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India rupee ban: Ex-PM Manmohan Singh rubbishes Modi crackdown


Former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has rubbished the government's move to ban two major currency notes, calling it... More

What’s India going to do with 23b worthless banknotes?


When the rest of the world rings in the New Year, India's central bank will be grappling with a... More

Opposition Unites To Pay Modi In Same Coin


Battle-lines have been drawn. The future is clear. Demonetisation has created a new fault line between the treasury benches... More

Attacks on LoC, 11 Civilians, 3 Pak and 7 Indian troops...


Eleven civilians were killed and seven more injured when Indian forces targeted an ambulance and a passenger bus near... More

India meets China in finance


The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), the $100 billion China-led multilateral lender, set up in December 2015 with the... More

Indian by-elections: ruling parties retain with Modi relieved, Mamata  rejoicing  


With uproar running high over wiping out of 86 percent Indian money, parliamentary and assembly by-election results are out... More

India overtakes Pakistan in defense-spending battle


In the race for acquiring influence over the two neighbors- Pakistan and China, India, the biggest country in South... More

Demonetising notes or demonising cash?


I am obliged to return to the subject of ‘Old Notes for New’ because the hardship and suffering of... More

Trump met 3 Indian real estate developers: Conflict Of Interest?


US President-elect Donald Trump's meeting with Indian businessmen has fed a controversy in the US over conflict of interest... More

India’s NSG entry seems remote


Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with his Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar led a huge diplomatic effort round the... More

Race to occupy sky: China overpowers India


Question is raised on the India’s capability in the race, in the twenty-first century, among big powers for speeding... More

Modi’s regime: Anxiety is rising


The scrapping of high-value notes will be good for PM Modi's mid-term scorecard, say foreign media It was difficult for... More

Why India wiped out 86% of its cash overnight


On 8 November, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave only four hours' notice that virtually all the cash in the... More

In Trump’s world


Since the end of the Cold War, the intensity and scale of India’s engagement with the United States has... More

India- Israel mull over singing defense deals


New Delhi’s ties with the Tel Aviv are set to reach a new height and this indication became clear... More

Understanding Trumpocalypse


Donald Trump will be the 45th President of the United States. These words will echo in the hearts of 324... More

NSG isn’t the linchpin of India-U.S. n-cooperation


In a visit to a seminar organised by the Nuclear Law Association of India in Delhi, Stephen Burns, Chairman,... More

India put on hold NDTV ban


  The one-day ban on NDTV's Hindi channel, widely condemned, has been put on hold by the Information and Broadcasting... More

Defence attaches in India briefed on the country’s security concerns


Indian army officers, on November 7, briefed the defence and military attaches of various countries posted in Delhi about... More

China refuses to budge on India’s NSG bid


Ahead of this week's NSG meet in Vienna, China, on November 7, stuck to its guns saying there was... More

Two jawans killed in Pakistan firing


Exchange of fire at forward posts in Sagra and Balnoi areas also reported Two soldiers were killed and five others,... 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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