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 Chaudhuryfor 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.
At the annual Raisina Dialogue held in New Delhi from January 17-19, 2017, Sri Lanka’s Resettlement Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka said the two nations would soon commence negotiations for an accord for India to develop the eastern Trincomalee port in his country, writes N Sathiya Moorthy for South Asia Monitor.
India should translate the proposed connectivity projects into reality, extend cooperation to the ASEAN countries to sort out the South China Sea dispute and take care of the Indian minorities there in order to make its Act East Policy successful and to rediscover the Southeast Asian region in the true sense, writes Dr Bawa Singh for South Asia Monitor.
The blanket restrictions on freedom of movement for Muslim communities clearly violate international human rights law. Lifting these restrictions is essential to addressing other human rights and humanitarian concerns in Rakhine state, writes Amity Saha 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.
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 ...
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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...
Some South African generals, allied with the British forces, sought segregation from the enlisted men, all blacks, after being taken prisoners of war. The surprised German commander told them firmly that they would have to share the same quarte...