Category Archives: Bangladesh

Rohingya Refugees: A Security Threat To India; By J.K Verma

CAS article no. 0045/2017 Courtesy: Aviation and Defence Universe Ethnic cleansing hits headlines in the western world media but little realisation is that mass migration of the  result of this in the neighbouring nations through porous borders triggers a crisis which might reflect in more than one serious forms. The global media currently has a news peg and Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims exodus just refuses to become a number two headline…. Read Article →

The strategic importance of Sheikh Hasina’s visit: India must help strengthen her position; By Jai Kumar Verma

CAS article no. 0025/2017   Courtesy: South Asia Monitor The relations between India and Bangladesh have been strengthening steadily after Narendra Modi took oath as Prime Minister over three years ago. The cooperation enhanced in several fields including energy and bilateral trade as India accorded duty-free benefits to Bangladesh on a large number of items. India is not only assisting Bangladesh in producing electricity, it is also exporting 600 megawatt… Read Article →

The Pitiable Condition of Minorities in Bangladesh; By Jai Kumar Verma

CAS article no. 0161/2016 Courtesy: South Asia Monitor  On October 30, thousands of hardcore Muslims of Hefajat-e-Islam and Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat took out processions in Nasirnagar and other places and demanded capital punishment for Hindu fisherman Rasraj, who allegedly posted on the social media a photograph of Lord Shiva inside the Masjid al Haram in Mecca. These Islamic extremists damaged 17 temples, broke the idols inside and looted several… Read Article →

Chinese President to Probe Bangladesh; By Bhaskar Roy

CAS article no. 0151/2016 Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group (SAAG) Courtesy South Asia Analysis Group Chinese President Xi Jinping is scheduled to pay an official visit to Bangladesh on October 14.  Obviously the red carpet will be rolled out for him in Dhaka. The two countries have maintained stable and sustained relationship over the decades.  Bangladesh Prime Minister Sk. Hasina visited China twice since she returned to power in 2009. Whichever… Read Article →

Will the next Islamic terror attack push France to the brink of civil war?; By Col. R. Hariharan

CAS article no. 0118/2016 Courtesy: India Today Daily O Portal “I am convinced that they [Islamic-backed terrorists] will evolve to the stage of car bombs and explosive devices, that through this they will ramp up their capabilities.” – Patrick Calvar, head of DGSI, France’s domestic security agency, on May 24, 2016. The forecast of the security chief with more than two decades of experience, given at a closed door hearing… Read Article →

Welcome Gesture to Hindu Refugees from Neighbouring Countries; By Prof. V. Suryanarayan

CAS article no. 0116/2016 Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group  A news item in the Sunday edition (July 10, 2016) of New Indian Express holds out the promise of Indian citizenship to Hindu refugees from neighbouring South Asian countries, especially Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to make this historic announcement after unfurling the national flag from the ramparts of the Red Fort on Independence Day, August… Read Article →

Political Assassination Plot Clouds Bangladesh; By Bhaskar Roy

CAS article no. 0068/2016 Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group  It is Déjà vu: A New York Court’s verdict sending three persons to jail for various terms for plotting to “kidnap” and “harm” Sajid Wazed Joy, son of Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sk. Hasina Wazed.  The convicted persons are Rizve Ahmed Caesar, son of Mahmmad Ullah Mamun, head of the BNP’s US unit and also vice-president of BNP’s cultural wing; FBI special… Read Article →

Making its way into Bangladesh: IS needs to be stopped at the gate; By Jai Kumar Verma

CAS article no. 0041/2016 Courtesy: South Asia Monitor The global community is legitimately worried about the rising influence of what appears to be one of the world’s most impactful terrorist outfits- the Islamic State (IS). The influence of IS is increasing rapidly in the region, with Afghanistan, Pakistan having become the main bastions of this terrorist outfit in South Asia. While Indian Muslims, who have been moderate in their views… Read Article →

New Capability and Reach of PLA Navy- Strategic and Tactical Implications in South China Sea and the Indian Ocean Region; By Commodore R. S Vasan IN (Retd)

CAS article no. 0032/2016 Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group The PLA- Navy continues to be in the news as China is determined to add to its growing maritime capability to build a blue water navy of form and substance.  The addition of a new assets to the PLA on a regular basis provides a power projection capability not just within the confines of the South China Seawhere it has territorial… Read Article →

Bangladesh Politics And  U.S. Intel’s  Questionable Position; By Bhaskar Roy

CAS article no. 0031/2016 Deposing (Feb.9,2016) before the U.S.Armed Services Committee and Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, National Intelligence Director James R. Clapper said in a written statement that Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s,“continuing efforts to undermine the political opposition will probably provide openings for transnational terrorist groups to expand their presence in the country”. Clapper went on to say that Sheikh Hasina and other government officials have maintained publicly that the… Read Article →