Channeling anger: Pulwama and the limits of Indian power and influence

We should be angry that we are unable to find a diplomatic or military solution to Pakistani intransigence, writes Amb. T.P. Sreenivasan(retd.) for South Asia Monitor.    

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India providing security cover at Saarc summit

India has deployed at least a couple of aircraft and warships, including a frigate packed with weapons, to provide "security cover" to the ongoing Saarc summit at Maldives.

Indian bilateral meetings set to dominate SAARC again

The official machinery in seven countries in the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) region is busy working out details of bilateral meetings with India, reemphasising  this year SAARC's theme of building bridges.

Maldives, a friend of India: Nasheed

“India has always helped us in times of need. We will always be India's friend and we believe that we cannot find a better friend than India,” President Mohamed Nasheed  said when asked if Sino-Maldivian cooperation could negatively impact on relations with India.







Good news for South Asia

The prospects of SAARC thriving are brighter than ever before. If the regional heavyweights, India and Pakistan, increasingly opt for pragmatism in the conduct of their ties, SAARC would finally be free of the constraints of the past and zoom into a future of collective prosperity and togetherness.  

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Sikkim's unique mountain architecture in need of protection

The Government of Sikkim realized something needs to be done and the newly-adopted Sikkim Tourism Policy is crystal clear about this. It states in Chapter 4: Application of appropriate designs for tourism infrastructure that considers the landscape, disaster risks, local architecture and materials needs to be addressed, writes Anne Fee


Nepal's economy expanding, GDP growth 6.3 per cent: IMF

On February 8, 2019, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with Nepal.