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US INDIA SIGN MILITARY AGREEMENT

  0 comments   |     by The Nation on 30, August 2016

US, India sign military logistics agreement August 30, 2016 WASHINGTON - The United States and India signed an agreement on Monday to allow the use of each other’s land, air and naval bases for repair and resupply, a step toward building defence ties as the

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Is Pakistan Isolated? The writer is a former Pakistan ambassador to the UN

  0 comments   |     by MUNIR AKRAM on 07, August 2016

The writer is a former Pakistan ambassador to the UN. SEVERAL Pakistani commentators have concluded that Pakistan is isolated because its relations with three of its four immediate neighbours are hostile. Some have ascribed this ‘failure’ exclusively to the absence of a fulltime foreign minister and the hydra-headed leadership at the Foreign Office. Pakistan is far f

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Nepal leader takes office with a sharp eye to his heavyweight neighbors

  0 comments   |     by BIKASH SANGRAULA on 05, August 2016

Nepal leader takes office with a sharp eye to his heavyweight neighbors Bikash Sangraula As he starts his second term in office, Nepal’s newly elected prime minister faces a formidable task: balancing Beijing’s and New Delhi’s increasingly conflicting interests in Nepal. Prachanda,

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Come China Come: Let’s Have The Dragon-Lion Dance ! in South Asia

  0 comments   |     by Nilantha Ilangamuwa on 01, August 2016

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi is here in Colombo on a two day official visit. It has been very interesting and a pinking diplomatic relationship that  Sri Lanka as a sovereign nation  has developed since the ancient times with the Republic. Whatever may the recorded history placed before us be, one thing is certain and that is that  China has played a significant role in

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South China Sea: Watch Out, Dragon Could Bite!

  0 comments   |     by Andre Vltchek on 25, July 2016

South China Sea: Watch Out, Dragon Could Bite! Andre Vltchek China is fuming. It has obviously had enough, it is reaching the limit. For decades it tried to appease the

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China’s Silk Road leaves India stranded in its region

  0 comments   |     by MK Bhadrakumar on 12, July 2016

China’s Silk Road leaves India stranded in its region M.K. Bhadrakumar The Chinese foreign ministry has announced that the Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will pay an official visit to China starting April 6. The expectations in Colombo are that the four-day visit will advance the Sino-Lankan relations &ld

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The New Great Game - Implementation of the trade-Munir Akram

  0 comments   |     by Munir Akram on 12, June 2016

THE recent India-Iran-Afghanistan agreement to develop a trade route from Chabahar to Central Asia has been portrayed by Indian commentators as having changed the historical ‘Great Game’ for control of the connection between South and Central Asia through Afghanistan. It has been claimed that the agreement will end India’s ‘isolation’ from Central Asia and Pakistan

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China leads resistance to India joining Nuclear Suppliers Group

  0 comments   |     by REUTERS on 09, June 2016

China leads resistance to India joining Nuclear Suppliers Group: diplomats Reuters VIENNA: China is leading opposition to a push by the United States (US) and other major powers for India to join the main club of countries controlling access to sensitive nuclear technology, diplomats said on Thursday as the group discussed India's membership bid. Other countries opp

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Sri Lanka’s Delicate Balancing Act by Patrick Mendis

  0 comments   |     by Patrick Mendis and Dániel Balázs on 20, May 2016

Sri Lanka’s position is indicative of an emerging new Indo-Pacific order, where regional countries seek to remain strategically neutral while selectively engaging with the major powers in order to serve their own interests. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (2nd R) and Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe (2nd L) attend the signing ceremony of bilateral cooperation documents

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Himalayan snub for India as Nepal signs railway deal with China

  0 comments   |     by Rediff on 08, May 2016

Himalayan snub for India as Nepal signs railway deal with China China on Monday agreed to Nepal Prime Minister K P Oli’s request to build a strategic railway link between the two countries through Tibet to reduce land-locked Nepal’s total dependence on India, as the two sides cemented their ties by signing 10 agreements including a landmark transit trade deal. Oli, who arrived in Be

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