• Mohammed bin Salman’s Foray Into the South Asian Quagmire0

    • Blog
    • February 26, 2019

    The ‘winner’ in these South Asian encounters was most probably the crown prince. Narendra Modi with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Credit: Reuters Talmiz AhmadDiplomacySecuritySouth Asia23/Feb/2019 Three separate but interlocking factors provided the framework and content for Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s first visits to Islamabad and New Delhi, where he was honoured as

  • Religious minorities in India ‘attacked with impunity’0

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    • February 26, 2019

    Reports by rights groups show victims are often blamed as BJP moves to create Hindu-only nation Students’ Federation of India activists burn effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the chief minister of Assam in Guwahati on Jan. 8 after India’s lower house passed legislation that will grant citizenship to members of certain religious minorities but

  • Christian beheaded in India’s Odisha state0

    • Blog
    • February 26, 2019

    Families say he was earlier threatened with death by Hindu villagers for converting to Christianity Sukhbati Gand with her children in a photo taken before her husband Anant Ram Gand was found murdered in India’s Odisha state. He had been given an ultimatum to renounce Christianity or face death. (Photo supplied) reporter, New Delhi


  • The credibility of India’s Second Strike Capability0

    The third leg of the bourgeoning Nuclear Triad of India is of great significance. In any event, the first strike takes out India’s land-based ballistic nuclear missiles and strategic aviation, then the Indian Navy’s Arihant lurking in the ocean depths to avoid and launch an ambush and retaliatory strikes will render the attacking country unfit

  • South Asian Strategic Stability and Indian Nuclear Bomb0

    by Ahyousha Khan      15/5/2018 In the history of proliferation, the month of May is of great significance for the South Asian region as in this month both India and Pakistan tested their nuclear weapons. South Asian nuclearization is still interesting, dynamic and dangerous enough to be the issue of concern for not only

  • “MODI-XI Wuhan Summit: Critical Analysis of Competition and Co-operation”0

    by Asma Khalid      15/5/2018 “When two Asian giants shake hands, the world notices,” (Manmohan Singh) Peoples Republic of China (PRC) and India are known as the two most populated states of the globe. Both states have been closely interlinked through history and civilizational interactions; as both are the ancient civilizations of this world.

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  • Indian-American Hindutva believers are ecstatic about India’s court decision on Babri Masjid

    By Bhargavi Kulkarni and Suman Guha Mozumder Nov 12, 2019 The Nov. 9 verdict of the Supreme Court that granted Hindus permission to build a Ram temple at the centuries-old Ayodhya holy site, ending one of the country’s most politically-charged land disputes, has evoked a mixed reaction from Indian-Americans. The Hindu-American community and those supporting

  • India’s Narendra Modi has had a free pass from the west for too long

    Threats to minority rights and democratic norms are ignored to preserve a comforting illusion Gideon Rachman November 11 2019 The Financial Times The world’s democracies are desperate to believe in India. From Washington to Tokyo, and from Canberra to London, the country is viewed as an indispensable counterbalance to China. The two Asian giants are

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