Sri Lanka
A Wrong Move on Lanka

Many arguments can be made against our decision to vote against Sri Lanka in the Human Rights Council in Geneva, a decision highly questionable from the foreign policy point of view. Domestic compulsions seem to have outweighed foreign policy conside....

Diplomatic Dilemma: India and UNHRC Resolution against Sri Lanka

The ghosts of war continue to haunt Sri Lanka in one form or the other. Now it has come as US-sponsored resolution at the 19th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council. The resolution is also backed by France and Norway that once....

Strategic Connotations: Development of Hambantota Port

Hambantota port is situated approximately 10 nautical miles from one of the busiest shipping lanes, in southern Sri Lanka. About 200 cargo vessels use it every day and it can handle vessels up to 100, 000 DWT. The Sri Lankan government hopes to bene....

Why Krishna's Visit to Lanka can't be Termed 'Successful'

As is customary, official circles in India have hailed External Affairs S M Krishna's four-day visit to Sri Lanka from January 16th to 19th 2012 as 'successful.' Whether or not it was indeed 'successful' demands an examination of what transpired duri....

TNA-Sri Lankan Government Negotiations: An Update

The decades old Tamils' demand for a share in the power and equal rights in Sri Lanka remains unfulfilled. At this juncture, it is imperative to assess to what extent the ongoing negotiations between Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and Sri Lankan gover....

Redefining Sri Lanka - Pakistan Ties an Indian Perspective

Introduction Since 1948, when Sri Lanka became free from British rule, it has enjoyed a close and cordial relationship with Pakistan. Sri Lanka openly supported Pakistan during the Soviet military intervention in Afghanistan. During the Ind....

An Exploration of Sri Lankan Strategy in the Aftermath of LTTE

Sri Lanka offering Pakistan and China a greater role to end the ethnic conflict perhaps can be explained through India’s reluctance to intervene in the conflict. But in the post-LTTE Sri Lanka, the increasing frequency of Pakistani high-ranking off....

Conflict in Srilanka, its impact on India and policy options a talk by Dr. S. Chandrashekharan

Vivekananda International Foundation discussed on the conflict situation faced by Srilanka in the monthly talk by Dr. S. Chandrashekharan, ‘Conflict in Srilanka, its impact on India and policy options’.....

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