Preface I: BORDER TRADE AS A MEANS OF INTEGRATION IN SOUTH ASIA Perspectives on Regional Cooperation: Envisaging a Sichuan Model - Li Tao Border Trade in Ladakh, Tibet and Kashgar (LTK): Premature or Political Investment? - D. Suba Chandran Nathu La and the Opportunities for Sino-Indian Economic Rapprochement - Teiborlang T. Kharsyntiew Reviving Old Routes: Sino-Indian Border Trade via Himachal Pradesh - Uttam Lal Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh: India's Gateway to Southeast Asia - N. Vijaylakshmi Brara Indo-Bangladesh Border Trade: Misconceptions and Realities of Regional Cooperation - Muinul Islam II: EXPANDING CONNECTIVITY FOR GREATER COOPERATION IN SOUTH ASIA Nepal as a Transit State: Scope for Sino-Indian Cooperation - Nishchal N. Pandey Bridging the Karakoram: From Ladakh, Tibet and Kashgar to the Further West - D. Suba Chandran Arunachal Pradesh: A Barb or Bridge between India and China? - Sanasam Amal Singh Border Trade and Connectivity in South Asia: A Sub-regional Approach-Some Conclusions - Bhavna Singh Index
D. Suba Chandran is a Director at the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS), New Delhi. His primary areas of research include Pakistan's internal security, Afghanistan and Jammu and Kashmir. He is currently working on 'Indus Water Governance'-a study aimed at improving the process of water governance and addressing the concerns of various sub-regions in the Indus Basin region. He is also working on 'State Failure in South Asia', especially focusing on the stability-instability curve, and testing the hypotheses of cyclic failure and functional anarchy. He is the author of Limited War: Revisiting Kargil in Indo-Pak Conflicts (2005), editor or co-editor of several books and articles and has widely published in the regional and national media. He is also an Associate at the Pakistan Study Research Unit (PSRU), University of Bradford, and has been a Visiting Professor at the Pakistan Studies Programme, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. Bhavna Singh is Country Coordinator for the V-dem Project by the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and Former Senior Research Officer, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS), New Delhi. She is a Doctoral candidate at the Chinese division on the Centre of East Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Her work focuses on Chinese nationalism, sub-nationalisms and China's foreign policy with regard to the USA, Japan and South Asia. She is particularly interested in separatist and sub-national tendencies in the regions of Xinjiang, Tibet, Taiwan and Inner Mongolia. She is the author of the book China's Discursive Nationalism: Contending in Softer Realms (2012) and has written for several esteemed journals such as the Economic and Political Weekly, Mainstream Weekly, Nam-today, World Focus, Epilogue and the China Daily. She was part of the youth exchange delegation between China and India in the year 2008 and was nominated to the 'Taiwan Study Camp for Future Leaders of South Asia' in 2010.
Provides a roadmap on how trade and ties along the border with China, Bangladesh and Nepal could be expanded... [The book] presents a vision of what is possible if political suspicions were blown away in South Asia. -- Civil Society, March 2016