Tag Archives: Narendra Modi

Bhutan: The Indian Army’s Front Line

Strategically located, the tiny Himalayan country is at the center of growing tensions between India and China.

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View from India: Behind Delhi’s ‘Pakistan Quandary’

India needs subtle strategies to contain and counter “threats” from Pakistan. The jingoistic and threatening rhetoric in a section of Indian media in response to each “provocation” from Pakistan does India no good. India’s power ought to be felt by its adversaries and not flaunted.

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Gujarat Pogrom: Will US Court Give Immunity to Modi?

The U.S.-based lawsuit filed against Prime Minister Narendra Modi is progressing and it is unclear if the court will grant him diplomatic immunity.

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Border Skirmishes: India, Pakistan Back to Blame Game

The latest India-Pakistan border tensions indicate a strategic shift in New Delhi’s policy which is becoming more aggressive with each passing day. Reports from India indicate that the new policy is being orchestrated by the country’s National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, a decorated former intelligence official.

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China’s Choice: India or Pakistan?

Which South Asian country is more important for China’s future? Many in South Asia may think Pakistan but that may not be a reality, at least now.

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India Gives Green Light to Build Country’s Largest Dam

Largest dam in Indian history will be built on a tributary of the Brahmaputra river but, with no public consultation or study of downstream impacts.

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A View from India: Love, Faith and Conversions

With the romanticized temper of the 100 days of Narendra Modi government over, the anti-Muslim tone is heard throughout India; in fact, this constitutes a major strand in the bond by which the Hindutva forces feel united after the triumphant majority to the Indian parliament, says one analyst.

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India’s Politics Without the Minorities

The penchant and proclivity for making India Hindu is not a new phenomenon in Indian political life; but until the 2014 election, it did not have the power or the heft to pose a serious challenge to the idea of India

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Modi’s Set the Bar for Talks With Pakistan Far Too High

India’s Pakistan policy is confused. The fact that Narendra Modi government jumped to the wrong conclusion about talks with Pakistan suggests two things. Either it overestimated its capacity to enforce new conditions on a politically troubled, if not enfeebled, Pakistani prime minister or it simply hasn’t clearly thought through what signals it’s sending out.

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Can Modi Rise to India’s Challenge?

Many people, both in Asia and beyond, hope and expect that under Modi’s government India will recover from the political drift and sluggish growth of recent years. But a note of caution is in order about what to expect from India, economically and strategically.

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