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Nepal: November 19 Elections should be gone through: Update No. 283

Note No: 691                     Dated 25-July-2013
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
With the elections coming within the next four months, doubts are being raised even now whether it could be held on the 19th November as decided by the government and the Election Commission.

Can a Civil War in Afghanistan be Prevented?

Paper No. 5533                                       Dated 23-Jul-2013

By Bhaskar Roy

The clock on Afghanistan will not stop ticking to give extra time to the main stake holders to arrive at a reasonable conclusion.

Kachchatheevu – Political Opportunism to the Fore

Paper No. 5532                                       Dated 22-Jul-2013

Guest Column by Prof. V. Suryanarayan

Thirty nine years have elapsed since the signing of the India-Sri Lanka Maritime Boundary Agreement, 1974, which delimited the maritime boundary in the Palk Bay. As a consequence of delimitation the island of Kachchatheevu was gifted to Sri Lanka.

India-Bangla Relations - Can be more than Bilateral

Paper No. 5531                                       Dated 22-Jul-2013

By Bhaskar Roy

Bangladesh Foreign Minister Ms. Dipy Moni will be in New Delhi on July 25, 2013 on a three day visit.  It is expected to be a preparatory one paving the way for Prime Minister Sk. Hasina’s official visit in August at the invitation of the Indian Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh.

Pakistan: Abbottabad Commission Indicts Pakistan Army & ISI

Paper No. 5529                                      Dated 18-Jul-2013

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

Introductory Observations

China’s ‘Only Win’ India Policy

Paper No. 5528                                       Dated 16-Jul-2013

By Bhaskar Roy

Indian Defence Minister A.K. Anthony’s China visit (July 04-07) was dressed up as successful by both sides. A joint statement issued in Beijing by Anthony and Chinese Defence Minister Gen. Chang Wanquan described their talks as being held in a cordial and friendly atmosphere and had an extensive exchange of views on a wide range of defence and security issues.

National Elections: Bhutan Springs a Surprise: Update No. 98

Note No. 690                 Dated 15-July-2013
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan.
In the second national elections, Bhutan sprang a surprise by electing the PDP which had just two seats in the last elections with 32 seats out of a total of 47 this time.  The former ruling party DPT could manage only 15 out of 45 they had earlier.


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