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Vietnam visit of Indian Foreign Minister

Paper No. 5772                                          Dated 21-Aug-2014

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The Indian Foreign Minister, Ms Sushma Swaraj is scheduled to visit Vietnam next week. The visit is significant in that Vietnam and India enjoy a long-standing close strategic relationship which has stood the test of times.

Vietnam is presently under tremendous Chinese political and military pressure in the South China Sea disputes foisted on Vietnam more specifically by superior Chinese military power.

India-Sri Lanka Relations and China: Q & A

Paper No. 5766                                       Dated 14-Aug-2014

By Col. R. Hariharan

(Answers to some of the questions on India-Sri Lanka relations and China raised by an international news agency answered on August 11, 2014 are given here.)

How do you see the diplomatic, economic, political relationship between Sri Lanka and India before the end of the war and after the end of the war?

Japan-India Alliance Affirmative, Japan-India-United States Alliance Negative

Paper No. 5762                                      Dated 11-Aug-2014

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

India witnessed two back-to-back visits by the US Secretary of State and US Defense Secretary Hagel to India recently.US Defense Secretary advocated a Japan-India-United States military alliance which is questionable.

China Centric Orgns BRICS & SCO: How Advantageous to India?

Paper No. 5755        Dated 30-Jul-2014

By Dr Subhash Kapila

BRICS and SCO are basically China-Centric multilateral organisations. They perceptionaly stand designed to counter United States and Western domination of the global geopolitical space and of global financial institutions.

India is one of the founder member states of BRICS which now six years old comprises Brazil, Russia, India and China originally, and with South Africa as a recent entry.

How India-China Relations Could Evolve:

Paper No. 5743                                              Dated 12-Jul-2014
By Bhaskar Roy
 
The Chinese were quietly watching each step of Mr. Narendra Modi even before he became Prime Minister of India. Mr. Modi had visited China at least three times as the Chief Minister of Gujarat. He was particularly impressed by China’s infrastructure and the railway system, especially the “bullet train” which runs at a speed of 300 to 350 kms per hour.
 

CHINA: Stumbling in Xinjiang

Paper No. 5736                               Dated 30-Jun-2014
 
By Col. R.Hariharan
 
There are clear indications that the Chinese are stumbling in their effort to crush the Uighur struggle against the Han Chinese domination in Xinjiang.
 

India-China Panchsheel Agreement: Hanging on to a moth-eaten rag:

Paper No. 5735                              Dated 30-Jun-2014

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Prime Minister Modi would be well-advised  to reconsider the visit China to this year- the 60th anniversary of signing the Panchsheel Agreement. Implicitly, India would be perceived as endorsing a moth-eaten rag rendered irrelevant by China’s perfidies.

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