To ensure a favourable neighbourhood, India needs to take proactive initiatives that combine good economics and astute diplomacy. A shortsighted approach vacillating between appeasement and coercion has not yielded the desired results. In the prevailing environment, smaller neighbours are not averse to India playing a lead role as long as their interests are well served.
USSA not SAARC USSA United States of South Asia Not SAARC Not South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation SAARC is a regional civil service bureaucrat’s attempt to manage, contain and restrict the yearnings of the South Asian PEOPLE. It puts bureaucrats in control of People’s dreams of visiting families across lines on a map, checkposts [...]