INDIA

Gulbarg Society Carnage: Who Cast the First Stone?

  0 comments   |     by Ram Puniyani

Communal violence is the big bane of Indian society. While on one hand the innocents are killed the guilty mostly get away without any punishment. The rate of prosecution of riot cases is very low. Even where punishments are meted out the big fish are let off while the foot soldiers get punished. Apart from these observations what is popularized and what has become part of the social comm

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India’s Maoist/Naxalite Movement - Village Called Prasadujot

  0 comments   |     by Pritam Singh

Pritam Singh Professor of Economics Faculty of Business Oxford Brookes University, Oxford UK. This is a draft paper for the conference on „Before ‟68: The Left, Activism and Social Movements in the Long 1960s‟ at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, 13-14th February 2016 Introduction On 25 May 1967, in one vi

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India’s Monroe Doctrine - Geo-Politically Sensitive

  0 comments   |     by Ikram Sehgal

Aware of the Pakistani leadership‟s inherent weakness subordinating the national interest to their greed and self-interest, the Americans have never really listened to what Chinese PM Chou En Lai told Kissinger in 1971 July during his ground-breaking historic trip to China, “do not forget the bridge (sic Pakistan) you have used, you may have to use it again&r

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The Terror of Modi: An Interview with Arun Ferreira

  0 comments   |     by Andrew Stewart

Two years back in 2014, Narendra Modi became the 15th Prime Minster of India. Within the past year, the Western media has hailed his government and he has been a prominent figure in the international pages of the New York Times, garnering accolades for streamlining the bureaucracy and helping to grow the economy. Just a few weeks ago he was encouraging Vladimir Putin to

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Billions down the Afghanistan Drain - India is Reported

  0 comments   |     by Brian Cloughley

India is reported as being «one of the largest donors of civilian aid to Afghanistan» and has recently undertaken to give the Kabul government another billion dollars, which is extremely generous of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, because, as CNN points out, there is in India «a stark picture of widespread rural poverty and deprivation». According t

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India’s foreign policy crossed the Rubicon for unsure gains

  0 comments   |     by M.K. Bhadrakumar

India’s foreign-policy community has begun agonizing over the era of Donald Trump in world politics. A host of assumptions anchoring India’s policies, dating back to the nineties, appear to be getting invalidated. As the nineties ended, the task was well under way to reshape India’s foreign policy opti

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Spies Underwater - Relations Between Pakistan and India

  0 comments   |     by SA Shah

AT present, relations between Pakistan and India are incredibly tense, with almost daily military and civilian casualties on both sides of the LoC due to firing and mortar shelling. Pakistan recently shot down an Indian spy UAV on its side of the LoC, and conducted an impressive military exercise near the border (dubbed ‘strike of thunder’) to demonstrate its military preparedness a

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The Geopolitics of Hindutva - The Word Hindutva is Widely

  0 comments   |     by Gunnar Bjornson

The author is a research scholar at Katehon Think Tank. This is an abridged/edited version of his long research article. The word Hindutva is widely discussed across the world since Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came to power in India in 2014. The term is used to describe the special Indian religion-based political philosophy that emerged in the beginn

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Eyeless and Cashless in India - Surreal Times in India

  0 comments   |     by Latha Jishnu

THESE are surreal times in India. With most of its citizens forced into queues, it is a country at a near standstill. There is despair and death as people scramble to access their money after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in the most sweeping and arbitrary demonetisation since Independence, declares that the most commonly used notes have been withdrawn. That is, 86 per cent of the currency. As

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China, India, Pakistan: Moving Beyond Water Wars

  0 comments   |     by Bilal Hussain

Reliance on the same rivers should promote cooperation, not conflict, in the Indus Basin. Countries like China, India, and Pakistan have started counting every drop of water and are looking to maximize the use of trans-boundary water resources, especially the waters of infamous Indus basin, which are shared by Afghanistan, China, India and Pakistan. In a recent dev

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