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New Indian defence doctrine soon to tackle entire spectrum of conflicts


The Indian armed forces have formulated a new "joint doctrine" to ensure the Army, Navy and IAF plan and... More

India to Develop More Military Airfields Along China Border


The Indian defense ministry has asked its agencies to develop more advanced landing grounds near the Line of Actual... More

60 percent Teesta water blocked for Sikkim power plants 


The controversy over Teesta has now reached Sikkim. The West Bengal government has repeatedly complained about the several hydroelectric projects... More

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... More

All Chief Ministers Must Ensure Safety Of Kashmiris: Indian Home Minister


Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh said all states must ensure the safety of Kashmiris in different parts of the... More

Babri Masjid demolition trials: Ayodhya again


A nearly moribund prosecution has been given a new lease of life by the Supreme Court. By ordering a... More

Beijing may quietly force Google to show Arunachal as part of...


Responding to the Dalai Lama's recent Tawang visit, the Chinese government has released “standardised“ Chinese names of six towns... More

Indian IT industry faces risks from rising protectionism in the West


Under a new executive order signed by US President Donald Trump, the US is reviewing its visa program for... More

With ‘Cow Vigilantes’ roaming roads, India’s meat exports are at risk


Despite the fact that about 1 billion of India’s Hindus revere the cow as a maternal figure, the country... More

India, China to kick-start stalled dialogue on BCIM


Officials and scholars from Bangladesh, China, India, and Myanmar will meet in Kolkata next week after a gap of... More

Bangladeshi influx issue of concern : Indian Home Ministry


The Indian Home Ministry has expressed serious concern over continuing infiltration of Bangladeshi nationals into India. New Delhi is also... More

Xi Jinping asks new PLA units to be ready for combat,...


Chinese President Xi Jinping has asked the PLA's newly-formed 84 large military units to prepare themselves for combat and... More

China renames 6 places in Arunachal Pradesh, claims the state as...


Upping the ante, China has for the first time announced "standardised" official names for six places in Arunachal Pradesh,... More

Babri Masjid Demolition Case: BJP Seniors Like LK Advani To Be...


LK Advani and other top leaders of the BJP including union minister Uma Bharti will be tried for criminal... More

Indian PM Modi gets zero votes in TIME readers’ poll of...


Controversial Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has won Time magazine's readers' poll of the 100 most influential people in the... More

Geopolitical rivalry in South Asia


As the gap between India and China continues to widen due to several bilateral and international issues, both countries... More

Depopulate Kashmir Valley to end crisis: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy


BJP MP Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday suggested that the troubled Kashmir Valley should be de-populated and Kashmiris sent to... More

Modi, McMaster discuss security


Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday held talks on Afghanistan, the West Asian region and the Korean peninsula... More

India issues passports to Tibetan refugees, China asks to honour ‘solemn’...


India has decided to give passports to Tibetan refugees born in India. The decision has come in wake of... More

If India does not discard protectionist policy, China will retaliate


Beijing has called upon India to renounce protectionist measures against Chinese smartphones, asserting that China will be forced to... More

‘India is what it is because of Sardar Patel’


Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel for redrawing the Indian map after independence “to give us what... More

COLUMN

A golden opportunity

INFRASTRUCTURE projects all over the world have a tendency towards cost overruns and schedule delays. Pakistan’s implementation record has been relatively worse, irrespective of the form of government or party in power. It is characterised by sluggishness, frequent change of managers, passing on the buck and not... More

Why China’s new aircraft carrier should worry India

The launch of China’s second aircraft carrier, expected as soon as this week, will be an important and depressing moment for India. The “Type 001A” -- likely to be named the “Shandong” -- will give China an edge for the first time in the carrier race with... More

Myanmar’s Precariously Poised Peace Process

Myanmar’s peace process has been stalled for months, as the country’s ethnic rebel groups – fighting for autonomy – and Aung San Suu Kyi’s government try to find a solution to their impasse that has prevented it from making further headway. Now the next meeting of the Union... More

China’s Bengal foray

This was expected much before. West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has been to Singapore, UK and Germany, scouting for investments without much of  a success. Her government did not initially take much interest in the Kolkata-Kunming Forum (K2K) that brings together many potential Chinese investors in their... More

The other side of the panama ruling

On not so historic a day, the Supreme Court of Pakistan’s ruling on Panama leaks just fell short of what it was meant to be: a clear-cut verdict. The order for further investigation by a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) has, therefore, prolonged a controversy that has already consumed more than a... More

EDITOR'S CHOICE

India’s moral claim to Kashmir has never seemed more fragile

India has spent the past decade lying to itself about Kashmir. The Pakistan-sponsored insurgency of the 1980s was contained. Elections were being held in the valley. People were defying militants to vote in them.... More

Three decades of mistrust

As Delhi and Colombo intensify their high-level political engagement, new opportunities for elevating the partnership are coloured by enduring suspicions in Sri Lanka. The country’s prime minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, is travelling to India this... More

India needs to learn that economic development comes before a naval...

"China is planning to build more aircraft carriers to bolster its maritime capabilities, which could pose a bigger threat to India," India's Economic Times reported recently. With concerns expressed by Indian media outlets about... More

Jinnah’s 2-nation theory triumphs in Kashmir

Kashmir: the jewel in the crown of India’s secularism. In 1947 when the Muslim-majority state acceded to India, it joined a brave homeland for all. India was not going to be a mirror image... More

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Reaction to “Behind Hasina’s RAW tirade”

David Bergman, British investigative journalist based in Bangladesh, commented on a recently published column of South Asian Monitor titled "SOUTHERN EYE: Behind Hasina’s RAW tirade" in his facebook profile. "This is a fascinating and detailed article... More

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