India has a great deal to lose by mistreating and beating up Africans who come to study or live in India. The latest attacks on March 27, 2017 on Nigerian and Kenyan students living in Noida, a suburban city bordering New Delhi and part of what is called the National Capital Region, have made breaking news on all TV news channels, writes Kul Bhushan for South Asia Monitor.
To avoid the odium of using excessive force on stone-pelters, the security establishment in Jammu & Kashmir should check out what Israel has produced to deal with stone-throwing, writes Cecil Victor for South Asia Monitor.
India and Bangladesh, the two South Asian democracies, are also neighbours with the longest common border of over 4,000 km. They are also partners in progress and development and have over the last seven years been able to sketch out an increasingly deepening engagement trajectory, writes Sreeradha Datta for South Asia Monitor
The Trump administration should realise that there is a link between student and H1B visas -- and any curtailment of the latter category is going to bring down the number of students from India going to the United States, now pegged at over 100,000 annually, writes Dr. Sridhar Krishnaswami for South Asia Monitor.
Development has to be the core agenda of governance and the aspirations of the people the guiding principle for planning, writes Brig. Anil Gupta (Retd) for South Asia Monitor.
India must assist Sheikh Hasina so that her position is strengthened in her country and, in turn, Bangladesh would help India in isolating terror-sponsor Pakistan and curbing Islamic terrorism in the region, writes Jai Kumar Verma for South Asia Monitor.
In the cancellation of Saudi King Salman's visit, it's too early to say if the Maldivian voters would see it as Islam's 'Eldest Brother's' silent criticism of President Abdulla Yameen's leadership, writes N Sathiya Moorthy for South Asia Monitor.
It is high time Nepal's major parties come together to address the concerns of the agitating parties and fostered an environment conducive to amending the Constitution, writes S. Binodkumar Singh for South Asia Monitor.
India should avoid a prior sanction from PRC or keeping PRC in the loop for all its dealings with Taiwan considering our independent foreign policy and also the fact that PRC too deeply engages with Taiwan, writes Namrata Hasija for South Asia Monitor.
India has two biennial air shows but little to show in terms of indigenous aerospace manufacturing capability. If India is to become a global aerospace manufacturing power, privatisation of the aerospace industry is the key, writes Gp Capt A.K. Sachdev (Retd) for South Asia Monitor.
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.
India remians the inflexible bête-noir for Pakistan, yet there are few books by Indian authors that have sought to interpret the prodigal neighbour in a holistic, informed and empathetic manner.
The line that Mortimer Durand drew across a small map in 1893 has bled the Pashtun heart ever since. More than a century later both sides of that line remain restless. But the mystery behind what actually happened on 12 November 1893 has never ...
What went wrong for the West in Afghanistan? Why couldn't a global coalition led by the world's preeminent military and economic power defeat "a bunch of farmers in plastic sandals on dirt bikes" in a conflict that outlasted b...
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...