Copy
BRIEF SOUTH ASIA WATCH
BRIEF Linkedin Facebook
 
OCTOBER 2015
BRIEF SPEAKS...
Dear friends,

The Indus river drains South Asia's chief catchment basin, and is a lifeline connecting countless farming and fishing communities. Yet, the river’s 3000-km-long journey tells a tale not of power but of persistence, as it slowly cuts through earth and rock traversing across China, India and Pakistan.

Trade between Indian and Pakistan at the conflict-ridden Line of Control (LoC) is another such lifeline for people on either side of the border. Official cross-LoC trade, which began on October 21st 2008, while intermittent has persisted largely on the resolve and initiative of local communities. Although ceasefire violations along the LoC in September once again fomented hostilities between India and Pakistan, officials and traders from the two countries met recently to review the pace and progress of cross-LoC trade.

Ushering in the 7th anniversary of cross-Loc trade this October, we hope stakeholders will not be embroiled by hostilities but will remain steadfast in their endeavors to promote bilateral trade, and bring you the next edition of 'South Asia Watch', featuring the insights of Shujaat Bukhari, veteran journalist and convener of the Kashmir Initiative Group, on the last seven years of cross-LoC trade.

Mohammed Saqib
CEO, BRIEF
 
 
TOP STORIES
South Asia Extreme Poverty Falls, but Challenges Remain
 
US shouldn’t add to strategic imbalance in South Asia
 
Delay in setting up Rampal power plant will hurt Bangladesh
 
Religious tensions in Sri Lanka ease : US
 
Dhaka asks Delhi to withdraw barriers on jute products import
 
A digital South Asia
 
Why the New TPP Could Hurt India’s Competitiveness
 
India proposes pooling of air safety regulators for South Asia
SOUTH ASIAN FOCUS
 
Catching up with China   How a 3-Week Bridge Blockade Has Hurt Nepal’s Economy
 
SOUTH ASIAN VOICES
Shujaat Bukhari: Seven years of cross-LoC trade
BRIEF'S ENGAGEMENTS WORLDWIDE
   
South Asia: Stakeholders' Perception towards Regional Cooperation in South Asia   South Asia: Bridging the Infrastructural Deficit at Select Trade Ports in India   South Asia: Assessing the Impact of Imports under EPCG Scheme on India’s Exports and its Capital Goods Sector  
Bureau of Research on Industry & Economic Fundamentals
B-59, Ground Floor, South Extension Part II, New Delhi -110049
Telefax : 91-11-46550348, Email : info@briefindia.com Website: www.briefindia.com
CIN: U73100DL2011PTC228422