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The Ottoman Syndrome
The newly elected leader Imran Khan of Pakistan, in his very first tweet, commiserated with President Erdogan tweeting, “On behalf of the people of Pakistan and myself, I want to let President Erdogan and the people of Turkey know we are praying for their success in dealing
US-India 2 Plus 2 Dialogue: Significance of Strategic Partnership
“Want of foresight, unwillingness to act when action would be simple and effective, …confusion of counsel until emergency comes … are the features which constitute the endless repetition of history” – Anon Defence Industry and Defence Preparedness
Withdrawal from FGFA: The Decision and Way Ahead
On 13 Jul 18, the Defence Minister, Mrs Nirmala Sitharaman informed that India has conveyed to Russia that it will not be a part of the Project to develop a Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) anymore but may join the programme at a later date.
दक्षिण चीन सागर के लिए आचार संहिता पर चीन-आसियान वार्ता
मीडिया में ऐसी खबरें आई हैं कि चीन और दस आसियान देश दक्षिण चीन सागर में आचार संहिता के लिए बातचीत के एक मसौदे पर सहमत हो गए हैं। इसकी औपचारिक घोषणा जल्द ही की जा सकती है। आचार संहिता पर बातचीत अगले कुछ हफ्तों और महीनों में होगी।
Maldives in Election Mode
The Republic of Maldives announced its elections date to be 23rd of September, 2018. The pre-election period is being observed by nations and international organisation. Crisis erupted in the atoll nation in February this year, when the President declared emergency.
He could sting, but also give a healing touch: A tribute to Atal Bihari Vajpayee
It was, if I recollect correctly, towards the end of 2002. Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had arrived in Goa to usher in the New Year. I was then located in the State. Having taken a break from journalism a few months before, I had assumed charge as Media Advisor to Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, and was deputed concurrently as Director of the Government’s Department of Information & Publicity (DIP).
Is NRC Only for Assam, or to be Extended to All States Where Bangladesh Migrants Have Spread?
The National Register of Citizens (NRC) contains the names of Indian citizens in Assam. It specifically emphasizes on inclusion of all those who came to India after first January 1966 and before twenty-fifth March 1971 as Indian citizens.
VIF News Digest
Defense, National Security and Terrorism, VIF Alerts
September 26, 2018
VIF News Digest: National Security, Defence Studies and Terrorism (September 01 – 15, 2018)

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International Development
October 11, 2018
VIF News Digest: International Developments (01 Oct – 07 Oct 2018)

USA Donald Trump claims PM Modi will reduce import tariffs on motorcycles: Says ‘India called us to make a deal’, 2 Oct 2018...

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Neighbourhood News
October 16, 2018
VIF Neighbourhood News Digest: 16th October, 2018

PAKISTAN China endorses Pakistan’s aid request to IMF: Dawn October 16, 2018 China on Monday endorsed Pakis­tan’s request to...

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