India’s Modi wants to lift the curtain on ties with Israel

Ever since India established diplomatic ties with Israel 25 years ago, not a single Indian premier has visited the... More

Delhi-Centre spat: Supreme Court may set up Constitution Bench

The Delhi government requested the Supreme Court on Monday to set up a five-judge Constitution Bench at the earliest... More

Kashmir is sliding into disaster

The people of the Kashmir Valley have alternated between hope and despair. J&K has seen good times and bad... More

More videos emerge of Kashmiri youth being beaten by Indian forces

A day after a video showed a young man from the valley tied to the bonnet of an Indian... More

India asks Pakistan for Jadhav’s chargesheet, consular access

Stepping up its efforts to secure the release of Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been sentenced to death by a... More

India to Offload 25% Share of Four Government Defense Firms

The Indian government has agreed to sell up to 25 percent stake in government-owned defense companies, involved in shipbuilding... More

Calcutta HC judge directs SC judges to appear before him

Calcutta High Court judge C.S. Karnan on Thursday passed an order directing seven judges of the Supreme Court, including... More

BJP wins five out of 10 seats, Congress bags three

The BJP on Thursday won half of the 10 Assembly seats in bypolls across seven States and Delhi while... More

Canadian Defence Minister a ‘Khalistan sympathiser’!

Terming Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s remarks against its Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan both “disappointing and inaccurate”, Canada... More

Why is China-Russia-India strategic triangle not viable now?

According to Indian media, China has turned down a Russian proposal to bring defense ministers of India, Russia and... More

India has breached its commitment on Tibet issue: China

China on Wednesday reiterated that the visit of the Dalai Lama to Arunachal Pradesh will have a negative impact... More

Behead Mamata, get Rs 11-lakh, says BJP youth leader

A leader of the BJP’s youth wing has announced a reward of Rs 11 lakh (1.1 million) for West Bengal... More

Will Modi spurn Mamata for the Teesta deal?

A Congress leader in West Bengal, in a private conversation, remarked that there was no one to actually explain... More

The Upward Trajectory of India-Israel Relations

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s upcoming visit to Israel this summer will mark 25 years of full diplomatic relations between... More

India will go out of its way to save Jadhav from...

Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday assured lawmakers that New Delhi would go "out of its way" to... More

China rejects idea of Moscow-Beijing-New Delhi military alliance

China has turned down a Russian effort to bring defence ministers of India, Russia and China on one platform... More

India Set to Patrol Malacca Straits That Lead to South China...

In a significant development for India, the countries patrolling the Straits of Malacca are expected to give their consent... More

Sad that Sindh is not a part of India: LK Advani

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, LK Advani on Monday expressed his sadness that Sindh was not a part... More

Top Indian Court Rejects Petition to Declare Indus Water Treaty Illegal

The Indian Supreme Court dismissed a public interest litigation that sought the declaration of the 1960 Indus Water Treaty... More

India, Australia Vow to Jointly Fight Terror, Cooperate in Aviation Security

India and Australia signed six agreements including strengthening counter-terrorism cooperation after talks between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and... More

RSS chief sought cow slaughter ban across India

Demanding ban on cow slaughter across the India, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said on Sunday that any violence in... 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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