Recent developments in Afghanistan suggest the New Great Game is intensifying in Central Asia.
China's ruthless crushing of the Tibetan protests has sparked reactions ranging from disquiet to condemnation the world over.
Even India, which views all separatist movements with suspicion because of its problems in Kashmir and the Northeast, was "distressed" at the "violence in Lhasa", called upon "all those involved" to "work to improve the...
Caught between its position recognising Tibet as part of China and growing pressure from pro-Western lobbies within its policy-making elites to support protests by Tibetan separatists, the Indian government is hard put to define a coherent stand on developments across its border.
Since rioting broke out in Lhasa on Mar.14, India has vacillated...