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Gautam Sen

Gautam Sen is ex-Additional CGDA and had served in the High Commission of India in Colombo during 1988-1990. Presently he is serving as Adviser (Finance) to Government of Nagaland.

Political Upheaval in Brazil

June 28, 2016
Political Upheaval in Brazil

An early and decisive conclusion to the political crisis in Brazil and also a finality in the position of Rouseff vis-a-vis the presidency appear unlikely.

Problem of Fishermen in India-Sri Lanka Relations

May 20, 2016
President Maithripala Sirisena India Visit

India should play a proactive role in assisting Sri Lanka in the fisheries sector and in creating conditions in the Palk Bay for the fishermen of both countries to exploit the respective fishing potential amicably.

Re-location of ITBP Frontier HQs from Shillong to Itanagar

May 09, 2016
Re-location of ITBP Frontier HQs from Shillong to Itanagar

With improved manageability of support forces like ITBP on the Line of Actual Control in the Arunachal segment, the Army gains some flexibility and cushion time for intervention should the need arise.

Continued Israeli Settlement Policy in the Occupied Territories

April 19, 2016
Continued Israeli Settlement Policy in the Occupied Territories

Settler entrenchment has reached a point where no peaceful assimilation of the entire West Bank into a compact territory of a future Palestine state and a harmonious division of Jerusalem city linked to this entity may be possible.

Palestine and US Presidential Candidates

April 05, 2016
US-Palestine Relations

None of the candidates from either major party has articulated a clear and unconditionally supportive long-term view in favour of the Palestinian cause.

Act East Policy and the CLMV Countries

March 29, 2016
India's Act East Policy and CLMV countries

While the economic-cum-strategic thrust towards CLMV countries has to be invigorated, a re-look at the Act East Policy is warranted to give it a more north-east development oriented under-pinning.

For Successful Implementation of the Land Boundary Agreement with Bangladesh

December 29, 2015

It is essential in the interest of economic development and smooth rehabilitation of the affected people that funds as part of a comprehensive financial package be devolved to the West Bengal Government at the earliest.

The Continuing Political Stalemate in Manipur

December 14, 2015
The Continuing Political Stalemate in Manipur

Without going into the merits of the Inner Line Permit issue, the Centre should harness its resources and political and administrative skills adroitly to ensure that the State Government maintains the status quo in the matter till the next Assembly elections.

Meghalaya High Court Calls for Invoking Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Garo Hills

November 17, 2015
Meghalaya High Court Calls for Invoking Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Garo Hills

The Meghalaya High Court’s order directing the central government to consider invoking AFSPA in the Garo Hills is more like an advisory premised on a number of High Court and Supreme Court judgments.

Restoration of Inherent Financial Powers of Defence Services

November 12, 2015
Restoration of Inherent Financial Powers of Defence Services

The MoD Order mentions that the IFAs are expected to give due attention to macro- management issues, highlighting the need for them to be involved in the planning and plan-review process. These are laudable objectives, but a well-knit mechanism for their implementation does not seem to exist at present.

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