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ISLAMABAD: The death of Osama bin Laden has brought peace and tranquillity to Earth, putting an end to the decade-long war against Islamist extremists and bringing America’s enemies to justice. At the news of the death, a number of terrorism analysts, to the delight of the Arab and Muslim world, predicted a return of normalcy to the world and an end to the ‘war on terror’. Sunshine, rainbows and butterflies have swept the planet, enveloping the Earth with eternal happiness and nirvana.
Romila Thapar addresses invitees at the
Southasian relaunch of Himal Southasian,
IIC, New Delhi, January 2013.
China, Southasia and India
On May 19 2013, newly appointed Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrived in New Delhi for a series of meetings with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The visit is Keqiang's first outside of China since assuming power in March.
From our archive:
Purna Basnet discusses Chinese engagement in Nepal vis-a-vis security issues in Tibet and broader geo-strategic plans in Southasia (April 2011).
Fatima Chowdury relates the story of Calcutta's Indian Chinese community through the lens of political and economic upheavals in Southasia and China (May 2009).
Simon Long notes the importance of the Sino-Indian relationship for the rest of Southasia (September 2006).
J.N Dixit ruminates on the strategic concerns of the 'Middle Kingdom' in the wake of India's 1998 nuclear tests (June 1998).