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PM Modi recalls shared heritage of Buddhism on Vesak Day in Sri Lanka

Paper No. 6262                                  Dated 26-May-2017

Guest Column by Dr. Sudhanshu Tripathi

Adding a fresh chapter in the traditionally rich cultural heritage ever-evolving as mutual friendship between India and Sri Lanka even prior to independence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 12 May warned the international community against the growing "arc of violence", that has emerged in the South Asian region.

Can Moon Jae-in Cool the Korean Peninsula

Paper No. 6259                                Dated 19-May-2017

By Bhaskar Roy

Events in the Korean Peninsula have just been pulled back from the brink of a major disaster which could engulf the Asia Pacific region and impact the world at large.

Nepal: First Phase of Local Polls Successfully Concluded: Update No. 348

Note No. 783                                    Dated 15-May-2017

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan                                                                       

It is to the credit of the Election Commission of Nepal that it conducted successfully the first phase of local elections on May 14 despite many hiccups and hurdles.

The election by itself was a stupendous task with nominations for 13,356 seats in 283 local units of 34 districts of three provinces- 3, 4 and 6.

Myanmar: Recent Developments: The China Factor

Paper No. 6257                                  Dated 12-May-2017

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Is Cosmopolitanism Dead? The View from Bangladesh

Paper No. 6256                                  Dated 12-May-2017

By Kazi Anwarul Masud                                                       

Examining the Strategy behind China’s OBOR

Paper No. 6252                                   Dated 04-May-2017

By Bhaskar Roy

On May 14, representatives of 110 countries would be gathered in Beijing in one of the biggest international summits, to listen and discuss China’s “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) initiative.  Around 28 national leaders from Russia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines and Turkey, and several from the West and Africa would be in attendance. 

Maldives: A Tyrant Next Door- How does one deal with it?

Paper No. 6251                                  Dated 04-May-2017

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Maldives is too close to India both geographically and strategically and therefore developments in that country though small will have a great impact on India’s national security.

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