POLICY BRIEF

India’s Economic Opportunities in Central Asia

India needs to use economic leverages more efficiently to build closer ties with Central Asia.

September 17, 2018

India’s Defence and Security Priorities

This Brief offers an overview of India’s long established as well as more recent external defence and security priorities, and delineates the three options available to the Defence Planning Committee under the extant economic and geopolitical circumstances.

May 24, 2018

Return the Favour with a Thousand Cuts: India’s Pakistan Policy

The current policy is premised on the understanding that unless India hurts the principal architect of Pakistan’s Kashmir policy, that is, the Army, terrorism would continue unabated.

March 22, 2018

The Unintended Consequences of India’s Policy on Citizenship for Tibetan Refugees

The four conditions for acquiring Indian citizenship and new regulations to ease the travel abroad of Tibetan refugees could cause the dismantling of Tibetan settlements which are the nerve centres of the preservation and promotion of Tibetan civilization.

February 23, 2018

Resituating Menser and Darchen-Labrang in the Boundary Negotiations with China

The Doklam episode should prompt India and Bhutan to rethink their hitherto overlooked issue of resituating Menser and Darchen-Labrang in their academic discourse and policy positions.

February 16, 2018

Defence Reforms: Why is it Critical to Bite the Proverbial Bullet?

This policy brief attempts to suggest six critical policy imperatives that must act as guidelines for the ongoing attempt at defence reforms.

September 11, 2017

Countering Fidayeen Attacks

The antidote to fidayeen attacks is a well-trained and informed soldier, who is clinical in his task of neutralising the threat as and when it arises.

December 15, 2016

Demonetisation and Beyond: Addressing the Finance of Terrorism

Demonetisation is an important step in the fight against the finance of terrorism. However, it should neither be the first nor the last, if the interlinked threats of corruption, crime and the finance of terrorism have to be controlled.

November 18, 2016

Beyond Cartographic Assertion: A Roadmap on Pakistan Occupied Kashmir

Beyond Cartographic Assertion: A Roadmap on Pakistan Occupied Kashmir

India must avoid policy incoherence and inconsistency on PoK that has spanned decades, and navigate a course that helps reshape the domestic as well as external discourses on PoK and pursue Indian claims in a firm, consistent manner.

August 01, 2016

Karbi Insurgency in Assam: The Way Forward

Karbi Insurgency in Assam: The Way Forward

Over the years, endless corruption, mismanagement of funds, and failure to devolve power to the people has completely jeopardised the unique Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC), leading to the rise of Karbi insurgency.

June 20, 2016

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