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India's bilateral relations with the neighbourhood in 2014

2014 ended with India-Pakistan relations hitting a new low, there have been allegations of cross border firings and even worse, Indian security forces have alleged that there have been attempts by Pakistan to push in terrorists through the sea routes, a replication of Mumbai writes Alok Bansal

 

India-Nepal relations are bound by history, geography, economic cooperation and socio-cultural ties. Strong people-to-people relations have continued since centuries which were further strengthened with the 1950 Indo-Nepal Treaty of Peace and Friendship that give special privileges to people, of both the countries.

 
There is little doubt that the government and public opinion take India as an important player in Myanmar’s designs for its future. However, there are unfortunately gaps between expectation and what so far has been promised or delivered by India.  
 

Nothing could explain the realities of bilateral relations in the post-Cold War era than the readiness and remarkable alacrity with which India despatched military aircraft and warships to quench the thirst of the Maldivian capital of Male, after fire damaged the city’s desalination plant in late 2014 writes N. Sathiamoorthy

 

Located at the eastern end of the Himalayas as a buffer state between India and its crucial neighbours, Nepal, Bangladesh and China, Bhutan - which had only featured in Indian foreign policy as an aid receiver thus far - welcomed the first official diplomatic visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier this year writes Abhismita Sen

 

If one were to go by strictly civilisational and historical contexts India and Sri Lanka should have had the best of bilateral relationships in the region of South Asia write Sridhar Krishnaswami and Archana Arul.

 
The rise of Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party to power in Delhi in May 2014 was occasion for a flurry of activities in Dhaka writes Syed Badrul Ahsan  
 

The fast-changing situation in Kabul with a new president heading a government of national unity, the end of NATO and US' combat roles and increased insecurity poses severe challenges for India.

 

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