There is no denying the fact that the current development of new normal in China-Nepal relations is troubling for India as Nepal’s dependence on India will reduce and thus its obligations towards India resulting in the loss of Indian influence in Nepal, writes Anuradha Rai for South Asia Monitor.
In ten years, Nepal has seen three constitutions, two political interregnums and a protracted ethnic conundrum between the peoples of the Hill and Terai.The promised devolution of power stands unfulfilled writes Sourina Bej for South Asia Monitor.
J&K is an integral part of India and the law of the land must prevail. Security forces must enforce law and order stringently although excess use of force should be avoided -- but the separatists should not be allowed to disturb peace and tranquility in the state, writes Jai Kumar Verma for South Asia Monitor
Russian policy towards India has been the by-product of bilateral and geopolitical dynamics, becoming a bugbear for Indian foreign policy, writes Dr Bawa Singh for South Asia Monitor.
The army’s deployment can never be the solution to the Kashmir problem and must be viewed as a short-term strategy to give the government some breathing room to implement a long-term plan, writes Nishant Rajeev for South Asia Monitor.
CPEC could be a holy cow to some Pakistanis but to China it is an economic project with strategic and military significance. What one fears is that despite much hype and attraction, CPEC will prove to be a white elephant for Pakistan and it could prove to be Pakistan’s Waterloo, writes Shabir Choudhry for South Asia Monitor.
Sheikh Hasina's government has shown enormous courage in going ahead with the War Crimes Trials and the completion of this process will eventually prove to be an important chapter in the history of Bangladesh, writes S. Binodkumar Singh for South Asia Monitor.
The heart cry of the Afghan-Indian minorities has not been heard. If the Amritsar Declaration could cover the many challenges being faced by the Heart of Asia region, including Afghanistan, then why could not the issues of Indian Afghan minorities, such as Sikhs and Hindus, become part of the same diplomatic process? asks Bawa Singh for South Asia Monitor.
The establishment of Pakistan Navy's special 'Task Force-88' (TF-88), announced on December 13, 2016, exclusively for maritime security of Gwadar port, has serious implications for the region, writes Mahendra Ved for South Asia Monitor.
It will also feature glimpses of Indian traditional, folk and tribal art such as Gond, Madhubani and Pattachitra paintings.
What will be Pakistan's fate? Acts of commission or omission by itself, in/by neighbours, and superpowers far and near have led the nuclear-armed country at a strategic Asian crossroads to emerge as a serious regional and global concern whi...
Some South African generals, allied with the British forces, sought segregation from the enlisted men, all blacks, after being taken prisoners of war. The surprised German commander told them firmly that they would have to share the same quarte...
An aching sense of love, loss and yearning permeate this work of fiction which, however, reads like a personal narrative set in an intensely disruptive period of Indian history, and adds to the genre of partition literature, writes Ni...
This is a path-breaking work on India's foreign policy since Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister in May 2014 and surprised everyone by taking virtual charge of the external affairs portfolio. A man who had been denied visa by some count...