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#5039, 26 May 2016
IPCS Discussion
India-Pakistan Under Prime Ministers Gujral-Sharif: A Retrospective

Samanvya Hooda reports on the proceedings of the discussion held on 18 May 2016
#5037, 25 May 2016
India-Iran
Modi in Iran: A Successful Visit

Ambassador KP Fabian assesses Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Iran and identifies its successes as well as issues that need addressing
#5036, 24 May 2016
Of Ranks and Scores in Nuclear Security: 18 Years of South Asian Nuclearisation
Dr Rabia Akhtar considers why South Asian nuclear-armed states must be distinguished from the de jure NWS on nuclear security matters
#5034, 20 May 2016
Election Analysis
Verdict 2016: Assam

Wasbir Hussain explains the factors that led to the BJP's victory in the state that has helped the party get a pan-India footprint
#5033, 20 May 2016
Election Analysis
Verdict 2016: Tamil Nadu

Abhijit Iyer-Mitra says that the 2016 state assembly election should be seen as a cusp for far reaching changes in the next decade or so
#5032, 20 May 2016
Election Analysis
Verdict 2016: Kerala

Manu S Pillai weighs in on the arrival of the BJP, which rules in Delhi and now in eight states, in Kerala's political arena
#5031, 20 May 2016
Election Analysis
Verdict 2016: West Bengal

Mayuri Mukherjee comments on the scale and scope of TMC’s win, given the palpable public disillusionment with the government in these past five years
#5029, 16 May 2016
Strategic Space
Same Age, Different Behaviour: Nuclear India and Nuclear Pakistan

Dr Manpreet Sethi asks if Pakistan is ready to vote for a different future for itself as both India and Pakistan complete 18 years as nuclear-armed states
#5027, 13 May 2016
WTO Verdict: A Roadblock to India’s National Solar Mission?
Ateetmani Brar asks whether the recent WTO ruling against India's Domestic Content Requirements is a setback for the country's NSM
#5024, 6 May 2016
IPCS Discussion
Who Sets the Table: Negotiated Sovereignty and the Indo-Naga Relationship

Angshuman Choudhury reports on the proceedings of the discussion held on 2 May 2016
#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

  
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
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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