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Need For a Proactive Policy Towards Bangladesh
Anand Kumar | 20 Sep , 2020 0 comments
Need For a Proactive Policy Towards Bangladesh

India-Bangladesh relations in recent times have been touted as one of India’s best with any country in South Asia. The upswing came in January 2009 when the Sheikh Hasina-led Awami League Government came to power in Bangladesh. Since then, there has been no looking back and both sides have continued to strengthen the relationship. A number...

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What Motivated Chinese Military Drills Near the Taiwan Strait?
Jack Kai Yui Wong | 19 Sep , 2020 0 comments
What Motivated Chinese Military Drills Near the Taiwan Strait?

President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan continues to reject Beijing’s sovereignty claims as well as the offer of “one country, two systems.” In response, Chinese President Xi Jinping has called the possibility of Taiwanese independence a “dead-end.”  Verbal hostility from Beijing towards Taiwan is not unusual. However, in July and August this...

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Dragon and the art of selective amnesia
Claude Arpi | 18 Sep , 2020 1 comment
Dragon and the art of selective amnesia

Zhao Lijian, the ‘wolfwarrior’ and spokesperson of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, did it again. On 7 September, during a press briefing, when asked to provide details about five missing Indian nationals from Arunachal Pradesh (who are said to have been captured by the People’s Liberation Army), the arrogant Zhao asserted:...

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Indo-China Stand Off : 2020
Indo-China Stand Off : 2020

Chinese media uses the terminology Sino-Indian Border Dispute while addressing issues involving India and China. Our media having achieved perfection at aping uses same term. Our military strategists too use the same terminology more often than not. To many, usage of term ‘Sino-Indian’ or ‘Indo-China’ might appear to be of no...

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Increase in FDI Cap Alone Not Enough for Defence Sector
Amit Cowshish | 16 Sep , 2020 0 comments
Increase in FDI Cap Alone Not Enough for Defence Sector

As a part of the policy reforms to repair the pandemic-affected economy, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had announced on May 16 that the prevailing limit of 49 per cent on foreign direct investment (FDI) through the automatic route in the defence manufacturing sector will be raised to 74 per cent. Nearly four months later, this is going...

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