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How AFSPA Undermines India’s ‘Act East’ Policy
January 04, 2022

How AFSPA Undermines India’s ‘Act East’ Policy

By Stanzin Lhaskyabs
Repealing this controversial law is a necessary condition for peace and stability in India's Northeast.

Calls for Repealing AFSPA Grow Louder in India’s Northeast
December 14, 2021

Calls for Repealing AFSPA Grow Louder in India’s Northeast

By Rajeev Bhattacharya
The Indian Army’s killing of innocent civilians in Nagaland has triggered angry protests in the region.
Indian Parliamentary Panel Pitches for Inter-Linking of Rivers
October 15, 2021

Indian Parliamentary Panel Pitches for Inter-Linking of Rivers

By Rajeev Bhattacharya
However, it has sounded the alarm on the building of dams in Arunachal Pradesh.

Why Are Two of India’s ‘Seven Sisters’ Shooting at Each Other?
August 05, 2021

Why Are Two of India’s ‘Seven Sisters’ Shooting at Each Other?

By Rajeev Bhattacharya
A border dispute between Assam and Mizoram in India’s Northeast recently erupted into violence.

Myanmar Nationals Fleeing Coup Find a Home Away From Home in India’s Northeast
July 09, 2021

Myanmar Nationals Fleeing Coup Find a Home Away From Home in India’s Northeast

By Rajeev Bhattacharya
Local NGOs and residents are providing the refugees support.

‘Twitter Storm’ Demands Greater Focus on India’s Northeast
June 08, 2021

‘Twitter Storm’ Demands Greater Focus on India’s Northeast

By Rajeev Bhattacharya
Indians took to Twitter to demand the Northeast be covered in a dedicated chapter in state-commissioned textbooks.

Over 6,000 Myanmar Nationals in India’s Northeast
May 26, 2021

Over 6,000 Myanmar Nationals in India’s Northeast

By Rajeev Bhattacharya
Local reports from Mizoram and Manipur put the number of refugees at close to 7,000.
‘Timber Mafia’ From India Running Amok in Bhutan
January 21, 2021

‘Timber Mafia’ From India Running Amok in Bhutan

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
Illegal logging is depleting forest cover in the region, aggravating the fallout from climate change.

Will Manipur Fake Encounter Victims Finally See Justice?
July 25, 2019

Will Manipur Fake Encounter Victims Finally See Justice?

By Rohit Dhyani
A Supreme Court announcement brings new hope that abuses of the AFSPA can be brought to light.

Japan Is Building India's Infrastructure
August 02, 2017

Japan Is Building India's Infrastructure

By Tridivesh Singh Maini and Sandeep Sachdeva
Japan should help develop India's northeast, and in so doing send a message to China.

NADI 2016: Connecting With India's Northeast
July 20, 2016

NADI 2016: Connecting With India's Northeast

By Ibu Sanjeeb Garg
Rivers and cultural links can tie India's northeast to the rest of the country and the region as a whole.
India’s Controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act
July 02, 2015

India’s Controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act

By Sudha Ramachandran
The Army claims the AFSPA is needed to handle insurgencies. Critics cite many abuses.

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