IDSA COMMENT

Problem of Fishermen in India-Sri Lanka Relations

May 20, 2016
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.

Jerusalem Calling

May 20, 2016
India-Israel Relations

Modi visiting Jerusalem would be a re-affirmation of India’s diplomatic ability to pursue multiple national interests by manoeuvring between countries who have difficult or non-existent relationships among themselves but who share important relationships with India.

Growing Warmth in Bangladesh-Myanmar Ties

May 18, 2016
Growing Warmth in Bangladesh-Myanmar Ties

The coming to power of a democratic government in Myanmar has not only altered the political situation within but has also provided an opportunity to improve relations with Bangladesh.

South China Sea Arbitration: An Analysis

May 13, 2016
South China Sea Arbitration: An Analysis

Considering China’s non-appearance, the tribunal must proprio motu take judicial notice of all relevant facts, data, case precedents and public statements not communicated to it, and must apply its ‘arbitral wisdom’ based on international law.

Cyber Menace and Elections in The Philippines

May 12, 2016
Cyber Security

The cyber-attack on the election commission of The Philippines demonstrates the need for democracies to have a strong cyber security mechanism in place for the smooth conduct of elections.

Re-location of ITBP Frontier HQs from Shillong to Itanagar

May 09, 2016
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.

The Half-Forgotten War in Yemen

May 06, 2016
War in Yemen

For Yemen, known in antiquity as Arabia Felix (Happy Arabia), there is much sorrow in store as of now. The Romans used to contrast Arabia Felix with Arabia Deserta.

India’s Submarine Modernisation Plans

May 05, 2016
India’s Submarine Modernisation Plans

India’s future submarine fleet operations are likely to involve SSKs and SSNs operating in the littoral spaces, in a strategic environment sanitized and protected by SSBNs. If New Delhi can ensure compliance with present construction deadlines, it could put its submarine modernization plans back on track.

Rethinking India’s approach towards Pakistan-occupied Kashmir

May 03, 2016
Rethinking India’s approach towards Pakistan-occupied Kashmir

Ceding PoK as part of a settlement does not comport with India’s national and strategic interests, especially in terms of dealing with the challenge posed by China-Pakistan collaboration.

Inserting PoK into the Kashmir Conundrum

May 03, 2016
Inserting PoK into the Kashmir Conundrum

India needs to proactively buttress its broader position by affixing/prefixing the issue of Pakistan occupied Kashmir to the bilateral agenda every time the issue of Kashmir comes up for discussion.

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