South Asia Monitor

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In order to create a more credible and empathetic knowledge bank on the South Asian region and bridge the information gap inherent to it, a small group of Delhi-based journalists, scholars, former diplomats and policy analysts got together to create the South Asia Monitor (www.southasiamonitor.org) - an independent web journal and online resource site dealing with strategic, political, security, cultural and economic issues in the extended South Asian region and nations comprising it.

Developed to serve students, scholars, journalists and analysts across the globe who have a keen interest in South Asian studies, or seeking in-depth knowledge or looking for reliable resource and documentation on this region, the site features exclusive commentaries, insightful analyses, interviews and reviews contributed by experts, diplomats, journalists and analysts from all over the world. It also aggregates news and views content related to the region.

As a holistic and independent platform of information and opinion/analysis on a region that not only comprises over a fourth of mankind but is of growing strategic and commercial importance to the rest of the world, SAM looks forward to attracting insights and views from academicians, journalists, experts, researchers and students in order to make it an interactive and enriching source of learning and understanding. As the sole South Asia- based monitoring source on the whole region, it aims to bring to you views, voices and visions that are objective and informed yet non-parochial, unbiased and independent.

SAM is equipped to prepare original reports by domain/subject experts on events, situations, trends and business opportunities in individual South Asian countries, as well as on the region, for use by think- tanks, policymakers, analysts, governments and embassies, amongst others. This premium and customized reports are available at a price on request.

South Asia Monitor is maintained and curated by SPS.
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Youdon Aukatsang, Member of the Tibetan Parliament in Exile, Dharamsala speaks with Col Anil Bhat (retd.) on recent developments on Tibet | SAM Conversation
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N C Bipindra, Indian defence analyst, speaks with Col Anil Bhat (retd.) on China’s covert influence operations in India | SAM Conversation
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Tsewang Dorji, Research Fellow, Tibet Policy Institute, Dharamsala speaks with Col Anil Bhat (retd.) on recent developments in Tibet | SAM Conversation
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Maj Gen Mrinal Suman (retd.) speaks with Col Anil Bhat (retd.) on Tibet and its future | SAM Conversation
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Frank Islam speaks with Michael Kugelman, Director, South Asia Institute, Wilson Center | Washington Calling
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Col Gautam Das (retd.) speaks with Col Anil Bhat (retd.) on his book “Crafting a New Indian Art of War For Future Challenges” | SAM Conversation
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Col Gautam Das (retd.) speaks with Col Anil Bhat (retd.) on his book “Crafting a New Indian Art of War For Future Challenges” | SAM Conversation
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Ruhan Kapoor, singer-actor son of Mahendra Kapoor, who sang some of Hindi cinema’s most iconic songs, speaks with Mayank Chhaya on Mahendra Kapoor’s 90th birth anniversary | SAM Conversation
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Frank Islam speaks with Prof Ishtiaq Ahmed, Pakistani-Swedish political scientist and author | Washington Calling
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Maj Gen Mrinal Suman (retd.), military analyst, speaks with Col Anil Bhat (retd.) on the current situation in Jammu & Kashmir | SAM Conversation
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Maroof Raza, Indian strategic affairs commentator and author of Contested Lands: India, China and the Boundary Dispute, speaks with Col Anil Bhat (retd.) | SAM Conversation
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Lt Gen Shokin Chauhan (retd.), former Indian Defence Attache at the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu, speaks with Col Anil Bhat (retd.) on India-Nepal relations based on his recent book | SAM Conversation
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Rajiv Bhatia, former Indian Ambassador to Myanmar and Distinguished Fellow, Gateway House speaks with Col Anil Bhat (retd.) on the situation in Mynmar and its implications for India | SAM Conversation
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Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha (retd.) former FOC-in-C, Western Naval Command speaks with Col Anil Bhat (retd.) on the Indian Navy’s Indian Ocean challenges and outreach | SAM Conversation
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Beena Sarwar, Boston-based Pakistani journalist and South Asian peace activist speaks with Tarun Basu | SAM Conversation
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Sugeeswara Senadhira, Advisor (Media & International Affairs) to Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena speaks with Mayank Chhaya on India, Sri Lanka & #Katchatheevu | SAM Conversation
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Aparna Rawal, specialist on the AfPak region speaks with Col Anil Bhat (retd.) on Pakistan's growing security challenges on its western border and Indian defence minister's offer for the first time to help Pakistan counter terrorism | SAM Conversation
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Lt Gen Sanjay Kulkarni (retd.) speaks with Col Anil Bhat (retd.) on India-China border talks. Should they be continued? | SAM Conversation
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LoneFrank Islam speaks with Irtif Lone, a startup ecosystem builder in Jammu and Kashmir, India on the region's growing entrepreneurshp culture | Washington Calling
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Frank Islam speaks with Mateen Haider, Islamabad-based analyst and anchor on the Pakistan situation post elections | Washington Calling
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New York-based writer and columnist Shomik Chaudhuri speaks with Mayank Chhaya on consciousness and human existence | SAM Conversation
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Meena Karnik, eminent Marathi film critic and writer, speaks to Mayank Chhaya on Hindi cinema romance from #DevAnand to #ShahRukhKhan | SAM Conversation
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Pakistani journalist-author Mujahid Hussain speaks with Col Anil Bhat (retd.) on what the future holds for Pakistan | SAM Conversation
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Pakistani journalist and peace activist Beena Sarwar speaks with Mayank Chhaya from Lahore | SAM Conversation
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Aparna Rawal, Mumbai-based terrorism researcher and analyst speaks with Col Anil Bhat (retd.) | SAM Conversation
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Frank Islam speaks with Anumita Roy Chowdhury, Indian environmentalist | Washington Calling
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Pakistani journalist and author Mujahid Hussain speaks with Col Anil Bhat (retd) on the return of former PM Nawaz Sharif | SAM Conversation
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Sonia Shah, science journalist and author, speaks with Mayank Chhaya Reports on 'Are animals talking?' | SAM Conversation
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Ayesha Jalal, Mary Richardson professor of history at Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, speaks with Mayank Chhaya on Pakistan and its foundational weaknesses | SAM Conversation
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Canadian journalist Terry Milewski speaks with Mayank Chhaya on the latest crisis in India-Canada ties brought about by Sikh separatists | SAM Conversation
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