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Bhutan: Recent Developments: Update No. 116

Note No. 116    Dated 28-Aug-2016
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
Bhutan was declared as the most peaceful country in this region and is ranked 13th among the 163 countries in the world on the Global Peace Index.  This index is compiled periodically by the Institute for economics and peace ( IEP).
 

Kashmir Valley Unrest is a National Security Issue and not a Political Issue

Paper No. 6164                                               Dated 26-Aug-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Kashmir Valley’s six week old unrest in end-August 2016  is a national security issue and challenge engineered by Pakistan and cannot be termed as a political issue as promoted by Indian protagonists of “intellectual terrorism” , wishing to embarrass the Modi Government for political gains.

Vietnam: Indian Prime Minister Modi’s Significant Visit September 2016

Paper No. 6163                                      Dated 23-Aug-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modis’ scheduled visit to Vietnam is significantly well-timed strategically and politically besides reinforcing the time-honoured Vietnam-India Strategic Partnership and making-up for the lack of an Indian Prime Ministerial visit during last 15 years.

KASHMIR – The virus of Political Islam- Is it inspired by Wahabi Jihad?

Paper No. 6162                                Dated 22-Aug-2016

By R.Upadhyay

This paper makes out a case that the Kashmir problem is primarily rooted to the Jihadi ideology and religio-separatism of political Islam.

Book Review: Sri Lanka - Lost Evenings, Lost Lives: Tamil Poems of the Sri Lankan Civil War

Paper No. 6161                                 Dated 22-Aug-2016

(Edited, translated and introduced by Lakshmi Holmstrom & Sascha Ebeling, UK, 2016.)

By Prof. Charles Sarvan

Bangladesh to Balochistan-Pakistan Army’s Sordid Record of Ethnic Genocide

Paper No. 6160                                    Dated 19-Aug-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s stirring reference to Balochistan in his Independence Day Speech 2016 not only marked a strategic shift in India’s foreign policy but also implicit was India’s support for Balochistan freedom struggle and drawing attention to Pakistan Army’s ethnic genocide there.

Chinese Foreign Minister's Visit to India on 12th August- Significant

Paper No. 6159                                Dated 12- Aug-2016
 
By Dr Subhash Kapila
 
Against the backdrop of Indian Prime Minister’s forthcoming visits to Vietnam and Laos in early September 2016 on his way to attend the G-20 Meet in China, the visit of the Chinese Foreign Minister to New Delhi on August 12 does not seem a regular dialogue, hence significant
 

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