Future of South Asia: Strategic Balances & Alliances
Shaurya Doval, director of India Foundation, Namal Rajapaksa, MP from Sri Lanka, Zakia Wardak a social activist from Afghanistan, Michael Kugelman, South Asia expert at the Wilson Centre in the US participated in a panel discussion on 'Future of South Asia - Strategic Balances & Alliances' at WION's Global Summit in Dubai on Wednesday evening.
Hasanul Haq Inu on Terrorism in Pakistan
Hasanul Haq Inu, Bangladesh's former minister of information who was one of the panellists at WION's Global Summit said a terrorist is never backed by the majority of people of Pakistan that is the reason terrorists are losing ground from Algeria to Indonesia.
'Pakistan have not been successful'
"Whatever Pakistan has been trying to do through the ISI or terrorist networks, they have not been successful," he said.
"In the 1971 Bangladesh war when the Pakistanis tried to trespass us, we fought a liberation war," he added.
China in South Asia is concern for US: Michael Kluegman
During the discussion, Michael Kluegman, South Asia expert who is a leading specialist on Afghanistan, said, "Trump administration in its National Security Advisory had mentioned China is its biggest concern, China in South Asia is being seen as a significant concern for the US."
Namal Rajapaksa on Sri Lanka's strategic location
Namal Rajapaksa, Member of Parliament from Sri Lanka pointed out that his country's strategic location was not being properly used.