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Vishal Chandra

Vishal Chandra is Research Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile

Need for Strategic Clarity On Terrorism In Afghanistan

April 26, 2017

Research Fellow, IDSA, Mr Vishal Chandra’s commentary, ‘Need for Strategic Clarity on Terrorism in Afghanistan’, was broadcast by the External Services Division of All India Radio (AIR) on April 26, 2017.

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Pakistan opposes ‘pre-conditions’ for Kabul-Taliban talks

January 13, 2016

Associate Fellow, IDSA, Mr Vishal Chandra’s commentary titled ‘Pakistan opposes ‘pre-conditions’ for Kabul-Taliban talks’ was broadcast by Air World Service, the External Services Division of All India Radio, on January 13, 2016.

Where is Afghanistan Headed

November 26, 2015

Associate Fellow, IDSA, Mr Vishal Chandra’s chapter ‘Where is Afghanistan Headed?’ was published in the edited volume The Political Future of Afghanistan: Issues and Perspectives by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies (MAKAIAS), Kolkata, India.

India and South Asia: Exploring Regional Perceptions

2015
India and South Asia: Exploring Regional Perceptions

Publisher: Pentagon Press
ISBN: 978-81-8274-812-5
Price: Rs. 995/$ 29.95
Perceptions play a very significant role in South Asian politics. They have largely shaped and influenced state policies and politics among the South Asian countries, especially in relation to India, over the years. State policies have at times been hostage to negative or adversarial perceptions, well-entrenched in the popular psyche. The perception formation in South Asia is an extremely dynamic process and has evolved differently in different countries. Perceptions are not static and often change with the shift in domestic as well as regional and global politics.
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The Unfinished War in Afghanistan: 2001-2014

2014
The Unfinished War in Afghanistan: 2001-2014

Publisher: Pentagon Press
ISBN: 978-81-8274-762-3
Price: Rs. 1495
This book makes a modest attempt to contribute to the ongoing debate on future challenges for Afghanistan as the largest ever coalition of Western forces prepares to withdraw. It seeks to examine key political developments within Afghanistan over the last one decade in response to the US-led Western military and political intervention.
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Need to Take a More Confident View of Kabul

April 28, 2015
Need to Take a More Confident View of Kabul

Fears about the Beijing-Rawalpindi axis scripting Kabul politics and thereby causing the complete marginalisation of New Delhi in the region appear far-fetched given the political dynamics of Afghanistan.

Total Recount in Afghanistan: What Next?

July 26, 2014
Total Recount in Afghanistan: What Next?

As all the votes cast in the run-off election are audited and recounted under international supervision, the final outcome could be a close finish with winning candidate leading by a much narrow margin. The process of constitutional amendment can only be initiated after the new parliament is formed as parliamentary elections are due in 2015.

For Now, it is Ballot over Bullet in Afghanistan

April 18, 2014

It is not merely about change in leadership; it is about ushering the country into a ‘decade of transformation’. The most immediate challenge before the incumbent government and the relevant election and security institutions is to sustain and strengthen the people’s engagement in the process.

India's Neighbourhood: The Armies of South Asia

2013
India's Neighbourhood: The Armies of South Asia

Publisher: Pentagon Press
ISBN 978-81-8274-706-0
Price: Rs 795/-
This book is an attempt to examine the role, relevance and status of the armies in the ever dynamic socio-political milieu of the countries in India’s South Asian neighbourhood. The book deals with the national armies of seven South Asian countries bordering India, namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The contributors to the volume also trace out the likely trajectory of the future role and position of the armies in the given or evolving national and geo-political settings.
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Post-2014 Afghanistan and India’s Options

July 18, 2012

India’s policy in Afghanistan must be Afghan-centric and not be concerned about Pakistani efforts to gain strategic depth. In fact, by getting involved in Afghanistan, Pakistan is likely to endanger its own security and stability.

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