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Watch | COVID-19 and Regional Stability in South Asia

Dr Happymon Jacob speaks to a panel of eminent persons about COVID-19’s effect on pre-existing inter and intraregional conflicts in South Asia.

In this episode, Dr Happymon Jacob is joined by an eminent panel consisting of former foreign secretary Nirupama Rao, Former Northern Army Commander Lt. Gen D.S. Hooda, Suhasini Haidar (Diplomatic Editor, The Hindu), Max Rodenbeck (South Asia Bureau Chief, The Economist) and Rajeshwari Rajagopalan (Distinguished Fellow, ORF).

The panellists in this conversation discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and its far-reaching implications on the stability of the South Asian region. The conversation touches upon COVID-19’s effect on pre-existing inter and intraregional conflicts in South Asia, including on terrorism and insurgency and the impact on the flow of regional migrants and refugees.

The conversation also points out the ways in which states in South Asia can cooperate in order to minimise these impacts and chart out a path of recovery.