India vs China: Towards a bigger conflict?

At least 20 Indian soldiers were killed in a clash with Chinese forces in Ladakh, Indian officials say. From your perspective, what is behind this eruption of violence? Any concerns that it might escalate into a bigger India vs China conflict? Read few comments.
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India: How will a coronavirus lockdown of 1,3 billion people work?

As India’s PM Narendra Modi announced a strict nationwide 21 days lockdown due to Covid-19 outbreak, from your perspective how would you say the society will react on this and how much is India ready/unready to fight the coronavirus epidemic? Read few comments.

India’s PM Narendra Modi. Credit: https://www.narendramodi.in/

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Nobel Peace Prize for Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi. Also (sort of) a prize for India and Pakistan?

As Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi won Nobel peace Prize today would you say this gesture towards both countries is also a reminder to be peaceful, may it influence the relations somehow? Read few comments.

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How to stop the violence against women in India?

India:  A key cause for premature female deaths is the ill-treatment of women and overt discrimination which take on many forms not just rape.

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BRICS: A meeting of future superpowers?

Or not?

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How strong is the Gandhi name?

The nature of of Indian politics is changing.

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Iceland’s president welcomes Chinese interest

By Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, Iceland’s President.

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Hindu-Muslim relations nine years after the Godhra train burning and Gujarat violence

Eleven people were sentenced to death for Godhra train blaze in 2002. The attack triggered widespread, bloody riots against Muslim in Gujarat.

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Will Germany, India, Brazil and others change the current configuration of Security Council?

And BTW do we need UN Security Council? The UN General Assembly has elected India, South Africa, Colombia, Germany and Portugal as the five new non-permanent members of the Security Council. The five members elected last year – Bosnia, Brazil, Gabon, Lebanon and Nigeria – will remain on the council until the end of the next year.

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India-Pakistan relations: What should be done

And who can help. India and Pakistan hold first talks in 15 month.

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