Anand Kumar

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  • Anand Kumar is Associate Fellow at Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses. Click here for detailed profile

    Chinese Puzzle in India-Bangladesh Relations

    If the growth of Islamic extremism and terrorism in Bangladesh is a threat to Indian security, then the presence of China with which India’s interests have the potential to clash is also of security concern.

    April 19, 2010

    A Year of Multi-Party Democracy in Maldives

    The Maldives is well on the road towards a genuine democracy and the years to come will show how it manages modernisation, liberal democracy and Islam all together.

    April 06, 2010

    Another Pakistan-based Terror Group Exposed in Bangladesh

    The latest arrests underline the lack of cooperation among security agencies in South Asia and the support base that exists in Bangladesh for terrorist groups.

    March 04, 2010

    The Law Catches Up With Mujib Killers in Bangladesh

    The punishment of Mujib’s killers will hopefully now delegitimize this process and strengthen democracy in Bangladesh.

    February 01, 2010

    A Year of Revival of Democracy in Bangladesh

    To the credit of Shaikh Hasina she managed the foreign policy of Bangladesh as well as macro economic situation of the country well.

    January 29, 2010

    The Cautious Handling of Secularism in Bangladesh

    The landslide victory of Awami League in Bangladesh elections created hope of revival of the 1972 constitution of which secularism was an important element. The government of Shaikh Hasina is trying to deal with this issue in a cautious manner.

    January 19, 2010

    US War on Terror and Indian Security Interests

    The most dangerous aspect of the war on terror from India’s security point of view has been the CIA’s monetary assistance to the ISI.

    December 11, 2009

    Bangladesh Cooperates on Terror: Can India translate it into Success?

    It is true that any negotiation with the outfit in the absence of Paresh Barua is going to meet only with partial success, but if the government manages to mainstream Arabinda Rajkhowa, the support base of ULFA would further erode.

    December 11, 2009

    Another 26 / 11 Averted in Bangladesh

    The coming to power of Sheikh Hasina and General Moeen’s determined efforts to transform the army into a fully professional force have weakened elements that support terrorism in Bangladesh.

    November 27, 2009

    Crackdown on Northeast Insurgents: Dhaka Prepares for Hasina’s India Visit

    New Delhi and Dhaka may have reached a tacit understanding that Northeast rebels based in Bangladesh will be simply picked up and handed over to India.

    November 18, 2009

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