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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







"The Resolution of Conflict in Former Yugoslavia"
Wednesday, 7 October 2015
(3:00 PM To 5:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall



Book launch and Discussion

"To the brink and back" by Sh Jairam Ramesh
Friday, 09 October 2015
(2:30 PM To 5:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Kolkata



Talk on

"China's military reforms and implications for foreign policy"
by Mr. D S Rajan
Saturday, 10 October 2015
(11:00 AM To 1:00 PM)
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"CYFY 2015"
14-16 October 2015
(10:00 AM To 6:00 PM)
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"Japan's Perspectives on Regional Security"
Monday, 26 October 2015
(6:00 PM To 9:00 PM)
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ORF-ZEIT Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius (Hamburg)

"5th Asian Forum on Global Governance"
25 October to 3 November 2015
(9:00 AM To 5:00 PM)
Venue: Hyatt Regency, New Delhi




"Climate Adaptation: Global Policies and Local Actions"
Monday 2 November 2015
(9:00 AM To 2:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall



"Joint Event with Carnegie?"
Wednesday, 4 November 2015
(10:00 AM To 6:00 PM)
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Book Presentation

"The BRICS and the Future of Global Order"
Wednesday, 25 November 2015
(3:00 PM To 5:00 PM)
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"Delegation from Academy of World Watch, Shanghai"
Tuesday, 8 December 2015
(11:00 AM To 2:00 PM)
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"2nd ORF Kalpana Chawla Annual Space Policy Dialogue"
17-18 March 2016
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September 2015: The Problem of Plenty - India
29 September 2015
Lydia Powell and Akhilesh Sati,

The problem of plenty is the theme that comes to mind in both the domestic and the international context when we look at the key developments in the energy sector in September.

Should coal production increase when demand for electricity is falling?
29 September 2015
Ashish Gupta,

In 2014-15, Coal India Limited (CIL) increased coal production by 32 million tonnes (mt) which means a production growth of 9 per cent.

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Giants of Asia in Silicon Valley
30 September 2015
Manoj Joshi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping have just made back to back visits to the United States.

China's slowdown: An opportunity to boost Indo-Africa ties
29 September 2015
Richa Sekhani

In light of Africa's increasing dependency on and trouble with Chinese actors, African leaders are beginning to look beyond China in an attempt to diversify.

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NDA-II prefers controlling people's lives to changing things for the better
28 September 2015
Manoj Joshi

The NDA II government seems to be displaying a controlling streak rather early in its tenure.

US, India and security in the Asia-Pacific
28 September 2015
Darshana M Baruah

That India-US ties are at the nexus of a new beginning shaping the Indo-Pacific is no surprise.

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Mapping Next Big Steps in India-US defence partnership
01 October 2015
Sylvia Mishra

As the power balances of the 21st century shift, Indo-US defence partnership will not be solely about defence commerce. Instead this vital partnership flows from geopolitical interests.

Modi places big bets for India in Silicon Valley
29 September 2015
Ashok Malik

If all goes well, India and the US could partner at the ICANN high table, in the sort of Security Council of Internet governance.

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Modi's masterclass alone is not enough
1 October 2015
Sandeep Bamzai

Modi's forays into the global investment hot spots will pay dividend only if we reform ourselves,

GDP growth a good sign
30 September 2015
Jayshree Sengupta

During the US visit, PM Narendra Modi reiterated that India is the fastest growing economy among large countries in the world.

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