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#4901, 26 July 2015
Eulogy
PR Chari: Scholar, Gentleman, Institution Builder

Prof Amit Gupta writes a heartfelt eulogy for the IPCS' Prof. PR Chari, who passed away on 24 July, 2015
#4898, 14 July 2015
Spotlight West Asia
A Potential Indian Role in West Asia?

Ambassador Ranjit Gupta explains the considerations behind India's foreign policy position vis-a-vis West Asia
#4893, 23 June 2015
India-Bangladesh
Modi in Bangladesh: Developments and Disappointments

Ambassador Harun ur Rashid provides a Bangladeshi perspective of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Dhaka
#4890, 19 June 2015
India, China and the Indo-Pacific
Rini Babu looks at the reasons for the deepening interest in the construct of the Indo-Pacific
#4889, 15 June 2015
Looking East
Modi-fying India-Bangladesh Ties

Wasbir Hussain draws on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to Dhaka
#4883, 2 June 2015
East Asia Compass
Implications of Modi’s Three-Nation Tour in East Asia

Prof Sandip Kumar Mishra looks at the fall-out of Modi's visit to China, Mongolia and South Korea
#4882, 2 June 2015
Perspectives from China
India-China: Current Status and Expectations for the Future

Siwei Liu provides a Chinese perspective on Modi's recently concluded China visit, and expectations for the future of Sino-Indian relations
#4879, 26 May 2015
Looking East
China: Implications of Modi’s Visit on Northeast India

Wasbir Hussain advocates the bigger role for border regions in bilateral confidence-building measures
#4878, 21 May 2015
Red Affairs
Countering Left Wing Extremism: Failures within Successes

Dr. Bibhu Prasad Routray writes about the urgency of course correction in anti-LWE operations at a time when the extremists are facing existential issues
#4877, 21 May 2015
Left Wing Extremism
Maoists in the Western Ghats: Propaganda or Substance?

Dr. Uddipan Mukherjee analyses the urgency of the situation vis-a-vis the Maoist presence in the Western Ghats
#4876, 20 May 2015
India-South Korea
Forget About Wooing Korea on Indian Standard Time

Prof Vyjayanti Raghavan takes stock of the India-South Korea bilateral as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the country
#4874, 18 May 2015
Indian Ocean Region
China-Sri Lanka: Maritime Infrastructure and India’s Security

Roshni Thomas writes about India's apprehensions and options vis-a-vis China's investment in Sri Lanka's maritime infrastructure
#4873, 13 May 2015
Modi and the Boundary Question: Will History Repeat Itself?
Stephen Westcott presents his reading of in light of Narendra Modi’s China visit
#4869, 7 May 2015
Looking East
Naga Peace Process: Gone Off Track

Wasbir Hussain writes about the Naga insurgency in India and the emergence of the NSCN-R, a new insurgent group in Nagaland
#4866, 21 April 2015
India's Rafale Deal: Why the Outright Purchase Was a Balancing Step
Air Commodore Prashant Dikshit VM (G) (Retd) writes why the direct purchase of the Rafale aircraft was a necessary strategic balancing act
#4865, 20 April 2015
Voice from America
Why the Rafale Deal Must be Welcomed

Prof Amit Gupta writes why Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to buy 36 off-the-shelf Rafale aircraft was in fact a strategically correct move
  
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
Stephen Westcott reviews
The Frozen Dispute: An Indian Perspective
 
 

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