Medha Bisht

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  • Medha Bisht was Associate Fellow at Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile.

    Pakistan Floods: Causes and Consequences

    Apart from alleviating the material plight of the people, transforming the feudal mindset and operationalising reforms to induce fair play and social justice should be one of the long term priority areas for the civilian government in Pakistan.

    August 19, 2010

    India-Pakistan Talks-Need for a Grand Negotiating Strategy

    India should now focus on handling internal differences, balancing issues across sectors and forging a domestic consensus in order to enhance its negotiating posture vis-a-vis Pakistan

    July 27, 2010

    India–Bhutan Relations: From Developmental Cooperation to Strategic Partnership

    The India–Bhutan relationship is perhaps the only bilateral engagement in South Asia, yielding high dividends to both parties. While Bhutan all through the years has appreciated India for its economic assistance, India, for its part, has been sensitive to Bhutan's developmental needs. The relationship has helped Bhutan shape a unique developmental trajectory based on gross national happiness. Bhutan's economy has grown substantially in recent years. However, the development cooperation between the two countries can be effectively divided into three significant waves.

    May 2010

    Bhutan in 2009: A Retrospective View

    The formal coronation of Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk as the fifth King of Bhutan in November 2008 concluded the first wave of democratization in Bhutan.

    April 06, 2010

    Dams in Arunachal Pradesh: Between Development Debates and Strategic Dimensions

    Dam building in Arunachal Pradesh should not be perceived as an insurmountable irritant, but rather as a sign of a vibrant Indian democracy.

    February 01, 2010

    Sino-Bhutan Boundary Negotiations: Complexities of the ‘Package Deal’

    Bhutan and China have decided on a joint field survey to enable harmonising the reference points and names of the disputed areas.

    January 19, 2010

    Revisiting the Indian Policy on Antipersonnel Landmines

    India has been an observer to the Mine Ban Treaty since 2003. While it is important that anti-personnel mines should be banned, it is also important to recognize and understand the constraints behind India’s landmine policy.

    November 30, 2009

    Diversion of Yarlung Tsangpo: A Probability Analysis

    The issue of water allocation and water rights of Bangladesh, India and China could form the basis of a framework on which joint cooperation among the three countries can be formulated.

    November 11, 2009

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