It is not harmony and optics which have driven both China and India to re-engage more closely with each other, particularly after 2017’s bruising faceoff at Doklam plateau; it is sheer compulsion, writes Nilova Roy Chaudhury for South Asia Monitor
Despite an agreed ceasefire agreement, with SoPs, engagement at the political and diplomatic levels through dialogue is necessary to avoid any further escalation of violence along the border, writes Ravi Nitesh for South Asia Monitor
Just as the Church in the early 1970s worked to negotiate for peace after two decades of bloody China-backed insurgency in Nagaland and adjoining areas, so the Ulema and Muslim clergy in J&K must push for peace efforts, writes Brig Anil Gupta for South Asia Monitor
Current economic policies adopted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi are having a positive impact not only on India but also on its neighbour Sri Lanka, write Srimal Fernando and Megha Gupta for South Asia Monitor.
The political turmoil in the West Asia significantly impacts India. Jordan is home for around 10,000 Indian nationals who are working in the IT construction, textile, health and manufacturing sectors and, if the crisis deepens, India may have to evacuate them, writes Jatin Kumar for South Asia Monitor
In northeast India, water-management practices to deal with climate change
In a small village on the north bank of the Brahmaputra in Assam in northeast India, farmer Horen Nath stood gazing at his partially submerged paddy field. The floods had kept their annual date but mercifully, the farmer said, the waters have started receding. "The weather has become very strange of late. We always had ample rain,