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#4660, 15 September 2014
Strategic Space
Uranium and Nuclear Power: Three Indian Stories

Manpreeth Sethi analyses three related news on the sale of Uranium by Australia
#4657, 15 September 2014
Red Affairs
Six Thousand Plus Killed: The Naxal Ideology of Violence

Bibhu Prasad Routray blames the naxal leadership for advocating bloodshed and annihilation

#4656, 13 September 2014
Al Qaeda in South Asia: Zawahiri will Fail in India
Saneya Arif provides four reasons that would negate Zawahri's objective
#4655, 12 September 2014
India and Australia
Tony Abbott's India Visit: An Assessment

Dr Rahul Mishra analyses the outcomes of Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot's India visit for the New Delhi-Canberra bilateral
#4652, 10 September 2014
Himalayan Frontier
India-Nepal Hydroelectricity Deal: Making it Count

Pramod Jaiswal analyses the significance of the soon-to-be-signed power trade agreement and project development agreement between India and Nepal
#4650, 8 September 2014
Nuke Street
India-Australia Nuclear Agreement: Bespeaking of a New Age

Amb Sheel Kant Sharma explains how the India can benefit on various levels from the recently signed India-Australia nuclear deal
#4644, 5 September 2014
India-ASEAN FTA: Gap Between Expectation and Reality
Aparupa Bhattacherjee analyses India's failure to the sign the Free Trade Agreement with the ASEAN nations, and its macro and micro implications 
#4640, 3 September 2014
The Islamic State: Affecting Shia-Sunni Relations in India?

Saneya Arif writes why the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria doesn't pose a domestic sectarian threat to India
#4639, 1 September 2014
Voice from America
India and Australia: Beyond Curry, Cricket, and Commonwealth

Prof Amit Gupta explores the various opportunities for cooperation between the two countries
#4634, 1 September 2014
East Asia Compass
Modi's Visit to Japan: Gauging Inter-State Relations in Asia

Prof Sandip Kumar Mishra considers the bilateral dos and don’ts in the India’s relationship with Japan
#4629, 27 August 2014
Indian Ocean Region
The Need for India-Australia Maritime Cooperation

Teshu Singh writes why the onus of building greater cooperation between India and Australia in the Indian Ocean Region, is on New Delhi
#4628, 27 August 2014
India’s Northeast and the Look East Policy: Challenging Established Notions
Ruhee Neog reviews Subir Bhaumik's June 2014 paper, titled 'Look East through Northeast: Challenges and Prospects for India'
#4630, 27 August 2014
India and Bangladesh: The Northeast Thrust
Wasbir Hussain draws from recent official Indian visits to Bangladesh
#4626, 27 August 2014
India and the Charm Offensive in Nepal: Modi’s Magic
Subin Nepal weighs in on the success of Narendra Modi’s visit to Nepal
#4625, 27 August 2014
Islamic State and South Asia: How Real is the Threat?
Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy looks at why the IS’s threat is very real, if not immediate
#4624, 26 August 2014
Sushma Swaraj's Visit
India in Myanmar: Strengthening the Economic Commons

Aparupa Bhattacherjee writes about India's increasing thrust towards engaging with Myanmar on the economic front
Dhaka taking al-Qaeda threat “seriously”
The Hindu, 5 September 2014
Bangladesh government has taken the al-Qaeda chief’s announcement of a new wing in the Indian subcontinent “seriously” but said it would also look into the authenticity of the video message.

Abbott to hand over idols
The Hindu, 5 September 2014
A $5.6-million bronze Nataraja idol of the Sripuranthan temple and a $300,000 stone Shiva idol will be handed over to Prime Minister Narendra Modi by his Australian counterpart, Tony Abbott, on Friday. Both were stolen from Tamil Nadu and housed in Australian...

India, Australia to sign civil nuclear deal today
The Hindu, 5 September 2014
India is set to win another endorsement for its status as a peaceful nuclear power, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart, Tony Abbott, expected to sign an India-Australia civil nuclear cooperation agreement here on Friday.

Australia to power India's energy market as Tony Abbott settles terms for uranium trade
The Age, 5 September 2014
Australia is poised to turbo-charge a rapid escalation in living standards in India through the supply of affordable and abundant energy such as natural gas, coal, and uranium.

Concerns at Barrier Reef contractor's humanitarian, environment record
The Age, 5 September 2014
The billionaire Indian magnate planning to ship millions of tonnes of coal through the Great Barrier Reef is facing accusations of massive exploitation of his Indian workforce - including underpayments and exposing them to cholera.

Tony Abbott to meet Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar during trip to country
The Age, 4 September 2014
Prime Minister Tony Abbott will attend a cricket clinic in Mumbai on Thursday afternoon hosted by Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and accompanied by Australian cricketing greats Adam Gilchrist and Brett Lee.

ANALYSIS: China gets in way of Japan, India agreement
The Asahi Shimbun, 2 September 2014
Concerns about China were apparently the major stumbling block in inconclusive summit talks between the leaders of Japan and India in Tokyo on Sept. 1.

INSIGHT: Japan, India joining hands to counter China’s ‘String of Pearls’
The Asahi Shimbun, 1 September 2014
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to a centuries-old Buddhist temple in Kyoto known for its five-storied pagoda and its tranquillity. 

Japan and India vow to boost strategic ties during summit
The Asahi Shimbun, 1 September 2014
Japan and India agreed on Sept. 1 to strengthen strategic ties as Asia's second and third biggest economies keep a wary eye on a rising China, and said they would accelerate talks on the possible sale of an amphibious aircraft to India's navy.

India nears $2.5bn deal for Boeing military helicopters
Times of India, 30 August 2014
NEW DELHI: India has decided to acquire Boeing's Chinook and Apache helicopters, an defence ministry official said on Saturday, in a deal valued at $2.5 billion that could ease strained ties between New Delhi and Washington. The new nationalist-led...

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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