Regional ferment: Questionable US moves as Turkey moves closer to China-Russia-Iran-Pakistan bloc

A US drone base in Pakistan will adversely affect Pakistan-China relations;  it will arouse Taliban anger with whom Islamabad is negotiating to curb the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), writes Lt Gen P. C. Katoch (retd) for South Asia Monitor

Behind the attacks on Bangladesh's Hindus

Behind the attacks on Bangladesh's Hindus: A battle for a nation's identity

Attacks on Hindu localities and places of worship, like temples and Durga Puja mandaps, are aimed at terrorizing Hindus so that they don't assert politically, stay away from voting and even vote against Awami League in frustration at lack of protection, writes Subir Bhaumik for South Asia Monitor 

Turkish-Pakistani co-production

Soft power rivalries: Imran Khan backs Turkish-Pakistani co-production to diminish 'Hollywood-Bollywood influence'

The Turkish actors are immensely popular in Pakistan, even as the women actors, glamorous and without any veils, even sporting swimwear in real lives, have drawn criticism from the Pakistani conservatives, writes Mahendra Ved for South Asia Monitor

Civil society protests in Bangladesh against minority attacks

Minorities under assault in Bangladesh: Can civil society turn the tide?

While the ruling Awami League remains committed to protecting the minorities, the administration has been often unable to prevent Islamist rampages, writes Tapas Das for South Asia Monitor

Air Officer Commanding in Chief Western Air Command, Air Marshal Amit Dev

India will have 'whole of Kashmir' someday, but not now, as Pakistan not treating people 'very fairly': Top Indian Air Force officer

A top Indian Air Force officer on Wednesday created a sensation by saying there was no plan "at the moment" to capture Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK)  - the part of Kashmir in Pakistani control…

Indiaspora honors Indian Americans in public service

Indiaspora honors Indian Americans in public service at Diwali celebration

Indiaspora, a nonprofit organization of global Indian diaspora leaders, hosted a Diwali celebration with several community partners in the US Capitol Rayburn House Office Building in Washington DC…

China’s decision to bring new land border law

China’s decision to bring new land border law of concern, says India

India's Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Wednesday said that China’s unilateral decision to bring about a new land law can have implications on existing bilateral arrangements on border…

India's Environment and Climate Change Minister Bhupender Yadav speaks on October 26, 2021, at the United General Assembly high level meeting on climate action. (Photo: India Mission)

Developed countries fail to meet climate goals, while India has exceeded targets: Environment Minister

While the developed countries are failing to meet their targets for fighting climate change, India is overachieving and has exceeded its targets, according to the country’s Environment and Climate…

PM Modi speaking at UN

India's foreign policy a saga of commitment to universal moral values

India had to gear its foreign policy to play its desired role in international relations while maintaining its strategic autonomy and commitment to universal ideals and moral values

Indian tea industry

Fake tea issue: Solution to Indian tea industry's problems lies in cooperation with Nepal and Bangladesh

India should assist Nepal and Bangladesh to obtain GI certification for their teas

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Crisis-hit Sri Lanka's budget expected to be one of the 'trickiest' in history

In an indication that Sri Lanka’s financial woes are far from over, a senior economist has said the country’s 2022 budget will not be able to provide relief to the public given the shaky nature of…

39 women officers get permanent commission in Indian Army after judicial victory

Piercing the glass ceiling: 39 women officers get permanent commission in Indian Army after judicial victory

Thirty-nine Indian Army's women officers have got Permanent Commission after winning a protracted legal battle in the Supreme Court, which ordered the government to ensure their new service status…