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Chinese Investments in Nepal in the Context of BRI
All countries, big or small, promote investment as it plays a crucial role in capital formation and in increasing production, generating employment opportunities and boosting exports. Foreign investment is required when the domestic investment proves inadequate in meeting the requirements. In Nepal, a number of policies have been formulated to attract foreign investment.
Indic Statecraft and Indo-Pacific
India’s cartographic delimitation of Indo-Pacific broadly encompasses sea space from the western Pacific Ocean through Southeast Asia to the western Indian Ocean along the east coast of Africa. In this sea space it pursues an ‘eclectic blend’ of ‘constructivism’ and ‘realism’1 and showcases how a civilisational power with a long history of socio-cultural engagement and trade, premises its contemporary diplomacy and economic engagements.
पाकिस्तान: आतंकवादी हिंसा की पुनरावृत्ति
आतंकवादी और अलगाववादी धीरे-धीरे एक बार फिर पाकिस्तान में सिर उठा रहे हैं। जर्ब-ए-अज्ब और रद्द-उल-फसद जैसे अनेक अभियानों के बाद सेना ने दावा किया था कि स्थिति नियंत्रण में आ चुकी है। लेकिन हाल की घटनाएं बताती हैं कि ऐसा मानना अभी जल्दबाजी होगी। पंजाब को अभी हिंसा से छुटकारा नहीं मिला है और खैबर पख्तूनख्वा तथा बलूचिस्तान को हमलों की तपिश झेलनी पड़ रही है। आंकड़े खुद ही गवाही देते हैं। खैबर पख्तूनख्वा
Building Indigenous Missile Capability - An Imperative
When the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP) was sanctioned way back in 1982-83, Agni Missile was not even a part of the four missile Projects in its development agenda which included the Prithvi Short Range Surface-to-Surface Missile, Trishul Short Range Surface-to-Air Missile (SRSAM), Akash Medium Range Missile (MRSAM) and Nag Anti-Tank Missile. Agni was simply conceived as a technology demonstrator.
Global Norms for Stable Cyber Space: How Effective without Secure Supply Chain and Attribution to Attackers?
The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyber Space (GCSC), set up by The Hague Center for Strategic Studies and East-West Institute (EWI) in March 2017, in the Munich Security Conference will shortly release its report on norms of responsible state behaviour in November 2019 (
Can the Second Xi-Modi Summit Tackle the Really Difficult Issues
In just around a fortnight in mid-October, Chinese President Xi Jinping is scheduled to arrive in India for his second ‘informal’ meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the ancient coastal town of Mamallapuram near Chennai. Xi Jinping is likely to combine it with a visit to neighbouring Nepal where China has in recent years acquired considerable influence, the pace of which has accelerated since installation of the communist government initially under Prachanda. Developments over the past months, however, make any meaningful progress at the Summit unlikely.
मोदी और इमरान खान के विरोधाभासी नज़रिये
संयुक्त राष्ट्र महासभा में 27 सितंबर, 2019 को प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी और पाकिस्तान के प्रधानमंत्री इमरान खान द्वारा दिए गए भाषण एकदम विरोधाभासी हैं। दोनों प्रधानमंत्रियों ने अपने नजरिये और अपने देश की बात कही। मोदी ने भारत को विश्वास से भरे, प्रगतिशील राष्ट्र के रूप में प्रस्तुत किया, जबकि इमरान खान ने पाकिस्तान की ऐसी तस्वीर दिखाई, जिसकी जमीन पर आतंकवाद फलता-फूलता है, जो पश्चिम की ‘भेदभाव करने वाली’ नीतियों का शिकार है और जो कर्ज तथा गरीबी में फंसा हुआ है।
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