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Myanmar: A civil war developing in Rakhine State:

Paper No. 6481 . Dated 19-Jan-2019

By S.Chandrasekharan

The conflict in Rakhine State is slowly developing into a civil war that will have repercussions not only in Rakhine State but may also spread into Chin Area and thereby getting close to the Indian border.

Myanmar: Arakan Army’s Attack on Jan. 4th: Its Implications:

Paper No. 6479           Dated 13-Jan-2019

By S.Chandrasekharan

On 4th Jan that happens to be the Independence Day of Myanmar, Armed Arakan Army Insurgents numbering over three hundred attacked four Border Posts at Buthidaung in the Northern Rakhine State killing over 13 Policemen and injuring many more.

Though there have been sporadic attacks in the past by the AA, this is the first time that the Arakan Army has inflicted a major blow to the security forces in its home ground-the Rakhine State.

Nepal: Almost One Year On: Oli has Nothing to Show:

Paper No. 6478 .   Dated 10-Jan-2019

By S.Chandrasekharan

Myanmar: Army Announces Cease-fire for four months:

Paper No. 6477 .      Dated 7-Jan-2018

By S.Chandrasekharan

On 21st December, in a surprise move ,the Army Chief Gen. Hliang announced a four-month ceasefire of operations in the northern and eastern regions bordering China and to end by April 30th  2019.

Bangladesh: Post Election Developments:

Paper No. 6476          Dated 6-Jan-2018

S.Chandrasekharan

As expected, in the highly charged political atmosphere, the overwhelming victory of the Awami League in the National Elections held on 30th December, has raised allegations that the election had been marred by violence and that it had not been fair.  In fact, one of the editorials in the Daily Star described the victory of the Awami League as an “overkill”. 

Bangladesh: Sheikh Hasina Wins a Third Term: BNP Routed

Paper No.6474            Dated 31-Dec-2018

By S.Chandrasekharan

In the elections held on December 30, the Awami League led Alliance won 288 seats with the BNP led Alliance winning only 7 sets.  Three seats went to others. It is a land slide victory for Hasina and her party- the Awami League.

Though it was known that the Awami League had an edge in the elections, no one could have predicted or assessed such an overwhelming victory that had had routed the entire opposition.

Pakistan Army’s Day of Infamy-December 16 1971-Time to Ponder

Paper No. 6472                   Dated 22-Dec-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Pakistan’s annals of history in the decades to come will carry rankling of December 16 1971 as “Pakistan Army’s Day of Infamy” when General Niazi of the Pakistan Army and 93,000 of his soldiers surrendered at Dhaka to the Indian Army which had to intervene to put an end to the genocidal slaughter of millions of East Pakistani Bengali Muslims and flow of millions of Muslim Bengalis to India for refuge.

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