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Why India cannot afford to give up Siachen
The strategic advantage accruing to India in Siachen should not be given up for apparent short-term political gains. Giving up Siachen as a gesture of friendship would also mean that its recapture would be extremely expensive to India in men and material.
 
Analysis
 
Corporate funding of elections: A scrutiny of some recent developments
Samya Chatterjee 12 April 2012
The pending Companies Bill provides for in an increase in the corporate funding to political parties from 5% to 7.5% of the average net profits. This increase is despite the fact that the presence of strong corporate funding laws has not hindered companies to squeeze out crores in bribes.
 
Budgets priorities under different regimes
Neetika Khurana 10 April 2012
While the coverage of Budgets in the media and research reports are mainly limited to high interest items like income-tax, sales tax, excise, inflation etc., the "Part A" of the budget, which is an indicator of government intention and priority, remains relatively under explored.
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Reports
 
Transportation Practices in India and the European Union
10 February 2012
The development of suitable transport networks and facilities is an important concern of governments of every country since this determines the pace of growth and development.
 
Moving People, Not Cars - Creating Sustainable Transport in Mumbai
02 January 2012
The ORF-RLS seminar on 'Creating Sustainable Transport in Mumbai' focussed on some key topics of sustainable transport like decongestion of roads, equitable road usage, encouraging people to use public transport.
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Occasional Papers
 
The Search for a Model Land Legislation: The New Land Bill and its Challenges
Niranjan Sahoo 29 December 2011
While the draft Land Acquisition and Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill 2011 makes a genuine push for a better land acquisition regime in the country, the proposed legislation fails on many fronts to address some of the vexed issues related to land acquisition. This Paper looks at the key challenges to this legislation.
 
Rural Development & Energy Policy: Lessons from Agricultural Mechanisation in South Asia
Stephen Biggs and Scott Justice 29 January 2011
The purpose of this paper is to reopen policy debates on the role of agricultural mechanisation in rural development. The paper examines very different and diverse patterns of agricultural mechanisation in some South Asian countries over the last 30 years.
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Issue Briefs & Monographs
 
Urbanisation in China: Challenges and the Way Ahead
Sriparna Pathak 16 August 2011
Urbanisation in China is taking place at an unprecedented level and is set to continue over the next decade. This is likely to present many challenges not just for policy makers but for the economy and society as well. This Paper tries and understands the ongoing process of urbanization, the impacts produced and the way that lies ahead.
 
Balancing Old and New in Delhi: Modern Delhi’s Perspective on Built Heritage Conservation
Nancy H. Welsh 29 July 2011
While existing literature provides solid documentation of conservation policy and legislation, coverage of civil society’s perceptions and role within conservation schemes is relatively sparse. This paper presents the under-represented perspective of modern Delhi on the policies and realities of heritage conservation.
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"Taiwan-India Economic Partnership"
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"BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2015"
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Monday, 13 July 2015
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Thursday, 16 July 2015
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14-16 October 2015
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Energy/Coal/Power
 
Ruling out funding for coal projects is unfair!
23 June 2015
Ashish Gupta,

Fossil fuel (especially coal) based growth which laid the foundation for almost all the richest economies is now being criticised by them in the wake of changing climate dynamics.

 
Unusually Quiet June 2015

India monthly energy briefing
23 June 2015
Lydia Powell and Akhilesh Sati,

In general energy news in the month of June is dominated by statistics on thermal power plants having little or no coal stock and stories of long power outages even in privileged urban areas.

 
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International
Don't hyphenate Israel
15 June 2015
Ashok Malik

Israel being India's most trusted ally in West Asia and among the three or four closest friends in the world,

 
Modi visit to boost India-Israel ties
15 June 2015
Kanchi Gupta

Even though India's defence, security and economic relations with Israel have been on the upswing since the 1990s,

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National
Supporting climate resilient development in India
15 June 2015
Sadaf Javed

Indian climate policy-making should 'mainstream' adaptation strategies into development planning to better address climate change.

 
Government must push women into forefront
15 June 2015
Nishtha Gautam

A lot has been discussed about PM Modi's first year in office. While actions and policies on economy, security, external affairs,

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China
Xi-Putin bonhomie fails Western policy towards Russia
16 June 2015
Uma Purushothaman

The Western policy of isolating Russia has only served to push Russia deeper into Chinese arms.

 
The new Sino-Russian partnership
12 June 2015
Himani Pant

Xi Jinping's foreign policy gives acute emphasis to the development of silk roads. The closer Moscow and Beijing get, the more Russia will have to adjust to China's interests.

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Economy
Monsoons to test Modi Govt's crisis management
08 June 2015
Jayshree Sengupta

As usual there is speculation about the normalcy of the monsoons. A deficient monsoon this year will certainly aggravate the stress of farmers.

 
King of the industrial jungle
06 June 2015
Sanjeev Ahluwalia

Is the Asiatic Lion as the symbol of "Make in India" best suits today's "muscular" India's image? Perhaps, it does if we consider India's size and diversities.

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