Gautam Sen

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  • 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.

    The Rajapakse Factor after Sri Lanka’s Parliamentary Elections

    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.

    September 07, 2015

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

    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.

    July 15, 2015

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

    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.

    July 06, 2015

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

    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.

    June 23, 2015

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

    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).

    July 2014

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

    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.

    April 06, 2015

    Border tension between Bangladesh and Myanmar

    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.

    August 22, 2014

    India-Sri Lanka Fishermen Problem: Some Solutions

    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.

    June 18, 2014

    Sri Lankan Presidential Elections: India’s Stance

    It will be in India`s interest to adopt a neutral posture vis-à-vis the contestants in the January 2015 Sri Lankan Presidential elections.

    December 15, 2014

    Sheikh Hasina’s Secular Political Approach

    Sheikh Hasina’s Secular Political Approach

    Sheikh Hasina has to ensure that the writ of the Awami League central leadership runs throughout the country, and elements like the Chhatra League are not allowed to derail accommodative and secular policies.

    January 23, 2015

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