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China: Towards the 19th Party Congress
Bhaskar Roy | 18 Oct , 2017 1 comment

The 19th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is scheduled to start on October 18.  The date was announced well in advance, indicating everything has been set, including personnel changes in the Politburo (PB) of the Central Committee, as well as its Standing Committee (PBSC).  This suggests that power broking by heavy weighs,...

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The Indian government might well be asking, 'what will China do next?'
Claude Arpi | 17 Oct , 2017 0 comments

Post-Doklam, many observers, whether in the defence services or government circles, have been thinking “what could China do next to put India’s in its place.” Of course, Luo Zhaohu, the Chinese Ambassador in India, spoke of ‘turning the page to a new chapter’. Can India believe him? In an oped in a national newspaper, Luo says that...

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Djibouti on New Delhi's radar: Horn of Africa is new arena of India-China rivalry
Djibouti on New Delhi's radar: Horn of Africa is new arena of India-China rivalry

The visit of President Ram Nath Kovind to Djibouti (October 3 -4) is the first ever high level political visit by an Indian leader to that small nation in the Horn of Africa. While India has old, traditional trade-related linkages with this former French colony that attained independence in 1977, current political and diplomatic contact has...

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Why Jammu for Rohingyas?
Vikas Kapoor | 13 Oct , 2017 3 comments
Why Jammu for Rohingyas?

The Rohingya people historically also termed Arakanese Indians are a stateless Indo-Aryan people from Rakhine region of Myanmar. There were an estimated over 1 million Rohingya living in Myanmar before the 2012-13 crisis. Rohingyas are 1.2 million against population of 51.4 million (2014 census) in Myanmar. Major religion is Buddhism followed...

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India’s Military Support to Afghanistan
Ratanjit Singh | 12 Oct , 2017 0 comments

Requirement of Indian Troops for Afghanistan On 21 August 2017, when President Trump unveiled his Government’s New Policy on Afghanistan it announced furtherance of Strategic Partnership with India for US’s South Asia concerns and asked from India more economic & developmental assistance in Afghanistan. He, however, never requested any...

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