D. Padma Kumar Pillay

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  • Col. (Dr) D.P.K. Pillay, SC is Research Fellow at IDSA New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile.

    If we have an Army we have to use it

    June 17, 2020

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col D.P.K. Pillay’s article on the Indian Army, titled ‘If we have an Army we have to use it’ has been published in Malayalam Manorama on June 17, 2020.

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    D.P.K. Pillay Speaks to Times Now on Chinese Deception in Ladakh

    June 17, 2020

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col D.P.K. Pillay participated in a discussion on Chinese deception in Ladakh on ‘News Hour’, a programme aired on Times Now on June 17, 2020.

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    Cooperation not confrontation: Changing the rules of the China game

    June 14, 2020

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA Col. D.P.K. Pillay’s article on Indo-China border dispute, titled ‘Cooperation not confrontation: Changing the rules of the China game’ has been published in ‘The Economic Times’ on June 14, 2020.

    The last meeting between Modi and Xi took place in Mamallapuram. Taking the spirit of that site forward, it is only appropriate that India and China recognise what cooperation and not confrontation can achieve for themselves and the rest of the world, writes Col. Pillay.

    Truth vs. Reality: Unshackling the Burdens of Intrigue in Kashmir

    May 30, 2020

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col. D.P.K. Pillay’s article on media coverage of events in Jammu & Kashmir, titled ‘Truth vs. Reality: Unshackling the Burdens of Intrigue in Kashmir’ has been published by the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) on May 30, 2020.

    With the background to the conflict in Kashmir the question that arises is does journalism serve Indian democracy in Kashmir?, asks Col. Pillay.

    Reviving the 300-year-old Indo-French relationship

    December 14, 2019

    Research Fellow, IDSA, Col. D.P.K. Pillay’s article on the exhibition on French Connection with India (1750- 1850), at the National Museum, New Delhi, titled ‘Reviving the 300-year-old Indo-French relationship’ has been published in ‘Daily O’ on December 14, 2019.

    The exhibition, presented by Alliance Française in collaboration with the National Museum, New Delhi, and BnF Paris, titled ‘Raja Nawabs and Firangees’ showcases the mutual influence and interdependences of India and France from 1750 to 1850, writes Col. Pillay.

    What we should learn from a death in a tunnel

    November 02, 2019

    Research Fellow, IDSA, Col. D.P.K Pillay’s article on the remains of Mosul city, titled ‘What we should learn from a death in a tunnel’ has been published by ‘Daily O’ on November 02, 2019.

    The remains of Mosul does not just bury thousands of years of history, but a culture of coexistence which will be hard to rebuild, writes Col. Pillay

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    Nuke policy not in for a change

    August 20, 2019

    Research Fellow, IDSA, Col. D.P.K. Pillay’s article on India’s nuclear policy, titled ‘Nuke policy not in for a change’ has been published in Mail Today on August 20, 2019.

    A chance for J&K to find a leadership that’s less threatening, more caring

    August 07, 2019

    Research Fellow, IDSA, Col. D.P.K. Pillay’s article on Jammu and Kashmir, titled ‘A chance for J&K to find a leadership that’s less threatening, more caring’ has been published in Live Mint on August 07, 2019.

    Food Security in India: Evolution, Efforts and Problems

    This article examines India’s efforts to achieve food security. It traces the problem, from the inadequate production of food grains during colonial times, to the challenges of procurement, storage and distribution of cereals in post-independence India, after achieving self-sufficiency in food production. The establishment of the Public Distribution System (PDS) and its evolution into the Targeted PDS and the National Food Security Act are outlined. The role of the Food Corporation of India and the efforts to improve it, are discussed.

    November 2018

    Can Healthcare be Affordable for All in India?

    November 20, 2018

    "Can Healthcare be Affordable for All in India?," in C.D. Sahay (ed.), A Political Economic Approach to Reclaiming India, Vivekananda International Foundation, Vitasta Publishing Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, 2019.

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