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Are we witnessing the last gasp of Terrorism in Kashmir?

The increase in violence levels on the streets of Kashmir and participation of the local population became a cause for worry in 2016. The peace dividend achieved at great cost only a couple of years earlier seemed to be losing out to the mindlessness of violent mobs. This was accompanied by enhanced local recruitment, especially within the...

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India-China: Can the Modus Vivendi be Restored?
Tarun Basu | 11 Jul , 2017 0 comments

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said very proudly during a visit to Russia earlier this month that not a single bullet had been fired along the border between India and China for 40 years.   “It is true that we have a border dispute with China. But in the last 40 years, not a single bullet has been fired because of border dispute,” Modi said...

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Israel-India Strategic Partnership 2017: “Seizing the Future”
Dr Subhash Kapila | 10 Jul , 2017 0 comments

“Seizing the Future” in the words of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, most aptly and precisely, captures the essence of the iconic yet overly belated Israel-India Strategic Partnership forged by the meeting of the hearts and minds of the two dynamic and assertive Prime Ministers PM Netanyahu and PM Narendra Modi last week during...

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China Believes The Best Form Of Defence Is Attack
Claude Arpi | 09 Jul , 2017 0 comments

After completing my first book on Tibet in the 1990s, I looked for a title which could resume the content of my research.  At the end of the 19th century, Tibet was a mere pawn in the Great Game between Imperial Powers. The 1890 Treaty on Sikkim, today quoted ad nauseam by the Chinese government, was one of the ‘unequal treaties’ imposed...

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Modi’s Visit – The View from Jerusalem
Efraim Inbar | 08 Jul , 2017 0 comments

The visit by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi caused many Jerusalemites, like me, a lot of traffic delays. In retrospect, it was definitely a price worth paying. Modi showed remarkable courage by coming to Israel without balancing it with a visit to the Palestinian Authority. His departure from the politically correct symmetry pleased...

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