Gautam Sen

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  • Gautam Sen is a retired IDAS officer who has served in senior positions at the Centre and in a north-east State Government.

    The Draft Maharashtra Protection of Internal Security Act 2016: A Review

    While the need for re-evaluating internal security holistically is undeniable, it may be appropriate to deal with this matter in the national context.

    September 07, 2016

    Latin America Post the Impeachment of Dilma Rouseff

    The salience of the impact of the Rouseff-related developments lie in the fact that there is a degree of similarity in the economic policies of the erstwhile Rouseff Government and its counterparts in some of the other Latin American countries…

    September 06, 2016

    Message from the Indo-Bangladesh Border: `Banijya Basati Lakkhi’

    Message from the Indo-Bangladesh Border: `Banijya Basati Lakkhi’

    While a higher volume of trade through Petrapole should benefit both countries, this new ICP mechanism needs to be suitably leveraged to ensure that the north-east also derives benefits.

    August 02, 2016

    Extension of the Disturbed Areas Act in Nagaland

    Extension of the Disturbed Areas Act in Nagaland

    Application of AFSPA and DAA provisions to the eastern districts of Nagaland and to districts or select areas bordering Arunachal Pradesh and the Myanmar frontier would have sent an appropriate message to shore up public confidence for an overall settlement of the Naga issue.

    July 25, 2016

    Political Upheaval in Brazil

    Political Upheaval in Brazil

    An early and decisive conclusion to the political crisis in Brazil and also a finality in the position of Rouseff vis-a-vis the presidency appear unlikely.

    June 28, 2016

    Problem of Fishermen in India-Sri Lanka Relations

    President Maithripala Sirisena India Visit

    India should play a proactive role in assisting Sri Lanka in the fisheries sector and in creating conditions in the Palk Bay for the fishermen of both countries to exploit the respective fishing potential amicably.

    May 20, 2016

    Re-location of ITBP Frontier HQs from Shillong to Itanagar

    Re-location of ITBP Frontier HQs from Shillong to Itanagar

    With improved manageability of support forces like ITBP on the Line of Actual Control in the Arunachal segment, the Army gains some flexibility and cushion time for intervention should the need arise.

    May 09, 2016

    Continued Israeli Settlement Policy in the Occupied Territories

    Continued Israeli Settlement Policy in the Occupied Territories

    Settler entrenchment has reached a point where no peaceful assimilation of the entire West Bank into a compact territory of a future Palestine state and a harmonious division of Jerusalem city linked to this entity may be possible.

    April 19, 2016

    Palestine and US Presidential Candidates

    US-Palestine Relations

    None of the candidates from either major party has articulated a clear and unconditionally supportive long-term view in favour of the Palestinian cause.

    April 05, 2016

    Act East Policy and the CLMV Countries

    India's Act East Policy and CLMV countries

    While the economic-cum-strategic thrust towards CLMV countries has to be invigorated, a re-look at the Act East Policy is warranted to give it a more north-east development oriented under-pinning.

    March 29, 2016

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