UNHRC's 'biased' report on Kashmir: India needs to rally its friends

The Council which began its session on 18 June will conclude on 6 July, 2018. India would need to rally its friends and allies to ensure that the High Commissioner’s recommendation on sending a mission is rejected and his personal credibility impacted, writes Amb Bhaswati Mukherjee (Retd.) for South Asia Monitor

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Sri Lanka: Working towards power devolution

Reforms in Sri Lanka would have a greater chance of success only in a more democratic political environment, and the incumbent government which appears to be disposed in favor of a constitutional change will have to work harder to make this transition possible for the island nation, writes Binodkumar Singh for South Asia Monitor.

Thwarting the threat of nuclear terrorism: India can lead the way

India, situated in one of the most violent expanses in the world, is afflicted by externally foisted terror. Notwithstanding Pakistan’s myopic anti-India policies and even China’s subtle machinations towards it, India will have to take the lead in making South Asia a nuclear-terror free zone, writes Lt. Gen. Kamal Davar (Retd.) for South Asia Monitor.

The dirty linen: Ominous implications of China's implicit support of Pak-sponsored terrorism

Protecting its protégé Pakistan, ostensibly for its own gains, China’s wilful ignorance of the wrongdoings that emanate from the former’s soil does not bode well for the region, and even the world, writes Lt. Gen. P.C. Katoch (Retd.) for South Asia Monitor.

Burmese democracy can learn from South Asian democratic experiences

While it is encouraging to see Myanmar having a democratically elected government, one has to keep the fingers crossed as to how Myanmar will shape in the coming years. There are many challenges that have been set up for Myanmar and in dealing with which, the country can learn and unlearn a lot from the South Asian experiments with democracy, writes N.S. Venkatraman for South Asia Monitor.

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Developing countries need support to combat climate change: India

Reminding the developed world of their commitments to developing countries, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday said developing countries need support to combat climate change.


As countermeasure, India hikes import duty on 29 US products

In a retaliatory move against the recent US import duty hikes, India on Thursday raised customs duty on 29 products, including on iron and steel products imported from the US.