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#4983, 6 February 2016
Afghan Peace Process: Headed Down a Blind Alley?
Monish Gulati analyses the challenges to the Afghan peace process
#4981, 3 February 2016
Politics of Caste in India: Challenges and Opportunities
Ashok Bharti argues that meaningful overcoming of social barriers of discrimination, is is indispensable to substantially actualise the success story it is writing
#4980, 1 February 2016
India and the IS: Lessons from Telangana’s LWE Experience
Husanjot Chahal analyses the application of lessons from Telangana's LWE experience in countering the IS threat in India
#4974, 28 January 2016
Weak Renminbi: Implications for India
Tapan Bharadwaj analyses the recent 'revaluation' of the RMB and makes recommendations for India
#4972, 27 January 2016
Countering Extremist Propaganda: A Strategy for India
Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy recommends a substantiation of efforts promoting non-violence to counter extremist discourses in the country
#4971, 25 January 2016
Forecast 2016: Security Situation in Northeast India
Wasbir Hussain identifies five potential security scenarios that might emerge in India's northeast in 2016
#4970, 25 January 2016
Himalayan Frontier
Forecast 2016: Nepal

Dr Pramod Jaiswal looks at the headlining issues of 2015 to weigh in on what the current year could look like for the country 
#4967, 21 January 2016
AIIB: Regional and Global Responses
Madhura Balasubramaniam provides an overview of the key concerns of the US, EU and countries in Asia vis-à-vis  the AIIB
#4966, 21 January 2016
Indus-tan
Forecast 2016: Another Year at the Crossroads for Pakistan

Sushant Sareen takes stock of Pakistan's trajectory in 2015 and makes projections for the year ahead
#4965, 20 January 2016
India-Syria
Syrian Foreign Minister in India: Some Answers, Some Questions

Ambassador KP Fabian analyses Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Mohi Edine al Muallem's recent visit to India
#4964, 20 January 2016
Looking East
Contours of Sino-Indian relations in 2016

Wasbir Hussain analyses the potential trajectory of New Delhi-Beijing relations in the coming year
#4963, 18 January 2016
Taiwanese Presidential Elections
A 'New Era' of Democracy in Taiwan: Implications for Regional Security & Economy

Teshu Singh explains the recently concluded Taiwanese presidential election, and makes projections for the country, the region, and India
#4962, 18 January 2016
Strategic Space
Forecast 2016: Nuclear Issues That Will Dominate the Year

Dr Manpreet Sethi takes stock of key nuclear issues in 2016
#4960, 18 January 2016
Japan in Northeast India: A Potential Boost for New Delhi’s ‘Act East Policy’
Ateetmani Brar explores the significance and potential of Japan's infrastructural investment in India's Northeastern states
#4959, 15 January 2016
Maritime Matters
Forecast 2016: Indian Ocean Politics and Security

Dr Vijay Sakhuja identifies four issues that will merit attention in the new year
#4956, 13 January 2016
The Pathankot Terrorist Attack and India’s Afghanistan Policy

Monish Gulati writes that the strengthening New Delhi-Kabul bilateral lies at the core of the terrorists' motivations to attack Indian assets in Pathankot and Afghanistan

  
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
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
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
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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