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.
NOTA is certainly one step forward in the direction of fulfilling the fundamental commitments the Indian constitution has made to the citizens, writes Chayanika Saxena for South Asia Monitor.
After an unusual first four weeks of an exceptionally chaotic and often inefficient Trump administration in the US, the world is wondering how it should approach the superpower. The Narendra Modi government in India will have to work out an independent course for itself, writes Reeta Tremblay for South Asia Monitor.
India is mulling building a railway line between Port Blair and Diglipur in the Andaman group of islands. However, with the Indo-Pacific region sitting on an earthquake-prone seascape where subterranean tectonic plates are in constant convulsive movement writes Cecil Victor for South Asia Monitor.
A serious reconsideration of the entire mechanism of cross-LoC trade is required to ensure that it only remains a boon and does not turn into a bane, writes Brig Anil Gupta (Retd) for South Asia Monitor
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.
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.
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