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India’s PM Modi to Visit Palestine: Agriculture, diplomacy training on agenda

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Arab Man Waving the Flag of Palestine

On February 10, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will become the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Palestine.

That he has felt compelled to visit Palestine, even as ties between India and Israel witness extraordinary warmth, only underlines the significance of India’s traditional moral and material support to the Palestinian cause, described by successive governments as an integral part of India’s foreign policy.

India’s support to Palestine

  • Building the Palestine Institute of Diplomacy in Ramallah for which the Indian government has allocated $4.5 million. PM Modi is expected to inaugurate work on the project during the visit.
  • Technology park in Ramallah
  • Centre for excellence in ICT in Gaza
  • Extended budgetary support worth $60 million which is likely to be further increased

Read the full article at Time of India.

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Why Did the Russian Assassin use a Nerve Agent to Kill Sergei Skripal, Daughter?

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In this post, Barry Strauss asks, why the alleged Russian killers used nerve agent to kill former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. Were they trying to pass on a message to the Western world or was it an move by Russia’s Deep State to embarrass Putin.

The Russians thereby made it brutally clear that when it comes to payback, no one is safe, not even in the most law-abiding of western countries.

Strauss points out the the Salisbury located in rural southwest England, has long been famous for its medieval cathedral and its proximity to Stonehenge and even houses a rare copy of that precious document of western constitutional government, Magna Carta.

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India Rules Out Military Intervention in Maldives as Political Crisis Deepens

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[Former] President Mohamed Nasheed speaking at the opening ceremony of Vivanta by Taj - Coral Reef, Maldives. Image Credit: By Presidency Maldives via Flickr.

India has reacted strongly to the deepening crisis in the Maldives, however, Indian officials have pointed out that sending Indian troops to the island nation is not an option. Instead, India has said that it is hoping to work together with a group of countries, including the US and Saudi Arabia, to bring pressure on the Yameen government through “sanctions” if needed, reports Indian Express.

“They want us to send warships and put boots on the ground, but we don’t want to be drawn into sending the military to sort out a political mess there,”

Read the full update in Indian Express.

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Deepening Political Crisis in Maldives: Former President Nasheed Exhorts India to Help

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President Nasheed takes refuge at Indian Embassy & Protests. Image Credit: By Dying Regime from Maldives via Wikimedia Commons.

As political crisis deepens in the Maldives, former President Mohamed Nasheed has sought India’s diplomatic and military intervention to resolve the ongoing issue. Former President Nasheed, is the  president of Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), which functions from Colombo, A statement issued by the party in Colombo said:

“We would like the Indian government to send an envoy, backed by its military, to free the judges and the political detainees, including former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, from their detention and to bring them to their homes. We are asking for a physical presence.”

Read the full update in Indian Express.

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