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MALDIVES: Ruling coalition Partners become Rivals in Parliamentary election

Paper No. 6410             Dated 16-March-2019

By R M Panda

Politics is the game of compulsions, limitations and contradictions. The Ruling Coalition- those who fought jointly in a Presidential election to defeat a tyrant,  are now fighting separately and competing with each other as well and with independent and opposition candidates in this upcoming Parliamentary Election.

Nepal: Oli Should Take stern Action Against Chand Group despite opposition from Within:

Paper No. 6409             Dated 15-Mar-2019

By S. Chandrasekharan

Kathmandu witnessed another major explosion again by the Chand Group on 12th March and the Oli Government which was dilly dallying in taking any decisive action was forced to act.  The same day, Prime Minister Oli in one of his meetings declared that the Government considers the Nepal Communist Party led by Netra Bikram Chand as a criminal group and that all its activities will  be banned.

China: Persists in Imposing Adversarial Template in Masood Azhar Case:

Paper No. 6408 .   Dated 14-Mar-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

China brazenly and wilfully reinforced Indian perceptions that its policies and actions in intent and deed are decidedly those of a diehard military opponent of India and Indian national security interests by blocking yesterday for the fourth time in United Nations a move to designate Pakistan-based and supported JeM terrorist chief Masood Azhar as “Global Terrorist”.

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China Does not walk the talk extolling the Wuhan Spirit:

Paper No. 6407           Dated 12-Mar-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The Chinese Prime Minister was recently extolling the Wuhan Spirit and how it has helped in keeping China-India relations on a friendly footing. Rhetoric aside, China’s actions in the wake of the Wuhan Summit last year do not bear out the Chinese Prime Ministers’ assertion in terms of credible add-ons promotive of India’s trust in China.

OIC’s Invitation to India- A diplomatic Coup!

Paper No. 6406        Dated  8-Mar-2019

By R M Panda

India has the second largest population of Muslims and yet it has been denied its rightful place in the OIC meetings so far.  It was therefore a big diplomatic triumph for India when it was a invited to the OIC (Organisation of Islamic Cooperation) meeting this year  for the first time since its formation.

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Afghanistan: Should go ahead with Shahtoot Dam on Kabul River:

Paper No. 6405              Dated 6-Mar-2019

By S. Chandrasekharan

When work was begun on Shahtoot dam on Kabul River that would provide drinking water to the burgeoning population of Kabul City, there has been protests from Pakistan that the dam would reduce the water flows into Pakistan.  The Dawn in one of the articles has alleged that there could be a drop of 16 to 17 percent of water in the Pakistan side.

Myanmar: Arakan Army is not a Terrorist Outfit:

Paper No. 6404 .   Dated 4-Mar-2019

By S. Chandrasekharan

It looks that both the Myanmar Government and its Army with the tacit support of China are trying make out that the Arakan Army is deeply in cohort with the terrorist outfit- the ARSA in causing depredations in Rakhine State.

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