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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
 

China Maintains Quiet Pressure on India

Paper No. 6158                                 Dated 12 Aug 2016
 
By Bhaskar Roy
 
China continued to exert quiet but sustained pressures on India on the South China Sea issue.  Beijing wants New Delhi to endorse its position on UN the International Tribunal award on the South China Sea under the United Nations Convention on Laws of the Sea (UNCLOS).  
 

Pakistan Army’s Next Chief of Army Staff?

Paper No. 6157                                Dated 08-Aug-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Pakistan Army’s current Chief of Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif is due to retire in end-November 2016 and though he had declared in January 2016 that he would not seek extension, the grapevine has gone silent thereafter leaving utter suspense.

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