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Modi’s China Visit – Some Straight Talk, Some Unreciprocated Concessions

Paper No. 5935                                   Dated 21-May-2015

By Bhaskar Roy

Indian Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi ended his state visit to China with a flourish in Shanghai on May 16. The day marked the completion of one year of the BJP led NDA government in New Delhi, and Modi used it to the hilt, addressing a 5000 strong Indian diaspora in China who gathered in Shanghai.

British Elections and thereafter

Paper N0. 5934                                   Dated 18-May-2015

Guest Column by Kazi Anwarul Masud

Political pundits are now dumbfounded. They predicted close elections between David Cameron and Ed Miliband.

China Visit of Indian Prime Minister May 2015 Strategically Audited

Paper No. 5933                                  Dated 18-May-2015

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Strategically audited, Indian PM Modi’s visit to China in May 2015 was minus any strategic gains to India from China nor did the visit create any regional or global ripples in terms of strategic impact.

China Unlikely to give up ‘Pakistan Card’ in its Outreach to India

Paper No. 5932                                 Dated 12-May-2015

By Dr Subhash Kapila

China’s persistent strategy is to play the ‘Pakistan Card’ against India both as leverage and its strategy of coercion against India. Prime Minister Modi on his visit to China next week will face a more subtle playing by China of its ‘Pakistan Card’.

Historic Step in Indo-Bangla Relations

Paper No. 5931                                 Dated 12-May-2015

By Bhaskar Roy

The Indian parliament in a show of rare solidarity with Bangladesh ratified (May 07) Indo-Bangladesh Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) of 1974, removing a major impediment to the development of bilateral relations.

What Awaits Prime Minister Modi in China

Paper No. 5830                             Dated 09-May-2015

By Bhaskar Roy

A warm welcome awaits Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he arrives in Xian, Chinese President Xi Jinping’s birthplace on May 12. Xi is expected to replicate his welcome by Modi in Ahmedabad last September. The two of them will then move to Beijing for official talks. Modi has wisely planned his state visit to China (May 12-14) adding Mongolia and South Korea in his itinerary.

Rescue and Relief Activities after the Earthquake

Paper No. 5929                             Dated 09-May-2015

Guest Column by Hari Bansh Jha

Within the twinkling of an eye, the 25/4 earthquake of 7.9 magnitude was able to bring incalculable miseries to the people of Nepal. With its epicenter in Lamjung near Pokhara in Western Nepal, the earthquake directly or indirectly affected the lives of more than eight million of the country's total population of 28 million.

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