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P K Balachandran

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The violent route to states’ reorganization in India

Although India has been a democracy with a plethora of institutions to solve political, social and economic problems through debate and discussion, significant domestic...

Perpetually abroad, Modi loses sight of the grassroots mauled by demonetization

With an insatiable thirst for foreign travel (over 64 jaunts since he came to power three years ago), India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi appears...

Internal differences stymie SCO’s effectiveness

At the conclusion of the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) held at Astana in Kazakhstan late last week, it was clear that...

Challenges facing Nepal’s new Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba

On June 7, veteran politician Sher Bahadur Deuba of the Nepali Congress (NC) became Nepal’s 40th. Prime Minister and its tenth in the last...

Sri Lanka Freedom Party at crossroads

A cheerless domestic situation, both political and economic, has put the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) led by President Maithripala Sirisena at crossroads. Its...

India mulls greater deployment of armor and Special Forces on borders

India is mulling greater deployment of armor and Special Forces on its borders with Pakistan and China in view of the sustained threat from...

Modi’s regime is a lot of optics with little substance

Having completed 60% of his five-year term in May this year, it is time Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was assessed both by the...

1993 India-China border pact should guide India’s approach to OBOR

China’s ambitious One Belt One Road (OBOR) project to link countries of Asia through the construction of infrastructural facilities like roads, railways and ports...

It’ll be “commercial diplomacy” from now on, says Lanka’s new Foreign...

Sri Lanka’s newly appointed Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake, who was previously Finance Minister, has said that Sri Lanka’s diplomacy from now on will be...

Times of India survey brings out salient features of Modi’s support...

A survey conducted by the English and vernacular websites of the Times of India group on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s three years in...

National level prospects of Nepal’s opposition CPN (UML) hinge on June...

The Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist Leninist) led by former Prime Minister K.P.Sharma Oli, has come out with  flying colors in the first...

Anti-Muslim militant Buddhism on the rise in Myanmar and Sri Lanka

Militant-political Buddhism is on the rise in Myanmar and Sri Lanka, both Buddhist-majority countries. It is exploiting the political vacuum existing in these countries...

CPEC envisages Sino-Pak security mechanism with country-wide surveillance 

A joint security mechanism against terrorism, including a pervasive country-wide surveillance system, is a key feature of the agreement between China and Pakistan on...

India re-orients its policy on the Sri Lankan ethnic question

India appears to be in the process of re-shaping and re-orienting its policy on the Sri Lankan ethnic question once again. This was evident...

India isolates itself as the rest of Asia joins China’s OBOR...

By spurning China’s invitation to be part of the multi-billion dollar, multi-continental One Belt One Road (OBOR) project on an issue of “sovereignty” India...

Hambantota port and FTA off the agenda for Wickremesinghe-Jinping talks

The controversy surrounding the Hambantota port, and the ticklish issue of negotiating a Free Trade Agreement with China, are not on the agenda of...

Modi plays Buddhist card with aplomb to get Sri Lankans to...

The visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday played the “ancient Buddhist link” card with aplomb in a bid to give a firm...

Buddhism being used as foreign policy plank by India, China, Sri...

Buddhism was born in India in 5 th.Century BC and spread to South and East Asia in subsequent centuries to be the dominant Asian...

Modi comes calling again: But the icon of March 2015 is...

On his first visit to Sri Lanka in March 2015, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was a South Asian icon to be looked up...

New defence doctrine: Indian armed forces to stretch security duty beyond...

With growing aspirations as a nation with a greater role in the new world order, India strives for more intense involvement with global developments....

Challenger Rajapaksa displays his political potential on May Day

At the May Day rally his group held at the sprawling Galle Face Green here, the leader of Sri Lanka’s “Joint Opposition” and former...