Crisis in Maldives: India should use diplomacy to resolve situation

The most viable route for India is to maintain its diplomatic stand and gather as much international support as possible, which will prove beneficial if the need for putting boots on the ground arises, as India will have the support of opposition parties in the Maldives and the international community, writes Vishwajeet Singh Raghav for South Asia Monitor.    

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US should not give nuclear-capable F-16s to a rogue Pakistan

The US is adding fuel to the destruction of the Baloch people by providing Pakistan with latest equipment and F-16 fighter jets. The Baloch plea to the US public is that do not support your government’s policies that are a direct threat to existence of another nation – in this case the Baloch nation, writes Sobdar Baloch for South Asia Monitor.

Myanmar's transition to civilian rule: A path full of hurdles

In a historic change, a civilian-led government has been installed in power in Myanmar. Where the new government seem to have implemented several changes in the administration, however monumental challenges in the form of ethnic and communal strife as well as economic difficulties stare the new government in the face, writes Obja Borah Hazarika for South Asia Monitor.

Bangladesh has achieved remarkable success in counter- terrorism

Taking steps to ensure that its secular fabric does not get hacked by the fringe radical elements that have been on a rampage in the country of late, Bangladesh has acceded to many regional and international agreements to counter the menace of terrorism and extremism, writes Rupak Bhattacharjee for South Asia Monitor.

Chinese muscle-flexing in South China Sea: India must operate closely with Vietnam

The Chinese ‘international dream’ comprises of two ingredients - strength and wealth, which are reflected in its activities in the South China Sea. As a dominant military power, it realises the strategic value of islands and would use them gainfully to counter naval posturing by US and India, writes Maj. Gen. P. K. Chakravorty (Retd.) for South Asia Monitor.

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Three new projects in U.S.-India State and Urban Initiative

The U.S.-India State and Urban Initiative, led by the CSIS Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies and the CSIS Energy and National Security Program, has announced three new projects with the state government of Maharashtra


India urges OPEC to move to responsible oil pricing

India on Wednesday urged the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) cartel to move to responsible pricing of oil and gas, saying the current prices are posing a threat to fragile w...