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On Australia’s Potential Participation in the Malabar Exercise

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On July 10, a number of news agencies reported that India’s leadership is considering inviting Australia to participate in the international naval exercise Malabar, scheduled later this year. The report is noteworthy for a number of reasons, mainly from the perspective of assessing the state of affairs in the Indo-Pacific region…

More on the Consequences of the Incident in Ladakh

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The incident that occurred on the night of 16 June in one of the mountain regions along the China-India (quasi) border is hard to evaluate as anything but a possible signal about the process at the world political table potentially transitioning from respected gentlemen putting their cards down on the table to undisguised physical assault. Actually, its main…

India Faces New Challenges

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As expected, the Indian government announced what will be the fifth phase of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown on the last day of the phase four (18 – 31 May), which is going to last until the end of June. No matter how much people are yearning for India to be unlocked completely, with all restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus lifted, the latest statistics suggest that this would be a very…

India in Lockdown 4.0

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Among all the developments that have occurred in India in recent months, those that took place on May 12, 2020 deserve a special mention. On that day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the nation that the lockdown would be extended yet again (from May 18 to 31) in light of the continuing spread of SARS COV-2. The same day, he also announced a stimulus package to provide relief to all…

Update on Issues Stemming from Border Disputes between India and PRC

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The 22nd Meeting of the Special Representatives for Settlement of the India-China Boundary Question was held on December 21, 2019 in New Delhi. Interests of the PRC were represented by Foreign Minister Wang Yi, while those of India by Ajit Doval, the National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister…


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