Neighbourhood Studies
Sheikh Hasina Visit to India: Fostering Development, Connectivity and Security

India and Bangladesh are emerging economies with a combined GDP of 3000 US billion dollars (2018).1 These two big economies have forged a very strong relationship in recent years and the ties between both the countries have been on an upsw

India-Bangladesh: Moving beyond the Bilateral

What does it take for a bilateral relation to cross the Rubicon? As recent developments were unfolding, if any two neighbours in South Asia were capable of making the turnaround it was presumed India and Bangladesh could and would. And given the ong

Bangladesh FM’s Delhi Visit: Can India help?

The first overseas visit of the Bangladesh Foreign Minister, AK Abdul Momen to India during 7-9 February 2019 was important for a variety of reasons. The visit was more than validation of the existing strength of the bilateral relations, it was also

Bangladesh : Leveraging its Locational Advantage

India and Bangladesh recently made history. After years of discussion and negotiations the first land and air transshipment between them finally took place towards the end of 2018. The first bonded container 4.41 tonne cargo from Bangladesh moved thr

बांग्लादेश चुनाव: हिफाजत का बढ़ता प्रभाव

शेख हसीना ने 26 अक्टूबर को पार्टी के एक मंच पर ऐलान किया कि दो कट्टर चरमपंथी गुटों जमात-ए-इस्लामी

Bangladesh Elections: Growing Influence of ‘Hefazat’

The announcement on October 26th at a party forum by Sheikh Hasina that the two foremost hard-line fundamentalist groups, viz. the Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) and the Hefazat-e-Islam(HeI), should be treated differently, was closely followed by t

Bangladesh's quest for Sufi and Liberal Space

Sufis are accepted as a moderate strain of Islam and often being described as the ‘Mystic Muslim’ too. Historian Richard Eaton has identified several strands and references to Sufis and Pirs during 16th Century in the documented Musli

Bangladesh: Demand for Elections under Caretaker Government

Election times are quintessentially interesting, more so when some of the South Asian countries are involved. The element of unpredictability and host of other varied considerations surrounding any election in the region, makes these events an analys

Bangladesh: Quota Politics

What began as a small protest against quotas in government jobs in Dhaka University on 17 February 2018 soon spread to Chittagong, Khulna, Barisal, Mymensingh, Sylhet and some other parts of the country. It reached its peak on 8 April when students b

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