The second in the six-part series on the subject.
Instead of helping to alleviate the miseries of its poor neighbor, desperately keeping its head (literally) above the rising waters, Indian machinations in Bangladesh know no end. More than anything else, India’s undue interference has contributed to increasing the poverty and suffering of the Bangladeshi people.
Rising temperatures mean more water is being lost through evaporation and absorbed by plants. At the same time, less water is entering river basins from rain and snowfall as weather patterns change.
Rural communities have found cracks developing in their homes as continuous blasting for construction of hydropower projects takes place nearby.
Trying to be a regional power on its way to being a global one, India is turning a blind eye to the fact that while Eurasia is a reality mainly because of BRI. The time of world leaders, global or even regional powers dominating others is vanishing and a multipolar world is in the making.
The World's largest fast-food restaurant chains don't exist in Bhutan. But with the changing lifestyle of people, their taste for continental dishes is also increasing at an accelerating rate.
With this PTA, some 100 Bangladeshi items are to get duty free access to the markets in Bhutan while about 34 items from Bhutan will get access to the Bangladeshi market -- with much more room to grow and explore.
Black-necked cranes are classified as vulnerable and globally threatened, and they are also considered sacred in many communities along the Western Himalayan region, from China to India.
Bhutan’s population will stay below the one million mark even by 2047, which is in the next 28 years, says Population Projections Report for the South Asian kingdom.
Policymakers in South Asia should consider that while proximate environmental conflicts are the key impediments to region's hydro projects, environmental factors can also be instrumental in building lasting peace.