Dr Smruti S Pattanaik is a Research Fellow at the IDSA. Her area of specialization is South Asia. Her current research project is titled as “India’s ‘Near abroad’: What Ails its Neighborhood Policy”.
The election results of Assam and West Bengal generated two distinctive responses in Bangladesh. While the oath-taking ceremony of Sarbananda Sonowal led by the BJP government generated some apprehensions regarding the muscular BJP policy towards the sensitive issue of illegal immigration and the likely repercussion on bilateral relations, Mamata Banerjee’s re-election in West Bengal generatedREAD MORE