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India – A Restless Revisionist State

  0 comments   |     by Dr Adil Sultan

India has once again embroiled itself in a border skirmish with one of its neighbours that has resulted in a serious embarrassment for its military. Its ‘over sold’ narrative of a rising power willing to confront and contain China’s rise has proven to be misleading, as India’s political and military leadership struggles to explain why India c

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India at loss as Indo-Pacific strategy collapses

  0 comments   |     by Saad Rasool

A Harvard law school graduate writes, the demise of the Indo-Pacific dream is a staggering loss of face for India on the international stage. China has put India back to where it belongs: a developing nation in South Asia. Not a regional player in the Indo-Pacific. The past two decades of international policy and regiona

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Indians are Hobbesian . Corruption in India is a cultural..

  0 comments   |     by BRIAN from Godzone

Corruption in India is a cultural aspect. Indians seem to think nothing peculiar about corruption. It is prevalent. Indians tolerate corrupt individuals rather than correct them. No race can be congenitally corrupt. To know why Indians are corrupt, look at their patterns and practices. Firstly: Religion is transactional in India. Indians give God cash and anticipate a

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Don’t Threaten Afghans…It Will Be Counterproductive

  1 comments   |     by M. K. Bhadrakumar

The principal deputy assistant secretary at the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs (SCA) in the U.S. State Department, Alice Wells, dropped a bombshell on the Afghan government and the country’s political elites on April 4—and caught the international donors by surprise, too—by linking all aid to Afghanistan to the formation of an inclusive

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Covid-19 has a grandma, grandpa and great grandpa...

  0 comments   |     by MK Bhadrakumar

Covid-19 has a grandma, grandpa and great grandpa. Where are they? The search for the genesis of Covid-19 is developing into an epic story. Thanks to the insinuations by the US President Donald Trump — ‘China virus’, ‘Wuhan virus’, etc. — that were explosive in their political and strategic content

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Afghan peace deal risks collapse as violence spirals out of..

  0 comments   |     by AFP

Afghan peace deal risks collapse as violence spirals out of control in Afghanistan It's been two months since the Afghan peace deal was signed between the US & Taliban. But the recent surge in violence across Afghanistan has challenged the credibility of this peace deal & has risked its collapse. The insurgents h

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Non-State Actors: Has Modi’s India fallen into its own trap?

  0 comments   |     by Imtiaz Gul

Modi's establishment had worked hard to shape narratives - even creating events if needed - to demonise Pakistan, to bring it under American scrutiny and sanctions. But it looks like as if all strategies have backfired as more and more institutions in the west get to understand the reality of Modi's Hindutva. The US Commission for International Religious Fre

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Damning US report on Hindu fanaticism in India touches raw nerve in Delhi

  0 comments   |     by Rajinder Krishna

The latest report of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has damning references to the rise of Hindu fanaticism in India under the Prime Ministership of Narendra Modi, with targeted attacks on Muslims. Expectedly, these observations have touched a raw nerve in the Indian Establishment which is now steeped in Hindu supremacism and the attendant disdain for any criticism

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The Phony War on the Coronavirus

  0 comments   |     by Pankaj Mishra

Leaders everywhere are ramping up the martial rhetoric, in part to back their critics into a corner.  Governments around the world say they’re engaged in a war against the coronavirus. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi invoked the legend of the Mahabharata, fought over 18 days, as he declared, with little warning, a

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Migrant workers killed in latest tragedy amid India virus lockdown

  0 comments   |     by AFP

Stranded migrant labourers in Chennai, in southeastern India, prepare to board a special train to take them home after the government eased lockdown measures Five Indian migrant workers died when the mango-laden truck they hid in to evade the virus lockdown overturned, police said Sunday, adding to a rising death toll among the country's poorest labourers.

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