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A Joint India-Indonesia Intervention on the Rohingya Issue

December 15, 2016

Given that both India and Indonesia have a common interest in preserving their respective democratic, multi-ethnic and multi-religious polities, they need to work together to induce Myanmar to control the violence against the Rohingyas.

CPEC: Corridor of Discontent

November 23, 2016

The Brief flags the political discontent in the three major regions that lie in the CPEC’s trajectory.

Need for Persevering with the Dialogue Process in Jammu & Kashmir

November 01, 2016

It is essential that the dialogue process continues and additional steps are taken to resolve the deep sense of alienation presently prevailing among the civil society in the Kashmir Valley.

The Importance of Passive and Active CBRN Defensive Measures

October 17, 2016
The Importance of Passive and Active CBRN Defensive Measures

The key to calling Pakistan’s nuclear bluff lies in ensuring that the Indian armed forces are prepared to meet the threat of use of tactical nuclear weapons.

Deactivating the Permanent Indus Waters Commission

October 03, 2016

It is in India’s interests to continue to adhere to the Treaty provisions and try to obtain maximum benefit by subscribing to it.

Post-Uri Response by India

September 30, 2016
Post-Uri Response by India

What has emerged over the past two weeks is a well calibrated strategy meant to increase the costs for Pakistan of continuing its policy of supporting cross border terrorism as an instrument of state policy.

Cancellation of the SAARC Summit: Has India Succeeded in Isolating Pakistan Regionally?

September 29, 2016
Cancellation of the SAARC Summit

The reactions of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan and India indicate a new regional consensus that state sponsored terrorism cannot be dealt with only at the bilateral level.

Calibrated Responses: The Way Forward for Defeating Proxy War

September 23, 2016

Through a pragmatic strategy coupled with national will, India should undertake calibrated responses to defeat Pakistan’s proxy war game plan with a view to making its misadventures prohibitively costly and unsustainable.

Pakistan’s Tactical Nuclear Warheads and India’s Nuclear Doctrine

September 21, 2016
Pakistan’s Tactical Nuclear Warheads and India’s Nuclear Doctrine

The advocacy by Pakistani analysts of the Indian disinclination to retaliate massively in response to their use of TNWs on their own soil indicates either a flawed analysis or a bluff that the Indian armed forces would be inclined to call.

Can Prachanda use his India visit to resolve the Madhes issue at home?

September 16, 2016

Prime Minister Puspa Kamal Dahal has a whole pile of problems lying unsolved at home. And he has only nine months, as set by his coalition partners, to deliver on his promises.

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