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London Institute of South Asia (LISA) concerned on threat to kill Kancha Ilaiah Sheperd

  0 comments   |     by Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd

A powerful politician and a member of parliament in India  has issued a sermon to kill Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd. All democratic minded people should condemn and resist this open threat to one of the greatest intellectuals in India. T.G. Venaktesh, an extremist Arya Vysya leader held a press conference on 18/9/2017 in a luxury hotel in Hyderabad with an extremist, conspitorial Arya Vy

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Donald Trump's lack of understanding of the tension between India and Pakistan

  0 comments   |     by Abhishek Parajuli

Donald Trump's lack of understanding of the tension between India and Pakistan risks destabilising the region Trump's speech, which asked India to ‘help more’ with Afghanistan, amounted to calling for calm while also setting the house on fire Abhishek Para

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

  0 comments   |     by Steven Lee Myers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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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