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  • Beyond Balakot: Why the sudden deployment of INS Vikramaditya off the Pakistan coast is significant0

    As Pakistan Day approaches, this could be a general security arrangement in our part of the seas. Or, it could be a deployment based on specific intel inputs, including possibly of ‘samundari jihad’. 18-03-2019 In the backdrop of India and Pakistan’s simmering tension, India’s decision to deploy a buildup comprising aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya and nuclear submarine INS

  • The ‘Berlin Wall Collapse’ That Modi Is Counting on to Win 20 Million Votes0

    | Fast Forward | OZY By Maroosha Muzaffar • MAR 18 2019 Why you should care For the country’s 20 million Sikhs, the struggle to visit the religion’s holiest shrine has been a pain point for generations.Punjab view mapCreated with Raphaël 2.1.0Created with Raphaël 2.1.0 27,743,338Population PunjabiSpoken Languages $7845GDP Per Capita ChandigarhCapital City In the

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  • Farmers on India-Pakistan border fear for lives, crops0

    Farmers on India-Pakistan border fear for lives, crops- ucanews.com Umar Manzoor Shah, Srinagar , India 18 March 2019 Vijay Kumar gives a tour of his farm to show how close it is to the India-Pakistan border. He fears his crops may be destroyed and the lives of his family imperiled if the conflict between the nuclear-armed archrivals over the

  • Is This the Last Dalai Lama?0

    Charles McQuillan—Getty Images The Dalai Lama gives a public talk during a Children in Crossfire conference in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, September 10, 2017. Jessica Batke 15 March 2019 Jessica Batke is a ChinaFile Senior Editor. She is an expert on China’s domestic political and social affairs, and served as the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence

  • Maldives and India reiterate their “India-First” and “Neighborhood-First” policies0

    by EditorMarch 18, 2019 Male, March 18 (newsin.asia): The Maldivian Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid, reiterated his government’s “India-First Policy” in his meeting with his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj here on March 17 and the latter reiterated her government’s “Neighborhood First” policy. Shahid said that his government looks forward to working closely with the government of India

  • Kashmir’s YouTubers Put a Smile on the Face of an Injured Society0

    Two YouTube channels in the Valley are using subtle humour to try and distract people from the pains of conflict. Muhammad Younis 16 March 2019 Srinagar: Abdul Hameed, 45, was on his way home in Panzinara village in north Kashmir, when he was called aside for questioning at a security check-point. He doesn’t know Hindi,

Commentary

  • The US and Doklam: Look beyond rhetoric0

    Tanvi Madan Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Some have been wondering recently whether Washington’s commitment to its allies and partners in Asia has been steadfast and overt enough. And there have been calls for the Trump administration to reassure U.S. allies and partners in the region of its commitment through public statements. However, in one recent

  • Is South Asia the New Middle East?0

    Sep 27, 2017 Dominique Moisi The plight of the Muslim Rohingya minority in Myanmar highlights a broader trend toward political fragmentation and violence in the region. If a geostrategic catastrophe is to be avoided, the unholy alliance of religion and nationalism must be broken. PARIS – The Middle East is often viewed as a region

  • Mr. Xi Jinping, Take AGood Look At This Photo0

    by M Adil Khan — September 27, 2017 I urge you, Mr. Xi Jinping, President of Peoples’ Republic of China to take a good look at this photo. Do you see what I see? I see the agony. I see sadness. I also see numerous questions in the eyes of these Rohingya kids that are

  • Mishandling the Rohingya Crisis May Open New Frontier for Terrorism0

    Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have fled a military crackdown in Myanmar where they lack citizenship rights, and they head for Bangladesh. Myanmar, a country of 55 million, is more than 85 percent Buddhist; Bangladesh, with more than 160 million people and predominantly Muslim, reports a lower GDP per capita than Myanmar. The Myanmar military

  • Rohingya Refugee Crisis In Bangladesh: Multi-Dimensional Implications0

    by Major General ANM Muniruzzaman Synopsis There has been ethnic tension in Myanmar’s Rakhine State in recent years. The crisis has triggered a mass exodus into neighbouring Bangladesh generating security threats to the South Asian country. Commentary ETHNIC TENSION has prevailed between the Rohingya minority and the dominant Rakhine Buddhist population for centuries. The Rohingya population

  • India: Justice Arumugasamy to probe former CM Jayalalithaa’s mysterious death!0

    -Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal As mystery surrounding Jayalalithaa’s death haunts the ruling AIADMK leaders who now make contradictory statements on the state of health of their beloved leader who had made big in Tamil Nadu politics and government, the demand for a thorough investigation about that increased in recent days as one minister revealed that

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  • Bollywood Celebrities of Hindutva

    by Bhabani Shankar Nayak  20 November 2021 The Hindi film industry in Bombay has contributed immensely to the growth of peace, solidarity and secular nationalism, and progressive popular culture in India. The actors, directors, singers, artists, producers, and writers of Bollywood have challenged the power and stood behind people and their citizenship rights by upholding

  • Violence against Hindus in Bangladesh and Muslims in India: a case of state failure in one and state inspired, in another?

    by M Adil Khan — 15/11/2021 Image of the recent destruction of Hindu Temple in Comilla, Bangladesh. Source: The Free Press Journal Image of destruction of Muslim properties during the 2020 anti-Muslim riot in Delhi, India. Source: Al Jazeera   In India, the sectarian violence against the Muslims, a minority (213 million or 15.5% of the population), are

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