In a major boost to the lives and livelihoods of border communities, the Department of Telecommunications, Government of India recently removed restrictions on telecom connectivity. For those living along the Line of Control, this means better access to healthcare, educational resources and economic opportunity.
Cross-Line of Control (LoC) trade, which is generally seen only as a confidence-building measure, has benefits for the micro-economy in border areas, which are often overlooked.
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.
A ceasefire along the Line of Control and International Border has lasted a year. It brought relief to civilians, reduced forced displacement, increased access to schools, and allowed construction and development projects to resume.
Carnegie India hosted Christopher Clary for a discussion on his upcoming book ‘The Difficult Politics of Peace’, which covers the swathe of India-Pakistan relations from Partition to the present day. This discussion was moderated by Srinath Raghavan.
On September 3 we hosted an India and the World webinar with Joshua T. White and Dawood Azami, that aimed to understand the leadership and structure of the Taliban. The discussion was moderated by Rudra Chaudhuri.
In a joint statement issued on February 25, India and Pakistan reaffirmed their commitment to the 2003 ceasefire agreement — following a few years of increasing violations at the Line of Control. Can the two nations translate their stated intentions for "mutually beneficial peace" into reality?
Anatol Lieven and Rudra Chaudhuri join Srinath Raghavan to analyze the implications of the recent intra-Afghan negotiations. Are the negotiating parties well-poised towards building a peace deal? How has South Asia been involved in this arduous process?
Indo-Pak conversations have mostly been conducted across tables or provided fodder for political grandstanding; but for T.C.A. Raghavan, the contours of these contentious dynamics have been a lived reality.