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Afghan Taliban Should not be Engaged by India in any Dialogue Process.

Paper No.6587                       Dated 29-May-2020

By Dr Subhash Kapila

India should engage the Afghan Taliban only when they make two public official statements that Kashmir is an ‘Integral Part of India’ and secondly, that Afghan Taliban is committed to the creation of Greater Afghanistan incorporating Pashtun Areas of Pakistan’s borderlands.

Nepal: Amendment to Constitution Delayed: Why?

Paper No 6586                    Dated 29-May-2020
By Dr.  S.Chandrasekharan.
In dealing with the border crisis with India on the Kalapani area and the inauguration of the link road to Lipulekh, one analyst described it as a “full display of his (Oli’s) characteristic and outrageous bluster.”  Again quoting the analyst, Oli did try his best to cash in on an anti Indian posturing that is highly popular among the jingoists in Nepal.
 

Nepal: Escalates border dispute with India by Amending Its Constitution:

Paper No. 6585                                    Dated 25-May-2020
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
The Law Ministry of Nepal has now registered with the Parliament Secretariat  an amendment bill to Article 9 (2) of the 2015 Constitution substituting the new map that includes all the contested territories in the Kalapani area. 
 

Pakistan goes ahead with Diamer-Basha Dam in POK with China’s Collusion:

 Paper No. 6584                                 Dated 22-May-2020
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
On 14th May, Pakistan signed a Rs 442 Billion (Pak. Rupees) contract for a joint venture with China Power and Frontier Works Organisation (FWC).  The Pakistan Company FWC is a commercial arm of Pakistan Military.
 
This was gone through despite India’s objections in the past and was once again reiterated the next day.  
 

Pakistan Foreign Policy Reorientation Debate 2020

Paper No. 6583                      Dated 22-May-2020

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Reflecting Pakistan’s current dissatisfaction with the leading Arab Gulf Monarchies growing proximity to India and honouring Indian PM Narendra Modi with their highest national awards, notably visible is ongoing foreign policy debate to reset newer directions in Pakistan’s foreign policy thrusts.

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Nepal: Border claim over Lipu lekh Area Gets Ugly:

Paper No. 6582                               Dated 21-May-2020
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 

Myanmar: Officially hands over 22 Indian Insurgents for the first time:

Paper No. 6581                          Dated 20-May-2020
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
For the first time, the Myanmar Government formally handed over 22 Indian insurgents from the North East  to the Indian Consul General at Hkmati airport on the 16th of May this year.
 

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