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-Bangladesh first-ever joint military exercise

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A political tragedy in Kabul -The Rabbani murder has the ISI signature

THE assassination of former President of Afghanistan Burhanuddin Rabbani in his own house in the high-security diplomatic district of Kabul on Tuesday, while he was reportedly engaged, in his current capacity as the Chairman of the High Peace and Reconciliation Council, in peace talks with his old foe, the Afghani Taliban, is a grim reminder of the terrible political tragedy which stalks this hapless land.

Asia's Great Naval Rivalry

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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.