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PM Modi recalls shared heritage of Buddhism on Vesak Day in Sri Lanka

Paper No. 6262                                  Dated 26-May-2017

Guest Column by Dr. Sudhanshu Tripathi

Adding a fresh chapter in the traditionally rich cultural heritage ever-evolving as mutual friendship between India and Sri Lanka even prior to independence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 12 May warned the international community against the growing "arc of violence", that has emerged in the South Asian region.

Great Britain: Jihadi Suicide Bomber attack at Manchester May 22 2017

Paper No. 6261                                    Dated 24-May-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The suicide bomber attack on 22 My 2017 at a Manchester concert stands out analytically as an Islamic jihadi terrorist attack, once again manifesting that this scourge visiting liberal democratic societies is not going to fade away.

Theatre Military Commands for Indian Military is a Flawed Concept

Paper No. 6260                                 Dated 22-May-2017

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

The Indian Republic faces today a hostile military environment with two of its major military threats having coalesced raising spectre of war at short notice which thus militates against any tinkering with existing operational “Commands “of the three Services.

Can Moon Jae-in Cool the Korean Peninsula

Paper No. 6259                                Dated 19-May-2017

By Bhaskar Roy

Events in the Korean Peninsula have just been pulled back from the brink of a major disaster which could engulf the Asia Pacific region and impact the world at large.

Nepal: First Phase of Local Polls Successfully Concluded: Update No. 348

Note No. 783                                    Dated 15-May-2017

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan                                                                       

It is to the credit of the Election Commission of Nepal that it conducted successfully the first phase of local elections on May 14 despite many hiccups and hurdles.

The election by itself was a stupendous task with nominations for 13,356 seats in 283 local units of 34 districts of three provinces- 3, 4 and 6.

South China Sea Trade-Off between American and Chinese Presidents 2017?

Paper No. 6258                                 Dated 15-May-2017

By Dr Subhash Kaila

Reviewing the developments in the wake of the first meeting in April 2017 between US President Trump and China’s President Xi Jinping it seemingly appears on analysis that the United States has made a trade-off with China on the South China Sea in exchange for Chinese pressures on North Korea to roll back its nuclear weapons programme.

Myanmar: Recent Developments: The China Factor

Paper No. 6257                                  Dated 12-May-2017

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

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