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China’s Vital Geopolitical Stakes in Indian General Elections 2019

Paper No. 6358                                Dated 26-Mar-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

China has vital geopolitical stakes in impeding the return to power of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party in Indian General Elections 2019 as a strong Indian Government wedded to realism in foreign policy conduct endangers China’s blueprint in South Asia.

Nepal: Use of “China Card”- Nepal Gets rewarded: Update No. 363

Note No. 799     Dated 23-Mar-2018
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan.
 
In an earlier update (no. 360 dated 23rd feb.) we had referred to PM Oli’s statement on Indo-Nepal Relations.  We had said that what was more troubling was the open, brazen and arrogant declaration of Oli that he would be able to get more leverage from India by getting closer to China.  Though we criticised the statement, it looks that Oli was perhaps right in his assessment on relations with India.
 

Nepal: Oli wins an unprecedented trust vote - Update No. 362

Note No. 798                                       Dated 16-Mar-2018

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Indian Foreign Policy Establishment’s China Policy Conundrum

Paper No. 6356                                    Dated 14-Mar-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

India and its foreign policy establishment’s most confusing conundrum once again is to clearly define whether in the larger and long-range perspective China is India’s ‘Friend or Foe’? India’s lack of discerning this distinction makes it ecstatically jump at every crumb of feigned friendship that China spasmodically keeps throwing at India

Book Review: V. Suryanarayan - "Together in Struggle: India and Indonesia 1945-49"

( Prabhat Prakashan, 4/19 Asaf Ali Road, New Delhi-110002, pp.152 Rs.300.)

Paper No. 6355                                   Dated 13-Mar-2018

By Kandaswami Subramanian

Japan’s Naval Outreach to France and Britain

Paper No. 6347                                   Dated 08-Feb-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Japan’s increasing strategic profile in 2018 now transcends the rapid buildup of its military muscle to forging strategic relationships especially in the maritime domain with France and Britain to offset China’s worrisome military adventurism in the South China Sea and East China Sea which in both cases endangers Japanese security.

Maldives on the “Boil”-Yameen Declares Emergency to avoid Court Orders

Paper No. 6346                                 Dated 06-Feb-2018

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

A Surprise and path breaking judgement, an evasive and defiant President who is a tyrant and an enthusiastic and jubilant but angry population- these describe the current situation in Maldives.

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