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Modi bypasses mainstream media and takes to Twitter
Mahima Kaul
28 August 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's penchant for using social media to address the public directly has apparently caused a rift within India's mainstream press.
Assessing Indo-US defence ties
Manoj Joshi
20 August 2014
A lot of the things are hanging in the air because Indo-US relations are doing so as well. Given India's reticence in giving any kind of political shape to the partnership with the US, Washington is understandably stringing New Delhi along with promises. Modi's forthcoming visit to Washington DC could be an opportunity to move forward in some of the issues
India: Diversifying arms purchases
Siddharth Sivaraman and Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopal
13 August 2014
Technology is important, but who you get it from is even more important. U.S. drones in the Indian inventory would have a huge value in terms of messaging, to friends and foes alike. Strategic partnerships are among the best force multiplier options in an uncertain Asia, and India should leave no stone unturned.
Exploring net neutrality
Anahita Mathai
12 August 2014
With India seeking to connect the next billion, and becoming a key player in the global Internet debate, it is important to have clearly formed domestic policies. The combination of regulatory interest, corporate opposition and constitutional rights suggest that the time is right for a nuanced debate on net neutrality in India.
When it comes to internet governance, India is still engaging actively with the UN
Mahima Kaul
11 August 2014
A final draft resolution at the United Nations, passed in July 2014, has focused on the UN General Assembly's review process of World Summit on the Information Society outcomes implementation.
Reframing the global Internet ecosystem
Mahima Kaul
11 August 2014
As the conversations around internet governance become trapped in confrontational language, it is time to move the emphasis back to decision making that works for all
2014 Union Budget addresses IT needs
Osama Manzar
11 August 2014
The focus on broadband expansion in the Union Budget is timely to take the IT revolution to the next level: social inclusion, e-commerce, media, and distance education for India?s small towns and rural pockets.
An indefensible posture
C. Raja Mohan
08 August 2014
The Modi government should recognise the advantages of a defence diplomacy that mobilises external partnerships to accelerate India's defence modernisation, shapes its regional strategic environment and helps Delhi emerge as an indispensable element of a new balance of power system in the Indo-Pacific.
Knowing India's nuclear credentials
Samir Saran & Abhijit Iyer-Mitra
24 July 2014
Through concerted attack on India from the usual suspects in recent days, India is first being made the whipping boy for the failure of the American non-proliferation lobby in their own country. Then it has to accept blame for the complex relations the U.S. shares with Pakistan and China that is driving these Asian allies to increase their arsenals. Can we get real, please?
Ineffective strategy to fight insurgency
Deepak Sinha
24 July 2014
All insurgencies are political movements supported by the local population and can only be resolved through political means. The military establishment can only ensure that the rebel movement is sufficiently neutralised and violent action curtailed.
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