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US ties pegged on Indian appetite for technology
Kanwal Sibal | 23 Sep , 2013 3 comments
US ties pegged on Indian appetite for technology

The aim of India-US dialogue is that as India rises and seeks an adaptation of existing rules, it does so in a concerted manner with the US. Our ties with the US have improved remarkably. The number of dialogues that the two countries are holding — on energy, education, agriculture, health, development, science and technology, environment,...

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From military coup to toppling J&K government
From military coup to toppling J&K government

Not long ago a national newspaper, of considerable standing, ‘in headlines’ on its front page had created a stir amongst the public by raising the specter of a military coup, engineered by the then army chief. The provocation was the move of two minor units (in all 1000 soldiers ) towards Delhi, at a time when army chief’s case...

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Cutting the Syrian knot
Prakash Nanda | 12 Sep , 2013 0 comments

A war on Syria with disastrous consequences for the rest of the world has presumably been avoided. The Obama Administration was all set for launching the war, ostensibly as a punishment for the use of the chemical weapons by the Assad regime in Syria on August 21. The French President Francois Hollande was solidly behind President Obama for...

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Should the PMs of India and Pakistan meet in New York?
Kanwal Sibal | 06 Sep , 2013 1 comment

Whether the prime minister, Manmohan Singh, should meet his Pakistani counterpart, Nawaz Sharif, in New York in September has become a politically controversial issue. The government is being cautious in not ruling in or out such a meeting at this stage, hoping that between now and late September, the surrounding circumstances may change for...

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Syria: Two-faced in West Asia
Kanwal Sibal | 04 Sep , 2013 0 comments

President Obama’s plan to take military action against Syria can be legitimately questioned on legal, political and moral grounds. Syria has not, strictly speaking, violated international law in using chemical weapons against its own population. It has not signed the 1993 Chemical Weapons Convention, which Egypt too has not signed and Israel...

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