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Promise and Problems for new U.S.-India Defense Cooperation

Promise and Problems for new U.S.-India Defense Cooperation

The United States and India took significant steps toward a stronger defense partnership in recent weeks, but major challenges still lie ahead.

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The potential of upgrading India’s cities

The potential of upgrading India’s cities

On June 25, 2015, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a plan to modernize the infrastructure of 100 cities. The Indian government is devoting $7.5 billion to the initiative, with a goal of completing the upgrades by 2022.

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Climate change latest battleground in India-Pakistan relations

Climate change latest battleground in India-Pakistan relations

Relations between India and Pakistan have been notoriously frosty for decades. But the two long-time adversaries will soon need to work together to effectively combat literal frost: in other words the effects of climate change.

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India Cracks Down on NGOs

India Cracks Down on NGOs

Charities and citizen advocacy groups are having a tough time these days in some large developing countries.

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What Modi’s Visit to Sri Lanka means for the Tamils

What Modi’s Visit to Sri Lanka means for the Tamils

Ahead of India Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Sri Lanka on Friday, Indian Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar announced New Delhi’s cooperation with Sri Lanka’s new government on the repatriation of 100,000 Tamils currently residing in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.

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New Delhi Reacts to China’s Military Buildup

New Delhi Reacts to China’s Military Buildup

Beijing’s announcement on Thursday of a 10 percent increase in military spending, to $145 billion, marks the fifth consecutive year of double-digit increases, and is not without significant repercussions in Asia.

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Modi, India reformists face major test with budget unveiling

Modi, India reformists face major test with budget unveiling

Tired of corruption and stagnation, India voted the reform-minded Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) into power in May 2014.

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Will Modi’s Visit to the Border Threaten Chinese Investment in India?

Will Modi’s Visit to the Border Threaten Chinese Investment in India?

Last Friday, Beijing reacted strongly to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to India’s disputed border area with China, to mark the 28th anniversary of the establishment of Arunachal Pradesh as an Indian state.

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India’s Rise is Shackled by its Neighborhood

India’s Rise is Shackled by its Neighborhood

Self-inflicted wounds – which come in the form of poor domestic governance, decrepit infrastructure, a hostile business climate, and the absence of a unified national market – continue to hobble India’s ambitions in Asia and on the larger world stage.

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Modi’s BJP Upset in New Delhi Elections

Modi’s BJP Upset in New Delhi Elections

The results from last weekend’s state government elections in New Delhi have been tallied, and the message on Tuesday was clear – voters are still fed up with corruption.

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Sri Lankan President Seeks to Refresh Ties to India

Sri Lankan President Seeks to Refresh Ties to India

In his first foreign trip since assuming power, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will visit India on Feb. 16 for two days, hailing a potential warming of relations between the two countries.

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Obama’s High-Profile Visit to India Irks Beijing

Obama’s High-Profile Visit to India Irks Beijing

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s invitation to Barack Obama to attend India’s Republic Day on Monday was not only a great honor bestowed upon the U.S. president but also packed with implications for Chinese foreign policy and influence in the Asia Pacific.

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China saw Modi coming but not Modi’s India

China saw Modi coming but not Modi’s India

Before Narendra Modi became the prime minister of India, some observers in China believed that he could well be “the Deng Xiaoping of India,” comparing him with the Chinese leader who led the economic reform that has transformed China to a global power from a Third World country.

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Vietnam Seeks Greater Defense Ties with India

Vietnam Seeks Greater Defense Ties with India

The disputed waters of the South China Sea have been quiet recently, as a nationalistic Beijing has sought to reassure its neighbors of its peaceful intentions by toning down the rhetoric and hesitating from taking any further aggressive actions.

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Obama Heads to India for Summit with Modi

Obama Heads to India for Summit with Modi

January is an important month in India-U.S. relations, with the arrival of a new U.S. ambassador, a visit by Secretary of State John Kerry to the country, and a meeting in New Delhi between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama.

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