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The Dalai Lama wants to return home

The impact of the 19th Communist Party of China congress and affirmation of President Xi Jinping as China’s ‘most powerful’ leader in decades seems already to be having a bearing on India...

Chinese media warn India over Dalai Lama’s Arunachal visit

India will pay “dearly” for allowing the Dalai Lama to visit Arunachal Pradesh, Chinese Government spokesmen media Global Times said on Friday. This warning came days after Beijing announced...

Dalai Lama urges China to give Tibet meaningful “self-rule”

Tibetan controversial spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, on Wednesday emphatically said India had never used him against China. The Dalai Lama also urged China to give Tibet meaningful “self-rule”...

Why Dalai Lama’s Visit to Arunachal Has India Asserting Itself to China

  On March 30, 1959, the Dalai Lama and 20 of his guards escaped China and entered India through Kinzmane. He was then brought to Tawang where he was accorded...

Dalai Lama on his way to Tawang

The Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama reached in India’s northeastern state of Assam on his way to Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh to attend a congregation tomorrow (4 April) amid...

China, India, Dalai Lama and Tawang

The Dalai Lama’s recent engagements have been far less reassuring for some, rubbing them up the wrong way. Beijing, for one, is losing sleep over his planned trip this...

Permitting Dalai Lama in Arunachal is India’s mistake: China

China officially said that India is committing a major mistake in allowing Dalai Lama to visit the controversial border state Arunachal Pradesh. "This will have serious damage on bilateral relations...

China to get rough with India if Dalai Lama visits Tawang

The Chinese Consul General in Kolkata, Ma Zhanwu has told India that China will be compelled to take action if India did not cancel Dalai Lama's trip to Arunachal...

China warns India over invite to Dalai Lama to Buddhist meet

China on Monday warned India not to go against its "core concerns" to avoid "disruption" in bilateral ties after New Delhi invited the Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama to...

China accusing India of using “Dalai lama card” to deteriorate relation

India deliberately using the Dalai Lama card to impair the bilateral relation between China and India, an expert stated this via China's influential Global Times newspaper. In a report...

China Warns India on Dalai Lama Visit to Disputed Border Area

In a stern warning to the Indian government, Beijing has asked Delhi to not go ahead with the visit of exiled Tibetan leader Dalai Lama to Tawang in Arunachal...

Modi likely to visit Arunachal to give a strong message to China

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to visit Arunachal Pradesh in the early part of this year, continuing with the policy of sending out a strong signal to...

India to continue ‘disturbing’ China with border issues in 2018: expert

China should be on high alert as New Delhi might continue to disturb Beijing on border issues, experts warned on Monday after a senior Indian cabinet official visited India's...

China trying to meddle into India’s northeast insurgency issue: security sources

The security agencies of India are extremely worried over the way China has been trying to meddle into insurgency of northeastern states operating from their bases in Myanmar. Disclosing that...

Is India testing China out on their disputed border again?

Two months after China and India diffused tensions on the Doklam standoff, there seems to be a new risk looming over the two countries. On November 19, Indian President Shri...

China trying to convince India CPEC is for prosperity

New Delhi has reservation over the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project but Beijing is reportedly trying to convince it that the multibillion dollar project is based on economic cooperation...

Terror on mind as India prepares to host RIC dialogue next month

After a year of hostility, capped by China's decision to block a UN ban on Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) Masood Azhar, the two countries may yet have a chance to end...

China slams Indian defence minister’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh

China criticized a visit by India’s defense minister to the remote state of Arunachal Pradesh, which China claims, saying it would complicate efforts by both sides to maintain peace...

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi to visit India in December

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is expected to visit New Delhi in December to attend a regional forum, according to Indian media reports. He will meet his Indian counterpart Sushma...

India’s dangerous Taiwan gambit

India officially recognizes the “one China” policy; constrained by its commitment to Beijing, New Delhi has found it hard to establish its bilateral relationship with Taiwan. However, under Prime Minister Narendra...

Sri Lankan Muslims and Buddhists hold counter demonstrations on Rohingya issue

Reflecting the sharp communal divide in the country, Sri Lankan Muslims and Buddhists have been holding counter demonstrations in the island nation, opposing each other’s stand point on the...

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Round one to Hefazot as Tabligh steps back

One of the largest gatherings of devout Muslims of the world --Biswaijtema -- held annually near the Turag river of Dhaka is famous for large turnouts, major traffic jams due to the huge crowd and eminent speakers from all over the Muslim world. But this year’s event will be... More

Myriad challenges ahead for China in Afghanistan

There is hardly any doubt that China has been working on augmenting its role and position in Afghanistan for the last few years. The role is not just that of a mediatory between Pakistan and Afghanistan but equally that of a direct stake-holder and broker of peace in the... More

Former R&AW chief in India’s national security team

No deputy to the National Security Advisor (NSA) in India has attracted so much attention in Delhi's policy making circles as Rajinder Khanna did when he was appointed deputy NSA recently. He is the first chief of external intelligence R&AW to make it -- two former chiefs of Intelligence Bureau,... More

Our Trump Card

Because of US sanctions economic assistance has been suspended before, military sales terminated, etc. Reacting to US President Donald Trump's New Year tweet, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif vowed the Pakistani audience telling the Wall Street Journal that "we are no longer allies" and that "Washington had turned Islamabad into... More

Rohingya crisis looks long term as ARSA returns 

That Bangladesh was not prepared for the Rohingya exodus is now grudgingly accepted by its official world. Some had perhaps hoped that there would be a bit of collateral gains for keeping the borders open but that hasn’t materialized. Similarly, Myanmar’s prime backers and supporters -- China and India... More

EDITOR'S CHOICE

Why Gadkari is perfect interlocutor for Iran

Quietly, unobtrusively, on the eve of the visit by the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to India beginning this weekend, India made an assertive move in its West Asia policies that should not go unnoticed. This has been the decision to schedule talks with Iran’s... More

Revisiting Jammu and Kashmir

From time to time we are rudely reminded that there is an issue concerning the state of Jammu & Kashmir. The last reminder came on the night of 30-31 December 2017, when militants attacked the CRPF Training Centre at Lethpora in Pulwama district killing five... More

Why businessman Trump is upset with Pakistan

The Indian media have ignored the momentous announcement by Pakistan’s central bank on January 2 notifying that it has taken “comprehensive policy related measures to ensure that imports, exports and financing transactions can be denominated in CNY (Chinese Yuan).” Probably they got bogged down with... More

India needs to align with new reality in Indian Ocean

The uneasiness over the India - Maldives relations are unwarranted. The ripples in the Indian ocean are short term and inevitable for the fact that Maldives does have a strategic role to play and India's foreign policy must align to this new reality. What is... More

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Gorkhaland, Mamata and the Chinese factor

Just a few days ago I warned two young student leaders in Darjeeling of West Bengal, against the violent movement which has started there for a separate Gorkhaland. I told them in no way should they support this demand. This has multifarious geo-political risks. If... More