It was in 1997 that the then Assam Governor, Lt. Gen. (retd) S.K. Sinha, wrote to the President of India that there were over 4 million Bangladeshis living in Assam illegally and action should be taken to send them back, writes Rashmi Saksena for South Asia Monitor
India shares the US led view that the emergence of a nuclear Iran is not in the regional interest – but differs on the means to be adopted to persuade Iran to abide by its NPT commitments. Writes C Uday Bhaskar
Islamabad truly rolled out the red carpet for Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa during his February 8-10 visit to the country. The Pakistanis left no stone unturned to ensure the success of the visit.Writes Bhaskar Roy
Six new elephant corridors to protect natural nomads
Expressing concern over the increasing number of elephant deaths in India, an international organisation involved in the preservation and protection of these animals globally has stressed the urgent need for a comprehensive policy change in the country to arrest the rapid fall in elephant population.