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Squeezed by an India-China Standoff, Bhutan Holds Its Breath

  0 comments   |     by Steven Lee Myers on 23, August 2017

Squeezed by an India-China Standoff, Bhutan Holds Its Breath Steven Lee Myers, India says it is ac

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Military conflicts to escalate if India refuses to withdraw troops

  0 comments   |     by Global Times on 21, August 2017

Addressing the ongoing border face-off between China and India, Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj told her country’s parliament on Thursday that “all countries are in India’s support,” and said India is alert to the need to protect its security near “the border where the boundaries of China, India and Bhutan meet,” Indian media reported Thursday. She was

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Third country’s army’ could enter Kashmir at Pak’s request: Chinese media

  0 comments   |     by South Asia Monitor Staff on 18, August 2017

It’s the first time Chinese state media has brought Pakistan and Kashmir into the narrative. A “third country’s” Army could enter Kashmir at Pakistan’s request, using the “same logic” the Indian Army used to stop the Chinese military from constructing a road in the Doklam area in the Sikkim sector on behalf of Bhutan, an analyst at a Chinese think tank

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Hindu nationalism risks pushing India into war with China

  0 comments   |     by Yu Ning on 17, August 2017

India harbors deep strategic suspicion toward China. It considers China as a rival and a potential enemy. For a long time, it has hyped that China is pursuing what is called the “String of Pearls” to encircle India. Despite China’s goodwill in inviting India to join the Belt and Road initiative, India insists on interpreting the project as a part of China’s strategic con

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India's China War CIRCA 2017 ? written by Ikram Sehgal

  0 comments   |     by Ikram Sehgal on 16, August 2017

A month or so ago Indian troops trespassed and forcibly halted China extending a border road through Donglang plateau (called Doklam by India) at a junction between China, Sikkim (annexed by India) and Bhutan. Sourabh Gupta says it “is wholly a matter between Beijing and Thimpu (Bhutan’s capital). Until such time, Bhutan – let alone India, which has no locus standi

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Ten Avatars of Indian Corruption - Satya Sagar is a journalist and public health worker

  0 comments   |     by Satya Sagar on 15, August 2017

It is an emotionally loaded term like ‘faith’, ‘nationalism’ and ‘family’, that is often used by the middle-classes to provoke strong feelings of anger and disgust against politicians. And yet on closer scrutiny the phrase ‘corruption’ turns out to be a fuzzy concept, that  fails to capture how power and injustice really operate in human soci

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This is India’s China war, round two and With India and China interacting over...

  0 comments   |     by Neville Maxwell on 12, August 2017

With India and China interacting over more than 3,000km of undefined frontier, friction is constant and that one day it would break back into border war has seemed inevitable. Two great Indian delusions have created this situation. The lesser of these was the outright falsehood spun in the shock of immediate and utter Indian defeat in 1962’s Round One border war with China, when, aft

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Kashmir on the Brink - Kashmir remains a tinderbox

  0 comments   |     by Um-Roommana on 11, August 2017

On the afternoon of May 27, markets in Srinagar and other major towns of Indian Kashmir were filled with people shopping for household items, as the Islamic holy month of Ramadan was beginning the next day. Everything was routine until social media broke the news of the killing of a top local militant commander, Sabzar Bhat, in an encounter in south Kashmir, the hotbed of local militancy. As so

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The Protectors Of Humanity - Deep into the Pit Surrounding

  0 comments   |     by Sheshu Babu on 04, August 2017

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Musings On The Eve Of Hindu Rashtra - Blood Stained Corner

  0 comments   |     by Satya Sagar on 03, August 2017

You can smell it at a distance, in the burnt out, blackened frames of torched homes and vehicles from yet another communal pogrom. You can see it in the blood stained corner of a railway platform, still fresh from a recent lynching. And you can hear it in the guttural cries of the frenzied, saffron swathed mobs, pledging murder all the way to their cherished goals. Welcome, to the sight

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