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Chinese Foreign Minister's Visit to India on 12th August- Significant

Paper No. 6159                                Dated 12- Aug-2016
 
By Dr Subhash Kapila
 
Against the backdrop of Indian Prime Minister’s forthcoming visits to Vietnam and Laos in early September 2016 on his way to attend the G-20 Meet in China, the visit of the Chinese Foreign Minister to New Delhi on August 12 does not seem a regular dialogue, hence significant
 

China Maintains Quiet Pressure on India

Paper No. 6158                                 Dated 12 Aug 2016
 
By Bhaskar Roy
 
China continued to exert quiet but sustained pressures on India on the South China Sea issue.  Beijing wants New Delhi to endorse its position on UN the International Tribunal award on the South China Sea under the United Nations Convention on Laws of the Sea (UNCLOS).  
 

India-China Engagement- Disturbing Divergence

Paper No. 6156                                Dated 04 Aug 2016
 
By Bhaskar Roy
 
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi started his tenure just over two years ago with a message of goodwill and partnership in development with India’s neighbours, including China.  Soon after, Chinese president XI Jinping made his maiden visit to India.
 

Russia-US Rapproachment- A Strategic Imperative:

Paper No. 6155                               Dated 01-Aug-2016
 
By Dr Subhash Kapila
 
Russia and United States estranged relationship impinges on global security and stability with China as a ‘revisionist power’ being the major beneficiary of this estrangement and with vested interests in sustaining this trust-deficit.
 

Devious Plans of China to bring in the issue of Andaman and Nicobar Islands ownership

Paper No. 6152                                   Dated 21-Jul-2016

Guest Column by Commodore RS Vasan IN (Retd)

There have been some reports from New Delhi to indicate that China’s Officiating Ambassador to India made a quid-pro-quo suggestion to India seeking its support for its South China Sea (SCS) claims based on historicity to resolve the outstanding border disputes.

India Needs to Fast-Track Securing Andaman & Nicobar Islands against China’s Covetous Designs

Paper No. 6150                                 Dated 19-Jul-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

China has cast its covetous designs on India’s Andaman & Nicobar Islands evidenced by recent Chinese statements both in New Delhi and in China. Imperatives exist of fast-track securing of these strategic Islands.

South China Sea Arbitration: Evolving geopolitical battle lines between China and the US

Paper No. 6147                           Dated 13-Jul-2016

Guest Column by Prof.  B. R. Deepak

Well over three years since the Philippines initiated arbitration proceedings as regards its maritime jurisdiction in the South China Sea (SCS), The Hague based Permanent Court of Arbitration announced the award of the arbitration on 12 July 2016.

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