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Indian navy gets morale boost from new carrier and new PM’s visit

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in jet fighter aboard the INS Vikramaditya.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com India’s new Prime Minister made his first escape from the New Delhi government bureaucracy with a June 14 flight to the deck of India’s largest naval vessel, the INS Vikramaditya. Prime Minister Narendra Modi presided […]

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India’s new leader ‘Modi-fies’ relations with its South Asian neighbors

On his first full day as prime minister of India Narendra Modi, right, met with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com On May 26, one historic moment was accompanied by another. Yes, India’s newly elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi was sworn in as the new leader of the world’s largest democracy. But the most […]

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Peace ploys across bloody borders: Could Kim Jong-Un pull a Modi even if he wanted to?

India’s Narendra Modi, right, and Pakistan’s Nawaz Sharif.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com NEW DELHI — The division between India-held and Pakistan-held Kashmir ranks with that between North and South Korea as long-running, bloody and dangerous. The two were divided at about the same time — […]

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A Great Game changer comes out on top in world’s largest democracy

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com NEW DELHI – The United States has to go through a skillfully choreographed diplomatic dance as a prelude to making up with India’s incoming prime minister, Narendra Modi. That’s because Washington refused for […]

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Electoral tsunami offers India’s masses a shot at the good life

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UNITED NATIONS — An expected, if still extraordinary, political tsunami has swept across India as voters elected a nationalist and pro-business political party to lead this country of over a billion people. Riding a wave of voter anger with both […]

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Indian intel reports Pakistani plot against Israeli, U.S. consulates

ndian policemen stand guard next to a passenger train that was ripped by two blasts at the railway station in Chennai, India on May 1.  /AP/Arun Sankar

Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — India has reported a Pakistan plot to attack foreign consulates in two Indian cities. Officials have disclosed plans by Pakistani intelligence to attack Israeli and U.S. consulates in India. They reported the arrest of a […]

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Will of the people: 800 million Indians are voting in the biggest election ever

Women in Kerala, India line up to vote.  /Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com Winston Churchill was thinking of his own defeat at the polls after having led Britain through World War II when he uttered one of his more famous quotes, “Democracy is the worst form […]

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Israel, India agree on missile defense system against China, Pakistan nuclear strikes

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Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — India and Israel have concluded an agreement to assemble a ballistic missile defense system. Indian sources said Jerusalem and New Dehli concluded more than two years of negotiations with an agreement in principle to build […]

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India to complete strategic ‘Triad’ with sea trials of indigenous SSBN

INS Arihant was built entirely in India with Russian assistance.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com India joined five other countries in the world on Jan. 21 with the launch for sea trials of an indigenously designed, engineered and operated ballistic missile submarine, the INS Arihant. With the sea […]

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Suddenly, Japan and most of East Asia are currying favor with India

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye meets with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Jan. 16.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com India’s longtime low profile in East Asia is ending. The world’s largest democracy is being vigorously courted by virtually all the countries in the volatile and dynamic region. In the past decade, Vietnam, […]

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