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Indus water Treaty: Now Pakistan Complains of excess discharge of water from India!

Paper No. 6493           Dated  12-Sept-2019

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Muammil Hussain Chairman of WAPDA of Pakistan, complained about the unexpected release of water into Sutlej that flows into Pakistan from India as part of an attempt to flout the Indus Water Treaty!

In accusing India, he went beyond his brief and accused India of trying to isolate Pakistan diplomatically, strangulate economically and now trying to strangulate Pakistan’s water resources. 

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India Needs a Deradicalisation Strategy in Kashmir and Beyond – Here’s One

Paper No. 6492             Dated .   11-Sept-2019

By Moorthy S. Muthuswamy

(The views expressed are author's own)

It appears that the BJP-led government’s decision to abrogate Article 370 has garnered broad-based support. Not surprisingly, the Hindu and Buddhist majority regions of the erstwhile state of Jammu & Kashmir have welcomed the move. The initial curfew in these regions quickly gave way to normal life.

Nepal: Some Concerns about Oli’s Government:

Paper No. 6491              Dated 10-Sept-2019

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Despite an overwhelming majority, Oli’s Government has not been able to perform satisfactorily and the reasons seem to be many but many point out that it is the individual style of working of Oli that creates problems for Oli and for his colleagues who are more interested in strengthening their positions vis a vis the party.

US Witnesses the Advent of the Inevitable in Afghanistan.

Paper No. 6490              Dated 9-Sept-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

That the United States cannot consign Afghanistan to Taliban medieval Islamist feudalism finally and ironically dawned yesterday on the United States with US President Trump calling off the US-Taliban Peace Dialogue in motion for over a year. It marks the ‘Advent of the Inevitable’—that United States cannot abandon Afghanistan to yet another Civil War.

Bhutan:Sunkosh Mega Project- Problems Involved:

Paper no. 6489              Dated 8- Sept-2019

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

In the world today, the controversy between big dams versus small dams, between economic development and environmental protection has not been solved as yet.  Bhutan is no exception with its ambitious 2560 mega reservoir project on the Sun kosh River and its Government sees the project as one of financial and political benefit to the country.

Myanmar- Recent Developments

Paper No. 6488                  Dated  7-Sep-2019

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Kashmir As "Disputed Territory" Bogey Fades into History- 2019

Paper No. 6487                 Dated  3-Sep-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Kashmir as ‘Disputed Territory’ bogey nauseatingly maintained by Pakistan ever since 1947 and permissively perpetuated by past Indian Governments due to  political timidity faded into history on August 05 2019 when PM Narendra Modi BJP Government steered through  Indian Parliament by overwhelming majority for abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcation of State into two Union Territories.

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