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India-Pakistan Talks: Media’s Role Crucial for Normalisation of Relations

June 29, 2011

The success of high-level talks between India and Pakistan would depend on how the media shape popular opinion in the two countries and popular support to take the relationship forward.

India’s NSG Membership

June 18, 2011

Under the November 2010 statement issued by India and the United States, India is committed to take only one step: harmonizing its export controls with those of all the four multilateral export controls regimes.

Pakistan: Beginning of the Endgame?

June 17, 2011

If the Army withers away then a fragmentation of Pakistan into a ‘Lebanonized’ state would become inevitable.

Nepal after Three Months

June 17, 2011

Given the reluctance of Nepal’s political parties to further extend the term of the Constituent Assembly, lack of progress in implementing the five-point deal will result in the CA becoming defunct by the end of August.

India’s Membership of the NSG: Possible Options

June 16, 2011

This Brief elaborates the principles that need to be followed to evolve a criteria-based approach to enable India to join the NSG as a full member and contribute materially and substantially to a future non-proliferation regime that will be acceptable to the international community as a whole.

Is India’s Transport Infrastructure Prepared for the Eastern Front?

June 15, 2011

It is imperative that the transport connectivity in the Northeast be strengthened by the establishment of railway networks in the hinterland, by the timely construction of roads that extend to the borders, and by expediting the construction of bridges.

Faulty Manpower Policy in Indian Armed Forces: Time for Action

June 13, 2011

Faulty promotion policies and the unsatisfactory professional education of the officer corps deprive Indian military officers of the opportunity to master strategy and develop capacities for handling high level issues.

Hurdles before a ‘Grand Coalition’ in Japanese Politics

June 10, 2011

Significant policy differences between the DPJ and LDP and New Komeito’s unwillingness to lose its identity will prevent the formation of a grand coalition.

The Situation in Sri Lanka: An Update

June 10, 2011

Acknowledging the fact that military victory over the LTTE is not the final solution, Mahinda Rajapaksa has promised to restore the rights and dignity of the Tamils through a political solution.

India-Africa ties get a boost

June 09, 2011

At the Second India-Africa Forum Summit held in Addis Ababa, India’s relations with African countries have got a boost with the various cooperation initiatives unveiled by the Indian Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh.