Neighbourhood Studies
Sheikh Hasina India visit: Reiteration of Tested Ties

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is arriving in India today (5 September 2022) on a 4 day visit. A much anticipated reciprocal visit possibly also a last one before Bangladesh holds its 12th Jatiya Sangsad (parliamentary ) election in 2023. W....

Emerging Synthetic Drug Market in the Bay of Bengal A Case Study of Amphetamine-Type Substances

Introduction
Countries surrounding the Bay of Bengal include India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Myanmar; besides there are two landlocked countries – Nepal and Bhutan. These countries depend on the Bay of Bengal for several reasons such a....

Sri Lanka – Current Political Situation

Introduction
This article looks at the current political situation in Sri Lanka from a comprehensive strategic point of view. Developments therefore, have a national security perspective keeping India’s objectives and interests in mind. ....

वन चाइना पालिसी के परिप्रेक्ष्य में नेपाल से चीन चिंताएं

हाल में संपन्न हुई अमेरिकी हाउस स्पीकर नैंसी पेलोसी की ताइवान यात्रा से चीन के आतंरिक शांति एव....

“Victory Day” Parade: One year of a Pyrrhic Victory for the Taliban

The impact of the Taliban’s one-year rule in Afghanistan differs across regions and countries. The impression on South Asia was more distinct than on any other region. In South Asia, Pakistan and Afghanistan bore the burden of the Taliban’s takeo....

POK: Truth, Lies, and Deception

Third anniversary of the deletion of Article 370 brought out the usual round of protests from Pakistani and POK leaders. August 5 has been named Yom-e- Istehsal or the Day of Exploitation. The Prime Minister of POK Tanveer Ilyas led a protest rally i....

India- Maldives – Growing Convergences

The Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih visited India recently (1-4 Aug 2022). He was accompanied by several high-level officials comprising, Ibrahim Ameer, Minister of Finance, Fayyaz Ismail, Minister of Economic Development, Aishath Mohamed D....

Executions in Myanmar Disturbing News for the Region and the World

The execution of four democracy activists on 25 July 2022 by Myanmar’s military junta accused of helping to carry out “terrorist acts” sparked widespread condemnation and outrage. The four were sentenced to death in closed-door trials in Januar....

China’s Debt Trap Diplomacy in Sri Lanka

What is Going on in Sri Lanka?
Sri Lanka is currently experiencing its worst economic crisis since its independence in 1948, as shortages of food and fuel are causing unrest among the citizens. Economic reforms, which included significant ....

Remembering Kargil: How it Redefined the Concept of War between India and Pakistan

Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated every 26th of July to commemorate the valour and sacrifice of our soldiers who fought in the Kargil war of 1999. The war was fought by Indian soldiers in the Kargil district of Jammu and Kashmir, now situated in Lada....

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