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#4844, 2 March 2015
Maritime Matters
Indian Ocean: Modi on a Maritime Pilgrimage

Dr Vijay Sakhuja identifies the IOR island States’ most prominent concerns that India could help address
#4841, 23 February 2015
Red Affairs
The Rising Civilian Costs of the State-Vs-Extremists Conflict

Dr Bibhu Prasad Routray writes why civilians always pay the heaviest price in the war between the State and Left Wing Extremists
#4840, 23 February 2015
IPCS Discussion
Bangladesh and Nepal: Review of IPCS Forecasts

Kalpana Jha reports on the proceedings of the discussion
#4839, 23 February 2015
Sub-Regional Cooperation in South Asia: A New Lease of Life?
Saurabh Kaushik looks at recent trends to gauge the momentum towards deepening economic engagement
#4836, 18 February 2015
South Asian Dialectic
Resuming the Indo-Pak Dialogue: Evolving a New Focus

Prof PR Chari says that reopening the dialogue process could offer Pakistan both a challenge and an opportunity to redeem its present international image
#4834, 13 February 2015
Regional Economy
India and the APEC

Prof Amita Batra asks therefore if Indian membership of the APEC now holds any significance

#4832, 13 February 2015
IPCS Discussion
West Asia, Iran Nuclear Deal, and Islamic State: Review of IPCS Forecasts

Stephen Westcott reports on the proceedings of the discussion
#4833, 12 February 2015
Air Power and Future Battlefields: India's Needs
Brig (Retd) Gurmeet Kanwal explains why ground strike aircraft might be more suited to the requirements of the Indian Air Force than multi-role fighter aircraft
#4828, 10 February 2015
The Strategist
Swabbing the Bleakness of Subcontinental Nuclear Instability

Vice Admiral (Retd) Vijay Shankar looks at why Sino-Pak collusion will to a large extent influence nuclear stability in the region
#4826, 2 February 2015
Looking East
Insurgency in Northeast India: The Chinese Link

Wasbir Hussain explains why insurgency cannot be controlled unless the flow of small arms to the region is checked
#4825, 2 February 2015
Maritime Matters
Indian Ocean: Exploring Maritime Domain Awareness

Dr Vijay Sakhuja says that information-sharing is critical for robust counter-terrorism and anti-piracy operations
#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
J&K
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
  
News
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
Charting Global Transitions
IPCS Annual 2015
Special Report 178
IPCS Forecasts: India's Northeast in 2015
Wasbir Hussain
Special Report 176
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
books
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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