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South Asia: Analysis of the Indian Elections and the Security situation in Sri Lanka and The Maldives (DIEEEO77-2014)

The year 2014 was an interesting for domestic politics and international relations in India. With the world watching the closely contested elections in India it was no surprise to see Narendra Modi led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) recording a massive election victory in the recently concluded elections . The paper summarizes and gives a comprehensive overview of the Indian national elections and focuses exclusively on the economy, the international relations with neighbors and the national security of the country.
The second case study in the paper examines the nature of decade’s long insurgency in Sri Lanka and the potential threats to the national security after end of the war in May 2009. The paper is helpful for the policymakers to understand specifically about the broader peace building agenda and the complexity of monitoring the human rights situation in Sri Lanka. Issue of maritime security to the Maldives is briefly outlined as the third case study in the paper.

Author: Srimal Fernando

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