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Notes from the Sub-continent
In this fortnight’s compilation of some of the big ideas being debated in the media across the Indian sub-continent, we offer a mix of foreign and domestic policy issues. Starting with Bangladesh, we look at its response to India’s publication of the National Register for Citizens in Assam; then onto Nepal, where we see how the commentariat is divided over the outcomes of the Chinese foreign minister’s recent visit to Kathmandu.
Post August 5, the Many Truths of Kashmir
Post the abrogation of Article 370, with restrictions in Kashmir - clampdown on communication channels through mobile and internet services - the information coming out through media outlets cannot be the depiction of the complete truth of the situation. Lack of knowledge about Kashmir society’s myriad complexions makes the media susceptible to false propaganda or half- truths. The media reports therefore cannot be well authenticated to reflect the ground situation in entirety.
तालियां! - जम्मू-कश्मीर अब सचमुच भारत का हिस्सा है
तेजतर्रार हमला, सर्जिकल अभियान और अचंभा शब्दों का इस्तमाल सैन्य अभियानों में सबसे अधिक किया जाता है। लेकिन जम्मू-कश्मीर में भारत सरकार ने इससे भी बेहतर काम किया और 70 साल से चली आ रही समस्या को एक ही झटके में सुलझा दिया। सबसे बड़ी बात अचंभे की थी, सबका मुंह खुला रह गया!
Counter-Terrorism Framework of the United Nations and India’s Approach of De-Radicalisation1
Due to lack of an internationally accepted definition, terrorism continues to haunt every nation in the World. The perspective of terrorism differs from a nation to nation; therefore, every country has its own definition and measure to counter terrorism. De-radicalisation and counter-terrorism are two inter-linked terms that are widely used in studies related to extremism, terrorism, and radicalisation.
India-Bangladesh: Moving beyond the Bilateral
What does it take for a bilateral relation to cross the Rubicon? As recent developments were unfolding, if any two neighbours in South Asia were capable of making the turnaround it was presumed India and Bangladesh could and would. And given the ongoing wide spectrum of bilateral cooperation it would appear Indo-Bangladeshi ties have certainly gathered strength and momentum and seems poised at a good juncture. But a recent visit to Dhaka revealed several anxieties and apprehensions about the future.
The Expanding Chinese Smartphone Market in India
The recent news of ‘One Plus’ investing Rs.1,000 crore in Hyderabad for research and development which would focus India-centric features while also working on globally standard features1 is a testament to the fact that global companies, primarily based out of China, have started taking particular interest in the Indian market. The Indian smartphone and telecom market is growing at a rapid pace. Indian telecom operators have to decide on how to step up manufacturing capacities and provide services at low prices to capture more market share in this new competitive environment.
Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov explains Russia’s World View
Like other great powers, Russia is keenly watching the global developments and how they impact it. It is seeking a place for itself in the rapidly changing world order. The Americans are talking about a rule-based order. The Chinese are expanding their influence through the Belt and Road Initiative and a new type of relationship between the great powers. How does Russia view such concepts?
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