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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.

Pakistan Inducts China into Balochistan to Counter India

Paper No. 5381                                                           Dated 01-Feb-2013

By B. Raman

Despite its continuing concerns over the freedom struggle of the Balochs which shows no signs of letting up, China, which originally constructed the languishing commercial port of Gwadar on the Mekran Coast of Balochistan, is reported to have agreed in principle to take over the responsibility for the operation of the port.

Myanmar-China Relations – Post Myitsone Suspension

Paper No. 5380                                                    Dated 28-Jan2013

By C. S. Kuppuswamy

This paper may please be read in conjunction with Paper No. 4833 dated 29.12.2011 “Myanmar Balancing Relations with US and China” by the same author.

Introduction

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