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In New Delhi this week, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde joined the chorus of voices pressing India's government to tackle ambitious reforms to land and labor markets. Prime...(full article)

The Indian foreign secretary has come and gone. Pakistan will host the Saarc summit in 2016. Modi may attend or even visit before it. That could provide an opportunity for a joint ...(full article)

With Narendra Modi’s tour of three Indian Ocean states this week, New Delhi will renew its commitment to the region....(full article)

Southern Asia is home to three nuclear powers—China, India, and Pakistan—that continue to expand and modernize their arms programs. Motivated by the need to address perceived s...(full article)

Myanmar is China’s security barrier and strategic buffer. China’s top security concern is to keep Myanmar from joining the US ‘encirclement of China’ policy...(full article)

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Growing Intolerance in India - The Hindu

As a religion, Hinduism has always shown a philosophical indifference to forcing rituals and symbols on its adherents. This incident is one more in a growing list of attempts by fu...

The Battle for the Indian Ocean - Darshana Baruah, The Diplomat

As China continues to draw attention to the South China Sea with its land reclamation and creation of artificial islands, it is also important to look at Chinese activities in the ...

Why Some Indians Want to Ban the BBC - Samiha Nettikkara, BBC

The BBC is being targeted by angry social media users in India after a documentary featuring an interview with a rapist on death row....

India's Careful Plan for Growth - New York Times

Narendra Modi chose incremental pragmatism in proposing his first full budget since becoming India’s prime minister last year. The $288 billion budget did not fulfill the exp...

Did India Miss an Opportunity for Reform? - Alan Potter, The Diplomat

India’s much-anticipated 2015-16 budget was released on Saturday. This was the first full budget to be released under the Modi government and many analysts had called for &...

China Will Continue to Outgrow India - Tim Worstall, Forbes

There’s a piece over at Bloomberg taking the standard view that India is going to grow faster than China in coming years. Well, maybe, but I don’t think so actually....

The China Boom Might Continue - Mark Buchanan, Bloomberg View

Where will China and India be in a decade, economically speaking? Judging from the abnormal speed at which they have grown in recent decades, most forecasters think they are due fo...

Why Mother Teresa Is No Saint - Adam Taylor, Washington Post

Mother Teresa, the Roman Catholic missionary who became an international icon for her charitable work, has been dropped into modern India's religious debate after the head of the H...

Facing Up to India's Pollution Problem - New York Times

And it is more than just a national emergency. The unregulated use of these energy sources adds copious emissions of carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas responsible for the war...

A Huge Change in India's Urban Policy - Ezra Klein, Vox

Even a city as large as Mumbai contains only a relatively small fraction of India's vast population. But it is in many respects the country's most economically dynamic metropolis, ...

Will India Ditch Sri Lanka's Tamils? - MK Bhadrakumar, Indian Punchline

The four-day state visit to India by the Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena, which begins today, becomes a challenging diplomatic initiative by Prime Minister Narendra Modi....

End Abuse of Worker Visa System - Los Angeles Times

Adding insult to injury, some of the new workers are in the United States under what are known as H-1B visas — a category of visa that was designed to help American businesse...

For 'China-like' Growth, India Needs New Policy - W. Pesek, Bloomberg

India bulls are ecstatic. According to revised gross domestic product numbers released earlier this week, the country will expand 7.4 percent in the year through March -- on par wi...

A Defeat for India's Modi - New York Times

Fresh from the diplomatic high of a successful summit meeting with President Obama, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been brought down to earth by domestic politics. He and his Bha...

Is the Modi Honeymoon Over? - Dhiraj Nayyar, Bloomberg

In elections over the weekend, Delhi voters left no doubt about whom they prefer to govern India's capital region. Official results released Tuesday showed that the Aam Aadmi ("Co...

India's Top-Cop Novelist - Prashant Agrawal, Ozy

Mumbai might be the next big literary city. In the 19th century, it was London. In the 1920s, it was Paris. In the 1960s, San Francisco....

China Unmoved by U.S.-India Courtship - Dingding Chen, The Diplomat

A warmer India-U.S. relationship will not hurt China-India relations — unless India makes a suicidal choice....

A New Hinduism Emerges - Akhilesh Pillalamarri, The Diplomat

India is changing fast, and Hinduism is keeping up....

India Is the Unstable Power of Our Time - Franz-Stefan Gady, The Diplomat

If it heeds the lessons of history, the US would do well not to foster close ties with India in the next few years....

Explaining the Global Surplus of Men - David Bauer, Quartz

Men now outnumber women on the planet by 60 million, the highest ever recorded. Preference for sons in India and China is driving the trend, but those two countries are not the onl...

U.S.-India Relations Reach a Wow Moment - Amitabh Mattoo, The Hindu

The Obama visit is so overwhelming a development that it has hardly evoked dissent. Not since India signed the peace and friendship treaty with the Soviet Union has New Delhi align...

The U.S. and India Mend Bridges - Irish Times

The statement and warmth of the meetings suggests a new confidence on the part of Modi that, with perceived hardening Japanese attitudes, represents a significant psychological shi...

Give the Balance of Power a Chance, America - Paul Pillar, TNI

There is something of a hidden hand at work, akin to how such a hand works economically in free markets. The hidden hand does not write the same script each time, and political sci...

A New Chapter for America and India - New York Times

After years of near misses and unfulfilled promises, President Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India appear to have set relations between their democracies on a deeper, p...

Modi Can Continue His American Honeymoon - Sadanand Dhume, TOI

Barely a year ago, most foreign policy pundits would likely have agreed on one simple prediction: the election of Narendra Modi as Indian prime minister would set back relations wi...

China's Long-Haul Indian Ocean Strategy - Kabir Taneja, The Diplomat

The docking last September of a Chinese naval submarine in Colombo turned heads in New Delhi, just as the new government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was still getting up to...

Obama and Modi Can Cement a 'Useful Friendship' - Robert Hathaway

What a difference a year makes. Twelve months ago, India and the United States were embroiled in bitter controversy after American authorities arrested an Indian diplomat, Devyani ...

Hindu Zealots Are a Threat to Modern India - R. Thakur, Japan Times

The massacre of schoolchildren in Peshawar last month forced Indians to confront a familiar question: What kind of Pakistan do they want for a neighbor? Prime Minister Narendra Mo...

Reasserting the Sri Lanka-India Friendship - The Hindu

The visit by Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera to New Delhi, days after the new government in Colombo was sworn in, sends the clear message of an enduring friendship ...

Nepal's India-China Dance - Manish Gyawali, The Diplomat

No longer treated as a peripheral concern, Nepal is receiving overtures from both China and India....

Did India's Anti-Corruption Leaders Sell Out? - Sanjay Kumar, Diplomat

They were once comrades-in-arms, giving a clarion call to Indians from all walks of life to fight the system, reform politics, and end corruption in India. They wanted a Jan Lokp...

Asia's Race into Space - James Clay Moltz, Daily Beast

While NASA and the European Space Agency gets most of the world’s attention, China, Japan and India are racing for the heavens....

World's Largest Democracy Has a Free Speech Problem - WSJ

U.S. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry weren’t the only notable absentees at Sunday’s unity rally in Paris. India too failed to send a high-level represe...

An Election of Deep Consequence to Asia - Harsh Pant, The Diplomat

Sri Lanka’s surprising election result will have complex effects on the India-China-Sri Lanka strategic triangle....

Sri Lanka Upset a Blow to China - Kevin Sullivan, The Week

For Mahinda Rajapaksa, the now former president of Sri Lanka, last week's stunning election defeat must be a bit of a head-scratcher. Having ended the country's decades-long civil ...

China Makes a Move in the Resource Wars - Daniel McGroarty, RCWorld

Washington displays a troubling lack of interest over the intensifying tug-of-war for access to strategic resources....

Oil Price Opens Doors for Asia - William Pesek, Bloomberg View

For China and India, 2015 should be a pivotal year. Both Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have for months been making grand pronouncements about...

India Won't Soon Catch up to China - M.C. Madhavan, The Hindu

In India’s noisy political democracy, the problems are compounded by the existence of multiple political parties with no coherent approach to development....

Science Struggles in India - Dhiraj Nayyar, Bloomberg

Last September, India put a spacecraft into orbit around Mars. Since then, boasts about the country's scientific prowess have grown outlandishly. In October, Prime Minister Naren...

China: A Friend or a Foe to Moscow? - Alex Calvo, China Policy Institute Blog

The last days of the year have been intense in the geopolitical arena, with the release of Moscow’s new military doctrine among several developments meriting close attention....

Ranking the 7 Great Global Powers - Walter Russell Mead, American Interest

To kick off 2015, we present our take on who the real “G-7″ countries are: the world’s seven great powers, ranked by their ability to shape both their immediate environments ...

India Overreaching in Its Pursuit of Jihadists - The Hindu

The Union government recently blocked 32 websites, including globally popular ones such as Vimeo, GitHub, Dailymotion and archive.org that support data-archiving, video-sharing and...

Miles to go for India's Prime Minister - Sadanand Dhume, WSJ

What a difference a year can make. At this time last year, Narendra Modi was an outsider to New Delhi, hoping to beat the odds and lead his right-of-center Bharatiya Janata Party b...

A Game-Changing Year for Nepal - Sujeev Shakya, East Asia Forum

A real political and economic turnaround could be just around the corner for Nepal in 2015....

Democratic Progress, Populist Regression in India - A. Mishra, First Post

2014 was a terrific year for the democracy; 2014 was a terrible year for the democracy....

Mumbai's Evolving Urban Form

The continuing dispersion of international metropolitan areas is illustrated by recently released 2011 Census of India preliminary data for the Mumbai "larger" metropolitan area...

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