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Rise of China, History, Technology, Policies: Implications for India

Since opening up to foreign trade and investment and implementing free market reforms in 1979, China has become the world’s fastest-growing economy. China has transformed itself from a predominantly agricultural economy into a manufacturing powerhouse. China has taken a leading role in several critical emerging technologies. ‘Made in China 2025’, laid out how and why China would need to move up the technology ladder and close the gap with developed countries.

India's Relations with its SAARC Neighbours

India's relations with its SAARC neighbours have, over the decades, oscillated from very good to stressed barring Pakistan and Bhutan. With the former they have generally been very bad and with the latter very good. With the rest, notably Afghanistan, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal, they have seen many ups and downs.

Jurisprudence of Anti-Terrorism Laws- An Indian Perspective

Counter-terrorism practices cannot be effective in the absence of firm and clear anti-terrorism law. In the last several decades, India has developed wide-ranging counter-terrorism practices and mechanism. Yet, it has neither a comprehensive anti-terrorism law nor a definition of terrorism. Plethora of separate legislations are being used in counter-terrorism practices. The concept of federal crime is also missing. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) set-up in 2008 to investigate into terrorism cases.

Issues and Dynamics of the Fergana Valley: Regional Implications

The Central Asian Region gained wider recognition in International Relations after the disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991. The emergence of five independent nation-states in the heartland of Eurasia was, in fact, a matter of curiosity for the world community. At the same time, there were apprehensions about political stability, territorial integrity and economic viability of the Central Asian Republics (CARs) of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. In 1990s, considerable empirical research was conducted on the politics, history and society of the CARs.

The Janajati of Nepal

... Janajati groups in Nepal are neither culturally homogeneous nor are they so linguistically ... migrants from other geographical regions, they form the largest cluster ethnic group as their share in the country’s total population is 35.6 percent in 59 heterogeneous communities ... as the aspirations of the disadvantaged groups like the Janajati and Madheshi were not addressed, most of them rejected the constitution ...

Maritime Power through Blue Economy in the Indian context

Preface At the outset, this monograph has sought to resolve the ambiguities in comprehending the oft-used phrase ‘maritime power’. It has established that constituents are those permanent attributes which make a country easier or harder to be at sea. On the other hand enablers of maritime power are its potentials. Thus, long coastline is a constituent and the fishing industry that spawns on the coast is an enabler.

International Law and Armed Conflict in the 21st Century

... violence that often accompanies war or armed conflict has caused unquantifiable suffering to millions .... timeline of human history makes it amply evident that it would be a folly to consider warfare as an exception to human behaviour ... law is one of the instrumentalities of social control, war too, like most other social behaviour and activity, ought to be governed and regulated by legal controls ... _________________

Balochistan - Forgotten War, Forsaken People

If there was one genuinely ‘unfinished agenda of Partition’ it must be the case of freedom of Balochistan from the brazen colonisation of Pakistan. All through the post-partition decades, the Baloch have protested, confronted and rebelled against Pakistan’s mistreatment of its largest and naturally richest province. There have been as many as four rebellions at such scales that needed deployment of Pakistan’s military machine—with heavy weaponry—to crush these. Presently, there is the fifth Baloch rebellion, and consequently, another bout of Pakistan’s violent repression.

Sino-Indian Boundary Dispute and Indo-Centric Reflections on China's Military Capabilities, thoughts and Options in the Near Future

Preface India and China share many similarities. They both rejoice in, and relate to, the inheritances of their continuing civilizations. Both are nuclear power states with ever increasing military capabilities. Alongside the benefits of their rising economies they are also grappling with the internal contradictions and upheavals of their billion strong populations. In pursuit of their national aspirations they are both jostling for their rightful places in the world order. If China’s rise remains under close scrutiny in India, that of India does not go unnoticed in China.

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