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Questions tagged [india]

Questions relating to the government or politics of the Republic of India.

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What is the total amount of defense deal between USA and India right now?

What is the total amount of defense order that the USA has bagged from India in billions during Obama and Trump's presidency? How does it compare to the Indo-Russian contract during the same time?
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Why is the military so much involved in Pakistan's establishment as compared to India?

Both India and Pakistan got independence at the same time and started their progress, but there is a clear contrast between Military's involvement in Politics/Establishment between the two countries. ...
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Why is Modi establishing bullet train from Mumbai to Ahmedabad?

A special and expensive project like this is usually undertaken to connect the capital and the other most important city (e.g. a financial center, or a port city, or a strategically important city.). ...
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Why would a bullet train launch need a military parade?

The Indian government did a military parade. It almost looks like independence day. Well it is not independence day, it is just a bullet train launch. Why did the Indian Army show off like this? (...
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Why does India want Kashmir so much?

Pakistan wants Kashmir because at the point of the partition (and still is to this day), Kashmir was a predominantly Muslim region. Therefore, Pakistan is looking out for what it considers its people (...
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Why would the government care about sex-selective abortions?

It is often claimed that China and India have tens of millions of women "missing" because of sex selective abortions and that apparently this is a "very large issue". But why exactly would it be a big ...
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How effective is the fight against skewed sex ratio in India?

Sex ratio is the ratio between female births and male births during a given period in a given area. The sex ratio "naturally" observed in most populations is between 950 and 1000 girls for 1000 boys. ...
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Do feminists oppose sex-selective abortion?

It is well known that the human sex ratio (men/women) is high in India and China due to gender-based abortion and infanticide (e.g. India and China). Under certain interpretations of the word, this ...
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Why is there a need to set up air route between India and Afghanistan?

Recently India and Afghanistan set up an air freight corridor to by pass Pakistan's presence over their mutual trade. Why they need to do so, if they are sharing borders. What is the exact role of ...
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Linking of rivers in India [closed]

While some parts of the country is experiencing floods, several other parts are experiencing drought like situation. What are the problems and issues expected if rivers are linked across India apart ...
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What is Doklam's strategic importance for India and China? [duplicate]

These days it's the hot potato, and often daily in the news that there is a 7 week long stand off in the Doklam plateau. And today also there is some news that Indian army, as well as China's PLA, has ...
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India's huge human capital flight

According to the data published by WEF in 2016, India's position is 105/130. Other neighboring countries are, Sri Lanka - 50 China - 71 Iran - 85 Bhutan - 91 Kenya - 102 Bangladesh - 104 Nepal - ...
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Why do Pakistan and China maintain LOC, and LOAC with India respectively?

Here are the lines I am talking about, My point is if Pakistan and China control some territory of Kashmir, why are they keeping those issues dangling for years rather than establishing international ...
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Why do countries like Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh have a parliamentary form of democracy?

Why do countries like Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh have a parliamentary form of democracy?
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In what ground are Indian troops in Doklam against China right now?

Refer to this, and this report. This is a territorial dispute between Bhutan and China. According to the map, Doklam is not near the Indian border. There is no hard evidence that, Bhutan requested ...
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Why does India import a lot of military productls instead of developing and producing them locally like China?

This has been going on for quite a while now that Indian PM, Mr. Narendara Modi, is periodically visiting Russia, USA, Japan, EU, and Canada to sign contracts of multi-billion dollars of defense ...
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Why did Indian Parliament members stay up to 12:00 AM to launch GST bill?

I have been following Indian bills since my childhood. What's the big deal about this bill? I have never seen Indian Parliament members stay up to 12:00 AM to launch a specific bill. They even ...
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Why did the British not want India's allegiance to be completely dissolved from Britain?

India wasn't given independent status on 15th August, 1947. India & Pakistan were given status of dominions under monarch George VI. Look at the wordings of independence act of India. An Act ...
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Why didn't Britain, France & Russia object India on the successful test of Pokhran-II?

After the successful Pokhran-II nuclear test series, India was sanctioned and heavily criticised by all powerful countries except Britain, France and Russia. From the Wikipedia page, ...However, ...
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Why Indian Government need permission from Bangladesh to visit Thailand through sea ways?

My General Knowledge professor told me, Indian Government need permission from Bangladesh to visit Thailand through sea ways. Why they would need permission even Thailand is far away from Bangladesh?
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Why is India gradually becoming a Hindu country?

Although late, the Indian constitution incorporated secularism in 1974, technically, India had no bar in functioning as a Hindu country, as according to Wikipedia, ... neither India's constitution ...
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Why did the government (s) of India fail to protect Babri Mosque from demolition by Hindus?

The main task of demolition started in 1990. That was expedited and completed during the regime of P. V. Narasimha Rao in 1992. Wasn't the demolition of Babri Mosque unconstitutional under Indian ...
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Why is the government of India probing Dr Zakir Naik for connection with terrorism after 26 years?

According to Dr Zakir Naik's biography, he started his preaching and founded IRF in 1991. Even though numerous terrorist incidents took place in India and Bangladesh during the last 26 years, nothing ...
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What is WHO's role in India? [closed]

What impacts it has got on India in both the past and present? Thanks for your help! [This question is a part of a question I previously asked in the history and politics forum, because I was told it ...
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Why did the government of India prefer to keep silence on the matter of corruption in the armed forces?

On 9th January 2017, BSF soldier Tej Bahadur Yadav posted a video which instantly went viral and brought the corruption of BSF into the spotlight. Then came the viral video of CRPF Constable Jeet ...
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What is Indian government doing to protect African foreign students in India?

African students have been periodically suffering violence in India which goes back to the 2010s. African students and African envoys say that these attacks are related to racism. Indian politicians, ...
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Why is Netaji Subash chandra Bose a Forgotten hero? [closed]

Netaji Subash chandra Bose played a Big role by Forming Indian National Army and created pressure on British but why is he still a Forgotten hero?
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What are the main differences between the China and India? [closed]

In recent years, China and India have similarities in that they both have huge populations and have experienced extraordinary economic growth over the past decades. However, In many ways, China is ...
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Why People like Owaisi get so much support in India? In spite of his hatred comments [closed]

People like Owaisi always spread hatred comments and still get away. Whereas any other religion political leader that would say the same would get thrashed by the media.
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Why doesn't the Indian government hold a referendum in Kashmir?

In 21 April 1948, there was a resolution adopted on Kashmir in UNO. According to that resolution, India should hold a referendum in Kashmir. Given the current chaotic situation in Kashmir, why doesn'...
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Why is India branded as not a very liberal country? [closed]

Despite being a democracy for 70 odd years, India scores low in many social rankings. Some examples: India is 87th of 144 in the Global Gender Gap Report, below average. India is 98th of 133 in the ...
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New trend of blaming the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) after losing the elections

I am a first year student of political science (Honours) and would like to understand about recent controversy about EVMs in India. Recently after the various election results in India it has become ...
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Did Gandhi ever make a statement on South African apartheid?

Did Mahatma Gandhi ever publicly declare his opinion on the racist segregation under the apartheid regime in South Africa?
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Is it legal for a state government to pay legal fees of a minister allegedly involved in a corruption case?

In Kerala state of India, the previous government spent INR 35 lakhs (3.5 millions) as court/advocate/legal fees for a corruption case in which a minister was involved. The source of that fees is ...
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Can a Cabinet ministry be acquired by a person defeated in elections?

If a candidate to membership of Legislative Assembly of an Indian state loses an election for it but their party comes with full majority in that state, is there a chance that they can acquire a ...
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Is India's latest election indicative of an end to the caste based political system? [closed]

Uttar Pradesh always well known for caste based politics and mainly there were 2 parties , BSP for dalits and SP for Yadavas. But In this election, all caste based political parties are defeated and ...
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How is the China–Pakistan Economic Corridor possible?

The Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) is still a part of India, even it is occupied by Pakistan. How, then, can China build the China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) via the POK? Is this acceptable ...
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Why Caste based political parties talking about secularism in India

Many political parties in India are either caste based or religion based. Some of them are Indian Union Muslim League BSP SP SNDP SDPI etc. etc. They work only for their caste/religion. But why ...
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Why is India still using the penal codes drafted by the British for punishments?

India is still using the Indian Penal Code, drafted in 1860, written by the British. Since India already gained their own independence, why can't they write their own penal codes?
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Is it a good idea to publish political opinions early in one's life if one plans to make a career in politics?

I 18 years old and I am from India. I am writing a book on Political Principles and Ethics based on my experience (which is wide because I grew-up in a poor family and my father made us rich). I have ...
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Why States in India don't have elections at a same time?

Andhra Pradesh & Telegana had elections in 2014. (In this elections, New Prime Minister was elected) Tamil Nadu had elections in 2016. UP, Goa & Bihar election going on now i.e 2017. Why ...
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What is the fundamental problem of Kashmiri people with India?

Why do people of Kashmir want to separate from India? What is the fundamental problem of Kashmiri people with India?
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Why aren't constitutional duties legally binding in India?

Why are the Fundamental Duties mentioned in the Indian Constitution not legally binding? Also, is there not a need to make them so?
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Why floor test conducted even after the Oath?

This news trending all over facebook & twitter, I have a doubt, K. Palanisamy of Tamil Nadu already done oath for Chief Minister position for Tamil Nadu along with ministers on Thursday i.e 16th ...
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Why is there now a controversy over appointing the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu?

Prior to her death in December 2016, five term Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Jayaram appointed O. Panneerselvam as her successor. Now in February 2016, that appointment is in dispute: V. K. ...
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Why was the Burj Khalifa lit up in the colors of the Indian Flag on India Republic Day

I want to know the political reason why was it done so? Indians, especially the government in power, follow Hindu ideology. Why would a Muslim country do that? Does it have anything to do with the ...
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Why does India's Constitution say it's a “Sovereign Socialist Secular Democratic Republic”?

The constitution of India states the following: We, The People of India, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a Sovereign Socialist Secular Democratic Republic and to secure to all ...
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Why does India follow a 'No First Use Policy' for nuclear weapons?

I want to know why India follows a "No First Use Policy" for nuclear weapons. Is there any special advantage for doing so? Or it is done only to project an 'adult in the house'-like image to the world?...
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Procedure to choose voters for State Legislative Council

Below is the election procedure for Legislative council. Please read the categories of people voting listed below. Among them, how to choose the voters under section (2) and (3)? Because there are ...
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How can the Indian government ban old notes without passing any bill/law?

Before making any major decisions/policy/law for the public the Indian government should pass a bill. It's usually done through the voting by the Member of Parliaments in the Parliament. After getting ...