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Strengthening Ties: PM Sheikh Hasina’s Strategic Visit to India

Introduction On 21 June the PM of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina arrived in New Delhi for a two-day state visit at the invitation of PM Narendra Modi, thus becoming the first leader to pay a bilateral state visit to India following the conclusi....

New Dynamics in Nepal-India Relations

Nepal-India relations are as old as the history of human civilization. No two countries of the world are as much tied together through the bonds of geography, culture, social, economic, religion, and language as these two countries. Because of these ....

The Rise And Rise Of Ajit Doval

The National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS), in its 25th year, continues to grow in size and importance. Led by India’s longest-serving National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval, the NSCS, which directly functions as part of the Prime Ministe....

Navigating Pakistan’s Federal Budget 2024-25 and its Key Parameters

On 12 June Pakistan’s Finance Minister Muhammad Aurangzeb unveiled the country’s Federal budget for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2024-2025, a day after the Ministry of Finance came out with the Economic Survey Report for the outgoing year 2023-2024. The ....

Saying ‘No’ to Religion-Centric Reservations

Every now and then, especially during election seasons but even otherwise, the subject of providing reservations based on religion is raised by somebody or the other, whether in the political field or outside. On occasions, a few state governments ev....

Future Politico-diplomatic Initiatives with China and the Border Dispute

The phase of intense politico-diplomatic relationship between India and China got over in May 2020, having lasted nearly thirty years plus. Of the guiding mantras of diplomacy and deterrence, the former was centre-stage, and the latter was underplaye....

Playing with Fire: Future of Israel-Hamas & Hezbollah Conflict

Building the Perspective This work is a sequel to the author’s previous work titled ‘Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s War Aims a NO GO’.[1] While the said....

Repatriation of Artefacts Under PM Narendra Modi’s Leadership

Have you ever imagined how a graceful bronze image of Nataraja, crafted in the 11th century CE under the Chola rulers for temples in Tamil Nadu, ended up in North American or European museums? Well, the short answer to that is colonialism, war crimes....

Delivering on Agnipath's Promise: Creating Pathways within and Beyond Military Service

India's approach to soldier recruitment has undergone significant transformations since the British Raj to adapt to changing security needs. Post-independence, India moved away from regional and caste-based recruitment towards an All-India, All-Class....

Bangladesh at the Crossroads: Confronting the Realities of Climate Change

Introduction The consequences of climate change are felt globally affecting millions of lives and threatening the future development of states, with developing countries facing the extreme implications/vulnerabilities. Bangladesh, a co....

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