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Communal Politics- Should Intolerance be accepted as the Norm?

Paper No. 5394                                         Dated 14-Feb-2013

By R.Upadhyay

Sri Lanka: Colombo spits in Delhi’s face again

Paper No. 5393                                           Dated 14-Feb-2013

Guest Column by Dr. Kumar David

It is very difficult to understand how Colombo, time and again, treats its supposedly giant neighbour like a toothless old hag, and gets away with it. Delhi blinks, rubs its eyes, stomachs the insults and plays profoundly dumb.

Sri Lanka: India losing patience with Rajapaksa – Update No. 228

Note No. 675                                                          Dated 13-Feb-2013

By Col. R. Hariharan 

President Mahinda Rajapaksa is well known for wrongly timing his foreign visits. In the past his India visits were more successful than his European sojourns because they were diplomatically ‘tenderized’ in advance to avoid any embarrassment to the President.

Nepal: Maoists Suggest a Neutral Government under the Chief Justice: Update No. 276

Note No. 674                 Dated 12-Feb-2013

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan.

Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai met President Yadav on 10 Feb 2013 and told him that since the political parties failed to forge a consensus for leading the government to conduct the elections, his party has floated the proposal to form a government under the leadership of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Khil Raj Regmi.

India’s Foreign Policy 2012: A Critical Review in Relation to China and Pakistan Military Threats

 

Paper No. 5388                                        Dated 11-Feb-2013

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Introductory Observations

India’s foreign policy successes cannot be measured by the number of foreign dignitaries visiting India annually, from Presidents to Prime Ministers, or hosting international conferences in New Delhi. This would be a delusionary deduction to draw as such beelines were visible also in the hey-day of the equally delusionary days of the Non Alignment era. What was the end result?

The Continuing Tibetan Tragedy

Paper No. 5386                                     Dated 9-Feb-2013

By B.Raman

As in previous years, the Tibetans are not celebrating their New Year’s Day this year too which falls this month.

India-China Ties Under New Chinese Leadership

Paper No. 5383                                         Dated 3-Feb-2013

By B.Raman

China, which already has a new party leadership since the Party Congress in November last, will be having a new State leadership  from next month.

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