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Chabahar: A strategic game changer for India
Chabahar provides a strategic edge to India and is a certain game changer in India’s favour. However, the success of Indian ambitions in the region will depend to a large extent on a peaceful and stable Afghanistan, writes Brig Anil Gupta (retd.) for South Asia Monitor.
Operationalization of Chabahar port: India’s growing diplomatic outreach
Operationalization of the Chabahar port is considered a setback for Pakistan which, by denying India a land transit route, sought to maintain the hegemonic strategic space for itself, writes Gaurav Dixit for South Asia Monitor.
What Britain's defeat to India at UN means: A shift in global order
The changes in international cricket better reflect a changed world but the UN's power structure doesn't. The impact of the global shift finally touched the UN when Britain had to drop out in favour India after a failed showdown in the recent election for world court judgeship, writes Arul Louis for South Asia Monitor

India-Singapore naval agreemen...

India and  Singapore  see China as a major bilateral partner and seek  to maintain...


Can Chabahar, India’s strategi...

India’s development of  Chabahar, just 70 km away from Pakistan’s Gwadar port, h...


Connecting South Asia through ...

India recognizes the importance of aligning economic and strategic interests in today’s wor...


Win at the UN is a big deal fo...

For India, which pulled out all stops in its diplomatic efforts to ensure Bhandari’s electi...



South Asia's Rohingya crisis: Red Cross faced with 'real challenge' Author Name The Red Cross is faced with a "real challenge" following the Rohingya refugee crisis triggered by violence ...

A tribute to Shashi Kapoor (1938-2017) Author Name   The youngest son of Prithviraj Kapoor (1906-1972), died in Mumbai a few days ago. His brothers Raj Kapoor ...

US policies toward India and Asia need strategic coherence

Posted:Nov, 12 2017

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President Donald J. Trump is on his first official trip to Asia, with stops in Japan, South Korea, China, and now Vietnam, for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum (APEC) summit. In his address to the APEC CEO Summit, he outlined his stamp on Asia statecraft, which includes a vision of upholding a “free and open Indo-Pacific.” However, the United States cannot achieve that goal without strong Asian partnerships—including with India.


SCO welcomes joining of Afghanistan

Joining of Afghanistan to SCO could provide good opportunities to this country in different fields and has important dimensions, because SCO members could cooperate Afghanistan in war on terror ...

China: aid, trade and investment

In Pakistan, there has been increasing interest and academic curiosity about the growing role of China as an ‘aid provider’.


Forgetting something

Nepal’s political transition has been hailed as a success in official narratives. The political elite have lauded a successful end to the protracted transition with the establishment of a ...

Rohingya Refugees - Repatriation or resettlement?

In the past weeks, three important developments related to the Rohingya issue took place. First was the agreement between the governments of Bangladesh and Myanmar on the refugee repatriation.


Sri Lanka’s Present Predicament: Where do we go from here?

The change of regime on January 8, 2015 raised public expectations regarding good governance and socio-economic development.

Contradictory positions can hurt India’s prospects at the next WTO ministerial

The 11th Ministerial Conference (henceforth ministerial) of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) begins on December 10 in Buenos Aires.


Education ministry schooled over finance violations

The education ministry violated public finance rules by illegally spending nearly MVR900,000 (US$58,365) and failing to collect MVR8 million owed as loan repayments, according to the ministry&rs...

Strengthen the labour ministry

In what could be a blow to the labour ministry, the joint sitting of the Parliament has now tasked the National Statistics Bureau to conduct the labour force surveys.


spotlight image Relations between India and Peru  are united by El Niño and the monsoon yet separated by vast distances across oceans.  Jorge Castaneda, Ambassador of Peru to India, talks to INDIA REVIEW & ANALYSIS exclusively about what is bringing the two geographically-apart countries closer.
In a significant boost to New Delhi's Act East Policy, India and Japan set up the Act East Forum on Tuesday as agreed during Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to India this year for the annual bilateral meeting that would help to focus and catalyse development in India's Northeast.
On a two-day visit to India, United Nations Under-Secretary General, Vice-Chair UN Development Group and UNDP Administrator, Achim Steiner, met with senior government officials and key business leaders to deepen UN’s partnership with India and strengthen its commitment to India’s national priorities.
People in Kashmir, especially the health care workers, have been wary about the swine flu reports that have been making rounds here since the first week of November.
China’s growing assertiveness on the world stage is blindingly obvious - but the best way to deal with it is less clear.
The first thing that one sees when a flight approaches New Delhi is thick smog that envelopes the city and its lack of greenery.  In almost all other major cities of India lack of greenery is the most obvious sight that one sees when approaching it by air.

Gorichen, a majestic peak in the Eastern Himalayas at an altitude of 22,500 feet, is the highest in Arunachal Pradesh. Beautiful to look at and providing a fantastic view from the top, it is extremely tough climb for mountaineers.


It is often conjectured if the reason for long-standing conflicts and insurgencies, in the developing world, especially South Asia, is not only other powers fishing in troubled waters but also the keenness of arms industries, mostly Western, to...


Title: The People Next Door -The Curious History of India-Pakistan Relations; Author: T.C.A. Raghavan; Publisher: HarperCollins ; Pages: 361; Price: Rs 699


Could the North Korean nuclear issue which is giving the world an anxious time due to presence of hotheads on each side, the invasion of Iraq and its toxic fallout, and above all, the arms race in the teeming but impoverished South Asian subcon...


Title: A Bonsai Tree; Author: Narendra Luther; Publisher: Niyogi Books; Pages: 227 Many books have been written on India's partition but here is a firsthand account of the horror by a migrant from what is now Pakistan, who ...


Two major global changes in the past year; the ‘Brexit’ referendum and the advent of Donald Trump, writes Sandeep Kaur Bhatia


It is also imperative for India to explore other regions for markets. Its trade deficit with Latin America has been narrowing. Also, its trade with Mexico, Colombia and Guatemala has increased, ...


Representatives of around 45 American companies met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at this year's Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Hyderabad and expressed their commitment to continue i...