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The MIRV leap that fires up India’s nuclear deterrence
International Affairs Mar 19, 2024

The MIRV leap that fires up India’s nuclear deterrence

As a China-specific missile, the successful test of the Agni-5 MIRV missile enables India to reach a milestone ...

India, stability, and ‘new world order’ - Global security from New Delhi’s vantage
International Affairs Mar 19, 2024

India, stability, and ‘new world order’ - Global security from New Delhi’s vantage

India has embarked on a large-scale infrastructure development program, ranging from highways to airports, a critical government-led push to provide the economy a strong base to build upon. ...

Politics of Russia’s elections
International Affairs Mar 18, 2024

Politics of Russia’s elections

Despite Putin’s overwhelming victory in the recent Russian presidential elections, a growing shift in the social attitudes of the citizenry was witnessed during this elections ...

Forecasts for oil demand growth in India: Hope or reality?
Energy Mar 16, 2024

Forecasts for oil demand growth in India: Hope or reality?

Trends in consumption growth in the last two decades suggest that IEA’s expectation of a decline in demand for petrol in India on account of growth in electric vehicles is optimistic ...

China’s Man in Malé
International Affairs Mar 15, 2024

China’s Man in Malé

Mohamed Muizzu is helping Beijing expand its presence in the Indian Ocean ...

A European-Central Asian strategy to counter Russia and China’s influence
International Affairs Mar 15, 2024

A European-Central Asian strategy to counter Russia and China’s influence

By guaranteeing significant investments in new supply chains and tackling poverty in the Central Asian nations, the EU can forge a coherent and mutually beneficial partnership with the region ...

China’s military ambitions
International Affairs | China Military Mar 14, 2024

China’s military ambitions

China’s annual parliamentary meetings offer a glimpse into its future direction. This year, amidst economic headwinds, a key takeaway is the continued surge in defence spending ...

Access to clean cooking fuels in India: The visible hand of policy
Energy Mar 13, 2024

Access to clean cooking fuels in India: The visible hand of policy

By 2030, only 77 percent are expected to have clean cooking fuel, leaving 1.9 billion with traditional sources of fuels ...

Minilateral momentum in South Asia
International Affairs Mar 13, 2024

Minilateral momentum in South Asia

The Nepal-India-Sri Lanka initiative could be used to pursue better people-to-people relations. ...

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Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan

Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan

Dr Rajeswari (Raji) Pillai Rajagopalan is the Director of the Centre for Security, Strategy and Technology (CSST) at the Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi.  Dr Rajagopalan was the Technical Advisor to the United Nations Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) on ...

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Pratnashree Basu

Pratnashree Basu is an Associate Fellow, Indo-Pacific at Observer Research Foundation, Kolkata, with the Strategic Studies Programme and the Centre for New Economic Diplomacy. She works on maritime geopolitics in the Indo-Pacific with a focus on the South China Sea ...

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