Kashmir: Road to New South Asia
Arjimand Hussain Talib
Over the years, the idea of a South Asian federation on the lines of the European Union has gained immense currency in the Indian subcontinent. There is a feeling that with growing social and economic integration in Europe, Latin America, and South East Asia, coupled with the economic rise of China, regional cooperation in South Asia has become imperative. The disadvantage of being the poorest region of the world with long-standing nationalist and ethnic conflicts, despite economic growth over the years, has clearly put South Asia far behind in the race to political and economic prominence on the global stage.
Ever since the formation of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation ...