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Nepal: PM Oli’s China Visit: View from India

Paper No. 6393 .          Dated 27-June-2018

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

Prime Minister Oli’s five day visit to China from 19th June is said to have been a very successful one.  Oli stayed in Beijing for three days after which he flew to Lhasa for another two days before returning to Kathmandu.

Myanmar- Pressure on Civilian Government uncalled for:

Paper No. 6392 .   Dated 26-June-2018

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan.

It is noticed that the UN and some Western Countries are putting undue pressure on the civilian leadership in Myanmar thus straining the delicate and cautious relationship between the civilian government led by Suu Kyi and the Tatmadaw (the Army). The problem relates to the events in Rakhine State and the exodus of nearly six to seven hundred thousand Rohingyas to Bangladesh.

Nepal: Upendra Yadav Joins Government on Assurances:

Paper No. 6391          25-June-2018

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

On June 1st, Upendra Yadav of SSFN- ( Sanghiya Samajwadi Forum Nepal) joined Oli’s government as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health and Population.  Another member of his party Mohammed Istiyaq Raya has also been inducted as Minister for Urban Development.

Pakistan General Elections July 2018 - Perspectives

Paper No. 6390     Dated 23-June-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Pakistan’s General Elections are scheduled for mid-July 2018 but the perspectives on it remain clouded in that in the run-up what has become abundantly clear is that the Pakistan Army-Supreme Court Chief Justice Combine carried out a “Judicial Coup” and thereby attempting scripting the outcome by pre-empting the return to power of Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif by an unprecedented verdict of his ‘Disqualification for Life.”

Myanmar: Army- Civil Relations and Insurgency:

Paper No. 6389                    Dated 11-June-2018         
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan’
On 29th May, in response to a question from the Irrawaddy’s Representative, the Permanent Secretary of the Defence Ministry, Brigadier General Aung Kyaw dropped a bomb shell that the Tatmadaw (the Army) is ready to obey if President U Win Myint orders a stop to the ongoing military operations in Kachin State in line with the law.  
 

Indo Pacific Security & US-India Strategic Partnership Reviewed 2018

Paper No. 6388                           Dated 11-June-2018
By Dr Subhash Kapila
Geopolitical developments of China’s exponential military rise in the last two decades endangering Indo Pacific Security can be attributed to the earlier evolution of the US-India Strategic Partnership and the enunciation of Indo Pacific Security vision in the US National security Document early this year.
 

Kishenganga Hydro Electric Project in J&K- India Should stand firm on its Rights:

Paper No. 6387                               Dated 9-June-2018
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
Ever since the Prime Minister of India inaugurated the Kishenganga Project in Jammu and Kashmir, the Pakistan media has been coming out with a spate of articles accusing India of violating the Indus Water Treaty of 1960.  
 

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