As concerns over the Covid-19 pandemic recedes, countries in South Asia are facing a new set of challenges brought about by global developments. These range from high inflation and depleting foreign exchange reserves to political instability and domestic unrest. While China has expended much time and energy to build inroads into the region, it has been noticeably restrained during the current crises. What do these developments mean for India's relationships with its neighbors? Is it time for a fresh look at India’s engagement in the region? And what do these developments say about China’s relationship with South Asian states?

We hosted T.C.A. Raghavan, Nirupama Subramanian, and Sangeeta Thapliyal for a discussion on India's post pandemic engagement in South Asia with a special focus on Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Nepal.