Arvind Gupta

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  • Dr. Arvind Gupta was Director General at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile

    India to Stay Relevant in Afghanistan

    The underlying message of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit is to convey to Pakistan, the US and the others that India has strategic interests in Afghanistan.

    May 12, 2011

    India's Nuclear Energy Programme: Prospects and Challenges

    India has announced ambitious plans to expand its nuclear energy programme nearly 15 fold in the next 20 years, from the current 4,500 MWe to about 62,000 MWe by 2032. By 2020, India's Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) plans to install 20,000 MWe of nuclear power generation capacity (the fifth largest in the world). The department has plans beyond 2030 too. According to these plans India will have the capacity to produce 275 GWe (Giga Watt of electricity) of nuclear power by the year 2052.

    May 2011

    India’s Limited Options in Afghanistan

    Despite the talk about India having key strategic interests in Afghanistan, it neither has the necessary resources nor the clout to influence developments in Afghanistan.

    April 28, 2011

    India-Pakistan Game-Theoretic Interplay

    To make the transition from the prevalent Nash Equilibrium with its lower payoffs to Pareto-optimal which will yield higher pay offs, India and Pakistan must break away from their traditional thinking of making no concessions.

    April 20, 2011

    Confronting Terrorism by Maroof Raza

    (ed.), Penguin Viking, India, 2009, pp. 201, Rs. 450, ISBN 9780670083695

    March 2011

    Lessons from Egypt: do not underestimate the power of peaceful Satyagraha and the Internet

    The people’s movement, in bringing down the former President Hosni Mubarak, has once again showed the power of peaceful protest and ideas. There are many lessons to be learnt from the transformative developments.

    February 14, 2011

    Time for India to Export Nuclear Power Reactors and Peaceful Nuclear Technologies

    Like in the space arena, India has the capability to offer its expertise to other countries in the field of nuclear power and non-nuclear applications.

    January 20, 2011

    Tasks before Indian Foreign Policy

    India is contesting elections for the non-permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for a two-year term, 2011–12. If elected, it will return to the Security Council after a gap of 18 years. During this long hiatus, the geopolitical environment in the world has changed dramatically. As a member of the UNSC, India will be called upon to deliberate over a host of new issues and threats to international security.

    January 2011

    Address Sensitive Issues and Build Mutual Trust during Premier Wen’s India Visit

    Primer Wen’s visit should be devoted to enhance mutual trust and confidence but this should not be done by brushing longstanding problems under the carpet.

    December 13, 2010

    Prospects for Indo-US relations after President Obama’s visit

    The best approach for India and the United States will be to work towards incremental improvement in the relationship and focus on those areas which have a direct impact on the people of the two countries.

    December 06, 2010