Bangladesh has banned imports from India via land route following New Delhi's refusal to allow Bangladeshi trucks bring in goods. Bangladeshi traders complain, the Indian ban is causing them heavy losses.
India’s relations with its South Asian neighbors are on a free fall at present while their own relations with China are on an upward trajectory. The freefall in India’s relations with its South Asian neighbors has come at a time when ironically prime minister Narendra Modi has been pursuing a ‘neighbors first’ policy in his second term; an irony indeed.
A full-blown war remains a distant possibility, because India is in no position in the new strategic realities to assert its military muscles against Nepal.
India's heavy investment in Bangladesh may be at risk. A wave of anti-India sentiment is sweeping much of the South Asian country over New Delhi's efforts to win concessions that go beyond the normal and in the realms that many Bangladeshis fear, could compromise their national security.
Amphan has made a landfall, bring along heavy rains and winds unto 100mph. At least seven people are dead.
Many in Bangladesh and abroad are questioning the timing the country's authoritarian government chose to release the country's opposition leader Begum Khalida Zia. Is the life of Bangladesh's former prime minister in any danger?
Climate change, Asia’s rapid urbanization and population growth rates are placing increased pressure on scarce water resources.
Revisiting history is often pain-some and requires a clear mind devoid of prejudice, ability to understand both sides of the coin and, above all, a sight that is agenda-less.
While war and civil war always include violence, the atrocities committed during the nine months in 1971 were neither a decided war strategy nor a one-sided occurrence. It was initiated by the emotional break-down of established psychological and societal limits fired by disparate nationalist theories and feelings.
Germany went to war against the Soviet Union mainly for “Lebensraum” (living room), territory needed for its national development. Modi is creating Lebensraum in reverse, pushing the minority population mainly Muslims, out to create space for the Hindu population. It will be interesting to see how Hasina Wajid deals with this, after all the deportees will have nowhere to go but Bangladesh.