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Chah Bahar Tripartite Agreement Signals New Geopolitical Power-Play

Paper No. 6120                                    Dated 30-May-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The Chah Bahar Tripartite Agreement signed in Tehran on May 23 2016 between India, Iran and Afghanistan during PM Modi’s Iran visit signals the dawn of a new power- play though essentially economic initially, but with geopolitical implications.

Why OBOR of China is not at all a good idea for India?

Paper No. 6119                                  Dated 25-May-2016

Guest Column by Commodore RS Vasan IN (Retd)

China: Muted 50th Anniversary of the Cultural Revolution

Paper No. 6118                               Dated 23-May-2016

By Bhaskar Roy

May 16, 2016 marked the 50th year of the Great Proletariat Cultural Revolution (GPCR) launched by the founding father of communist China Mao Zedong.  In this hey days Mao was known as the Great Helmsman

Pakistan Army Chief’s Dash to China May 2016 Analysed

Paper No. 6117                                   Dated 23-May-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Pakistan Army Chief General Raheel Sharif’s hurried dash to Beijing on May 15 2016 for a two day visit is a pointer to Pakistan’s growing strategic insecurities and re-seeking Chinese security assurances for Pakistan and Pakistan Army

Nepal: Madhesi Groups Renew Stir- a wrong move: Update No. 333

Note No. 766                                      Dated 20-May-2016

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan.

The Madhesi groups led by a few opportunistic leaders have once again embarked on a renewed programme of agitation to press for their demands.  The new programme is said to be different in the sense that it will be Kathmandu centric and will also involve other marginalised Janajathi groups.

Bangladesh: Struggle to Reclaim 1971

Paper No. 6116                                  Dated 19-May-2016

By Bhaskar Roy

On May 11, Jamaat-e-Islami (JEI) Bangladesh Amir, Motiur Rehman Nizami was hanged to death. 

Did India lose another opportunity to resolve the border? Yes, suggests Dai Bingguo in his memoirs

Paper No. 6115                                  Dated 17-May-2016

By Prof. B. R. Deepak

India and China lost a few opportunities to resolve the border – first during Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai’s India visit in 1960, second during 1979 during Vajpayee’s China visit, and third during 1980s when rather than a package deal India insisted on sectoral approach.

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