South Asia in the Twenty First Century: Challenges and Opportunities

South Asia in the Twenty First Century: Challenges and Opportunities

  • 24 October 2000

Violence has been increasingly used in South Asia to settle disputes. The Indo-Pakistani conflict is the most dangerous, since more than 70% of territory and more than 75% of the population and GDP belong to India while Pakistan takes the second place. Danger has heightened since May 1998 after both countries acquired nuclear capability. South Asia faces challenges arising from economic circumstances. Conflict poses danger to the vital economic sector. Lt. Gen. Karamat hoped that agreements such as the South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation and the South Asia Preferential Trade Agreement would be activated to promote human and economic development.

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Tuesday 24 October 2000

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Tuesday 24 October 2000

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