An Indian student with peace messages written on his hands takes part in a “Hiroshima Day” peace rally in Mumbai. Photo: EPA-EFE
Ankit Panda
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Ankit Panda

India’s rethink on ‘no first use’ nuclear policy won’t surprise China or Pakistan

  • Recent comments by India’s defence minister highlight the evolution of New Delhi’s thinking and the mutual scepticism between it and its two biggest rivals, writes Ankit Panda

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An Indian student with peace messages written on his hands takes part in a “Hiroshima Day” peace rally in Mumbai. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Rapid Action Force personnel stand guard at a roadblock in Jammu city. Photo: AFP
Mohan Guruswamy
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Mohan Guruswamy

Why China may want to play down its reaction to India’s actions in Kashmir

  • While Beijing has supported its long-term ally Pakistan over the decision to revoke Jammu and Kashmir’s special status, it has so far been relatively restrained, writes Mohan Guruswamy
  • India’s insistence that this is purely an internal matter has strong parallels with China’s stance on Tibet, Xinjiang and Hong Kong

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Rapid Action Force personnel stand guard at a roadblock in Jammu city. Photo: AFP
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