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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.

Deciphering Pakistan’s Kashmir Lexicon

September 08, 2016

India has failed the Valley by not countering the false narratives of Pakistan’s false lexicon on Kashmir.

Bringing India-Nepal ties back on track

September 05, 2016
India-Nepal Relations

The Prachanda regime’s success in bringing India-Nepal ties back on track will greatly depend on his domestic performance; that is where the goodwill which can give him political heft lies.

Developments in PoK and the Kashmir Valley: An Analysis

August 19, 2016
Developments in PoK and the Kashmir Valley: An Analysis

India will have to keep a close watch on the developments within PoK and highlight the Pakistani strategy of promoting terror in Kashmir and expose its policies towards both the regions within PoK

Message from the Indo-Bangladesh Border: `Banijya Basati Lakkhi’

August 02, 2016
Message from the Indo-Bangladesh Border: `Banijya Basati Lakkhi’

While a higher volume of trade through Petrapole should benefit both countries, this new ICP mechanism needs to be suitably leveraged to ensure that the north-east also derives benefits.

Beyond Cartographic Assertion: A Roadmap on Pakistan Occupied Kashmir

August 01, 2016
Beyond Cartographic Assertion: A Roadmap on Pakistan Occupied Kashmir

India must avoid policy incoherence and inconsistency on PoK that has spanned decades, and navigate a course that helps reshape the domestic as well as external discourses on PoK and pursue Indian claims in a firm, consistent manner.

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