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After Rehman Malik’s Visit to India: The Continuing Farce

Paper No. 5329                                                          Dated 17-Dec-2012

By B. Raman

There is no need for one to be surprised by the trail of controversies and anger created by Mr. Rehman Malik, Pakistan’s Interior Minister, during his three-day visit to India from December 14, 2012.

Vietnam-India Strategic Partnership 2012: A Contextual Analysis

 

Paper no. 5328                                               Dated 14-Dec-2012

By Dr Subhash Kapila

“ In the current context, cooperation in this field(strategic ties) should be enhanced to cope with challenges, such as terrorism, transnational crimes, maritime security and safety, including the increased friendly exchanges between the two armed forces”.-----Vietnam President Truong Tan Song, October 09, 2011

Introductory Observations

Maldives’ Relations with India & China

 

Paper no. 5327                                         Dated 14-Dec-2012

By B. Raman

Contending with China’s Territory Hunger

 

Paper No. 5324                                        Dated 13-Dec-2012

By Bhaskar Roy

Following the 18th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in November, the CCP’s Hong Kong based mouthpiece, the Wen Weipo wrote that China’s efforts to protect its maritime rights will continue to increase. 

Insensitive Timing of Rehman Malik’s visit to India

 

Paper No. 5323                                        Dated 13-Dec-2012

By B. Raman

If NaMo, the Chief Minister of Gujarat, had been well-advised, instead of raising the issue of Sir Creek, he would have raised the insensitive timing of the official visit of Mr. Rehman Malik, the Interior Minister of Pakistan, to India at the invitation of Shri Shushil Kumar Shinde, our Home Minister.

PLA Air Force’s Message to India & Japan?

 

Paper No. 5322                                               Dated 11-Dec-2012

By B. Raman

The PLA Daily carried the following report on December 7, 2012:

“The Air Force of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) recently conducted a comprehensive support drill for multi-types of aircraft on double-runway under information conditions at an airport in southwest China. Nearly 100 fighters of over 10 different types open the curtain of the base-oriented transformation of the combat support mode of the PLA Air Force.

NAMO: Time for an Alternate Leadership

Paper No. 5321                                              Dated 10-Dec-2012

By B. Raman

Two issues will be in focus during the elections to the Gujarat State Assembly later this week--- the advisability of the BJP led by Shri Narendra Modi continuing for a third term in the government of the State and the expected attempts of the NaMo Brigade to use a new endorsement at the state level as a stepping stone for his gravitating to New Delhi as a Prime Ministerial aspirant during the 2014 elections.

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