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'US moves new forces to Persian Gulf to ward off Iran'

United States has moved more warships and fighter aircraft to the Persian Gulf to keep the strategic Straits of Hormuz open and strike deep within Iran if the stand-off over its nuclear programme......

To allay China, US says it challenged India's 'excessive maritime claims' multiple times

Dismissing allegations that it is singling out China in maritime disputes, the United States has said in the last one year it has challenged the maritime territorial claims of 18 countries,......

After the Obama visit: India, the Swing State

'As in the Panchatantra tale of the cat and the monkeys, it is possible for the clever swing State to play off the two competing powers,' argues Rajeev Srinivasan. It was a single phrase that......

Hindi-Japani Bhai Bhai!

'Both nations have a common problem: A rampaging, jingoistic and hostile China which is making substantial territorial claims. In the long run, Japan and India are going to be the victims of......

Why India should boldly push forward for an alliance with Japan

Japan has the capital and needs to pull out of China, which has been its major destination. India, on the other hand, desperately needs capital especially for infrastructure, argues Rajeev......

Iran tension: Gas prices escalating in US

Gas prices in Texas and elsewhere in the United States have jumped an average 7 cents in recent days after Iran threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz through which 16 million barrels of oil -......

Markets drop on ICICI Bank, RIL

Benchmark share indices ended lower for the second straight session Wednesday dragged by bank shares on worries non-performing assets may rise on the back of a slowing economy and Reliance......

Markets end lower on selling, global cues

Markets ended in the red today, on cues from global peers and selling pressure in IT stocks.The Sensex after touching a low of 16,561, managed to recover some lost ground and itouch a high of......

Oil prices: Economists get it wrong again!

The spectacular rise in the oil prices since 2004 has flummoxed the world. Nothing, it would seem, explains the phenomenal rise in crude oil prices -- from a mere $30 per barrel in few years back......

The swing factor in commodity markets

Every one knows that International politics plays a key role in deciding the 'power centers' among nations and a few know that there exists a relationship between international politics and......
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Pakistan leases strategic port of Gwadar to China for 43 years

Gwadar Port wikimedia commons Pakistan, as part of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor project, has leased the Gwadar port to China for 43... ...
'Gwadar port's development no threat to India'

From K J M Varma Beijing, Nov 18 (PTI) Pakistan's strategically important Gwadar port, being developed by China as part of the USD 46 billion... ...
China's global reach and its implications for India

Any enhancement of Sino-Pak relationship could damage India's aspirations to be the preeminent power in the South Asian and Indian Ocean regions.... ...
Oil prices up in Asia but gains limited

O The gains on WTI "are really an exercise to defend the USD 40 handle, where we saw a 4.0 percent rebound after prices touched lows of USD... ...
Navy sees role in sea of dispute

Satellite image of what is claimed to be an under-construction airstrip at the top end of Fiery Cross Reef in the Spratly Islands in the disputed... ...

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