The fishermen issue has to be tackled by the Indian and Sri Lankan governments with great care and speed as such sensitive issues are not in the interests of India and Sri Lanka, writes N.S. Venkataraman for South Asia Monitor.
India should support not only Mongolia -- rather it should support the Dalai Lama and the Tibet issue as well in the backdrop of its own Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh policy, writes Dr Bawa Singh for South Asia Monitor.
The actual reason that we in India are unable to procure critically needed weapons, equipment and ammunition are larger strategic questions for which the country has yet not found satisfactory answers, writes Lt Gen Philip Campose (Retd) for South Asia Monitor.
Export of terror and drugs to India is getting direct patronage from successive Pakistani ruling establishments. It is time that all political parties in Punjab discard hyperbole and put their heads together so that the strategically important state is saved from destruction, writes Amitava Mukherjee for South Asia Monitor.
Declaring that India will move towards a gas-based economy, the government is trying to encourage the move towards greater usage of gas, especially in the power sector. India has also called on other large Asian LNG importing countries to form a loose alliance to gain more leverage in negotiating demand better terms, writes Shebonti Ray Dadwal for South Asia Monitor.
Does Brexit represent a challenge or an opportunity? Brexit was like a global tsunami. Neither Europe nor India had been prepared for Brexit. Brexit therefore, represents a huge challenge, on one hand to the India-EU strategic partnership and, on the other, to its bilateral relationship with the UK, writes Bhaswati Mukherjee for South Asia Monitor.
The current crackdown on terrorists is more a public exercise of hard stance being adopted – besides, it helps target dissidence. It is because of US pressure to take action against radical mullahs like Hafiz Saeed and appears to have bamboozled some US Congressmen who are calling for continued support, writes Lt Gen P.C. Katoch (Retd) for South Asia Monitor.
The Afghan government needs to create a safe environment for the activities of civil activists with specific protective measures to secure them against attacks by terrorists and insurgents, write Bipin Ghimire & Reza Ehsan for South Asia Monitor.
The ties between India and Tajikistan overall have been marked by cooperation, cordiality and closeness. The relations between the two countries thrive on a mutual understanding of the relevance of each other - economically and strategically, writes Chayanika Saxena for South Asia Monitor.
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