Correct the Troubles of Your Own Making

By Deepak Gajurel — Political quagmire continues unabated in Nepal with no light sighted at the end of the tunnel. Though it should be the concern for Nepali populace, the heat is felt across the international borders to the south, and equally to the north. Media pundits in Delhi, and

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China, India and the Sri Lanka Elections

By Nitin A. Gokhale — As the contest between Sirisena and Rajpaksa tightens with each day, there must be some worried folks back in Beijing. The Chinese presence in vital sectors of Sri Lanka is huge, and the opposition, led by Sirisena and backed by former President Chandrika Kumaratunga and

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Bay of Bengal: the New Zone of Competition

By David Brewster The Bay of Bengal is fast becoming a key area of economic and strategic competition in the Indo-Pacific. It’s the largest bay in the world and forms an important, if neglected, part of southern Asia. Bookended by India on its western side and Thailand to its east,

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China’s Sea Activity Puts Region On Edge

By Reuters NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India is speeding up a navy modernization program and leaning on its neighbors to curb Chinese submarine activity in the Indian Ocean, as nations in the region become increasingly jittery over Beijing's growing undersea prowess. Just months after a stand-off along the disputed border

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Rattled by Chinese submarines, India joins other nations in rebuilding fleet

By Sanjeev Miglani and Tommy Wilkes (Reuters) - India is speeding up a navy modernisation programme and leaning on its neighbours to curb Chinese submarine activity in the Indian Ocean, as nations in the region become increasingly jittery over Beijing's growing undersea prowess. Just months after a stand-off along the

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India’s Strategic Pivot To The Indo Pacific

By Dr. Subhash Kapila India’s “Strategic Pivot to the Indo Pacific” stands signified with the dramatic strategic and political outreach made by Prime Minister Modi during his recent visit to Australia and forging a substantial India-Australia Strategic Partnership. Fortuitously, with both India and Australia headed by two dynamic Prime Ministers,

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China to invest $40b in Silk Road Fund

By Chen Yang Will provide financing for maritime, land economic belts in Asia China will contribute $40 billion to establish a Silk Road Fund and push forward preparation work for a newly launched infrastructure investment bank to strengthen connectivity in the Asia-Pacific region, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Sunday. The

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