China and the Shape of the Indo-Pacific
Manpreet Sethi · 18 Jul, 2018 · #5496 · Commentary · Column
It is hardly surprising that China figures prominently in the idea of the Indo-Pacific. In fact, China...
Digital Connectivity in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Vijay Sakhuja · 17 Jul, 2018 · #5495 · Commentary · Column
The Indian government has awarded a contract for the installation of a 2,300 km-long optical fiber cable (OFC) across the Bay of Bengal between Chennai in the Indian mainland and Port Blair in the Andaman & Nicobar (A&N) islands. Announced...
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Enhancing India-South Korea Relations
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 16 Jul, 2018 · #5494 · Commentary · Column
South Korean President Moon Jae-in visited in India for a four-day trip from 8 to 11 July 2018, and both the countries resolved to add more substance to their partnership. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Moon Jae-in re-emphasised the natur...
'Advantage Assam': Instrumentalising Development through Tourism
Riddhi Mahanta · 09 Jul, 2018 · #5493 · Commentary
US Sanctions against Iran: What are India's Options?
Ambassador KP Fabian · 06 Jul, 2018 · #5492 · Commentary
The US first imposed various sanctions on Iran in 1979 when the US embassy was occupied, with the staff taken hostage, following the fall of US-supported Shah. Oil sanctions were imposed in 2012 ...
Vietnam-India Relations: Past, Present, and Future
Discussion Report · 04 Jul, 2018 · #5491 · Commentary
On 6 June 2018, the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS) hosted His Excellency Ton Sinh Thanh, Ambassador of Vietnam to India, who delivered his remarks on 'Vietnam-India Relations: Past, Present, and Future'. The interaction was held un...
India's NSG Membership and the Human Capital Factor
Abhijit Iyer-Mitra & Tarika Rastogi · 04 Jul, 2018 · #5490 · Commentary
The implications of India...
Iran, North Korea, and Disarmament: Some Questions
Sheel kant Sharma · 03 Jul, 2018 · #5489 · Commentary · Column
These recent weeks have shown extraordinary results in the Korean Peninsula. There is an interesting ring in President Trump announcing that DPRK was ...
Islamic State's Tactical Continuity in Iraq: Will it Lead to Territorial Control?
Pieter-jan Dockx · 02 Jul, 2018 · #5488 · Commentary
After the fall of the Islamic State's (IS) so-called Caliphate and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi...
The Shaky Acquisition of Combat Aircraft in the Indian Air Force
Prashant Dikshit · 28 Jun, 2018 · #5487 · Commentary
There seems to be widespread scepticism among military air power experts in India regarding the future of the Indian Air Force's (IAF) combat worthiness. At the heart of the matter is the process and speed of the induction of combat aircraft in th...