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Modi's Visit to Nepal: An opportunity lost by Nepal

Paper No. 5767          Dated 15-Aug-2014

By: Hari Bansh Jha

As per the media report, India was prepared to announce a huge economic assistance package for Nepal during the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Nepal. Nepal also reciprocated and expressed desire to receive Indian assistance, particularly in such development projects as hydropower, Kathmandu-Terai fast-track road, Hulaqi Sadak (postal highway), Mahakali bridge and a cricket academy.

India, China and Sri Lanka: the uneasy triangle

Paper No. 5759                                         Dated 04-Aug-2014

by Col. R. Hariharan

China’s President Xi Jinping has accepted a long-standing invitation from President Mahinda Rajapaksa to visit Sri Lanka sometime this year. The first-ever visit by a Chinese President to Sri Lanka will no doubt be hailed alas a crowning achievement for President Rajapaksa’s foreign policy which had been under siege for some time now. 

Bhutan: One Year After the Elections: Update No. 106

Note No. 723                Dated 1-Aug-2014

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

The Elections to the National Assembly took place on July 13, 2013 and it is now more than eleven months since Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay took office in Bhutan.

China Centric Orgns BRICS & SCO: How Advantageous to India?

Paper No. 5755        Dated 30-Jul-2014

By Dr Subhash Kapila

BRICS and SCO are basically China-Centric multilateral organisations. They perceptionaly stand designed to counter United States and Western domination of the global geopolitical space and of global financial institutions.

India is one of the founder member states of BRICS which now six years old comprises Brazil, Russia, India and China originally, and with South Africa as a recent entry.

Nepal: Who is Interested in a New Constitution within the dead line? Update No.298

Note No. 722                    Dated 24-Jul-2014

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan.

The Question is- Is anyone in Nepal really bothered about getting the new constitution in time?

View from Sri Lanka: Jaitley-Modi populist budget promises reforms later

Paper No. 5745                                     Dated 21-Jul-2014

Guest Column by Dr Kumar David

The budget is a harbinger of state-led capitalism with Indian characteristics.

How India-China Relations Could Evolve:

Paper No. 5743                                              Dated 12-Jul-2014
By Bhaskar Roy
 
The Chinese were quietly watching each step of Mr. Narendra Modi even before he became Prime Minister of India. Mr. Modi had visited China at least three times as the Chief Minister of Gujarat. He was particularly impressed by China’s infrastructure and the railway system, especially the “bullet train” which runs at a speed of 300 to 350 kms per hour.
 

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