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#5113, 24 August 2016
Special Commentary
India-Syria Linkages: Yesterday and Today

Ambassador (Retd) VP Haran writes about the oft forgotten historical linkages between India and Syria
#5110, 18 August 2016
The GST Bill: Benefits, Shortcomings, and Ways Forward
Prerana Priyadarshi elaborates on how the GST is an important reform and what its implementation means for India
#5109, 17 August 2016
Red Affairs
Development and Maoists

Dr Bibhu Prasad Routray asks whether the CPI-Maoist is genuinely interested in bringing development to Indiá's tribal population
#5107, 17 August 2016
Looking East
Rogue NDFB Pushed to the Wall?

Wasbir Hussain weighs in on the recent attack in Assam allegedly by the Songbijit faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland
#5106, 16 August 2016
Strategic Space
Motivating Pakistan to Prevent Cross–Border Terrorism: With a Little Help from Friends

Dr Manpreet Sethi reviews and draws from the recently released book - Not War, Not Peace? - by George Perkovich and Toby Dalton of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
#5105, 16 August 2016
Regional Economy
GST: Facilitating India’s Domestic, Regional and Global Integration

Prof Amita Batra explains how the recently passed GST Bill, once implemented, could be useful for India both domestically and internationally
#5104, 16 August 2016
The Strategist
Rewarding Thugs

Vice Adm (Retd) Vijay Shankar comments on the failing nature of the global policy to tacitly accept Pakistan’s behaviour
#5101, 12 August 2016
IPCS Discussion
Engaging the World: Reforming India's Public Institutions

Derek Verbakel reports on the proceedings of the discussion held on 21 July 2016
#5100, 12 August 2016
India-China
Wang Yi in India: Context and Significance

Dr Manish Dabhade contextualises Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi's visit to India
#5089, 1 August 2016
Maritime Matters
Towards a North Arabian Maritime Partnership

Dr Vijay Sakhuja identifies potential areas of cooperation between the Indian Coast Guard and the Pakistani Maritime Security Agency
#5086, 20 July 2016
Red Affairs
Maoists Vs Former Maoists: A Peep into Jharkhand's Counter-LWE Policy

Dr Bibhu Prasad Routray considers the policy of pitting factions of the CPI-Maoist against the parent outfit
#5078, 11 July 2016
J&K Focus
Burhan Wani and a State on Tenterhooks

Lt Gen (Retd) Syed Ata Hasnain reflects on developments in the Valley and the emerging challenges for the security forces
#5077, 11 July 2016
Looking East
Jihadis from Bangladesh: Eyeing Trans-Border Playing Fields?

Wasbir Hussain considers the possibility of radicalism making its way to Assam via the India-Bangladesh border
#5076, 11 July 2016
Dateline Colombo
The Island and the Mainland: Impact of Fisheries on Indo-Lanka Relations

Asanga Abeyagoonasekera comments on the way forward in the resolution of the bilateral dispute
#5075, 8 July 2016
Does India Need an Internal Security Strategy?

Dr N Manoharan & Asmita Michael identify five essential components of such a strategy

 

#5074, 8 July 2016
Prisons in India: Defending the Rights of Death Row Prisoners

Saumitra Mohan, in this two-part series, draws from an NLU report to highlight the deficiencies in the administration of capital punishment in the country

  
News
Russias 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.

Indias 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
India's Panda: The rise and fall of Sabyasachi Panda in India's Maoist movement
Jed Lea-Henry
Research Paper 29
Election Analysis: Battle for the States
Special Report 183
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
books
Armed Conflicts in South Asia 2008: Growing Violence
D Suba Chandran and PR Chari (eds.)
New Delhi: Routledge, 2008
Book reviews
Rana Banerji reviews
Much Ado About Nothing
 
 

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