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    • Senior Fellow, IDSA, Ambassador P Stobdan’s article on India’s SCO membership, titled ‘India Has More Hoops to Jump for SCO Membership’, was published in ‘The Wire’ on June 22, 2016.

      June 23, 2016
      IDSA News
    • India cannot be taking other than a cooperative position if it wants to genuinely exploit opportunities that SCO processes may offer. Any policy on connectivity underpinned by a spirit of rivalry will make India an odd one out.

      June 15, 2016
      IDSA Comments
    • In an ominous way the Dalai Lama recently threatened to terminate the over 400-year-old spiritual lineage of his position, saying that Tibetans no longer require the authority of the Dalai Lama and it would be a shame if a ‘weak’ person succeeded him.

      In 2011, he also gave up his political authority in favour of an elected leader among Tibetans living in exile. Seemingly, the motive for these measures was to forestall any alternative plan by Beijing to appoint a successor after him and challenge the authority of such an appointment if Beijing does so.

      Strategic Analysis
    • India’s objective lies not in offsetting the interests of either the US or China but to walk towards its own destiny of serving humanity and global peace.

      June 14, 2016
      Policy Brief
    • It is time to bring together the interests of the Indian and Chinese governments toward seeking the common goal of saving the Himalayas and the people living in the region.

      May 18, 2016
      Issue Brief
    • India needs to start thinking about seeking a greater transformation in China from authoritarianism to embrace the culture of Buddhism and the impact such a change may entail for enduring relations between India and China.

      February 19, 2016
      Issue Brief
    • India was always aware of the enormous energy reserves within its geographically proximate Central Asian region that could potentially fulfil its energy demands. The recent visit by Prime Minister Modi to the region has proved critical in paving the way for India to finally acquire a long awaited energy stake in the region. The new developments could not have been possible without the evolving undercurrents of the new geopolitical balance of power in the region. Russia seems to be playing a conspicuous role in nudging both India and Pakistan towards cooperation in the energy pipeline.

      Strategic Analysis
    • Modi and Putin are all set not only to straighten the loose ends of existing projects but also bring new big items on the table.

      December 23, 2015
      Issue Brief
    • Senior Fellow, IDSA, Ambassador P Stobdan’s article on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Russia, titled ‘Indian PM Arrives in Moscow Today - What to Expect’ was published in Russia Insider on December 23, 2015.

      December 23, 2015
      IDSA News
    • Senior Fellow, IDSA, Ambassador P Stobdan’s article on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, titled ‘Modi And Indian's Rise On World Stage’, was published in ‘The Pioneer’ on December 20, 2015.

      December 20, 2015
      IDSA News