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BBIN come together for prosperity of the region
Jun 20, 2015

BBIN come together for prosperity of the region

BBINMVA is an encouraging development that aims at shared growth and prosperity of the region. For success of the BBINMVA, the member countries should remain consistent and resolve the issues on timely basis for fulfilling the vision of prosperity of the region.

BBIN initiative: Less euphoria, more realism
Sep 05, 2016

BBIN initiative: Less euphoria, more realism

Before India can reap any real economic benefits, it should take cognizance that social challenges prevailing euphoria over BBIN, has gone unnoticed.

BBIN MVA: फिर ज़िंदा हो उठा बांग्लादेश-भूटान-भारत-नेपाल के बीच मोटर व्हीकल समझौता
Jul 31, 2023

BBIN MVA: फिर ज़िंदा हो उठा बांग्लादेश-भूटान-भारत-नेपाल के बीच मोटर व्हीकल समझौता

BBIN मोटर व्हीकल एग्रीमेंट अब कोई अधूरा ख़्वाब नहीं रहा. क्य

BBIN: Opportunities and challenges
Aug 10, 2018

BBIN: Opportunities and challenges

The intensity with which India is trying to focus on the aspect of subregional affinity — in the geopolitical and geostrategic realms — finds expression in the BBIN interaction.

A resurrection of the BBIN MVA
Mar 22, 2022

A resurrection of the BBIN MVA

The BBIN MVA is no longer a pipedream, as the member states finally move closer to achieving their connectivity aspirations.

Ahead of fisheries talks, TNA too says 'Indians are robbing' their fish
May 07, 2014

Ahead of fisheries talks, TNA too says 'Indians are robbing' their fish

A lot will depend on how the TNA and the NPC proceed during the upcoming fishers' talks in Colombo. For any fishers-negotiated solution to be effective, it has to have the cooperation of the Tamil Nadu and Northern Province Governments across the Palk Straits.

BIMSTEC कारगर हो, इसलिए BBIN को दुरुस्त कीजिए
Sep 01, 2018

BIMSTEC कारगर हो, इसलिए BBIN को दुरुस्त कीजिए

अगर BBIN पर अमल कामयाब रहता है तो भारत के पास BIMSTEC में काम करने �

For BIMSTEC to work, fix BBIN first
Aug 30, 2018

For BIMSTEC to work, fix BBIN first

As Prime Minister Modi prepares to signal India’s leadership role in Kathmandu, an analysis of India’s role in the MVA process will prove instruct

Human trafficking across the BBIN subregional borders: Awaiting a concrete framework
Jul 30, 2022

Human trafficking across the BBIN subregional borders: Awaiting a concrete framework

Better border management and regulations need to be set in place by the BBIN member states to curb human trafficking in this region.

Snubbing Zardari
May 23, 2012

Snubbing Zardari

In treating Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari badly at the NATO summit in Chicago, US President Barack Obama was highlighting the US frustration at Pakistan's reluctance to open up over land access to the international forces in Afghanistan.

बांग्लादेश, भूटान, इंडिया और नेपाल (BBIN) सीमा पर मानव तस्करी: एक ठोस रूप-रेखा का इंतज़ार!
Aug 02, 2022

बांग्लादेश, भूटान, इंडिया और नेपाल (BBIN) सीमा पर मानव तस्करी: एक ठोस रूप-रेखा का इंतज़ार!

बीबीआईएन के सदस्य देशों को इस क्षेत्र में मानव तस्करी को �

'Act East' for better connectivity
Jun 25, 2015

'Act East' for better connectivity

The motor vehicles agreement between BBIN nations is a welcome development and marks a good beginning. But now what is needed is a sustainable approach to infrastructure development in the region.

Act East through Northeast: Success depends on implementing CMs’ suggestions
May 25, 2018

Act East through Northeast: Success depends on implementing CMs’ suggestions

Considering the complexities and ground realities, development in Northeast will require special handling.

Balochistan: Behind an Iron Curtain
Aug 04, 2010

Balochistan: Behind an Iron Curtain

Awake my Punjab, Pakistan is ebbing away, Baloch poet, philosopher and Left Wing activist lawyer, Habib Jalib wrote, "Our Dreams have faded now, Pakistan is ebbing away, / Sindh, Baluchistan, have been weeping for ages.

Bangladesh PM’s Goa visit and Delhi-Dhaka ties
Oct 21, 2016

Bangladesh PM’s Goa visit and Delhi-Dhaka ties

Bangladesh has emerged as a major partner of India and South Asia, especially in pushing connectivity and development.

Bangladesh–India ties: Time to seize the opportunities
Mar 25, 2021

Bangladesh–India ties: Time to seize the opportunities

The window of opportunity opened up through the ongoing initiatives must now be seized through win-win follow-up initiatives.

Can the Nepal-India-Bangladesh (NIB) provide a new template for a regional economic corridor?
Jan 03, 2024

Can the Nepal-India-Bangladesh (NIB) provide a new template for a regional economic corridor?

The Nepal-India-Bangladesh (NIB) energy trade is only the tip of the iceberg. The true potential of the NIB region can be realised through the creatio

Enhancing Trade and Development in India’s Northeast
Jun 17, 2021

Enhancing Trade and Development in India’s Northeast

The strategic location of India’s North Eastern Region (NER) offers ample opportunities for enhancing the country’s economic ties. However, supply-chain constraints at the regional level hamper the trade-growth linkages, as do trade barriers, social unrest, and inadequate infrastructure. Enhancing and improving commercial exchanges with neighbouring countries, such as Bangladesh and Myanmar, will strengthen bilateral and regional networks. Th

India and its Eastern Neighbours: Prospects for Sub-Regional Cooperation
Sep 13, 2023

India and its Eastern Neighbours: Prospects for Sub-Regional Cooperation

This Issue Brief focuses on the reasons for the need to have sub-regional integration and cooperation between the four South Asian countries of BBIN--Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal. It also looks at previous attempts made at sub-regional cooperation by countries in the region and the areas of potential cooperation.

India must be a regional power to realise its aspiration of becoming a global power
Sep 30, 2019

India must be a regional power to realise its aspiration of becoming a global power

The two most-important objectives of foreign policy is ‘security’ — both external and internal — and ‘economy’.

India must watch Chinese plans when opting between BBIM & BCIM
Dec 11, 2015

India must watch Chinese plans when opting between BBIM & BCIM

India is faced with choices of being part of two regional blocs: BBIN and BCIM. In both blocs, India has Bangladesh as a common partner. The prime motives for being a member of the regional blocs are essentially economic, and strategically political.

Indian Foreign Policy and Its Aspirations: Institutional Design Matters
Dec 16, 2020

Indian Foreign Policy and Its Aspirations: Institutional Design Matters

The MEA’s restructuring is an exercise to prepare for the aspirations of a 21st-century India

India’s foreign policy: Assertive in the face of challenges old and new
Dec 30, 2017

India’s foreign policy: Assertive in the face of challenges old and new

As 2017 draws to a close, India can look at the year gone by with some satisfaction even as there might be some trepidation about the coming year.

India’s road to regionalism
May 29, 2020

India’s road to regionalism

BIMSTEC is the only forum that brings together India’s strategic peripheries — South, East and North — under one single grouping.

Major breakthrough in Nepal–India relations: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba’s visit to India
Apr 15, 2022

Major breakthrough in Nepal–India relations: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba’s visit to India

A shift in India’s policy towards Nepal’s power trade is proving to be favourable for the latter

Making Modi’s ‘Bharat to Bhutan’ vision work
Oct 07, 2017

Making Modi’s ‘Bharat to Bhutan’ vision work

The India-Bhutan relations will complete 50 years in 2018. Now, it should continue to build on the vision expressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi �

Maldives, India, and a hydrography pact
Jan 05, 2024

Maldives, India, and a hydrography pact

The recent decision by Maldives to revoke the hydrographic survey agreement with India is indicative of the ebbing of trust between the two

Migration, river management, radicalisation: What does the future hold for India-Bangladesh relations?
May 12, 2020

Migration, river management, radicalisation: What does the future hold for India-Bangladesh relations?

India and Bangladesh’s relationship has been growing steadily over the past few years, especially since Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina came to power in January 2009. In 2019, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi described the relationship as being in its “golden era (Sonali Adhyay).” Indeed, Bangladesh is at the centre of India’s flagship ‘Neighbourhood First’ and ‘Act East’ policies, and has been crucial in ensuring peace

Mitali Express: Implications for India–Bangladesh and sub-regional connectivity
Aug 05, 2022

Mitali Express: Implications for India–Bangladesh and sub-regional connectivity

Though the Mitali Express provides better connectivity between Bangladesh and India, its true potential can only be reached if it is expanded to other

Most–read commentaries, 2018
Dec 30, 2018

Most–read commentaries, 2018

Our 20 most–read commentaries this year.

Need for fresh initiative to improve connectivity in South Asia
Jul 24, 2017

Need for fresh initiative to improve connectivity in South Asia

Because of the lack of political will among leaders in the region, regional bodies have not proven effective in facilitating intra-regional connectivi

New digital age and importance of privacy of data
Feb 23, 2015

New digital age and importance of privacy of data

New digital age won't be as much fun if we don't talk about privacy. Privacy should not be limited to headline grabbing revelations about surveillance, Snowden and Sony; these conversations need to be mainstreamed to every citizen-consumer.