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The Dalai Lama Wants To Return Home

The impact of the 19th Communist Party of China congress and affirmation of President Xi Jinping as China’s ‘most powerful’ leader in decades seems already to be having a bearing on India – especially on the ‘Tibet Issue’ that deeply intersects with boundary problem. Is India bracing for the potential fallout?

Read Here – The Wire

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Ivanka Trump Heads To India Amid Criticism And Disappearing Beggars

Ivanka Trump is set to arrive in Hyderabad, India, on Nov. 28 for what is possibly her most significant appearance on the global stage since her father, Donald Trump, moved into the White House. During the three-day trip, Trump, officially a senior advisor to the US president, will be part of the annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) event organised by the US government that sees participation from entrepreneurs and investors from across the world. This is the first time the GES is being held in south Asia, making India only the seventh country to host the event. India’s government think tank Niti Aayog has partnered the US government for this year’s edition.

Read Here – Quartz

Modi, Trump vow India & US To Have World’s Greatest Armies: 10 Developments

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi meeting Donald Trump, the President of United States of America in Manila, Philippines on November 13, 2017. Photo/PIB

India and the US have resolved that “two of the world’s great democracies should also have the world’s greatest militaries” following the bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump in Manila, the Phillipines.

Read Here – Business Standard

Why Bhutan Royals’ Four-Day India Visit Matters

The King and Queen of Bhutan—Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Jetsun Pema Wangchuck—begin a four-day visit to India on Tuesday. The visit is significant because this is their first since the end of a military standoff between India and China on Bhutan’s Dokalam plateau on 28 August. The King and Queen will be accompanied by their young son Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck, an Indian foreign ministry statement said.

Read Here – Mint

Also read: In Letter To Tibetan Herders, Xi Sends Message On China’s Border Row With India

Despite Tillerson, US Won’t Abandon Pakistan For India

There is no new US policy towards Pakistan and there won’t be one soon. As long as the US has troops in neighbouring Afghanistan, it will be reliant on Pakistan for logistical support, transit, and—perhaps most importantly—Islamabad’s influence with both the Taliban and its affiliated Haqqani Network.

Read Here – The Indian Express

Also Read: Pakistan Stuck Between Afghan Rocks And Indian Hard Places

Tillerson’s Views On India Defy Trump’s Incoherent Foreign Policy

U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson calls on Indian Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, in New Delhi on October 25, 2017. Photo/PIB

The fact that Tillerson chose to focus on the bilateral relationship with India as the lynchpin to peace and prosperity across the Indo-Pacific region is highly significant. By recognizing India’s role in a larger strategy to promote “rule of law, freedom of navigation, universal values, and free trade,” Tillerson put forward what the Trump administration has struggled to build until now — a coherent view on the values that underpin its foreign policy.

Read Here – Foreign Policy

Will India Start Acting Like A Global Power?

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the President of Afghanistan, Dr. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and the President of Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, in Astana, Kazakhstan on June 09, 2017.

The country with the world’s third-largest military by personnel strength, fifth-largest defense budget, and seventh-largest economy isn’t a member of the UN Security Council. It isn’t even a member of the G-7, the exclusive club of major industrialised economies. It is India, a country long regarded as an emerging power rather than a major global player.

Read Here – Foreign Affairs

Rex Tillerson To Visit India Next Week To Deepen Ties

In a bold policy statement, US secretary of state Rex Tillerson reiterated the Donald Trump administration’s commitment to Washington’s special relationship with India, saying he was “determined to dramatically deepen” bilateral ties when he visits India next week.

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What Did India’s Surgical Strike Against Pakistan Achieve?

The surgical strikes were the first time the political leadership owned trans-LoC operations and marked a huge shift in the sanctity of the LoC as a de-facto international boundary…This could play a significant role in future Indo-Pak negotiations over Kashmir, where India starts asserting its sovereign claim over the whole of J&K, instead of accepting LoC as a reasonable solution. That is still far in the future but having achieved its political aim, the official Indian establishment has been cautious in its claims about the surgical strikes because it realises the dangers of raising the public expectations about its response to any future Pakistani provocation.

Read Here – The Indian Express

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis’s India visit: 5 Key Issues To Watch Out For

U.S. Secretary of Defense Jame Mattis. Photo courtesy: U.S. Department of Defense

The Mattis visit to India comes almost exactly a month after President Trump unveiled a new South Asia and Afghan policy on 22 August, giving India a publicly key role in stabilizing Afghanistan while censuring Pakistan for perpetuating terror camps and sustaining terrorists on its soil—also in public. Coincidentally, Mattis is to travel to Afghanistan after India and Afghan chief executive Abdullah Abdullah is expected in New Delhi later this week.

Read Here – Mint

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