There are huge concerns that India-US ties could face serious challenges in the days and weeks to come… the likely turn of events and policy shifts that would occur under the Trump presidency, especially changes in approach to economic and trade issues, writes Saroj Mohanty for South Asia Monitor.
The dynamic and decisive character of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has increased expectations in Japan of a great leap forward in bilateral relations, writes Dr. Savitri Vishwanathan for South Asia Monitor.
The achievements of the Awami League-led government in Bangladesh on the counter-terrorism and internal security fronts through 2016 have been remarkable. However, extremism and terrorism are far from over, writes S. Binodkumar Singh for South Asia Monitor.
To build confidence among Gulf investors, India would be required to walk that extra mile which Prime Minister Narendra Modi is trying to do through sustained political engagements and smoothening the trouble spots in the system to attract investments from Gulf countries and improve bilateral trade and commerce, writes Md. Muddassir Quamar for South Asia Monitor.
In its efforts to further strengthen India-Bangladesh friendship, New Delhi is eager to develop the neighbouring country’s proposed Payra sea\por, writes Rupak Bhattacharjeefor South Asia Monitor.
The political opposition in Pakistan has responded cautiously but has emphasised on the need for judicial reforms to obviate the need for an ad hoc measure like military courts, writes Mahendra Ved for South Asia Monitor.
Having raised the expectations of the people about his anti-corruption commitment to a very high level, Narendra Modi is now facing the challenge of fulfilling the expectations of the people, writes N.S. Venkataraman for South Asia Monitor.
It is hoped that even in the face of developments that seem to be moving towards an arms race in the region and beyond, India will be able to steer clear of unnecessary moves, writes Manpreet Sethi for South Asia Monitor.
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Over the Years, a collection of 106 short articles, offers us interesting sidelights on the currents and cross- currents in the public life of India during two distinctive periods: (I) 1987 to 1991 and (II ) 2010 to the present.