Defining terror: UN could not do it, will BRICS succeed?

bricsIndia would push the BRICS nations to define terrorism during its annual summit. India is making this move to reflect its concerns over cross-border terrorism and the issue would be taken up at the summit to be held at Johannesburg in July.

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Post BRICS, Pakistan will have to crack down on terror to make new friends, retain old ones

BRICSIs the China-Pakistan bonhomie wearing off? The BRICS declaration condemned the role various terror groups, but the one that was the highlight was the Jaish-e-Mohammad. It may be recalled that China had refused to support the ban on the Jaish chief Maulana Masood Azhar.

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In testing the dirty bomb, North Korea’s target is China and not US

nuclearIt is a well known fact that North Korea has increasingly used the nuclear brinkmanship in a bid to be taken seriously. On Sunday, North Korea announced that it had tested the hydrogen bomb and the announcement came at a time when China was hosting the BRICS summit.

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BRICS: China recognises Pakistan terror, but will it back India at UN

modi-jinpingIs the China-Pakistan bonhomie wearing off? The BRICS declaration condemned the role various terror groups, but the one that was the highlight was the Jaish-e-Mohammad. It may be recalled that China had refused to support the ban on the Jaish chief Maulana Masood Azhar.

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Will be forced to defend Pak, if India rakes it up at BRICS: China

bricsChina does not want India to speak about the Pakistan issue during the upcoming BRICS summit. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in China for the BRICS summit starting September 3.

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Doval arrives in China amidst Doklam standoff

Ajit DovalNational Security Advisor Ajit Doval arrived in China to attend the BRICS summit amidst the Doklam standoff. He is expected to hold talks with China’s State Councilor Yang Jiechi to resolve the issue.

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Cooperation to fight terror high on Doval’s agenda during BRICS meet

ajitdoval2National Security Advisor Ajit Doval will call for greater cooperation to combat terrorism during the BRICS summit to be held in China. Doval who will be on a two visit to China starting Thursday would focus on greater cooperation to fight terrorists and also deny them access to weapons and finances.

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Doval in China: Mixed signals only add to the confusion

AJIT-DOVALThe Chinese media is sending out mixed signals ahead of the visit by India’s National Security Advisor Ajit Doval. India’s NSA, Doval would be in China on Thursday and Friday to take part in the BRICS summit. He is expected to raise the Doklam issue where India and China are locked in a standoff for the past 5 weeks.

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Israel vote- Blunder or masterstroke?

Kugelman-2The decision of the Indian government to vote against Israel at the United Nations has come under a lot of flak by many. While many question the contrary stands taken by the government of India in Parliament, the experts feel that India voted as a bloc with other BRICS nations.

Michael Kugelman, Senior Program Associate for South and Southeast Asia, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars says India’s decision simply represents continuity as it had voted against Israel in 2008 and 2011 also. In this interview with rediff.com Kugelman says ‎abstaining would not have sent a strong enough message to register the great concern India has about the plight of Palestinian civilians.

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