Subir Bhaumik

Subir Bhaumik

A former BBC correspondent, Subir Bhaumik is a writer and columnist

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Explainer | Why did Muslim hardliners attack Hindus in Bangladesh’s worst bout of communal violence in two decades?

A social media post showing the Koran at the feet of a Hindu god inflamed tensions in the Muslim-majority nation in October.

A social media post showing the Koran at the feet of a Hindu god inflamed tensions in the Muslim-majority nation in October.

20 Oct 2021 - 6:17PM
Can India outshine China with Covid-19 vaccine diplomacy?

New Delhi has sent millions of AstraZeneca shots to a string of countries including Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Mauritius. Fuelled by pride, some say this is a push back against China’s rising influence in the region but others aren’t so sure.

New Delhi has sent millions of AstraZeneca shots to a string of countries including Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Mauritius. Fuelled by pride, some say this is a push back against China’s rising influence in the region but others aren’t so sure.

26 Jan 2021 - 3:51PM
Coronavirus: India’s lockdown to last till May 3, fuelling fears of economic catastrophe

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked employers not to fire people but migrant workers and those who rely on them have already taken a hit from the nationwide lockdown.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked employers not to fire people but migrant workers and those who rely on them have already taken a hit from the nationwide lockdown.

14 Apr 2020 - 10:54PM
India gears up for first Chief of Defence Staff in face of China, Pakistan threat

The appointment is expected to improve synergy among the army, air force and navy, allowing India to better defend itself against its nuclear-armed neighbours China and Pakistan.

The appointment is expected to improve synergy among the army, air force and navy, allowing India to better defend itself against its nuclear-armed neighbours China and Pakistan.

11 Dec 2019 - 5:55PM
Kashmir dispute and India’s Himalayan war games jeopardise prospects for Modi-Xi summit

Beijing and New Delhi are supposed to be enjoying a resurgence in relations as their leaders prepare for another summit next month, but the reality is less rosy.

Beijing and New Delhi are supposed to be enjoying a resurgence in relations as their leaders prepare for another summit next month, but the reality is less rosy.

12 Sep 2019 - 11:04PM
Why Bangladesh is emerging as a point of contention in India’s elections

New Delhi’s controversial drive to register citizens in border states has been slammed as a politically motivated power play designed to exploit divisions between Hindus and Muslims.

New Delhi’s controversial drive to register citizens in border states has been slammed as a politically motivated power play designed to exploit divisions between Hindus and Muslims.

13 May 2019 - 9:18PM
How Indian secret agents removed the God King of Sikkim and claimed a new state

New book by a former foreign intelligence agency officer details a two-year classified operation in the 1970s that would reshape the border between India and China

New book by a former foreign intelligence agency officer details a two-year classified operation in the 1970s that would reshape the border between India and China

30 Dec 2018 - 9:29PM
Deportation and detention: 3 million face statelessness in Assam

More than three million people are at risk of being left stateless in India’s northeastern state of Assam in a crisis that is being compared to the plight of the Rohingya in Myanmar

More than three million people are at risk of being left stateless in India’s northeastern state of Assam in a crisis that is being compared to the plight of the Rohingya in Myanmar

11 Dec 2018 - 5:04PM
Bangladesh election: will Sheikh Hasina’s China-India balancing act be enough to keep power?
  • The prime minister has overseen an expanding economy, decreasing poverty, and an uptick in foreign investment – particularly from China. But her party is split and faces accusations of corruption
  • The prime minister has overseen an expanding economy, decreasing poverty, and an uptick in foreign investment – particularly from China. But her party is split and faces accusations of corruption
28 Nov 2018 - 11:33AM
Asian Angle | It’s Modi and Bose vs Gandhi and Nehru in India’s battle of legacies

The Indian Prime Minister has officially recognised the efforts of war hero Subhas Chandra Bose. Why is this so controversial? Because it’s seen as a bid by Modi to appropriate the legacies of India’s freedom movement leaders.

The Indian Prime Minister has officially recognised the efforts of war hero Subhas Chandra Bose. Why is this so controversial? Because it’s seen as a bid by Modi to appropriate the legacies of India’s freedom movement leaders.

29 Oct 2018 - 9:19AM
15 Oct 2018 - 5:08PM
In India’s Assam, a Rohingya-like refugee crisis in the making

A new citizenship registry threatens to exclude millions – mostly Muslims of Bengali extraction – and force out entire populations who have always called the state home.

A new citizenship registry threatens to exclude millions – mostly Muslims of Bengali extraction – and force out entire populations who have always called the state home.

24 Mar 2018 - 7:59PM
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
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20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
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