is going on in full swing in India, currently gripped by high election fever. The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Rajnath Singh and the controversial retired Army Gen. VK Singh have bombarded the Union government recently for failing to...
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Is it not time for India, Pakistan to reconcile?

  • March 23, 1940 is a significant landmark in the history of Indian freedom movement. The destiny of millions of Muslims residing in the Indian subcontinent was changed forever on this day. Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, also regarded as a staunch champion of Hindu-Muslim unity, sponsored the...
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India’s BRICS mission

  • Fresh from his government’s success of handling the Iraq hostage crisis — involving Indian nurses — with meticulous precision, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive in the bubbling Brazilian city of Fortaleza to attend the sixth BRICS Summit scheduled for July 15-17, 2014. An astute and highly...
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India’s minorities living in fear

  • The heinous gang rape of a septuagenarian nun in the eastern Indian province of West Bengal in the wee hours of March 13 has profoundly shaken the conscience of humanity. While condemning the ghastly event wholeheartedly and questioning the motives of the culprits, who outraged the modesty of “a...
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The great game in Hindu Kush

  • Addressing the US Congress during his March-end Washington trip, Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani reiterated his resolve to uproot terrorist organizations — including Islamic State (IS) — operating from Afghan soil. Ghani assured his audience that this land-locked yet strategically located...
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Lankans vote for stability

  • As former president and prime ministerial candidate of the opposition UPF Alliance, Mahinda Rajapaksa conceded defeat after a closely-fought parliamentary election in Sri Lanka, the Indian strategic security establishment, having invested a lot in the neighboring island nation’s election process,...
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