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Modi’s Visit to Iran: Will it provide a New Momentum to Bilateral Relations?

May 16, 2016
Modi’s Visit to Iran: Will it provide a New Momentum to Bilateral Relations?

This is an appropriate time to engage Iran, take the relationship forward and concretise many pending projects on connectivity and energy cooperation.

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.

South Pacific: Gaining Prominence in Indian Foreign Policy Calculations

May 10, 2016

This backgrounder explores three issues: the strategic significance of the South Pacific for India, the advantages that India enjoys over China in the region, and the status of India’s relationship with Papua New Guinea in the light of the recent visit by President Mukherjee.

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.

Libya’s frustrating quest for itself

May 02, 2016
Libya’s frustrating quest for itself

When can we expect to see Libya having a single government and starting the daunting journey towards democracy?

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