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Sheikh Hasina’s Visit to India: an opportunity to broaden the relationship

April 07, 2017

Sheikh Hasina’s visit should not be seen through the narrow prism of an agreement on defence cooperation or Teesta but through the broader perspective of the unexplored potential in India-Bangladesh relations.

China’s growing military ties with Nepal

March 31, 2017

China has created a constituency within the Nepal Army during the last few years. Some senior officers of the NA favour deeper military cooperation with China to reap more benefits.

Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad: Timely, but Unlikely to Succeed

March 17, 2017

Will the Pakistani civilian leadership cease to placate the Islamist forces for their own electoral gain? Will the Army rein in the jihadis it has been using to retain “strategic depth” in Afghanistan?

Sri Lanka’s Fighter Selection – An Opportunity for India

March 10, 2017

From all angles – political, economic, diplomatic and military – India is in a position to meet the SLAF’s potential combat aircraft requirements.

Bangladesh and the Rohingya: Implications of Refugee Re-location to Thengar Char Island

February 28, 2017

Bangladesh may be able to manage the Rohingya refugee problem only as a short-term expedient, albeit with considerable economic implications.

India’s Participation in CPEC: The Ifs and Buts

February 17, 2017
India’s Participation in CPEC: The Ifs and Buts

Isolated statements from China and Pakistan soliciting India’s participation in CPEC could be part of a strategic mind-game. India must consider engaging astutely in this mind-game.

Is a Border Fence an Absolute Essential along the India-Myanmar Border?

February 06, 2017

Regulated borders with greater emphasis on developing people-to-people contact and cross-border trade initiatives are likely to yield greater security benefits as against a closed border.

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.

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