POLICY BRIEF

Lone Wolf Attacks: An Assessment in the Indian Context

Lone Wolf Attacks: An Assessment in the Indian Context

If the IS has been able to successfully recruit Indians for the war in Syria and provide technical support for their travel, it is a matter of time before they find recruits willing to employ violence in India itself.

December 10, 2015

The Need for Haste on Pakistan-occupied Kashmir: China Pakistan Economic Corridor Needs a Counter Strategy

An India-China Silk Route Corridor could have multiple advantages for both countries without at the same time compromising their security concerns.

October 07, 2015

A Tale of Two Disputes: China’s Irrationality and India’s Stakes

A Tale of Two Disputes: China’s Irrationality and India’s Stakes

In China’s foreign policy setting, the logic of ‘sovereignty’ and ‘history’ are employed or applied selectively as is evident from its reservation on India’s oil exploration in the South China Sea and its own plans to implement the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor through Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir despite India’s reservations.

June 29, 2015

Ensuring Peace in the Northeast

Ensuring Peace in the Northeast

The internal security situation in the North-eastern states is complex. It requires people with in-depth knowledge of the terrain, society, politics and culture and history of insurgency in the region to be placed in positions entrusted with the handling of affairs.

June 11, 2015

Shanghai Cooperation Organization and India

Shanghai Cooperation Organization and India

Over the years, the scope of SCO has widened to include the interests of countries beyond the Eurasian space. For India to capitalise on the SCO it must have a clear pro-active policy, otherwise it may risk becoming a focal point of criticism by the Central Asia states like the way India is often targeted by the SAARC members.

July 14, 2014

The Imperative of Public Private Partnership in the Defence Aviation Industry

The Imperative of Public Private Partnership in the Defence Aviation Industry

It is necessary to evolve a long term strategy keeping in mind all the aircraft acquisition programmes, review the factors that contribute to determining the right numbers and begin the process of building a long term partnership with the private industry.

December 03, 2014

India-China Relations: Time Not Ripe for a Prime Ministerial Visit

India-China Relations: Time Not Ripe for a Prime Ministerial Visit

Prime Minister Modi’s visit to China must take place in extremely well prepared and ‘ripened’ circumstances, after there is clarity on China’s response on vital Indian strategic concerns.

December 22, 2014

‘Make in India’ for Defence: A Roadmap

‘Make in India’ for Defence: A Roadmap

The ‘Make in India’ drive of Prime Minister Narendra Modi offers a way of improving the country’s self-reliance in defence production. But for the MII to succeed in the defence manufacturing sector, the government needs to address some legacy issues.

February 05, 2015

Kashmir: Finding Lasting Peace

Kashmir: Finding Lasting Peace

India continues its elusive search for peace in Jammu and Kashmir(J&K), in the face of Pakistan’s proxy war and dissatisfaction among some sections of the youth in Kashmir Valley.

June 26, 2014

Foreign policy agenda for the new government

Foreign policy agenda for the new government

India has unprecedented opportunity to follow a foreign policy to meet its developmental aspirations and security needs, both of which are complementary. Sustained economic growth is essential for India to follow a proactive foreign policy.

May 27, 2014

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