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Ties with China would be better had Modi govt avoided taking public stance on thorny issues

Neither NSG membership nor listing of Masood Azhar was intrinsically important enough to turn them into litmus tests of our relationship with China.
India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the16th meeting of the foreign ministers of Russia, India and China (RIC) | Twitter/@airnewsalerts

China has long played its India-Pak ‘balancing act’, but stakes are high this time around

With CPEC and BRI, China not only has greater stakes in Pakistan but also seems less concerned about diplomatic isolation than it was after 26/11.
Chinese officials in Pakistan

Will China bail out a broke Pak or is IMF the last resort?

Here's what's happening across the border: Sindh government restricts movement of hardline religious scholars ahead of Muharram; a Pakistani V-blogger is captivating YouTube users with his recipes. 

On Camera

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Electoral bonds are a constitutional hazard but transparency alone isn’t the solution

Supreme Court’s role in setting a reform agenda for political funding has to be limited and not extend to managing how parties function.
CJI Gogoi

Is Supreme Court handling sexual harassment allegation against CJI Ranjan Gogoi correctly?

Two advocates Monday wrote to the Bar Council of India criticising it for its support to CJI Ranjan Gogoi and called the hearing a ‘travesty of justice’.

Defence

Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
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Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.