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India and Nepal’s Kalapani border dispute: An explainer
May 24, 2023

India and Nepal’s Kalapani border dispute: An explainer

Neighbours India and Nepal, who share an open border, have not always had the most amicable of relations, oscillating from one extreme to the other. One of their long-standing disputes is over the border area of Kalapani. This discord has the potential to disrupt the other aspects of their ties, especially in the domains of the economy and cross-border security. Further, if the two countries fail to arrive at a resolution to the disagreement, it

India declares unilateral ceasefire on Indo-Bangladesh borders
Mar 19, 2010

India declares unilateral ceasefire on Indo-Bangladesh borders

The visit of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had put relations on a higher plane and the overall situation in Bangladesh had turned for the better in 2006

India expands diplomatic efforts amid border standoff with China
Jun 05, 2020

India expands diplomatic efforts amid border standoff with China

For New Delhi, the pressure from an unrelenting China is pushing India farther away — and leading it to deepen its security partnerships.

India is still losing to China in the border infrastructure war
Oct 01, 2018

India is still losing to China in the border infrastructure war

Unless India accelerates the pace of the physical border infrastructure build-up, New Delhi will face serious difficulties in any future confrontation with China.

India learned valuable lessons from 26/11. But so have terrorists across the border
Nov 27, 2018

India learned valuable lessons from 26/11. But so have terrorists across the border

Worse, by attacking the social fabric of the country, the Hindutva groups are laying the ground for greater insecurity in the future.

India's border regions: Connectors or outposts?
Jan 12, 2012

India's border regions: Connectors or outposts?

It is time that earnest efforts are made to fulfill the dream of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to make borders between India and her neighbours irrelevant. A good way could be periodic appraisal of the infrastructure and holding periodical meetings of border States from East, West and South.

India, China have made no attempts to change border status quo: Foreign Secretary
Mar 19, 2009

India, China have made no attempts to change border status quo: Foreign Secretary

China is now India's single largest trading partner and a big growing export market for Indian goods

India-Bangladesh border trade tries to get back on track
May 14, 2020

India-Bangladesh border trade tries to get back on track

It seems very difficult to maintain social distancing while transferring goods.

India-Bangladesh Cross-border Connectivity
Feb 06, 2015

India-Bangladesh Cross-border Connectivity

At the release event of the report on India-Bangladesh Connectivity: Possibilities and Challenges, participants stressed the need for leveraging the positive political climate and emphasised pro-active role of state governments in cross-border connectivity.

India-China border issue: Stable yet sensitive
Jan 23, 2024

India-China border issue: Stable yet sensitive

While India and China continue their dialogue, tensions along the LAC remain high

India-China trade ties hindered by border disputes, mistrust
Sep 20, 2014

India-China trade ties hindered by border disputes, mistrust

Prime Minister Modi has succeeded in adding a new zest and meaning to India-China relations with the visit of the Chinese President. However, it is evident that the full potential in trade and other areas of cooperation would not be realised unless peace and tranquility is restored on the border.

India-Myanmar border: Escalating human trafficking concerns
Aug 01, 2023

India-Myanmar border: Escalating human trafficking concerns

The instability in Myanmar has created a conducive environment for human trafficking at the India-Myanmar border with IT workers being made victims to

Indo-Myanmar border fencing initiative: Assessing imperatives and challenges
May 18, 2024

Indo-Myanmar border fencing initiative: Assessing imperatives and challenges

The Indo-Myanmar border's complex topography and shared ethnic ties on either side complicate the border fencing initiative

Indo-Nepal borderland: The fate of migrant labourers
May 07, 2020

Indo-Nepal borderland: The fate of migrant labourers

The plight of the Nepali migrant labourers stuck in foreign countries like India advertently questions the interest of these labourers to travel abroa

It's time to open the doors of our borders
May 09, 2012

It's time to open the doors of our borders

While people in Pakistan have grave doubts whether the sectarian violence will end by engaging in symbolic visits like the one undertaken President Asif Ali Zardari, what is really clear is that the country is involved in a difficult battle to save its soul. This has become a major existential challenge.

Keep the SAARC borders soft and irrelevant
May 06, 2011

Keep the SAARC borders soft and irrelevant

The emphasis ever since Dr Manmohan Singh Govt came to power in 2004 has been on 'making borders irrelevant without redrawing them'. To ensure this, there has been a continuing stress on connecting India's border provinces with those of its neighbouring countries.

Kurdish militants take control of border crossing
Oct 31, 2013

Kurdish militants take control of border crossing

Kurdish militants in Syria seized a border crossing with Iraq from Islamist rebels linked to al-Qaeda which had held the crossing since March, according to activists and an Iraqi official.

Locking horns at the border
Jul 21, 2020

Locking horns at the border

Smugglers and security agencies face-off on the India-Bangladesh borders over illegal cattle trade

Maldives: Border settlement with Mauritius
May 16, 2023

Maldives: Border settlement with Mauritius

Politicising a bilateral issue with Mauritius after the now-muted ‘India Out’ campaign will have consequences in the long term for Maldives

Myanmar:  Niggling border with Bangladesh
Jun 13, 2014

Myanmar: Niggling border with Bangladesh

Myanmar's unsettled scores on the border front once again took an ugly turn when its border guards police exchanged crossfire with its Bangladesh counterpart for three days from 28 May. A Bangladesh border guard personnel was said to be killed.

Need for Strategic Border Infrastructure Board
Feb 27, 2015

Need for Strategic Border Infrastructure Board

The military preparedness and security benefits are critical in the North-east region given the long-standing border and territorial issues with China. The government could consider setting up a nodal agency such as a Strategic Border Infrastructure Board under the PMO to oversee projects on a periodic basis.

No closure to India-China border flare- up
May 24, 2013

No closure to India-China border flare- up

Just because China now seems to be in a hurry to move on the border issue should not be cause for New Delhi to reciprocate. We need to weigh the issues carefully and see what serves our interest the best. Anyway, we are not likely to see a final resolution of the border issue in a hurry

On Managing Internal Security in Border States
Sep 27, 2004

On Managing Internal Security in Border States

Kautilya said that the worst enemy is the enemy within. In Arthshastra, he stated, ¿Arrows may not kill a soldier but skillful intrigue can kill even those in the womb.¿

Pakistan media’s strange silence on India-China border spat in Ladakh
May 25, 2020

Pakistan media’s strange silence on India-China border spat in Ladakh

Despite reports of unarmed clashes between the Indian and Chinese soldiers and the fact that the stand-offs are taking place at more than one place �

Pakistan using COVID-19 as a cover for crossborder militancy
Apr 29, 2020

Pakistan using COVID-19 as a cover for crossborder militancy

The formation of ‘The Resistance Front’ should be seen as an attempt to consolidate strengths, manpower, weaponry, and training of various militan

Peace at the Borders
Jun 27, 2011

Peace at the Borders

It is time that India seriously consider "outsourcing" some aspects of its foreign policy to its border provinces. Encouragement of deeper cooperation between border states in both India and Pakistan -especially the two Punjabs, the two Kashmirs, and Rajasthan (India) and Sind (Pakistan) -- could be a good beginning for bettering relations.

Plenty to be done to NE borders and people
Jun 27, 2015

Plenty to be done to NE borders and people

Despite the strategic significance of the corridor leading to Bomdila, Selapass, Tawang and Bumla Pass, the state of the road infrastructure is deplorable. Accessibility to food, proper sanitation, waste disposal and more importantly transport and logistics are some of the key concerns.

Plug in to cross-border recharge
Jan 08, 2013

Plug in to cross-border recharge

Bangladesh has to change its energy policy resulting from demand outstripping the current supply. The country believes in energy autarky with focus solely on use of indigenous resources. But frequent changes of regimes and policies by subsequent governments has only helped arrival of more international oil and gas companies in the Bangladesh market.

Porous borders: The Indo-Bangladesh challenge of human trafficking
Jul 30, 2022

Porous borders: The Indo-Bangladesh challenge of human trafficking

Both India and Bangladesh need to strengthen cross-border mechanisms to combat human trafficking.

Proportional response will not stop Pakistan from cross-border terrorism
May 02, 2017

Proportional response will not stop Pakistan from cross-border terrorism

India should not fall for hyped up fears of nuclear escalation; Pakistan is a rational actor that understands the limitations of nuclear weapons

Reopening Nepal-India border
Nov 02, 2021

Reopening Nepal-India border

After nearly 19 months, both the governments decided to lift the border closures. Does this reopening enable a review of the current arrangement of mo

Retaliating is one thing, deterring cross-border attacks from Pakistan is another
May 08, 2017

Retaliating is one thing, deterring cross-border attacks from Pakistan is another

If only some way could be found to target the BATs specifically, then some kind of a deterrent pressure could be built. As of now, the poor jawans who get killed are merely collateral damage.

Securing our borders with blinders on
Nov 20, 2017

Securing our borders with blinders on

Practitioners dealing with national security see the subject of borders from a traditional viewpoint.

Sela Tunnel: India’s Border Infrastructure Push Makes Progress
Apr 04, 2024

Sela Tunnel: India’s Border Infrastructure Push Makes Progress

With tensions persisting on the Sino-Indian border, Delhi’s efforts to bolster its infrastructure in critical areas continues.

Sharing data across borders
Apr 03, 2018

Sharing data across borders

Indian authorities may now have the opportunity to directly access data stored on U.S. servers

Sino-India border dispute: India should err on the side of caution
Jan 16, 2023

Sino-India border dispute: India should err on the side of caution

India should remain wary about Chinese presence on its borders despite Chinese assessments stating otherwise