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#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
#4777, 15 December 2014
Red Affairs
Maoist Attack on the CRPF: Time for New Counter-strategies

Dr Bibhu Prasad Routray questions the competency and aptness of the policies employed by the Indian government to tackle Maoist insurgency
#4775, 15 December 2014
Strategic Space
India-Russia Nuclear Vision Statement: See that it Delivers

Dr. Manpreet Sethi analyses the India-Russia Strategic Vision for Strengthening Atomic Energy Cooperation, signed on 11 December, 2014
#4770, 11 December 2014
Eagle Eye
India-US: Significance of the Second Modi-Obama Meet

Prof Chintamani Mahapatra says that in the world of diplomacy, symbols are as important as substance
#4769, 10 December 2014
Why India Needs an Outcome Budget for Defence
Bhartendu Kumar Singh argues that it is time to give more teeth to outcome budget endeavours in the Indian defence sector
#4768, 10 December 2014
EU-India: Modi and Expectations of Change
Tuva Julie Engebrethsen Smith writes about prospects of the EU-India relationship with Narendra Modi leading India's charge
#4766, 8 December 2014
The Strategist
Maritime Combat Power in the Indo-Pacific

Vice Admiral (Retd) Vijay Shankar says that contemporary challenges are marked by a China that has lost the power-bashfulness of the Deng era 
#4764, 1 December 2014
Maritime Matters
India and Maritime Security: Do More

Dr Vijay Sakhuja lists measures undertaken towards maritime security by the Indian government and explains why more needs to be done
#4760, 1 December 2014
Looking East
India-China: Securitising Water

Wasbir Hussain looks at the worrying aspects of Chinese plans to dam the Yarlung Tsangpo
#4758, 27 November 2014
Article 370 Bandwagon

Shujaat Bukhari says that the BJP has achieved its goal of making the provisions of the article a poll issue
#4759, 26 November 2014
The China Model
Rise India, avoid regional pitfalls

D Suba Chandran analyses India's current geopolitical position in the context of the ongoing SAARC Summit
#4755, 24 November 2014
Understanding the Attraction of Salafi and Wahhabi Movements
Saneya Arif explains why various Islamic movements rose and fell, and compares it to the rise of Wahhabism and the Islamic State
#4753, 21 November 2014
Machil Verdict and Eluding Justice
Shujaat Bukhari says that while this is a positive judgement, the same justice must extended to other cases as well
#4752, 20 November 2014
Nuke Street
US-Russia and Global Nuclear Security: Under a Frosty Spell?

Amb Sheel Kant Sharma cautions that bilateral tensions do not bode well for international initiatives towards securing nuclear materials
#4750, 20 November 2014
Northeast India: Where is the Chinese Investment?
Ruhee Neog questions the legitimacy of the narratives commonly used to justify the lack of investment in Northeast Indian states
#4749, 20 November 2014
South Asian Dialectic
Defence Management in India: An Agenda for Parrikar

Prof PR Chari highlights the value of bringing a fresh mind to bear on old issues
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
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
India and the Rafale: Anatomy of a Bad Deal
Abhijit Iyer‐Mitra
Special Report 126
Nathu La: A Trip Report
Namrata Hasija
Special Report 116
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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