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The Need for a Mid-Term Review of the 13th Defence Five Year Plan

The Defence Planning Committee needs to activate its ‘Plan and Capability Development’ Sub-committee and task them to review the 13th Defence Plan in a time bound manner.

August 14, 2018

Pakistan Elections and India

Whenever a civilian government has attempted to improve relations with India, it has either had to backtrack on promises made or the Pakistan Army ensures that, through its actions at the LoC and inside J&K, these promises stand scuttled.

August 08, 2018

New Delhi's Options Post the Publication of the NRC in Assam

The best way forward for India is to initiate talks with Bangladesh and seek a mutually acceptable political solution for the issue of illegal immigrants.

August 02, 2018

India’s Quest for Recognition

India’s quest for being recognized even as a regional power, let alone a global power, requires a balanced and simultaneous growth of its economic and military capabilities.

July 25, 2018

China’s Hydro Ambitions and the Brahmaputra

The upper riparian China is uniquely positioned to influence the flow of Yarlung Tsangpo/Brahmaputra into lower riparian India. In the absence of a water sharing treaty, the Chinese decision to build more dams on Yarlung/Brahmaputra and continued evasiveness on its long-term plans would remain an issue of major concern for India.

July 23, 2018

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Shifting Geopolitics in Asia:

India-Japan Relations and the Future of Indo-Pacific Region
December 8, 2017

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