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India’s New Song on Kashmir - In late October, the Indian regime suddenly announced

  0 comments   |     by SAM Report on 23, January 2018

In late October, the Indian regime suddenly announced that it was ready to hold a dialogue with “all stakeholders” in Kashmir. At a hurriedly convened press conference in Delhi on October 23, Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh announced that the Modi regime was appointing a new interlocutor authorized to hold talks with all Kashmiri stakeholders including those leading the struggle

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India appears threatened by Chinese projects in Sri Lanka: experts

  0 comments   |     by SAM Report on 22, January 2018

India has launched fierce attacks against Chinese commercial activities in Sri Lanka in recent weeks, and moved to secure more projects in Sri Lanka with Japan, in what appears to be desperate moves to maintain its declining influence in Sri Lanka. Chinese experts pointed out on Sunday that India, which has considered Sri Lanka its backyard rather than a sovereign nation, has adopted a very dan

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India’s uneasy stand with China and Russia by SAM Report

  0 comments   |     by SAM Report on 20, January 2018

India’s External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj (C) with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi (R) and Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov before the Russia-India-China Foreign Ministerial Meeting at Jawahar Lal Nehru Bhawan in New Delhi on 11 December 2017. Photo: PTI With the Soviet Union collapsing in 1992, its Foreign Minister Yevgeny Primakov, who became Prime Minister in 1998,

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India isolated by One Belt One Road Initiative by M.K. Bhadrakumar

  0 comments   |     by M.K. Bhadrakumar on 19, January 2018

From the Indian perspective, today’s announcement by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi that Beijing and Islamabad are open to extending the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor to Afghanistan dramatically changes the power dynamic in the region. Wang was speaking at a press conference following the first meeting in Beijing today of the newly created China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Dialogue format a

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India Needs to Calm Down by matthew Jamison is a Senior Parliamentary Researcher

  0 comments   |     by Matthew Jamison on 12, January 2018

India under the Government of the extreme Hindu Nationalist Narendra Modi has been getting itself quite worked up over the past year. It was deeply disappointing and disturbing the outrageous, illegal, overly aggressive and appalling behaviour of the Indian Government and Indian army against the People's Republic of China during the summer of 2017 regarding what is rightfully Chin

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PM Manmohan Singh was a disappointment that signals more turbulence ahead in relations

  0 comments   |     by Saeed Ismat on 09, January 2018

The summit last week between Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was a disappointment that signals more turbulence ahead in relations between the two Asian giants. True, the meeting resulted in the usual platitudes about friendship and cooperation. But it was obvious that the two neighbours were unable to make progress on resolving any of their current disputes.

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India has recently seen a succession of visits by the top leaders of the permanent SC members

  0 comments   |     by Saeed Ismat on 08, January 2018

India has recently seen a succession of visits by the top leaders of the permanent Security Council members. The British prime minister was in India in late July, and the American president came calling in early November. Visits by the French president and the Chinese premier followed earlier this month. In contrast to the high-profile U.S. visit, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev flew into Ind

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Rage over mythical beauty Padmavati shows ugly side to a new India

  0 comments   |     by Vir Sanghvi on 03, January 2018

Several groups condemn the mythical tale as a distortion of history with some going so far as issuing death threats against the director – despite never having seen the movie Something strange and bewildering is happening in India and nobody is sure where it will lead. Over the past two weeks, the media landscape has been dominated by the campaign against Padmavati

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Hindu extremists threaten to torch British cinemas showing Bollywood film

  0 comments   |     by South China Morning Post on 01, January 2018

British film distributors are reconsidering the release of a Bollywood blockbuster after its production sparked threats, violence and protests in India over the belief that it insults a legendary 14th-century Hindu queen. After false but persistent rumours that the film depicted Padmini in intimate love scenes with the Muslim king, there were protests, attacks on the set and dire

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Hindu extremists threaten to torch British cinemas showing Bollywood film

  2 comments   |     by South China Morning Post on 27, December 2017

British film distributors are reconsidering the release of a Bollywood blockbuster after its production sparked threats, violence and protests in India over the belief that it insults a legendary 14th-century Hindu queen. After false but persistent rumours that the film depicted Padmini in intimate love scenes with the Muslim king, there were protests, attacks on the set and director, and threa

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