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.
There is greater recognition today of Pakistan’s enduring mischief in Afghanistan, and a growing willingness among engaged powers to impose costs on Islamabad for its malfeasance, writes S. Binodkumar Singh for South Asia Monitor.
Repeatedly thwarted by China from gaining entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), India has moved to remind the world about its strong anti-nuclear proliferation credentials and showcase, writes Nilova Roy Chaudhury South Asia Monitor.
Firms which talk of corporate social responsibility, and claim the high ground of ethics, have to communicate in a different way to society, writes Sudip Bhattacharyya for South Asia Monitor.
The continuation of Article 370 will gradually erode the bonding between the state of Jammu & Kashmir and the rest of the country while continuing to deprive the vast majority of the fruits of economic boom enjoyed by their counterparts in other states of the Union. The time has come to have a rethink on continuation of the article, writes Brig Anil Gupta (Retd) for South Asia Monitor.
Pakistan is fertile ground for IS and the associated virulent anti-Sunni ideology for it has deliberately nurtured an arid, anti-minority eco-system wherein all non-Sunni denominations within the Islamic faith have been either ex-communicated (for example, the Ahmediyas) and declared apostate -- or larger constituencies such as the Shia have become targets of organised killings, writes C Uday Bhaskar for South Asia Monitor.
India-UAE relations continue to flourish as extraordinary commercial potential, growing defence ties and the cultural connect make the bilateral ties unique and thriving, writes Md. Muddassir Quamar for South Asia Monitor.
Without the military relinquishing its veto powers over constitutional amendments, it is but certain that the NLD-led government in Myanmar will not be in a position to effect political reform, writes Obja Borah Hazarika for South Asia Monitor.
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