India Set to Announce $4B ln Loan to Bangladesh

India is expected to announce a large credit line to Bangladesh when its Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina visits New... More

India for basin-wise river management, prioritizing connectivity

Indian High Commissioner in Bangladesh Harsh Vardhan Shringla said that connectivity will get importance among other issues during the... More

BD to sign 9 defence deals during Hasina’s visit to India

Two agreements and seven memorandums of understanding on defence cooperation would figure prominently among more than 40 deals expected... More

Will Pranab dispel differences between Modi and Hasina?

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in her upcoming India visit will be the guest of the Indian president and stay... More

India and Bangladesh sign MoU for cooperation in marine navigation

India and Bangladesh, as part of a regional cooperation initiative, signed a MoU on Aids to Navigation (AtoN). Under... More

Suicide blast at BD Rab barrack: IS ‘claimed responsibility’

A suspected suicide bomber sneaked into a Rab barrack and blew himself up in the Bangladesh capital's Ashkona yesterday,... More

Six killed as BD police raid extremist hideouts

Five suspected militants and a young boy were killed on Thursday as Bangladesh police conducted a series of raids... More
Subir Bhaumik on Bangali solution

SOUTHERN EYE: Behind Hasina’s “RAW” tirade

(Exclusive): Why would Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina fire a salvo like this ahead of her India visit in April... More

Sheikh Hasina’s four-day India visit announced

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s Indian visit was officially announced on Tuesday, after several hiccups in scheduling the trip.... More

BNP demands disclosure of possible military deal

Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, Secretary General of BNP, the largest opposition party of Bangladesh urged government to disclose the... More

Alternative narrative needed to counter violent extremism

It is not a counter narrative, but an alternative narrative that is required to counter violent extremism. The government... More

Bangladesh yet to give transit facility to any country: BD Finance...

Bangladesh has not yet given any country the permission to carry goods through the country under transit facility, Finance... More

Bangladesh records lowest monthly remittance in recent years

Expatriate Bangladeshis have remitted $936.2 million in February, the lowest in a month in last five years. The previous record... More

India visit: Time for Hasina to show her cards

For Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina it’s time to show her cards. Her close ally India is fast growing... More

Bangladesh: Curbing covert cultural osmosis

“Mujhe bhookh lagee hai, mujhe khaana de do!” the little girl called out as she came home from school.... More

Keener on arms from China, Bangladesh dithers on defence pact with...

After several postponements, the prime minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina Wajed, has finally agreed to visit India in April... More

Saudi King to visit Bangladesh

Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz is to visit Bangladesh soon. Although date has not been fixed as yet,... More

India to strengthen military partnership with Bangladesh

India wants to strengthen military partnership with Bangladesh. The framework of a long-term contract has been given to Dhaka,... More

Five sentenced to death for killing of Japanese citizen in Bangladesh

A Bangladesh court handed down the death sentence on Tuesday for five militants found guilty of killing a Japanese... More

Experts for “urgent review” of Farakka Barrage

Echoing Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s concern, India's river and environment experts urged government to review the effectiveness of... More


A golden opportunity

INFRASTRUCTURE projects all over the world have a tendency towards cost overruns and schedule delays. Pakistan’s implementation record has been relatively worse, irrespective of the form of government or party in power. It is characterised by sluggishness, frequent change of managers, passing on the buck and not... More

Why China’s new aircraft carrier should worry India

The launch of China’s second aircraft carrier, expected as soon as this week, will be an important and depressing moment for India. The “Type 001A” -- likely to be named the “Shandong” -- will give China an edge for the first time in the carrier race with... More

Myanmar’s Precariously Poised Peace Process

Myanmar’s peace process has been stalled for months, as the country’s ethnic rebel groups – fighting for autonomy – and Aung San Suu Kyi’s government try to find a solution to their impasse that has prevented it from making further headway. Now the next meeting of the Union... More

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 success. Her government did not initially take much interest in the Kolkata-Kunming Forum (K2K) that brings together many potential Chinese investors in their... More

The other side of the panama ruling

On not so historic a day, the Supreme Court of Pakistan’s ruling on Panama leaks just fell short of what it was meant to be: a clear-cut verdict. The order for further investigation by a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) has, therefore, prolonged a controversy that has already consumed more than a... More


India’s moral claim to Kashmir has never seemed more fragile

India has spent the past decade lying to itself about Kashmir. The Pakistan-sponsored insurgency of the 1980s was contained. Elections were being held in the valley. People were defying militants to vote in them.... More

Three decades of mistrust

As Delhi and Colombo intensify their high-level political engagement, new opportunities for elevating the partnership are coloured by enduring suspicions in Sri Lanka. The country’s prime minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, is travelling to India this... More

India needs to learn that economic development comes before a naval...

"China is planning to build more aircraft carriers to bolster its maritime capabilities, which could pose a bigger threat to India," India's Economic Times reported recently. With concerns expressed by Indian media outlets about... More

Jinnah’s 2-nation theory triumphs in Kashmir

Kashmir: the jewel in the crown of India’s secularism. In 1947 when the Muslim-majority state acceded to India, it joined a brave homeland for all. India was not going to be a mirror image... More



Reaction to “Behind Hasina’s RAW tirade”

David Bergman, British investigative journalist based in Bangladesh, commented on a recently published column of South Asian Monitor titled "SOUTHERN EYE: Behind Hasina’s RAW tirade" in his facebook profile. "This is a fascinating and detailed article... More

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