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Talking and Fighting with Pakistan
The Modi government, like several earlier governments, have been faced with the dilemma of how to talk to Pakistan. India can avoid this dilemma if it develops military options to respond to Pakistan's transgressions,
 
Asian Security Dynamics
 
Tianjin blasts: Lessons for India
Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
20 August 2015
Does the Tianjin blasts have any lessons for India? India has several large chemical industry clusters, particularly in Tamil Nadu and Gujarat. Despite the dual-use applications of many of these materials, the control of hazardous chemicals has not been exactly foolproof. For India, the threat is manifold.
 
India and the NPT need each other
Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan and Arka Biswas
18 August 2015
The failure of the recently concluded NPT Review Conference has highlighted the challenges the international community faces. India, as always, did not participate in the conference, but India has an important stake in the survival of the regime.
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Space Security
 
Keep Space Code of Conduct moving forward
Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
23 July 2015
The negotiations on Space code of Conduct, set to begin in New York, provide an opportune moment for states to narrow down their differences and help establish a comprehensive instrument. The EU must be patient and develop the necessary consensus so that it establishes a strong support base, vital for the longevity of the code.
 
India's space agenda: What should the Modi Govt. do?
Rajeswari Rajagopalan
16 July 2015
Commercial interests in the outer space domain calls for new innovative thinking if India has to be able to retain its presence. The Indian political leadership needs to take ownership of this domain and dictate new plans and priorities for the future.
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Indian Defence
 
It's time for India to rethink its nuclear policy
Pushan Das
21 August 2015
Does New Delhi need to review its nuclear doctrine to avoid misunderstanding or miscalculation in an ever-changing global and regional security environment?
 
India's Reluctance on Multilateral Naval Exercises
Pushan Das & Sylvia Mishra
29 July 2015
Given the centrality of the Indian Ocean to its national security, it is time for India to leverage existing and emerging multilateral platforms to engage deeply with partner countries and take on a greater leadership role in the Indian Ocean Region.
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Procurement & Self Reliance
 
Why India’s defence procurement is problematic?
Deba R Mohanty
10 April 2012
A country that spends 15 per cent of its Central expenditure on national defence (armed forces and DRDO) and 23 per cent on national security (armed forces and all other security forces like para-military, police) must explain to its citizens as to whether its spending on security is justifiably utilised or not.
 
From MIC to NSIC
Deba Ranjan Mohanty
11 October 2011
Nomenclature notwithstanding, the evolution of an Indian National Security Industrial Complex (NSIC) must be watched with interest and caution.
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Non-Traditional Security
 
Moves to enhance response to CBR attacks
Astik Sinha
27 December 2011
The recent Indian government’s decision to equip 800 police stations in 80 cities with radiation monitors is a clear indication of how serious the threats posed by chemical, biological and radioactive (CBR) weapons is being taken.
 
Winning the aerospace tech battle
Deba R Mohanty
29 August 2011
India had recently decided to partner Russia in a joint project known as Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA). A project like this is a rarity, like Brahmos, that India can ill afford to lose. Prudence would demand employment of a realist strategy of engagement by India in convincing the Russians to expand the scope of involvement.
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Energy/Coal/Power
 
Living with Low Oil Prices
25 August 2015
Lydia Powell and Akhilesh Sati

Global energy news in the month of August was dominated by the fall in oil prices. Around the third week of August WTI prices breached the floor of $ 40/bbl.

 
Delhi must think twice before going solar
25 August 2015
Ashish Gupta,

The Delhi Dialogue Commission recently presented the draft solar policy for Delhi in a meeting with Non Government Organisations (NGO's),

 
 
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International
Modi in the Gulf
11 August 2015
C. Raja Mohan

That Narendra Modi's two-day trip to the UAE this weekend is the first prime ministerial visit since 1981 underlines the story of New Delhi's.

 
Getting close to an integrated South Asia
10 August 2015
Geethanjali Nataraj

The ministers of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal have laid out a sound draft of the Motor Vehicles Agreement (MVA).

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National
Modi's government seems to have lost its Mojo
17 August 2015
Manoj Joshi

It is difficult to avoid the impression that the Modi government has lost its mojo. The main reason for this is that instead of overhauling a machine that had gone bust,

 
'Indian diaspora' in India
07 August 2015
Sanjeev Ahluwalia

Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Bengal continue to supply cheap labour to the rest of India today, just as they did in colonial times to British plantations in Guyana,

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Terrorism
Biggest threat to India is from the ISI, and not IS
07 August 2015
Ashok Malik

It would appear Pakistan's ISI and the army are talking up the Islamic State presence to divert attention from and in a sense even mainstream the Taliban.

 
The meaning of the Gurdaspur attacks
06 August 2015
Vikram Sood

What the country saw in Gurdaspur was a police force in neglect as it made up its deficiencies of equipment and training with its courage. A smarter force,

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Economy
Creating jobs for youth a big task for Govt
17 August 2015
Sanjeev Ahluwalia

In any event whilst the macro-economic variables are tweaked, direct, rapidly deployed interventions for growth and employment are needed to meet expectations.

 
India preparing to join Apec club
10 August 2015
Richa Sekhani

The Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation Organisation (APEC) presents the right opportunity for India to be a part of this changing global trade system.

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