International Yoga Day: India's soft power wins over the world

The international impact of India’s soft power was felt long before the term found place in popular parlance in the 21st century. What is new is its strategic reorientation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi who combined new elements of soft power to re-position India in the international community, writes Amb. Bhaswati Mukherjee for South Asia Monitor

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Pakistan will have to pay a price for irresponsible conduct

Pakistan's track record and the brazen manner in which it has used terrorism as an instrument of policy is on the verge of including it in the list of terrorist states. Added to this, absence of sound advice to its elected leaders and delusions about India are shaming and harming it further, writes Hardeep Singh Puri for South Asia Monitor.

Cauvery violence reverberates across the Palk Strait

While the support and backing of Tamil Nadu polity, and at times people, to the Sri Lankan Tamil cause is well-known and documented, this is possibly the first time that any political party or group has so very openly come out in support of what remains an ‘internal affair’ of India, writes N. Sathiya Moorthy for South Asia Monitor.  

Reprisal for Uri attack: At time and place of Indian choosing

The attack on the Indian Army camp in Uri by terror elements sponsored by the Pakistani 'deep state' needs to be avenged, but at time and place of our choosing, writes Cecil Victor for South Asia Monitor.

US-Israel military agreement holds little promise for Middle East peace

It would be futile to argue that the military aid agreement between the US and Israel will lead to any significant change in the regional situation and the Middle East peace process. It rather encourages Israel to maintain the status quo and does not incentivise it into entering peace negotiations, writes Md. Muddassir Quamar for South Asia Monitor.

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Three new projects in U.S.-India State and Urban Initiative

The U.S.-India State and Urban Initiative, led by the CSIS Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies and the CSIS Energy and National Security Program, has announced three new projects with the state government of Maharashtra


India-Australia free trade agreement soon?


The long-pending free trade agreement with Australia is expected to be cleared with Indian Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu's visit to the country on June 26. T...