South Asia

Defence Exports Could Address the Gaps in India’s Foreign Engagements

India is set to export indigenous Pinaka multi-barrel rocket launchers (MBRL) to Armenia. The cost of this deal is estimated to be $250 million....

How Bangladesh Can Ensure a Free and Fair Election Using Electronic Voting Machine (EVM)?

Finally, the Election Commission has agreed to spend Tk. 8711 crore on the purchase of 2 lakh brand-new Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) to be...

Pakistan-US Ties: The Complexities and Challenges

Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif while addressing a reception at the US Embassy, Islamabad, on Sept. 29, 2022, stated that Pakistan’s ties with the...

The F-16 Reward and Debate: US-Pak Cooperation in Play Again?

In a significant development, the Biden administration has revived the sustainment programme of F-16 for Pakistan. Earlier, this programme was stopped by the Trump...

From Apple of the Eye to an Apple of Discord

A man used to worship a deity -an idol. He made every possible effort to convince his brother to worship it too but he...

Hasina-Modi Summit: New Strides and Future Prospects in Defence Cooperation

During the four-day official visit from 5 to 8 Sept. the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi relished...

Strategic Significance of Bangladesh PM’s Recent India Visit

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who completed her India visit recently, attended a closed-door meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House in...

Memoirs by South Asian Insiders: Their Strengths and Weaknesses

In the past few decades, there has been an increasing trend in South Asia --especially India -- for those who have held important positions...

The Assessment of Indo-Bangla Ties in a New Dimension

On Sept. 5, India welcomed one of the closest friends in the neighborhood, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina who is in India on a...

Sheikh Hasina’s Visit to India: Expectations for Energy Cooperation

The stability of Bangladesh's energy and electricity generation has been one of the pertinent triumphs of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's office, and it has significantly decreased load...

Sheikh Hasina’s Visit to India: Forging Collective Initiative to Deal with Economic Challenges in South Asia

Bangladesh and India did not feature much in the world economy only two decades ago. However, powerful economic growth paired with steadfast leadership revolutionized...

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Granules & Geopolitics: Conflicts over Sand

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Defence Exports Could Address the Gaps in India’s Foreign Engagements

India is set to export indigenous Pinaka multi-barrel rocket...

UN Working Group on Disappearance Should Rethink Data Collection Method to Avoid Unwanted Mistakes

On Sept. 21, the United Nations Working Group on...

The Gas Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria Kick Starts With a Swanky Ceremony in Sofia

This weekend’s opening ceremony in Sofia of a gas...

How Nord Stream Pipelines Helped Russia in Invading Ukraine

On the afternoon of Sept 26, the operators of...