OCCASIONAL PAPERS

Change in India-US Diplomatic Practices – An Interim Report

Change in India-US Diplomatic Practices – An Interim Report

During the last dozen years or so, the Indian and American governments have instituted broad policy changes aimed at turning their bilateral relationship into some form of strategic partnership.

Thinking about Pakistan's Nuclear Security in Peacetime, Crisis and War

Thinking about Pakistan's Nuclear Security in Peacetime, Crisis and War

This essay seeks to collate, sort through, and organise the reams of publicly available information and speculation to provide a systematic assessment of Pakistan’s nuclear security.

Sky’s No Limit: Space-based solar power, the next major step in the Indo-US strategic partnership?

Sky’s No Limit: Space-based solar power, the next major step in the Indo-US strategic partnership?

This paper provides a policymaker's overview of a highly scalable, revolutionary, renewable energy technology, Space-Based Solar Power (SBSP), and evaluates it utility within the context of the Indo-US strategic partnership.

Sustaining Motivation in Sub-Conventional Warfare

Sustaining Motivation in Sub-Conventional Warfare

This paper is an attempt to understand the peculiarities of the operational environment in sub-conventional warfare scenario in Indian context. It recommends measures which need to be taken at various levels by concerned agencies to sustain and enhance the motivational level of troops.

India’s Northeast 2020: Four Alternative Futures

India’s Northeast 2020: Four Alternative Futures

This Occasional Paper focuses on the insurgency problem in the Northeast and give policy recommendations to bring about peace and development in the region.

India's Unfinished Security Revolution

India's Unfinished Security Revolution

This paper argues that internal security reforms are crucial not only for India's own security and that of its immediate neighbourhood, but also for its rise as an Asian and world power.

A Study on Illegal Immigration into North-East India: The Case of Nagaland

A Study on Illegal Immigration into North-East India: The Case of Nagaland

Efforts to control and prevent illegal immigration remain highly inadequate in India; and likely to remain so in the coming years. But, the reality is that unabated illegal immigration has enormous demographic and social implications, capable of creating tensions and conflict between the immigrants and the natives; and more so among the natives.

Impact of Modernisation of Police Forces Scheme on Combat Capability of the Police Forces in Naxal-Affected States: A Critical Evaluation

Impact of Modernisation of Police Forces Scheme on Combat Capability of the Police Forces in Naxal-Affected States: A Critical Evaluation

This occasional paper attempts to assess and analyse the impact of the MPF scheme on building police combat capability in affected States.

Northeast India: Linguistic Diversity and Language Politics

Northeast India: Linguistic Diversity and Language Politics

The language issue has the potential to explode into ethnic conflicts and as a result it requires critical analysis and farsighted action from the government and the linguistic groups in question.

Coastal Security Arrangement: A Case Study of Gujarat and Maharashtra Coasts

Coastal Security Arrangement: A Case Study of Gujarat and Maharashtra Coasts

Lack of manpower, training, infrastructure and coordination coupled with other systemic flaws and state government’s indifference to coastal security have severely undermined the efficacy of the coastal security apparatus.

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