Multiple issues have compounded to bring tensions to near crisis point, with serious ramifications for domestic and bilateral relations. These include ongoing disagreement over territorial rights to the island of Kachchatheevu, frequent poaching by Indian fisherman in Sri Lankan waters, and the damaging economic and environmental effects of trawling, write Punsara Amarasinghe and Eshan Jayawardena for South Asia Monitor
It is necessary to ensure that the Indo-Pacific narrative remains relevant, in the context of two important events: The reset taking place between India and China and, second, the thaw between Japan and China, writes Tridivesh Singh Maini for South Asia Monitor
India's decision to initiate a LCA-Navy programme acknowledged the talent and ingenuity of the country's aircraft designers and engineers, and aimed to energize the stagnant defence-technology base, writes Admiral Arun Prakash (Retd.) for South Asia Monitor
The summit may not have had big ticket outcomes, but for Modi the optics could have significant dividends if the India-China border remains peaceful and some trade issues are fixed in the run-up to Indian election year, writes Nilova Roy Chaudhury for South Asia Monitor
India-China civil-society dialogue on climate change, sustainable development
China has initiated early actions on the Wuhan summit between Indian PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping that stressed the need for people-to-people dialogue for the development of not only India and China but the whole world.