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Challenges in changed times of Lanka

Challenges in changed times of Lanka

Maj-Gen Ashok K Mehta (Retd) In India’s interest, the longevity of Lanka’s present ruling coalition is vital. The major security worry for India is the deepening presence of the Chinese in south Lanka, a result of its earlier ruler’s policies. After a week in Sri Lanka, one realises why Lankans are talking about a new […] Read more

Naming and shaming Pakistan at UN

Naming and shaming Pakistan at UN

Rajan Gandhi The 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) is in progress in New York and Pakistani delegation here has come with a daunting task of changing perception of the world about “Pakistan a terrorist state” more so after President Trump’s two quite evident observations about Pakistan – one, that it is […] Read more

Post-Doklam, Chinese aggression not yet over

Post-Doklam, Chinese aggression not yet over

Claude Arpi The Doklam incident is over and one could say, ‘All’s well that ends well’, to paraphrase the title of Shakespeare’s play. Lessons should, however, be drawn from the nearly three-month long confrontation near the tri-junction Tibet-Sikkim-Bhutan. Even once a bilateral agreement has been found, China has remained belligerent. Aggressiveness is still over-present... Read more

Regaining hearts and minds of the Nepalese

Regaining hearts and minds of the Nepalese

Ashok K Mehta The pomp and pageantry of Rashtrapati Bhavan accorded, pleasantries exchanged, and all good things said, made four-time Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba’s visit to India last month ‘successful’ at a time when there is stiff competition in Nepal between India and China: That installed in Kathmandu, is a Government of its choice. […] Read more

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