India, Trinidad & Tobago need to forge a new agenda

Leaders in Trinidad &Tobago and India must take revolutionary initiatives to embark upon a programme for sustainable and enhanced trade and commercial relations between the two socially connected countries, writes Paras Ramoutar for South Asia Monitor

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Oli’s visit to China: Will Delhi and Beijing's interests intersect in Kathmandu?

Three powerful Nepali leaders, two of them with communist leanings, have diversified trade and transit in response to India’s behaviour. There is a strategic question that now needs an answer: Will China meet India in Kathmandu? writes Binoj Basnyat for South Asia Monitor

BIMSTEC: Can it be an alternative to stalled SAARC?

According to a FICCI knowledge paper on BIMSTEC which was released recently, trade and investment should be the focus of the organization, where member states could negotiate a comprehensive free trade agreement, introduce trade facilitation steps, harmonize their national technical means, reinvigorate connectivity and strengthen energy linkages, writes Anil Wadhwa for South Asia Monitor

India’s aviation industry: In need of a new model and leadership

A combination of absent political vision and direction, combined with insipid project-management, has thwarted most of our aeronautical programmes, writes Admiral Arun Prakash (Retd) for South Asia Monitor.

Dialogue a must to prevent escalations along volatile India-Pakistan border

Despite an agreed ceasefire agreement, with SoPs, engagement at the political and diplomatic levels through dialogue is necessary to avoid any further escalation of violence along the border, writes Ravi Nitesh for South Asia Monitor

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In northeast India, water-management practices to deal with climate change

In a small village on the north bank of the Brahmaputra in Assam in northeast India, farmer Horen Nath stood gazing at his partially submerged paddy field. The floods had kept their annual date but mercifully, the farmer said, the waters have started receding. "The weather has become very strange of late. We always had ample rain,


UAE, Saudi Arabia can help India meet any oil deficit, says UAE envoy

Even as the US-imposed sanctions on Iran has put India’s energy security in jeopardy, United Arab Emirates Ambassador to India Ahmed Albanna has allayed fears of an oil shortage, saying hi...