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Need for reviewing NELP policies
Experts have suggested that there is a need for reviewing the NELP (National Exploration Licensing Policy) to accommodate signals being sent to the energy market on pricing and regulatory aspects.
Oil & Gas
Dash for Gas: Opportunities & Challenges
January 2012
Fifty years after the first LNG tanker sailed from Mississippi to UK in 1959 natural gas has finally matured into a global commodity. Gas is no longer limited to being a regional resource or a continental resource.
Energy subsidies wipe out over Rs 2 lakh crore of India’s GDP, unsustainable: Experts
15 December 2011
Experts have unanimously cautioned the Government that the current levels of subsidy in the energy sector, which wipes out more than Rs 2,00,000 crores of India’s GDP, is not at all sustainable.
Renewable Energy
Funding solar projects needs Govt. push: Experts
18 January 2012
According to experts, captive power generation offers immense potential for converting into solar based power consumer. However, this change requires a mandatory push from the government through regulations or incentives.
Small Hydro: Too Small for a National Mission?
28 November 2011
As India braces itself for an over-ambitious Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission, it also has to deliberate the prospects of developing other renewable energy resources. Of all the non-conventional renewable energy sources, small hydro represents the highest density resource.
BLUE REVOLUTION: Charting South Asia’s Water Future
September, 2011
Water is a scarce natural resource with multifaceted uses cutting across class, economic and political boundaries. Evaluating and recognizing the importance of water in different spheres of life is where the trouble begins.
Water Security in South Asia: Issues and Policy Recommendations
09 February 2011
This brief is largely based on several discussions organised at Observer Research Foundation over a period of time. These discussions were enriched by the presence of some of the well-known experts on water issues in the country.
Climate Change
The Globalisation and Climate Change Paradox: Implications for South Asian Security
July 11, 2011
The interpretation of security through the prism of Westphalia1 for the past three centuries now stands under scrutiny. Traditional state-centric security narratives are giving way to a more complex discussion on security.
Sustainable development and climate change-Sunjoy Joshi and Marlies Linke.
05 January 2011
In this book, the authors explore the persistent dissonances in the climate debate with the aim of identifying the harmonies that can help the world compose a common sympathy that accounts for the concerns, expectations and aspirations of all stakeholders.
End monopoly in Coal sector by introducing competition, say experts
24 February 2010
India is the third largest coal producer and the coal industry one of the oldest sectors of commercial involvement




Discussion on

"Cyber Security" Discussing Internet Freedom in South & Southeast Asia.
Wednesday, 22 April 2014
(11:30 AM To 1:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall



Interaction with

"Students from Russian School"
Friday, 25 April 2014
(3:00 PM To 5:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall



Conference on

"Cyber Security" Debating data localization and its effect on the Web
Friday, 2 May 2014
(11:00 AM To 1:30 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall



Roundtable Discussion on

"Withdrawal and its Limitations: The Future of Afghanistan"
Monday, 5 May 2014
(10:30 AM To 1:30 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall



Conference on

"Utilizing Military Veterans to Add Value to Developmental Initiatives in Rural and Semi-Urban Areas"
Tuesday, 6 May 2014
(10:00 AM To 4:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall



Conference on

"10th EU Enlargement Anniversary: Issues and Challenges"
Tuesday, 6 May 2014
(2:30 PM To 5:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Auditorium



Discussion on

"Nuclear Trends in West Asia"
Wednesday, 14 May 2014
(3:00 PM To 5:30 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall




Tuesday, 20 May 2014
(10:00 AM To 1:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall



"Stimson Maritime Conference"
10-11 June 2014 (10:00 AM to 5:00 PM)
Venue: Chennai
12 March 2014 (10:00 AM to 5:00 PM)
Venue: Kochi



ORF-ECC Conference on

"Perspectives on the Indo-Pacific Region"
30 June 2013 - 1 July 2013
(10:00 AM To 5:00 PM)
Venue: Moscow



Conference on

"United States Foreign Policy in International Perspective"
Tuesday, 21 October 2014
(10:00 AM To 5:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall



ORF-ZEIT Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius (Hamburg)

"4th Asian Forum on Global Governance"
26 October to 4 November 2014
(10:00 AM To 5:00 PM)
Venue: New Delhi










Nuclear Energy Report Card: 2013
8 April 2014
Ashish Gupta,

The time has come to evaluate the position of the Nuclear Power sector. Though it is contributing to the generation side, its overall share has declined from 4% (2012) to 3.4% (2013) due to dramatic increase in generation from other sectors.

Options for Increasing Viability of Investments in Solar Energy
8 April 2014
Praveen Kumar Kulkarni

Today in India, corporate companies / entities or the crony capitalist system is enjoying free equity due to the prevailing policies / political expediency: 1. through Accelerated Depreciation (AD) earning 19 to 24% Return on Equity (ROE)

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No splinternet
19 March 2014
C. Raja Mohan

India's challenges in negotiating a new framework for internet governance do not lend themselves to the old clichés of Indian diplomacy.

Taliban making political gains without any commitment
13 March 2014
Niharika Betkerur

Recent political developments suggest that the Taliban is taking measures to gain important political points while not committing to anything concrete.

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TRS may spoil the Congress's political game plan in Telengana
14 March 2014
T.V. Rajeswar

Since the Telangana Rashtra Samiti is likely to win most of the 17 Lok Sabha seats in the Telangana region on its own, its unwillingness to share the seats with the Congress party is understandable.

The 2014 elections could mark the start of 21st century politics in India
05 March 2014
Manoj Joshi

General elections of 2014 could well be the most interesting election they will witness in their lifetime. Several developments suggest that the elections could mark a big shift of the political paradigm and, in that sense, they could well mark the true beginning of 21st century politics in the country.

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We need a lean, mean fighting force
07 March 2014
Vishal Nigam

The Indian military desperately needs to enhance its defence preparedness. However, given the country's fiscal constraints, this must be done by modernising weapons systems, instead of adding more boots on the ground.

Managing the nation's defence, somehow
06 March 2014
Vikram Sood

15 years ago the cabinet had drawn up a 30-year submarine modernisation plan to have 24 submarines by 2030. Half-way through this period, we now have more than half of the 14 submarines which have completed three-fourths of their operational lives. What is more, the Navy is increasingly deployed on coast guard anti-terror duties and not for its primary role.

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Why India must revive its manufacturing sector
25 February 2014
Abhirup Bhunia

The most urgent need is to upgrade India's physical infrastructure to encourage domestic and foreign direct investment in the manufacturing sector.

Time to make villages attractive for tourists
21 February 2014
Jayshree Sengupta

India is now extending 'visa on arrival' to tourists from 180 countries to encourage tourism. But budget tourists, who aim at staying in small hotels/guest houses and not five-star hotels, face problems in finding clean and safe accommodation.

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Putin gives lessons in world politics
18 March 2014
Manoj Joshi

The US would be foolish to deepen the new Cold War atmosphere by trying to isolate Russia over Ukraine developments. As for China, that option is simply not open to them any more.

Obama's 'reset' button with Russia jammed beyond repair?
18 March 2014
Uma Purushothaman

In the end, every great power will have to accept the spheres of influence or "special interest zones" of other powers so that there are no clashes in interests.

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