The first Modi-Rajapaksa virtual summit on September 26 is likely to build on common concerns like security, economy and tourism while accepting that China will continue to play a role in the island state.
Talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government are underway in Doha. After avoiding the Taliban for long, India must now accept reality and engage with it. At stake are vital interests in Afghanistan.
Doklam is in the India-Bhutan-China trijunction and is of strategic interest to India’s security. Bhutan is wary of being caught in the increasingly fractious border dispute between the two Asian giants.