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India-UK will work together to further strengthen our Comprehensive Strategic Partnership – PM Narendra Modi
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India-UK will work together to further strengthen our Comprehensive Strategic Partnership – PM Narendra Modi

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi and Britain’s new PM Rishi Sunak spoke on the phone a day after the latter assumed charge as Prime Minister. PM Modi Congratulated Sunak on assuming charge as UK Prime Minister. In a tweet, the Prime Minister said: “Glad to speak to @RishiSunak today. Congratulated him on assuming charge […]

Revisiting China’s emergence – The lesser-known story of the rise of a global hegemon
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Revisiting China’s emergence – The lesser-known story of the rise of a global hegemon

The credit goes to the duo of Jiang Zemin and Zhu Rongji for navigating China during the challenging times despite the severe shortage of qualified human resources. The missing of China’s top business tycoons such as Jack Ma has raised alarm bells on the extent and gravity of Xi’s unprecedented crackdown. There is a determination […]

India rejects “biased, erroneous” Global Hunger Index report
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India rejects “biased, erroneous” Global Hunger Index report

New Delhi, Oct 17: Drawing a sharp reaction to the recent Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2022, the Centre criticized the report saying that the annual report was “biased and disconnected from ground reality”. India has been ranked the country 107 among 121 nations. With a score of 29.1 — a value denoting a serious level of […]

The Sri Lankan Fiasco – Economic Crisis leading to a Political Crisis: An Early Warning or Alarming Call in South Asia?
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The Sri Lankan Fiasco – Economic Crisis leading to a Political Crisis: An Early Warning or Alarming Call in South Asia?

Protestors opposed the Gotabaya government with the slogan ‘Gota Go Home’ in response to Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s mismanagement, corruption, nepotism, and bad governance. Relations between India and Sri Lanka deteriorated under Mahinda Rajapaksa’s administration while the President utilised Chinese funding to gain local legitimacy and strengthen his hold on power. Keeping with India’s […]

Can Religion-based Demographic Imbalance Divide Countries?
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Can Religion-based Demographic Imbalance Divide Countries?

Startling revelations after Dr Mohan Bhagwat cited East Timor, South Sudan and Kosovo as case studies for Demographic Imbalance in his Vijayadashami 2022 speech. In his annual Vijayadashami speech at RSS Headquarters (Nagpur), Dr Mohan Bhagawat said that there should be a comprehensive population control policy, which should apply to all equally. Once it is […]

BRI: Economic Connectivity or a Debt-Trap?
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BRI: Economic Connectivity or a Debt-Trap?

BRI plays a significant role in the rise of China. Connects the Chinese economy with Asia, Europe and African markets. The involvement of Pakistan and other South Asian countries in BRI is a major concern for India. China is expanding Debt-Trap diplomacy through Belt and Road initiative. Many countries involved in BRI are witnessing economic […]

Demographic imbalance on the Indo-Nepal border poses a grave threat to Hindus and National Security
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Demographic imbalance on the Indo-Nepal border poses a grave threat to Hindus and National Security

(This report was first published on OpIndia to whom it belongs. Republished with permission) Recently there have been several reports which suggest that the demographics along the Nepal-India border are changing rapidly. The number of mosques and madrasas is increasing continuously in these regions. The OpIndia team toured the border areas from August 20 to […]

Pakistan | Indigenous polytheistic Kalash tribe under threat from Islamic extremism
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Pakistan | Indigenous polytheistic Kalash tribe under threat from Islamic extremism

The smallest ethnic and Dharmic community in Pakistan is fighting for the survival of its culture and religious identity, in the face of religious extremism, forced conversion, migration, and climate change. Are we going to allow this rich culture to vanish from the pluralistic land of Akhand Bharat? Who are the Kalash? The term ‘Kalash’ […]

Sri Lanka | Economic Migration during the Crisis & Impact on India
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Sri Lanka | Economic Migration during the Crisis & Impact on India

“Migration expresses the human aspiration for dignity, safety and a better future. It is a part of the social fabric and our very make-up as a human family.” – Ban Ki-moon Moving to another territorial entity from one’s homeland is often viewed positively. Nonetheless, given the current world order, lessons and impact cannot be understood […]