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Tiananmen Square Incident @ 30
The year 2019 is very special in the calendar of China as it marks some of the most important anniversaries. But the one anniversary which Beijing refuses to acknowledge is the thirty years since the Tiananmen Square Incident. On June 3 and 4, 1989 hundreds of students, workers and journalists had protested against the increasing corruption and made calls for a more democratic China.
Has ‘Sab ka Saath ..’ Ended the Political Trick of ‘Divide and Rule’?
“An election is coming. Universal peace is declared and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry”, - T S Eliot Politics in ‘New India’
प्रधानमंत्री मोदी के दूसरे कार्यकाल में भारत की पाकिस्तान नीति कैसी हो
विलियम शेक्सपियर ने कहा था, “अनईजी लाइज द हेड दैट वियर्स द क्राउन” यानी राजमुकुट कांटों से भरा होता है। नरेंद्र मोदी ने जश्न के बीच एक बार फिर पांच वर्ष के लिए पद संभालने की शपथ ली। चूंकि वह पूर्ण बहुमत के साथ सत्ता में लौटे हैं और यह उपलब्धि 48 वर्ष में कोई नहीं दोहरा पाया था, इसलिए देश और दुनिया को उनके निर्णायक नेतृत्व से काफी उम्मीदें हैं। पहले 100 दिन अहम होंगे, जब उनकी नीतियों की लकीरें मोटे तौर पर खींची जाएंगी। भारत की पाकिस्तान नीति ऐसी ही लकीर होगी, जिसे बहुत सावधानी के साथ खींचना होगा।
Where is Sudan Going?
We start with where Sudan is coming from. It is a young state with an impressively long history. The Kingdom of Kush in the region known as Nubia in antiquity had much interaction with ancient Egypt, and it provided a line of Pharaohs to the 25th dynasty that ruled Egypt from 744 to 656 B.C.
Neighbourhood Media Watch - May 2019
Bangladesh: Desperate Migrants On May 10, a boat carrying migrants from Libya to Italy capsized in the Mediterranean. Of the 51 Bangladeshis on board, 37 drowned; bringing back painful memories of a similar tragedy in February. Over the course of the month as survivors returned home to an uncertain future, there has been a nation-wide conversation on migration, an issue that resonates deeply in the country where remittances from Bangladeshis working abroad are the second-largest contributor to the country’s foreign exchange reserves.
नज़रबायेव के बाद कज़ाकस्तान का भविष्य: आकलन
कज़ाकस्तान के राष्ट्रपति नूरसुल्तान नज़रबायेव ने 19 मार्च 2019 को टेलीविजन संदेश के जरिये ऐतिहासिक घोषणा करते हुए इस्तीफा दे दिया। उन्होंने कहा कि यह फैसला आसान नहीं है, लेकिन वह कज़ाकस्तान की राजनीति में नेताओं की युवा पीढ़ी के लिए रास्ता साफ करना चाहते हैं। इसके साथ ही वह मध्य एशिया में किर्गिज़िस्तान के राष्ट्रपति अतामाबायेव के बाद शांतिपूर्ण तरीके से सत्ता सौंपने वाले दूसरे राज्याध्यक्ष बन गए हैं। अपने सबसे विश्वासपात्र कासिम-जोमार्त तोकायेव के हाथ में सरलता से सत्ता सौंपकर नज़रबायेव ने एक नज़ीर पेश की है, लेकिन तेल तथा हाइड्रोकार्बन के मामले में समृद्ध मध्य एशियाई गणराज्य कज़ाकस्तान के भविष्य क
BIMSTEC - Towards a Security Architecture
The renewed mandate for PM Modi holds several implications for India’s domestic and foreign policy both. The presence of Bay of Bengal initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) leaders in Delhi for the Prime Ministerial swearing-in ceremony was both a reflection of India’s commitments in the region as well as its underutilised potential.
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Defense, National Security and Terrorism, VIF Alerts
July 9, 2019
VIF News Digest: National Security, Defence Studies and Terrorism, 16-30 June, 2019

Defence: Hosting of 12th ReCAAPISC capacity building workshop; Expression of Interest For six P 75(i) Submarines for...

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International Development
July 5, 2019
VIF News Digest: International Developments (US, EU, Russia and Africa), 19 June - 3 July, 2019

United States 'Great friends are bound to have disagreements': Mike Pompeo soothes trade tensions on India trip’: CNN, 26...

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July 19, 2019
VIF Neighbourhood News Digest: July 19, 2019

PAKISTAN Pakistan will grant consular access to Indian spy Jadhav: FO: Dawn July 19, 2019 The Foreign Office (FO) on...

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