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Medha Bisht

Medha Bisht was Associate Fellow at Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile.

Water Sector in Pakistan: Policy, Politics, Management

Water Sector in Pakistan: Policy, Politics, Management

This monograph undertakes a descriptive analysis of the water sector in Pakistan and underlines issues related to Pakistan’s water policies, politics and management practices. It argues that domestic water management is perhaps one of the key areas which requires urgent attention in Pakistan.

Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk’s Visit to India: Towards an Assuring Alliance

February 01, 2013

Given Bhutan’s strategic significance India needs to respond sensitively to its Himalayan neighbour so as to create further goodwill for the long term.

Bhutan–India Power Cooperation: Benefits Beyond Bilateralism

September 2012

The article argues that as India and Bhutan have moved into the second phase of power cooperation, it is important that the two countries revisit their policies and identify approaches that will be sustainable in the long term. The article emphasises that a sub-regional energy grid between Bhutan, India and Bangladesh can become an effective conduit for strengthening sub-regional diplomacy and help in addressing the latent but underlying concerns of Bhutan, which have the potential to impact India–Bhutan bilateral relations in the long term.

Chinese Inroads into Bhutan: Diplomatic Gimmick or Strategic Reality?

August 14, 2012

The question of Sino-Bhutan diplomatic relations, which is essentially linked to a settled boundary line between the two countries, is a matter of strategic choice for Bhutan.

The Rupee Crunch and India- Bhutan Economic Engagement*

July 16, 2012

While loans, grants and lines of credit offer a solution to deal with immediate crises, it is important to gauge the long-term impact of such Indian policies on India-Bhutan relations.

Water: Asia's New Battleground by Brahma Chellaney

July 2012

There is an ongoing debate about the nature of changing power equations (economic, political and military) among countries, with many scholars arguing that the power shift from the West to the East is inevitable in the coming years. While the debate is animated by scholars such as Kishore Mehbubani, G.

Tipaimukh Dam: Some Myths, Some Facts

April 25, 2012

In order to obviate myopic policies that could jeopardise the bonhomie in India-Bangladesh relations, the technical underpinnings of the project need to be jointly undertaken by both countries.

Gross National Happiness in Bhutan: A Policy in Making

March 15, 2012

India should thus take a regional lead to push Bhutan’s idea of ecological preservation forward, an action which will further generate goodwill and understanding between the two countries.

Bhutan and Climate Change: Identifying Strategic Implications

March 16, 2012
1030 to 1300 hrs
Fellows' Seminar