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Trump, Modi To Address 50,000 Indian-Americans At ‘Howdy Modi’ Mega Event In Houston

US President Donald Trump will be joining PM Narendra Modi at a mega event in Houston named “Howdy, Modi!”. The September 22 event will be the first time a US president and Indian Prime Minister will be addressing a joint rally. Amid speculation if Trump would join PM Modi at the Houston event, White House issued a statement to confirm that he would attend the rally. This is the third successive meeting between Trump and PM Modi within the span of a few weeks after the G20 and G7 summits.

Read Here – India Today

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India’s Democratic Dictatorship

Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India’s character is being transformed by a government with no regard for institutions, understandings, and conventions maintained since independence. If this trend continues, India may well soon cease to be the country which Mahatma Gandhi struggled to free.

Read Here – Project Syndicate

East India Company: The Original Corporate Raiders

At the beginning of the 19th century, as the British economic historian Angus Maddison has demonstrated, India’s share of the world economy was around 23 per cent, almost as large as all of Europe put together. (It had been 27 per cent in 1700, when the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb’s treasury raked in £100m in tax revenues alone.) By the time the British departed India, it had dropped to just over 3 per cent. The reason was simple: India was governed for the benefit of Britain. Britain’s rise for 200 years was substantially financed by its depredations in India.

Read Here – The New Statesman America

The Duelling Narratives Of India’s Kashmir Crackdown

In the United States, India’s actions have attracted almost universally negative coverage: A spate of news stories and op-eds have highlighted the quashing of Kashmiri human rights, the risk of war between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan, the threat to Indian federalism and democracy, and the rise of a muscular brand of Hindu nationalism hostile to Islam. In India, by contrast, the government’s decision was widely welcomed. In Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party easily reconfigured a seven-decade-old political compact with the state over just two days.

Read Here –  The Atlantic

India, Russia Decide To Expand Bilateral Trade To $30 bln By 2025; To Step Up Industrial Cooperation

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India and Russia have decided to step up industrial cooperation and create new technological and investment partnership, especially in advanced high-tech areas, with an aim to increase bilateral trade to $30 billion by 2025. According to a joint statement issued by the Russian government after 20th India–Russia Annual Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Vladimir Putin also agreed that the work on promoting mutual settlements of payments in national currencies will be continued.

Read Here – First Post

Deft Diplomacy, Economic Realism Help India Sell Its Kashmir And Assam Policies

New Delhi has played its cards right to ensure global powers do not rock the boat over controversial futures mapped out for the two far-flung regions, but while many are onside now, analysts warn India cannot expect something for nothing.

Read Here – South China Morning Post

Taking A ‘Far East’ Turn To Deepen A Friendship

Some 48 years ago, when the U.S. and British Navies tried to threaten Indian security during the India-Pakistan war in 1971, the Soviet Union dispatched nuclear-armed flotilla from its Pacific Fleet based at Vladivostok in support of India. Ever since then, the city of Vladivostok, located in Russia’s Far East, has had a special place in the hearts of Indians. When Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the city as the guest of honour at Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in this month, he would be announcing India’s plans to invest in Russia’s Far East, thus, paying back the long-held Indian debt to Vladivostok.

Read Here – ORF Online

India Dismisses Beijing’s Concerns Over Kashmir Because ‘It Won’t Have Any Impact On China’

India has told China that its concerns about Kashmir are misplaced because it is an internal matter “that has no impact on China at all”. Vikram Misri, the country’s ambassador to Beijing, delivered the message as part of a defence of the decision to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, where the borders with both Pakistan and China are disputed.

Read Here – South China Morning Post

The Monk Who Shaped India’s Secularism

Has Indian nationalism turned utterly exclusivist? What would one of the icons of nationalism, Swami Vivekananda, have to say about this shift? Nationalism, after all, is a battle for the myths that create a nation.

Read Here – The Hindu

Kashmir And The Article 370 Debate

PM Modi’s First Address Since Article 370 Abolition, Here Are All The Top Points From His Speech

What’s Changed In Jammu And Kashmir?

India Is Creating Its Own West Bank In Kashmir

India Just Put Democracy At Risk Across South Asia

From Kashmir And 370 To Partition, BJP’s Hatred Of Nehru Is Fuelled By Falshoods

All The Legal Items That Amit Shah Proposed Regarding Article 370

 

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