Regionalism in South Asia has become more of a concept and less of a reality. The presence of rivalries and conflicts has ensured the failure of regional integration.
The article identifies the historical background of the Cold Start doctrine and relates it to the idea of limited war, exploring the dimensions of limited war and its possibility in South Asia.
The paper is structured around assessing mainly the gross domestic product and human development index of India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan.
India’s national interests are pushing it to achieve hegemony in South Asia, forcing neighboring states to counter India’s influence and power.