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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.

Aftermath of the Enactment of Controversial Statutes in Manipur

September 29, 2015
The political imbroglio in Manipur has to be analysed through the prism of likely political gains and losses for the State`s major players, in juxtaposition to the scenario prevailing in adjoining States as well as inclinations of the Central Government.

The political imbroglio in Manipur has to be analysed through the prism of likely political gains and losses for the State`s major players, in juxtaposition to the scenario prevailing in adjoining States as well as inclinations of the Central Government.

The Jeremy Corbyn Phenomenon in Britain

September 14, 2015

Corbyn’s mandate includes popular support from many centrist and left-of-centre citizens, apart from a substantial number of traditional Labour Party members.

The Rajapakse Factor after Sri Lanka’s Parliamentary Elections

September 07, 2015
The Rajapakse Factor after Sri Lanka’s Parliamentary Elections

Notwithstanding the UNP victory, Rajapakse and his supporters will continue to wield substantial influence within and outside parliament.

Deployment of Central Forces in the North East: Need for a Realistic Security Audit

July 15, 2015
Deployment of Central Forces in the North East: Need for a Realistic Security Audit

The security audit should be done in a realistic frame and may include some interlocutors and officers of the C&AG`s department given their understanding of the functioning of the state government machinery at various tiers as well as their independence of approach.

How Workable will Consultants be in the Existing Framework of the Ministry of External Affairs?

July 06, 2015
How Workable will Consultants be in the Existing Framework of the Ministry of External Affairs?

There are also grey areas to the extent that the professional and hierarchical relationship which the Consultants will have with regular IFS officers is yet to be clearly outlined.

Adequate Empowerment of the Services and Financial Oversight Yet to be Achieved

June 23, 2015
Adequate Empowerment of the Services and Financial Oversight Yet to be Achieved

Converting the Services` HQs as departments of the government within the scope of Allocation of Business Rules, with responsibility to Parliament for obtaining defence appropriations, may be in the long-term interests of the country.

Eating Grass: The Making of the Pakistani Bomb by Feroz Hassan Khan

July 2014

Feroz Hassan Khan’s credentials are high considering that he served with the Pakistan army for 32 years with his last assignment as director of arms control and disarmament affairs in the Strategic Plans Division (SPD), the secretariat of Pakistan’s National Command Authority (NCA). The book under review was not an easy venture, as the author observes: ‘new nuclear states such as India, Israel and Pakistan perforce keep their nuclear programmes opaque to avoid international non-proliferation pressures’ (p. ix).

Is the Ceasefire Agreement in Myanmar a Step Towards Political Accommodation?

April 06, 2015
Is the Ceasefire Agreement in Myanmar a Step Towards Political Accommodation?

It may be an over-optimistic assessment to expect the present Thein Sein regime to achieve a substantive and comprehensive political accord in the run-up to the elections.

Border tension between Bangladesh and Myanmar

August 22, 2014
Border tension between Bangladesh and Myanmar

There are logical reasons for India to suitably intercede with both its neighours to facilitate an agreement on the border. A mediatory role by India may not be unwelcome by Bangladesh and Myanmar as both have friendly relations.

India-Sri Lanka Fishermen Problem: Some Solutions

June 18, 2014

New Delhi should work out an arrangement with the Rajapakse government wherein the rights of both the countries’ fishermen are protected within the respective territorial jurisdiction. If this is not done, the welfare of the Sri Lankan Tamils, which different governments of India have endeavoured to promote as part of a decided long-term policy, will be compromised.

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