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Chah Bahar’s Imperatives to Emerge as Flagship of Iran-India Strategic Partnership

Paper No. 6204                                  Dated 13-Dec-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Chah Bahar Port in Eastern Iran and Gwadar in Western Pakistan, both on the North Arabian Sea littoral have emerged as the latest chess-pieces in the maritime Great Power Game unfolding between India and China in the Indian Ocean.

Nepal: Madhesi Groups Accept the New Amendments: A Welcome Move - Update No. 341

Note No. 776                                    Dated 12-Dec-2016

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

After much dilly dallying and hesitation, the main Madhesi group SLMM- Samyukta Loktantric Madhesi Morcha agreed to accept the new amendments to the constitution which in their view addresses three of their concerns-namely citizenship, representation in the Upper house and on the working language in the provinces.

Bhutan: Strengthening Democracy- the Local Government Elections: Update No. 117

Note No. 775                                 Dated 06-Dec-2016

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

It is eight years since democracy was introduced in Bhutan.  It has already had two elections at the national level, with one resulting in a change of government and two elections to the National Council. Elections were peaceful and orderly.

China’s naval base in Pakistan Revealed – China’s New Global Game

Paper No. 6203                                Dated 06-Dec-2016

By Bhaskar Roy

Talking to The Express Tribune (Nov 25, 2016) Pakistani naval officers revealed that Chinese naval ships would be deployed at the Gwadar Sea Port to safeguard the port and trade under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). 

‘Heart of Asia Summit 2016’ Critically Analysed

Paper No. 6202                               Dated 05-Dec-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The ‘Heart of Asia’ which Afghanistan really is, continues to be brutally bled by Pakistan’s bloody terrorism strategies, which five ‘Heart of Asia’ Summits so far have been unable to restrain.

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board and the “triple talaq”

Paper No. 6201                                 Dated 01-Dec-2016

By R. Upadhyay

Pakistan’s New Army Chief General Bajwa & India’s Futile Speculation

Paper No. 6200                               Dated 28-Nov-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Pakistan’s announcement of new Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on November 24 2016 set in motion a torrent of futile Indian media speculation on positive implications for India in terms of his attitudinal postures.

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