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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 world's seventh-largest economy would be effectively... 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 grown rapidly. This expanding interaction was... 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 in October last when Indian Prime... More

Understanding Trumpocalypse


Donald Trump will be the 45th President of the United States. These words will echo in the hearts of 324 million Americans today, some shell-shocked and... 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, United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, spoke... 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 Ministry of India. The decision comes... More

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


Indian army officers, on November 7, briefed the defence and military attaches of various countries posted in Delhi about the “global and regional security scenario”... 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 "no change" in its stand on... 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, including two women, were injured as... More

J&K situation very fragile


Describing the situation in Jammu and Kashmir as “extremely fragile,” Director-General of Police K. Rajendra has said around 300 militants are active in the State... More

Japan, India to ink civil nuclear deal


Japan and India are set to sign a civil nuclear deal this week, as the two Asian allies look to boost economic and security ties... More

Theresa May in India on 3-Day visit


British Prime Minister Theresa May arrived in Delhi on 6 November evening on a three-day India visit. This is her first bilateral engagement outside Europe... More

India trying to win China on NSG issue


Criticism against China has become intensified in India since the host country’s failure to make Pakistan ‘isolated’ portraying it a “terrorist state” in the BRICS... More

Modi’s visit to Japan: Focus on economy would benefit...


Prime Minister Norendra Modi’s visit to Japan in September 2014 was described largely “successful” by Indian newspapers. The visit mainly focused on economic ties. The... More

Modi’s visit to Japan: Focus on economy would benefit...


Prime Minister Norendra Modi’s visit to Japan in September 2014 was described largely “successful” by Indian newspapers. The visit mainly focused on economic ties. The... More

Colombian model to deal with Maoist in India


Twenty-four members of the banned CPI (Maoist) gunned down in anoperation by elite anti-Naxal force in Malkangiri district in Indian state of Odisha, bordering Andhra... More

SAARC satellite likely to miss December deadline


  New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious South Asian satellite project, announced two years ago, is likely to miss the December deadline as the Indian... More

SLNS ‘Sayura’ and SLNS ‘Suranimala’ on training visit to...


  Sri Lanka Navy is taking part in joint training exercise with the Indian Navy. Offshore Patrol Vessel SLNS ‘Sayura’ and Fast Missile Vessel SLNS ‘Suranimala’... More

India provokes China by inviting US Ambassador to visit...


New Delhi: India is asserting its sovereignty in the Tawang region, claimed by China, through aggressive diplomacy. After sending invite to 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin... More

India’s arms build-up sharpen the race in South Asia


Russia has quietly agreed to lease out a second nuclear attack submarine of the Akula class to India this month in a deal worth around... More

China’s straight talk threw India off guard


China’s recent comment, on the eve of BRICS summit, that “no country should pursue its own political gains in the name of counterterrorism” has left... More

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Why kicking itself out of OBOR was...

While India stopped short of attending the last week held summit of Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in China, otherwise known as ‘One Belt One Road’ vision, the decision should not be confused with, despite India’s allusions to the violation of its territory and sovereignty, the possibility... More

Can India afford to ignore OBOR

India's decision to not join the One Belt One Road (OBOR) or Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) Summit in Beijing (May 14-16) is not just about the sovereignty issues, as has been made out by Delhi. It is not just about the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor entering through... More

International-ising Jadhav

This was a good week for Pakistan. First Modi made the faux pas of the decade by boycotting the China Summit on the “One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiatives, then India gave us an enormous platform for internationalizing human rights by going to the ICJ over the... More

Asia is central to China’s strategic vision

China’s international summit to help promote its strategic vision – ‘One Belt, One Road’ (OBOR), now dubbed the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) – has just concluded in Beijing. Twenty-nine heads of state and representatives from 130 countries attended the two-day forum on 14-15 May. Most of... More

Rape, FB and class conflict in Dhaka

In a country where the upper class enjoys almost total impunity, they suddenly faced an unexpected furor over an alleged rape incident. It allegedly happened in an upscale joint called Raintree Hotel located in Dhaka’s hyper rich residential area. Reports say, two girls were invited to a party... More

EDITOR'S CHOICE

China tightens grips on ASEAN

China has deepened its influence on ASEAN nations, and the just-concluded ASEAN Summit with its chairman’s watered-down statement stands testimony to this. This China factor — coming on the back of Beijing’s huge investments as... More

China’s new world order

China recently hosted 29 heads of state and government at the Belt and Road Forum, reinforcing the country’s claim to leadership of an emerging geopolitical and economic world order. The summit conference that... More

Why Kashmir remains disturbed

Whether stone pelting on Indian Armed Forces in Kashmir is being done at the behest of Pakistan or as a response to fundamentalists' call, the fact remains that the valley is disturbed. Scores of... More

No easy refuge from death row for Kulbhushan Jadhav

The movie version of this script, we’re all familiar with: “no, your honour”, shouts the lawyer, the mother tears up, the judge bangs his gavel in approval and the hero walks off death row.... 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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