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#4813, 19 January 2015
Red Affairs
IPCS Forecast: Left-wing Extremism in 2015

Dr Bibhu Prasad Routray identifies key trends in left-wing extremism that India is likely to witness in 2015
#4812, 19 January 2015
Australia & India: A New Era in Defence Cooperation?
Stephen Westcott reflects on the status of bilateral defence ties
#4811, 19 January 2015
India’s Defence Procurement: The Indigenisation Challenge
Saumitra Mohan explains why transparency in defence procurement will go a long way in India
#4808, 19 January 2015
Governor's Rule and PDP's Dilemma

Shujaat Bukhari comments on the failure to deliver a state government despite the high voter turn-out 
#4804, 14 January 2015
Sri Lanka after Rajapaksa: A New Chapter with India?
Prof V Suryanarayan on improving bilateral relations between the two countries in the post Rajapakse era
#4802, 12 January 2015
The Strategist
The Af-Pak Entity: Seduction to Armageddon?

Vice Admiral (Retd) Vijay Shankar presents a reading of the emerging regional security environment
#4799, 7 January 2015
India-Pakistan Relations: A New Low
Shujaat Bukhari writes while Pakistan must stop being provocative, India too must take sincere efforts to bring peace back to the region
#4798, 7 January 2015
India’s Nuclear Doctrine: Reviewing NFU and Massive Retaliation
Brig (Retd) Gurmeet Kanwal reflects on doctrinal credibility
#4794, 5 January 2015
Spotlight West Asia
IPCS Forecast: West Asia in 2015

Ambassador Ranjit Gupta provides his assessments on the potential trajectories West Asia will be on, through the course of 2015
#4792, 5 January 2015
Looking East
India’s Northeast: Need for a New Anti-Terror Policy

Wasbir Hussain recommends institutional mechanisms with Thimphu, Naypyidaw and Dhaka to deal with insurgents who operate sans borders
#4791, 2 January 2015
From Kashmir to Kabul
Dr D Suba Chandran presents an annual round-up of the South Asian region
#4789, 29 December 2014
IPCS Discussion
Securing India's Interests in the Indian Ocean: New Strategies and Approaches

Teshu Singh reports on the proceedings of the discussion
#4786, 23 December 2014
Dateline Islamabad
India-Pakistan Relations in 2015: Through a Looking Glass

Prof Salma Malik sets the tone for India-Pakistan relations in 2015
#4785, 23 December 2014
India-Bangladesh: Land Boundary Agreement and Enclave Populations
Saumitra Mohan comments on the transfer of people residing in the enclaves
#4784, 23 December 2014
Regional Economy
South Asia: Rupee Regionalisation and Intra-regional Trade Enhancement

Prof Amita Batra looks at why it may be time therefore to consider using the rupee as the regional currency
#4779, 15 December 2014
Indian Ocean: Why India Seeks Demilitarisation
Dr Vijay Sakhuja writes that an extra-regional naval presence in the Indian Ocean is both an opportunity and a challenge
Russia’s ambassador to India: the quotable Alexander Kadakin
Reuters, 10 December 2014
Russian President Vladimir Putin is coming to India this week to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and to discuss ways to improve relations.

India’s weapons plans raise specter of nuclear arms race in Asia
Defence News, 9 December 2014
India has embarked on a series of crucial weapons-systems tests that will result in the first deployment by air, sea and land of nuclear weapons by rival powers in Asia, in 2016.

Deal for BrahMos 'Mini Missile' likely during Vladimir Putin's visit
Defence News, 9 December 2014
India and Russia are likely to ink a key deal for the joint development of a BrahMos 'mini missile' during the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin later this week.

Indian Navy keen on developing Tuticorin Port as a Naval Base
Defence News, 9 December 2014
Indian Navy is planning to further develop the port capabilities of Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu to be able to make it as one of its forward operating base, a senior naval official has said.

Why furious fightback sisters gripped India
BBC News, 2 December 2014
Two sisters who were filmed beating up men who were allegedly sexually harassing them on a bus in India, have been met with a chorus of adulation on social media. Within 24 hours the sisters became celebrities.

Narendra Modi, Indian prime minister
ABC News, 18 November 2014
Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has delivered a historic address to Federal Parliament in Canberra, saying he sees Australia as a major economic partner.

Sydney reception for India PM Modi after G20
BBC News, 18 November 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has addressed a large Indian community at a reception in Sydney during his current visit to Australia, the first by an Indian leader in 28 years.

[Editorial] New era for Australia-India ties
The Australian, 17 November 2014
IT would be hard to overstate the economic, political and strategic significance of the official visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, beginning today. Not since 1986, when Bob Hawke was in The Lodge and Rajiv Gandhi had been drafted into power...

Defence, Aerospace sector to offer $200 billion business opportunity
Defence News, 14 November 2014
HYDERABAD: The Indian defence and aerospace industry will offer business opportunity in the range of $200 billion in the next 15 years, former Secretary, Department of Defence Research and Development V K Saraswat said today.

Indo-Israeli LR-SAM Crucial for Defence of Indian Naval ships
Defence News, 14 November 2014
NEW DELHI: There is finally some hope for frontline Indian warships being commissioned without an adequate "area defence weapon" to guard against enemy aircraft, drones, missiles and helicopters. 

Issue Briefs, Special Reports, Research Papers
IPCS Forecasts: Naxal Violence in 2015
Bibhu Prasad Routray
Special Report 173
Building Synergies: The Northeast & India’s New Government 
IPCS-CDPS Policy Brief
Special Report 166
Patterns of Naxal Recruitment
Uddipan Mukherjee
Issue Brief 253
Peace Audit Northeast: Implications of Ethnic Reorganization
HN Das
Special Report 159
Peace Audit Northeast: A Roadmap to Restore Normalcy
SP Kar
Special Report 158
Peace Audit Northeast: The Naxal Spread and its Local Linkages
Wasbir Hussain
Special Report 157
Peace Audit Northeast: The Road to Peace in Manipur
Chitra Ahanthem
Special Report 156
Federalism and Foreign Policy: Dynamics of Centre-State Dissensions in India
IPCS Debate
Special Report 151
Contemporary Ladakh: Culture, Commodification and Tourism
Tashi Lundup
Issue Brief 238
Contemporary Ladakh: A Subtle Yet Strong Patriarchy
Chimat Ladol
Issue Brief 237
Contemporary Ladakh: Evolving Indigenous & Quality Education
Samina Rehman
Issue Brief 236
Contemporary Ladakh: Identifying the “Other” in Buddhist-Muslim Transformative Relations
Sumera Shafi
Issue Brief 235
Contemporary Ladakh: Communal Divide in Kargil & Leh
Fayaz Hussain
Issue Brief 234
Destruction of the First Temple: Securing the Idea of Indian Nation
Vice Admiral (retd) Vijay Shankar
Issue Brief 229
Contemporary Naxal Movement in India: New Trends, State Responses and Recommendations
Rajat Kumar Kujur
Research Paper 27
Second National Dialogue on the Naxal Problem: Mapping the Motivations and Local Support
Conference Report 43
Building Bridges: A Regional Dialogue
Panchali Saikia , Pradeepa Viswanathan and Ruhee Neog
Conference Report 42
Australia and India in the Asian Century
Address by H.E. Peter Varghese AO
Special Report 127
Armed Conflicts in South Asia 2008: Growing Violence
D Suba Chandran and PR Chari (eds.)
New Delhi: Routledge, 2008
Book reviews
Sohan Prasad Sha reviews
Globalisation and Identity Politics: Contesting Ideas

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