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#4704, 20 October 2014
Is India Ready for the Evolving Regional Economic Architecture?

Professor Amita Batra writes why India should take its membership of the RCEP to benefit from the evolving regional economic architecture 
#4701, 20 October 2014
Strategic Space
Pakistan's Version of Sea-based Deterrence: Inherent Dangers

Dr Manpreet Sethi explains why this type of deterrence is not conducive to regional or international stability
#4699, 20 October 2014
South Asian Dialectic
Pakistani Taliban and Al Qaeda in Afghanistan: Implications for Asian Security

Prof PR Chari asks what India could do to ensure its national interests in the prevailing environment
#4695, 16 October 2014
“China Threat” in South Asia: A Perspective from China
Siwei Liu comments on the potential for cooperation between Beijing and the region
#4691, 13 October 2014
Eagle Eye
Modi-Obama Summit: Criticism for Criticism’s Sake?

Prof Chintamani Mahapatra looks at the successes of the Summit
#4690, 13 October 2014
The Strategist
Strategic Estrangement: An Odd Bedfellow to Economic Engagement

Vice Admiral (Retd) Vijay Shankar reflects on why the time may be ripe for a grand bargain between India and China
#4681, 6 October 2014
Voice from America
Modi’s US Visit: So Much Promise, Such Little Outcome

Prof Amit Gupta reflects on the perspective that when it comes to actually delivering, India’s policies lack substance
#4674, 25 September 2014
J&K Floods and the Social Media: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Deepshikha Hooda on the positive and negative contribution of the new media 
#4667, 19 September 2014
Floods in J&K: Hatred, Alienation and Relief Measures
Dr Ashok Bhan recommends to avoid politicizing the rehabilitation and rescue operations
#4665, 18 September 2014
Sri Lanka: A New Base for ISI against India?
Dr N Manoharan discusses the nature and extent of ISI threat to India through Sri Lanka
#4660, 15 September 2014
Strategic Space
Uranium and Nuclear Power: Three Indian Stories

Manpreeth Sethi analyses three related news on the sale of Uranium by Australia
#4657, 15 September 2014
Red Affairs
Six Thousand Plus Killed: The Naxal Ideology of Violence

Bibhu Prasad Routray blames the naxal leadership for advocating bloodshed and annihilation

#4656, 13 September 2014
Al Qaeda in South Asia: Zawahiri will Fail in India
Saneya Arif provides four reasons that would negate Zawahri's objective
#4655, 12 September 2014
India and Australia
Tony Abbott's India Visit: An Assessment

Dr Rahul Mishra analyses the outcomes of Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot's India visit for the New Delhi-Canberra bilateral
#4652, 10 September 2014
Himalayan Frontier
India-Nepal Hydroelectricity Deal: Making it Count

Pramod Jaiswal analyses the significance of the soon-to-be-signed power trade agreement and project development agreement between India and Nepal
#4650, 8 September 2014
Nuke Street
India-Australia Nuclear Agreement: Bespeaking of a New Age

Amb Sheel Kant Sharma explains how the India can benefit on various levels from the recently signed India-Australia nuclear deal
Lynching of boy underlines how the curse of caste still blights India
The Guardian, 20 October 2014
In another time, another place, Sai Ram might have escaped serious harm. But he died in great pain last week, a casualty of a bitter, barely reported conflict that still claims many lives every year.

India's BJP set to rule Maharashtra and Haryana
BBC News, 20 October 2014
India's BJP is set to form governments in Maharashtra and Haryana, after the party won the elections in both states.

Pakistan again violates ceasefire in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir
Zee News, 17 October 2014
Srinagar: Pakistani forces fired across the International Border with India in Hamirpur sector of Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir from 9:00 pm to 10:30 pm Thursday night.

IAF's Sukhoi crashes near Pune
The Times of India, 17 October 2014
PUNE: A Sukhoi 30 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed at village Theoor near Pune this evening, police said.

India to test-fire indigenously developed N-capable 'Nirbhay' cruise missile
Asian Defence News, 17 October 2014
Balasore: India will on Friday test-fire the indigenously developed sub-sonic long-range cruise missile 'Nirbhay' from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur.

Army rushed to affected districts
The Hindi, 14 October 2014
As many as 250 army personnel are being rushed to the Hudhud affected districts in North Andhra. The force, headed by their IGs, DIGs and commandants will reach the flood ravaged areas by Monday.

Modi's bravado ups the ante in India-Pakistan fighting
Reuters, 13 October 2014
To judge from the shrill outrage of India's TV news channels, the past week's bloody clashes along the border dividing Kashmir are all Pakistan's fault: one network has been plugging the Twitter hashtag #PakBorderDare.

Why India's recent response to Pakistan's ceasefire violation is a welcome change
Defence News, 13 October 2014
Last week, the Pakistani Army started shelling Indian positions along the Line of Control - the de facto border between India and Pakistan. This is a customary tactic for aiding terrorists to cross over from Pakistan - occupied Kashmir into India.

Civilians worst casualties of Kashmir border clashes
BBC News, 9 October 2014
At least 16 people have been killed and dozens injured as Indian and Pakistani troops continue to exchange fire in some of the worst violence in the disputed region of Kashmir in a decade.

Modi government's ‘Make in India’ gets firepower with LUH deal
Defence News, 9 October 2014
The Narendra Modi government is moving swiftly on its plan to indigenise defence production by acquiring 197 light-utility helicopters (LUH) for the armed forces from local firms.

Issue Briefs, Special Reports, Research Papers
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
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
Armed Conflicts in South Asia 2008: Growing Violence
D Suba Chandran and PR Chari (eds.)
New Delhi: Routledge, 2008
Book reviews
Sohan Prasad Sha reviews
Globalisation and Identity Politics: Contesting Ideas

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