Subir Bhaumik

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

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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.

12 Sep 2019 - 11:04PM

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.

Kashmir dispute and India’s Himalayan war games jeopardise prospects for Modi-Xi summit
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.

13 May 2019 - 9:18PM

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.

Why Bangladesh is emerging as a point of contention in India’s elections
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

30 Dec 2018 - 9:29PM

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

How Indian secret agents removed the God King of Sikkim and claimed a new state
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

11 Dec 2018 - 5:04PM

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

Deportation and detention: 3 million face statelessness in Assam
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
28 Nov 2018 - 11:33AM
  • 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
Bangladesh election: will Sheikh Hasina’s China-India balancing act be enough to keep power?
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.

29 Oct 2018 - 9:19AM

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.

It’s Modi and Bose vs Gandhi and Nehru in India’s battle of legacies
Chinese envoy in India wins fans with impromptu tai chi show at Hindu festival
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.

24 Mar 2018 - 7:59PM

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.

In India’s Assam, a Rohingya-like refugee crisis in the making
Western criticism of Suu Kyi won’t help Myanmar – will China’s UN intervention?
Why do China, India back Myanmar over the Rohingya crisis?
Myanmar has a new insurgency to worry about
Dispatch from Doklam: Indians dig in for the long haul in standoff with China
Keener on arms from China, Bangladesh dithers on defence pact with India
What Bangladesh hopes to gain from milestone visit by China’s Xi Jinping
Militant Islam and the missing boys of Bangladesh