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Subir Bhaumik

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Another hornet’s nest stirred

The Modi government has developed a reputation to stir a hornet’s nest where one can be and should be avoided. With less than a month...

What a Quid Pro Quo!

Some recent reports have suggested that US President Donald Trump was keen on a deal with China to rein in North Korea. Before his...

Doval will call for ‘mutual pullout’

India's National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval is ready with a proposal to defuse the Doklam stand-off, top officials told South Asian Monitor. If an...

‘China threat’ influenced 2017 Malabar exercises

It is now customary for spokespersons to say that joint Indo-US military exercises are not aimed at anybody, meaning China. That is meant to...

Why the Sikkim standoff! 

China's Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) have been accused of trying to build a C40 road through Bhutan's Doklam plateau near the tri-junction with Bhutan...

Modi’s Israel Moment

Not many in South Asia would have noticed that the visit to Israel by Narendra Modi, the first ever by an Indian Prime Minister,...

Contrasting reactions to Modi’s US visit

For those Indians who were looking to Modi to sort out the woes of the country's IT industry, the prime minister's visit to Washington...

JMB’s military wing chief Sohel Mahfuz arrested in Bangladesh!

Bangladesh police have arrested a man suspected to be Sohel Mahfuz alias 'Hathkatha Nasirullah', Indian officials told southasianmonitor.com on Friday night. A top Intelligence Bureau...

F-16 manufacturing no big deal for India 

India's current dispensation is well versed in projecting defeat as victory and loss as gain. From demonetisation to Kashmir to Northeast to its relations...

Better Late than Never

As they say, better late than never. One of the more positive moves of India's Modi government has also been one of its least...

Indian President polls: BJP’s masterstroke

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah have delivered a political masterstroke in choosing Ram Nath Kovind as the party's candidate...

India: Playing the Tibet card!

"China’s refusal to acknowledge Indian national security concerns is now leading to a gradual but significant change in India’s Tibet policy," wrote Indian columnist...

Losing the Script in Kashmir

The groundswell of public anger in the Srinagar valley is spinning out of control . For even those who don’t believe in statistics as...

India opens longest bridge on China border

India has inaugurated a 9.15km (5.68-mile) bridge over the Lohit river, easily its longest ever, which connects the disputed state of Arunachal Pradesh with...

Three years of ‘Big Bang’ politics

Narendra Modi has just completed three years as India's prime minister after he took the BJP-led NDA to power with a clear majority, the...

Can India afford to ignore OBOR

India's decision to not join the One Belt One Road (OBOR) or Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) Summit in Beijing (May 14-16) is not...

Mamata’s China trip: Chinese consul hopeful

China has not given up on the proposed trip of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, its consul-general in Calcutta Ma Jhanwu has said. Jhanwu...

India looking at an anti-Pakistan front!

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s sharp initial focus on improving relations with countries in the neighbourhood, evident when he invited South Asian presidents and prime...

Chinese envoy repeats friendship offer to India

For the second time this year, Chinese ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui has come up with a concrete plan to break the jinx causing...

Repeal AFSPA in India

The draconian Indian law, Armed Forces Special Powers Act or AFSPA, has wiped out the human face of counter-insurgency in the country’s many conflict...

China’s Bengal foray

This was expected much before. West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has been to Singapore, UK and Germany, scouting for investments without much of  a...