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Why the protest of Kashmiris is justified and must...


Why are people protesting in Kashmir? On Thursday, May 11, a group of Indian citizens who had travelled to Kashmir in November 2016 to document... More

ICJ has not taken a position against Pakistan on...


Following India petitioning the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to move against the decision of the Pakistani Field General Court Martial which sentenced alleged Indian... More

Chinese envoy repeats friendship offer to India


For the second time this year, Chinese ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui has come up with a concrete plan to break the jinx causing a... More

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


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

The Supreme Court jailed a Calcutta High Court judge


The Supreme Court on Tuesday sentenced sitting Calcutta High Court judge Justice C S Karnan to six months imprisonment. The apex court held Justice CS... More

India should reconsider B & R, says Chinese media


China's Ambassador to India as well as economic experts, have raised their voices once again about the lack of India’s participation in the Belt and... More

RSS Babies: ‘Genius’ baby engineering in India is ‘Straight...


India's largest Hindu far-right organisation said it is working with expectant couples in the country to produce "customised" babies, who, they hope, will be taller,... More

Brainstorming sessions of Indian Diplomats posted worldwide


To enhance India's security in what is being seen as an increasingly difficult neighbourhood, the Indian government wants to use its foreign policy for a... More

Drones to deal with Maoists in India


At a review meeting Monday of Chief Ministers and Police Chiefs of 10 Left Wing Extremism-affected states in New Delhi, Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh... More

Indian govt blocks Mamata’s China trip


The Indian government has put a damper on the plans of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to visit China this June at the invitation... More

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


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

Bi-polar politics enters the West Bengal scene

West Bengal politics at present is rife with threats and counter threats between Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Trinamool Congress. Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee... More

India’s Assam under AFSPA for 26 years, Delhi declares...


The Indian government has declared the entire Assam as a “disturbed” area under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) for three more months, citing... More

The Kashmir war on virtual space


Young Kashmiris are at war with the Indian government, on the streets, and on the Internet. They are resisting India’s social media crackdown by using... More

Nepal SC stays impeachment motion : CJ Karki resumes...


Hours after the Supreme Court (SC)’s interim order, Nepal Chief Justice Sushila Karki has resumed the office from Friday evening. The SC Friday afternoon had directed... More

Hekmatyar Extends Brotherhood Hand to Taliban


Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) leader Gulbadin Hekmatyar on Friday once again called on the Taliban to respond positively to people’s demand for peace so the Afghans... More

China can work on RCEP Deal without India, says...


According to the report of a Beijing-Based private think tank China can work with Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement without India. China’s Global Times... More

China Says Will Not Be Mediator Between Pakistan, India,...


On Wednesday, China said that it has no plans to become a mediator between India and Pakistan in resolving the Kashmir dispute. A Chinese foreign... More

Pakistan: Dark Days Are Over


Pakistan may in the years to come see some light at the end of what could only be described as darkness. According to recent media... More

India should focus on regional strength, not be unnerved...


Chinese media suggests that India should focus on regional strength and not on conspiracy theories.  The State backed Chinese newspaper “Global Times” in a report... More

Situation in Kashmir never scarier: RAW’s former chief


A former head of India’s external spy agency RAW believes that the situation in India-held Kashmir was never scarier, not even in the 1990s when... More

COLUMN

Myanmar’s fragile peace process set to unravel

Myanmar’s peace process is slowly unraveling as the discussions between the government and the ethnic groups involved remains marred by confusion, indecision and division. Days away from the next round of the 21st Century Panglong or national peace conference, there is still no clear idea of who... More

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

EDITOR'S CHOICE

Resolving the National Question: Where is the key?

"We all know the old joke about a guy looking for his lost key under the street light; when asked where he lost it, he admits that it was in a dark corner. So... More

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

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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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