India’s China Policy: Should It Be ‘Effective’ Or ‘Assertive’?

By Bhartendu Kumar SinghRecently, the opposition members in the Parliament accused the government of going soft on a hitherto ‘assertive’ China and apprehended a looming attack in the near future. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s refutations notwithstanding, many political parties are out to make a killing by sensationalizing Sino-Indian relations. Only

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India, Japan to firm up strategic ties

By Sandeep DikshitManmohan and Noda will review first-ever India-Japan-U.S. trilateralIndia and Japan will firm up strategic ties during their summit meeting next week with a $4.5-billion grant for an ambitious infrastructure project, announcing Tokyo's participation in next year's India-U.S. naval exercises and holding talks on moving ahead with India-Japan-U.S. trilateral

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वेनको स्थगित भ्रमण : शक्ति संघर्षमा नेपाल

दीपक गजुरेलचिनियाँ प्रधानमन्त्री वेन जियाबाओको बहुप्रचारित नेपाल भ्रमण रद्द भएको छ । नेपाल सरकारका प्रधानमन्त्री र परराष्ट्रमन्त्रीका तर्फबाट कूटनीतिक आलोकाँचो व्यवहार प्रदर्शन भयो यस मामलामा । चिनियाँ प्रधानमन्त्री वेनको नेपाल भ्रमण हुने भन्ने विषयमा औपचारिक घोषण भएको थिएन, चीनका तर्फबाट । यस्ता भ्रमण हुँदा दुई पक्षबाट भ्रमणकाबारेमा एकैपटक औपचारिक घोषणा

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When Wen?

By Kunda DixitSome things become more newsworthy when they don’t happen than when they do. That seems to be true for the postponement of Chinese premier Wen Jiabao’s visit to Nepal, which was scheduled for next week.Foreign Minister Narayan Kaji Shrestha tried to fudge it by saying Tuesday that the

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