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India linkage: Nehru, India as Pacific power, Babri Masjid, Australia-India Roundtable and more
7 December 2012 10:24AM
The 2012 Australia-India Roundtable
was held this week in New Delhi.The
, delivered by Australian Energy and Resources Minister Martin Ferguson, kicked off the debate surrounding the possibility of
enhanced energy cooperation between the two countries
. You can read the
Co-Chairs' statement here
Was Nehru's unwavering commitment to democratic institutions during India's infancy
the key to the endurance of its democracy
An assessment of
India's engagement with Africa
, and how it differs from China's strategy.
Although Gujarat has experienced impressive GDP growth over the last two decades, it has failed to translate this into favourable employment and development outcomes.
S Amer Latif argues that India is still unsure of the kind of power it wants to be, and outlines
four key issues India must address to become a formidable Pacific power
Ananth Krishnan argues that
continuity is likely to characterise China-India relations
, as the new leadership in Beijing prioritises more urgent issues with its neighbours in the Asia Pacific.
This week marks twenty years since the destruction of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya, which resulted in one of the worst episodes of communal violence in India's history. The WSJ is running a five-part reflection on the incident and its escalation, the final installment of which will be released this afternoon (
Why India shouldn't fear a strategic partnership between Afghanistan and Pakistan
An interview with Ramachandra Guha, speaking about his new book, Hindu nationalism, the anti-corruption movement and the state of Indian politics. Among his contentions: 'had (former Prime Minister) Shastri been given another five years on earth, there would have been no Nehru-Gandhi dynasty':
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