Pushpita Das

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  • Dr. Pushpita Das is Research Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for details profile

    Interstate Border Disputes in the Northeast

    At a time when the India-China border dispute is hogging the limelight and causing unease in the Indian establishment, many festering inter-state border disputes in the Northeast that are sowing seeds of discord seem to elude the attention of policymakers at the Centre. The issue of inter-state border disputes came to the fore recently, when tensions erupted along the Assam-Meghalaya border following the Assam government’s attempt to lay a foundation stone for a primary health sub-centre at Langpih, a border village claimed by both Assam and Meghalaya.

    June 12, 2008

    Topic: Evolution of Road Network in the Northeast: Drivers and Brake

    Event: 
    Fellows' Seminar
    May 03, 2008
    Time: 
    1030 to 1300 hrs

    India-Bangladesh Border Management: A Review of Government's Response

    The India-Bangladesh border has been described as the 'problem area of tomorrow'. The problems include illegal migration, smuggling, and trans-border movement of insurgents, which are serious threats to the security of the country. India shares its longest border with Bangladesh, but this border is not attentively managed. This article analyses the problems arising along this border and reviews the recommendations of a report by the Group of Ministers on Border Management and the measures undertaken by the government to tackle the problems.

    May 2008

    Trouble in the “Queen of Hills”

    Peace in the picturesque town of Darjeeling and adjoining areas has been shattered for the last month by an agitation demanding a separate Gorkhaland and the removal of Subhash Ghisingh from the post of Chairman of the Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council (DGHC). The agitation is part of a protest movement against the Indian government’s plan to grant Sixth Schedule status to the region. The movement is led by the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJMMM), which gave a call for an indefinite bandh on February 13 in support of these demands.

    March 14, 2008

    India's North East: New Vistas for Peace

    India's North East: New Vistas for Peace
    • Publisher: Manas Publications

    This book is an attempt to suggest a way towards peace and development in the North East. The authors, mostly belonging to the region, have provided valuable insights on the issues of insurgency, development and security and have also suggested concrete measures to tackle the myriad problems afflicting the region.

    • ISBN 978-81-7049-326-6,
    • Price: ₹. 695/-
    2008

    India’s Border in the Northeast: From Buffer to Bridge

    There has been a qualitative shift in recent years in the way policy makers perceive borders and border areas. Borders are increasingly being seen as facilitators of easy circulation of goods and people rather physical obstructions. And border regions have transformed from underdeveloped buffer zones to bridges between neighbouring countries. This change in attitude is one factor that has contributed to India’s recent commitment to construct a port in Sittwe.

    January 14, 2008

    India has to be wary of Chinese Intrusions

    China's demand for the removal of two Indian Army bunkers from its outpost at Batang La near the India-Bhutan-China tri-junction in August 2007 can be seen from two angles. Firstly, the entire episode can be dismissed as a case of highhandedness of a few Chinese border officials who entered Indian territory inadvertently and came face to face with these Indian bunkers. Oblivious of where their actual position on the ground is, these officials then raised objections about the bunkers.

    October 19, 2007

    Management of Indo-Nepal Border

    Event: 
    Fellows' Seminar
    October 05, 2007
    Time: 
    1030 to 1300 hrs

    Border Management: A Case Study of Indo-Bangladesh Border

    Event: 
    Fellows' Seminar
    May 11, 2007
    Time: 
    1030 to 1300 hrs

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