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Piracy and Floating Armouries in the Indian Ocean: Risk or a Solution?
Riddhi K Shah asks whether floating armouries have themselves morphed into another source of anxiety confronting the international community

Northeast India in BIMSTEC: Economic linkages with Myanmar and Bangladesh
Leonora Juergens asks whether the Northeast could benefit from a BIMSTEC-FTA through closer border trade

India-Bangladesh Relations: Significance of the Teesta Water-Sharing Agreement
Roomana Hukil looks at why it is crucial for both countries to sign the agreement

IPCS Discussion
The Indo-Pacific Region: Political and Strategic Prospects

Red Affairs
Naxal Violence: Old Challenges for the New Government

Dr Bibhu Prasad Routray says that left-wing extremism will continue to be a developmental and governance challenge in the foreseeable future

Dhaka Discourse
India-Bangladesh: Enhancing Ties through a ‘Power Corridor’

Prof Delwar Hossain comments on developments in bilateral energy cooperation

Strategic Space
India and No First Use: Preventing Deterrence Breakdown

Dr Manpreet Sethi asks if a first use nuclear doctrine is more credible and better at deterrence than NFU

South Asian Dialectic
India and No First Use: The Doctrinal Conundrum

Prof PR Chari weighs in on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s recent call to establish a global no-first-use convention

IPCS Discussion
Trends in Federalism and Foreign Policy: The Centre-State Debate

Jammu and Kashmir in the Indian General Elections
Lost in the Bargain

Shujaat Bukhari writes about the upcoming Indian general elections, and the place Kashmir occupies in it

Country will test missile shield next week: DRDO
Times of India, 20 April 2014
BHUBANESWAR: In a boost to the defence sector, the country is all set to test its anti-ballistic missile defence system for long range (beyond 100 km) off Odisha coast for the first time next week. This will be followed by trial of cruise missile Nirbhay...

‘Modi contacts Geelani on Kashmir’
Daily Times, 18 April 2014
All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC-G) Chairman Ali Shah Geelani has said that the Bharatiya Janata Party sent emissaries of prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in March this year to seek his commitment on the Kashmir issue, an Indian newspaper...

India to conduct complex interceptor missile test
Hindu, 15 April 2014
In another fortnight, India will be conducting one of the most complex interceptor missile tests. For the first time a state-of-the-art interceptor missile at supersonic speed will seek to engage and destroy an incoming target missile at a very high...

Asia should look within itself: Forum
Chinadaily, 13 April 2014
Asia's distinctive cultural resources can propel the development of the continent's businesses, and the region's cultural diversity can provide new ideas and opportunities for Asian economic integration.

Two Policemen Killed as Militants Attack NC Leader's House
New IndianExpress, 13 April 2014
Two police personnel were Sunday killed when militants opened fire at the house of a ruling National Conference youth leader in Pulwama, the first terror attack targeting election activities in Jammu and Kashmir this year.The security forces eliminated...

Two Militants Killed in Manipur Encounter
New IndianExpress, 13 April 2014
Two militants, suspected to be members of major insurgent outfit People's Liberation Army (PLA), were killed in an encounter with personnel of central para military forces in Manipur's Ukhrul district, police sources said today.Personnel of...

TMC unleashed reign of terror: Chandan Mitra
Times of India, 13 April 2014
KOLKATA: Veteran journalist Chandan Mitra, who is contesting the Lok Sabha polls on a BJP ticket from Hooghly, feels that only posting police observers in each constituency will not be sufficient to put a brake on the "state government-sponsored...

Agni-1 clears night trial
Hindu, 13 April 2014
The missile was picked up randomly from the production lot and launched by Strategic Forces Command personnel as part of regular user training. The 12-metre-tall missile lifted off from its mobile launcher and zoomed into the night sky at 11.03 p.m.At...

‘Militants using global SIM cards’
Hindu, 13 April 2014
Poor telecom connectivity hindering security operations: Assam governmentAlarmed at growing use of international SIM cards by insurgents in the north-east and poor mobile connectivity affecting the maintenance of law and order, the Assam government...

Jayalalithaa asks PM to withdraw explosive license fee
Times of India, 12 April 2014
CHENNAI: Flaying the Centre for 'steeply' increasing the explosive storage license fee, chief minister Jayalalithaa today demanded that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh immediately withdraw User Fees Notice (Explosives) and ensure customs officials...

Issue Briefs, Special Reports, Research Papers
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
The 2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit: A Critique
Tanvi Kulkarni
Special Report 115
Medieval Chinese Perception of India
Two Medieval Chinese Accounts of Foreign People and Places, and their Representation of India

Namrata Hasija
LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Book reviews
Vibhanshu Shekhar reviews
Reaffirming Ties East of India: A Retrospective

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