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#5021, 27 April 2016
Acting East: Securing the India-Myanmar Border
Angshuman Choudhury asks whether a long-term relationship with Southeast Asia can be sustained without a politically and militarily secure Northeast
#5020, 27 April 2016
Toying with China’s Demons: The Dos and the Don’ts
Bhavna Singh looks at why India appears to have played the Uyghur card quite prematurely and to its disadvantage
#5019, 14 April 2016
Spotlight West Asia
Modi in Saudi Arabia: Consolidating Ties in West Asia

Ambassador Ranjit Gupta contextualises the significance of visit and outcomes of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's April 2016 visit to Saudi Arabia
#5018, 14 April 2016
Looking East
A Vote For A New Assam?

Wasbir Hussain comments on the campaigns for the state assembly polls and its future political direction
#5017, 11 April 2016
India's Air Power Crisis

Abhijit Iyer-Mitra reviews a Carnegie Endowment for International Peace report authored by Dr Ashley J Tellis on the problems facing the IAF

#5016, 11 April 2016
China’s Nepal Game: Oli’s Visit and Thereafter

Dr Bhartendu Kumar Singh looks at why strategic, and not economic considerations, propel China's Nepal policy

#5013, 7 April 2016
Role of Airpower and Enhanced Jointry in the Indian Defence Forces
Gp Capt (Retd) Murli Menon draws from Parrikar's recent announcement of governmental clearance for the appointment of a Chief of Defence Staff
#5007, 28 March 2016
India: Defence Budget in an Age of Scarcity
Dr Bhartendu Kumar Singh considers why the defence budget is a reasonably fair deal in the current fiscal environment
#5006, 23 March 2016
Ansar ul-Tawhid: Evolution and Operational Dynamics
Husanjot Chahal traces the origins of the Ansar-ut Tawhid, and analyses its intentions and capabilities to become the Islamic State's facilitator, in India
#5005, 22 March 2016
LWE and the Role of Economic Development and Key Industries
Jed Lea-Henry analyses why despite the correct identification of the core of the LWE problem, the counter measures have not yielded proportional results
#5003, 21 March 2016
Big Picture
Forecast 2016: Cardinal Transitions

Prof Varun Sahni outlines key transitions currently underway or expected in 2016 in countries of significance to India
#5000, 18 March 2016
The Strategist
To Steer the Stream of Time: The Crisis of Verge Powers

Vice Admiral (Retd) Vijay Shankar identifies four tectonic shifts in the transformatory dynamic of global politics

#4998, 15 March 2016
2016 EU-India Summit: Platform for Change?
Mirjan Schulz looks at the opportunities and challenges in the bilateral relationship in light of the upcoming Summit
#4994, 4 March 2016
Tibetan Parliamentary Elections in Exile: Glitches and Prospects
Apa Lhamo takes stock of the parliamentary elections of the Tibetan government-in-exile, scheduled to conclude on 20 March
#4991, 19 February 2016
India-Nepal
Significance of Prime Minister KP Oli's New Delhi Visit

Dr Pramod Jaiswal contextualises the reasons and potential outcomes on the Nepalese Prime Minister's six-day visit to India
#4988, 17 February 2016
Red Affairs
Forecast 2016: Shrinking Space for Left-wing Extremism

Dr Bibhu Prasad Routray makes projections on the Left-wing Extremism issue in India, for 2016
  
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
IPCS Forecast 2016
IPCS
Special Report 182
State Support to Insurgents in Other States:Resolution or Worsening of Conflict?
Harish Venugopalan
Issue Brief 261
Roots of the Syrian Crisis
VP Haran
Special Report 181
Modi in Lahore: Indian and Pakistani Reflections
Special Report 180
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
books
Armed Conflicts in South Asia 2008: Growing Violence
D Suba Chandran and PR Chari (eds.)
New Delhi: Routledge, 2008
Book reviews
Ranjit Gupta reviews
On the Politics of Sikkim's Merger with India
 
 

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