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India and the Convention on Supplementary Compensation

India and the Convention on Supplementary Compensation

There is a general feeling among analysts that while US government lawyers may have been satisfied that the CLNDA is compatible with CSC in light of explanations offered by the Indian government, this view is being reportedly challenged by nuclear industry lawyers.

February 19, 2015

Some issues in respect of Indian’s nuclear liability law - I

Some issues in respect of Indian’s nuclear liability law - I

While the exact nature of the understanding between the two countries is yet to be announced and in fact may never be officially released, it is possible to offer an outline of the possible “memorandum” with possible understandings on all the three liability issues as well as the administrative arrangements.

February 10, 2015

The Kingdom and the Caliphate: Saudi Arabia’s Approach towards the Islamic State

The Kingdom and the Caliphate: Saudi Arabia’s Approach towards the Islamic State

Saudi Arabia has joined the war against the IS and it supports more boots on the ground to tackle this challenge. Although it is employing all the options available to it, the success of anti-IS operations depends to a significant extent on the ground situation in Syria and Iraq.

February 02, 2015

India is a de facto member of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

India is a de facto member of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

India is already in de facto observance of the spirit of the CTBT by maintaining its unilateral moratorium on nuclear explosive testing. Given that additional nuclear tests may not be needed, it could well reconsider its current position on signing the treaty.

December 24, 2014

Resolving India’s Nuclear Liability Impasse

Resolving India’s Nuclear Liability Impasse

India’s Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act has emerged as an appropriate template that could rekindle the nuclear energy sector while also safeguarding the public interest.

December 06, 2014

Exchange Rate Variation in Defence Contracts in India

Exchange Rate Variation in Defence Contracts in India

This Brief analyses industry demands and reviews existing regulations in IT and defence procurement markets, culminating with suggestions on a possible way forward for reforms that can avoid adverse implications of industry demands, particularly in view of their potential conflict with important policies fostering indigenisation.

October 31, 2014

ISIS in Central Asia

ISIS in Central Asia

There is no single factor cited for motivating Central Asians to join ISIS ranks. However, the search for employment and earnings remain the main driver. More than 4 million migrants (Uzbeks, Tajiks and Kyrgyz) engaged in low-paid jobs in Russia are vulnerable to the jihadi network.

October 22, 2014

India’s Defence Procurement Procedure: Assessing the Case for Review and Reforms

India’s Defence Procurement Procedure: Assessing the Case for Review and Reforms

his Issue Brief examines certain provisions relating to intellectual property rights and transfer of technology in India’s defence procurement procedures, together with suggestions on streamlining the same for achieving enhanced procurement efficiencies in capital acquisitions.

October 17, 2014

Xi’s Visit: Dawn of a New Era?

Xi’s Visit: Dawn of a New Era?

Modi should talk to Xi and seek an interim boundary solution at least by having some sort of Friendly Pillars, call them Shanti Stupas along the border (almost 500 kilometers) in the Western Sector.

September 16, 2014

India-China Ties: Between Personalities and Principles

India-China Ties: Between Personalities and Principles

President Xi Jinping’s visit to India is a new opportunity for infusing momentum in the bilateral relations. Economic dealings would be one aspect of the talks; but neither country can afford to bypass the sensitive security and strategic issues that dog their efforts to bring peace and stability.

September 05, 2014

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