Violence Against Minority Hindus in Bangladesh: An Analysis

Dr Prakash Chandra Sahoo
Introduction Bangladesh was born in 1971 premised on a secular and democratic ethos as paragraph 2 of the preamble of the first constitution of Bangladesh which was adopted on November 4, 1972 accepted ‘nationalism’, ‘socialism’,
Neighbourhood Studies, Bangladesh

BCIM Economic Corridor: Prospects and Issues

Brig Vinod Anand, Senior Fellow, VIF
Introduction One of the cornerstones of India’s strategy has been to develop India economically and technologically. Another facet of India’s policy has been to seek partnerships on the strategic, economic and technological fronts to wi
International Relations and Diplomacy, Neighbourhood Studies, Indo-Pacific, Bangladesh, China, Myanmar

BIMSTEC and BICM: Two Competing Sub-Regional Frameworks?

Brig Vinod Anand, Senior Fellow, VIF
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh recently visited Myanmar to attend the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation summit (BIMSTEC). This sub-regional framework came about in 2004 as part of India’s overall strategy
Neighbourhood Studies, Bangladesh, China, Myanmar

Has China Upstaged India in Space Diplomacy?

Radhakrishna Rao, Visiting Fellow, VIF
Space exploration, once a preserve of the advanced industrialized countries, is no more being viewed as an area of esoteric research involving a huge investment and complex technological systems. Indeed, space technology has now become an indispensab
Neighbourhood Studies, Bangladesh, China, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Maldives

Indo Bangladesh Relations

Maj Gen (Retd.) P K Chakravorty
Introduction Pakistan Army surrendered to the Indian Army in Dacca on 16 December 1971. It was a victory which resulted in the creation of a new nation Bangladesh which found its rightful place in the committee of nations. India withdrew it
Neighbourhood Studies, Bangladesh

War Crime Trials: Bangladesh on the Edge

Neha Mehta, Research Associate, VIF
The 1971 Liberation War in Bangladesh has been the worst chapter in Bangladesh’s history that witnessed genocide, rape and murder at the hands of the army of West Pakistan and their collaborators in East Pakistan (present day Bangladesh). This re
Neighbourhood Studies, Bangladesh

Political Impasse over the Caretaker Government in Bangladesh

Neha Mehta, Research Associate, VIF
The Caretaker Government that was a unique feature of Bangladesh’s democracy was in place over the years to oversee elections in a country that has a history of military coups, political assassinations and electoral fraud. Historically, democracy h
Neighbourhood Studies, Bangladesh

Politics of Corruption in Bangladesh

Neha Mehta, Research Associate, VIF
Corruption is rampant in Bangladesh in almost every sphere of life. However, a series of high profile corruption scandals, such as in the Padma Bridge project, the Railway Scandal, the Hall Mark Group scam, Destiny Group and last year’s share marke
Neighbourhood Studies, Bangladesh

Minorities in Peril in Bangladesh

Dr. Anirban Ganguly, Research Fellow, VIF (2009 - 2013)
‘My civilisation is lost. My lifetime of worshipping has gone in vain. I am a lost man and lost I will be…Please save my future generation! Please’ cried Satyapriya Mahathero, the second senior most Buddhist monk in Bangladesh. The 83-year old
Neighbourhood Studies, Bangladesh

Seize the Chance with Dhaka

Amb Satish Chandra, Member of Executive Committee and Advisory Council, VIF
The first India-Bangladesh Joint Consultative Commission meeting held at the minister level on May 7 and at the foreign secretary level on July 24 are a convenient inflexion point to assess the trend of ties between both countries. Regrettably, neith
Neighbourhood Studies, Bangladesh