Many in Bangladesh are criticizing the recent unannounced visit of India's Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla to Dhaka. Bangladeshis think India is pressing Dhaka to drift away from China.
The Kashmiri population is paying the price for India’s single-handed action to “solve” the Kashmir conflict, which has created new turmoil in Indian Occupied Kashmir. There is no relief in sight for them in the short run.
The disunited Muslim countries are responsible for the miseries of the Kashmiri people. The money of the Muslim countries, particularly the Arab countries, even Bangladesh, is used to kill the Muslims of Kashmir, and beyond.
When the international media are reporting about Ladakh they do that without even mentioning the vital connection to the Kashmir conflict, a sore wound in the body of South Asia that is damaging not only neighboring countries but first and foremost the Kashmiris. ‘Kashmiri Lives Also Matter’ is the message that should be taken in by the world.
Indian propaganda against Nepal and its prompt action of stopping transmission of Indian channels will drive Kathmandu further away from New Delhi and facilitate China to enhance its influence in Nepal.
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.
A leading Pakistani think tank reports unusual rise in the civilian cost of conflict between Pakistan and India along the Line of Control. Almost 550 civilians and military personnel have been killed in skirmishes between the two South Asian rivals in the past four years, says Center for Research and Security Studies in its latest report.
Tensions are simmering between India and China, following their first deadly conflict in at least 45 years, resulting in death on 20 Indian soldiers, has pushed the bilateral relationship to an all-time low. But did the two Asian giants ever had cordial relations?
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.
Can ‘Gujral Doctrine’ be transformed into a regional grouping comprising of culturally close territories of northeast India, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Bhutan, the political status of which would have to be negotiated between the states to which the territory belongs today?