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Why are the Pashtun angry?

VIKRAM SOOD Delegation representing protesters to meet PM Abbasi, demanding early conviction of Rao Anwar. Source: Memzarma AFGHANISTAN PASHTUN Rao Anwar Ahmed Khan's police force in Karachi shot dead a 27-year old Mehsud Naseemullah (aka Naqeebullah), originally from South Waziristan, during an encounter. Rao...

India needs a far more focused approach to dent China’s influence in South East...

MANOJ JOSHI We need a foreign policy approach that thinks beyond event management. President & PM along with other dignitaries from ASEAN ASEAN INDIA-ASEAN There is a great deal of talk in India of a new, rejuvenated relationship with the Association of...

Trouble in paradise: How India can respond to the crisis in the Maldives

HARSH V. PANT How should India respond to Abdulla Yameen’s blatant disregard for democratic principles? Maldivian President Yameen arriving in India in 2016 Source: MEA MALDIVES YAMEEN The crisis in the Maldives escalated this week after President Abdulla Yameen declared a state...

Indian investments in Africa: Scale, trends, and policy recommendations

OCCASIONAL PAPERS FEB 07 2018 Indian investments in Africa: Scale, trends, and policy recommendations MALANCHA CHAKRABARTY INDIA-AFRICA Indian investments in Africa, from both public and private sector entities, have increased considerably in the last decade. Yet despite the growing importance...

India needs to revamp its working style in Nepal

HARI BANSH JHA External Affairs Minister Swaraj with Nepali PM Oli COMMUNIST PARTY OF NEPAL NEPAL During her two-day good-will visit to Nepal on February 1 and 2, India’s Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj did all that India could have done...

What’s next for India’s space programme?

RAJESWARI PILLAI RAJAGOPALAN India has yet to decide how to frame its national interests in outer space in a way that promotes both its own national requirements and global needs — it has an opportunity to take the lead. File...

FM walks the talk, honestly and judiciously, but very diffidently

SANJEEV AHLUWALIA ore reassurance comes from the fiscal deficit target for 2018-19 set at 3.3 per cent of GDP. BUDGET 2018 FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY AND BUDGET MANAGEMENT The Union Budget 2018-19 appears an honest and judicious construct when conveyed aurally. The...

Budget 2018 – An unusual effort to focus on rural poor

JAYSHREE SENGUPTA Source: PARI BUDGET 2018 Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s Budget 2018 was clearly an election budget. A lot of big changes have been offered, especially in the health sector, but why at the fag end of the NDA...

Maldives democracy takes another twist with Nasheed, others freed by SC

N. SATHIYA MOORTHY MALDIVES NASHEED Thursday, February 1, 2018, will be unlike any other day in the history of the Indian Ocean archipelago – if only a shade less celebratory than the first multi-party, democratic presidential polls of 2008....

Syria’s lost generation

ANCHAL VOHRA As the world powers are busy carving up Syria’s new boundaries in Geneva and Sochi, a countless number of new lives and their future is not taken on priority. SYRIA Seven months old Sam is biting into a...