India, Sri Lanka must resolve fishery dispute bilaterally

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

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India-China civil-society dialogue on climate change, sustainable development

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India’s growth story is treading on thin ice

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