Namrata Goswami

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  • Namrata Goswami was Research Fellow at Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detail profile.

    Strategic Road-Building along the India-China border

    Given the urgent need to build strategic roads along the India-China border, the Ministry of Home has sanctioned Rs.1,934 crore for strategic road projects of about 804 kms.

    June 07, 2012

    China’s Territorial Claim on India’s Eastern Sector: Tibet as Core

    India needs to shore up its military capabilities in Arunchal Pradesh in order to strengthen its defence posture in the eastern sector, improve governance in the state to gain the full backing of the people and adopt a flexible stance to resolve the border dispute with China.

    April 19, 2012

    The Changing Discourse of NSCN (IM)

    For the first time one of the main leaders of the NSCN (IM) has acknowledged the sincerity of the Union government to resolve the Naga issue, signalling a distinctive change of discourse.

    March 30, 2012

    Anti-Talk ULFA Faction: Why a Comeback is Unlikely

    Given the hostility of Assamese society to indiscriminate violence and the sullied image of the ULFA leaders due to their amassing of wealth through extortions, the anti-talk ULFA faction would not be able to make a determined come back.

    February 29, 2012

    China ups the ante in Arunachal Pradesh

    China’s refusal of visa to an IAF officer from Arunachal Pradesh, while aimed at scoring a political point, creates obstacles towards the very confidence-building that China hopes to see in the eastern sector.

    January 17, 2012

    The Hills of Assam: A Glimpse of Peace

    Though the Memorandum of Settlement (MoS) has been received well by the Karbi people, there are certain obstacles towards its implementation.

    December 05, 2011

    China's ‘Aggressive’ Territorial Claim on India's Arunachal Pradesh: A Response to Changing Power Dynamics in Asia

    The Chinese territorial claim on the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh has negatively affected India–China relations for many decades now. In recent years, China has become visibly aggressive with regard to its territorial claim by denying visas to Indians from Arunachal Pradesh travelling to China, claiming that they are Chinese citizens and hence do not require visas. China also tried to block ADB aid sought by India for the state.

    September 2011

    China’s Response to India’s Military Upgrade in Arunachal Pradesh: A Classic Case of “Security Dilemma”

    China views the Indian military upgrade as a response to China's rise in Asia forgetting that its own aggressive posture and military upgrade since 2006 has provoked the Indian response.

    November 18, 2011