POLICY BRIEF

India-United States 2020

October 29, 2010

This report summarizes the conclusions of a study that was initiated earlier this year on the future of India United States relations in the coming decade.

The Civil Nuclear Liability Bill

July 23, 2010

This study attempts to put the Bill in some perspective in relation to the Indian energy security, the protection that needs to be afforded to the Indian public in case of a nuclear incident, the advancement of Indian nuclear industry in the global market, taking into account all national and international factors.

India, Buddhism and Geopolitics in Central Asia: Regaining Centrality

June 25, 2010

Proposal to Establish The Takshila University for the Study of Indo-Central Asia Culture to Promote World Peace in the 21st Century

Advantages of including Munitions Items in the SCOMET List

May 04, 2010

Unless the SCOMET list includes munitions items, and is harmonised with the Wassanaar Agreement list, India will be unable to get the full benefits of international commerce in defence goods.

How India and the United Kingdom can Cooperate on Nuclear and Radiological Security

April 12, 2010

India and the United Kingdom, as nuclear weapons states, have much to gain from, and much to contribute to, a strengthened regime for nuclear and radiological security.

India Woos GCC’s Sovereign Wealth Fund: Policy, Scope and Precautions

June 26, 2009

In 2007, a small piece of research by Steven Jen generated ripples about the role and significance of Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF) in the world of finance. The term SWF was coined by Andrev Razanor in 2005, and IMF defined it as “assets held by governments in other country’s currency”. Although, SWF has a history of more than half a century, it gained currency only since 2000. SWFs have been created by the governments for different motives.

Internal Security

June 17, 2009

Given growing internal security challenges, the Indian government needs to formulate a comprehensive national security strategy, and improve co-ordination among various law enforcement agencies as well as among Central and State agencies.

Brief on India’s Neighbourhood

May 28, 2009

Terrorism, maritime security and border management are the key challenges in India's neighbourhood

Reviewing India’s Nuclear Doctrine

April 24, 2009

There is a case for terminating any nuclear exchange at the lowest level possible and the nuclear doctrine needs to reflect this. A review of the doctrine a decade after it was first expounded is in order.

India’s Confrontation with Terror: Need for Bold Initiatives

February 25, 2009

Since 2001, Islamic terrorists have struck India with frightening frequency and ferocity. The most disturbing aspect of these attacks is that they have spread into the hinterland from Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) which was the main focus of the terrorists in the late 80s and the following decade.

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