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Resurgence of Al-Qaeda in South Asia Post-US Drawdown
International Affairs | Neighbourhood | Defence and Security | Terrorism | Internal Security Jul 10, 2015

Resurgence of Al-Qaeda in South Asia Post-US Drawdown

An examination of the prospects for al-Qaeda following the US drawdown in Afghanistan and the likely threats which the region, and India in particular, might face in the future. A supplementary scrutiny of ISIS, and the group's possible expansion in the region, is also proffered. ...

The Dance of the Elephant and the Dragon: The Promise and Perils of Sino-Indian Relations
International Affairs | Indian Foreign Policy | China Foreign Policy May 18, 2015

The Dance of the Elephant and the Dragon: The Promise and Perils of Sino-Indian Relations

Why is it that despite sharing significant commonalities, India and China remain trapped in a relationship that projects them as inevitable rivals? This paper examines the promise of these bilateral relations and attempts to sound the death knell to the old narrative. ...

India’s Participation in the NSG: Capturing the Debate
International Affairs | Indian Foreign Policy | Great Power Dynamics | Defence and Security | Nuclear Security Apr 27, 2015

India’s Participation in the NSG: Capturing the Debate

The paper examines how the Nuclear Suppliers Group has evolved over the years and the role the Group defines for itself. It also attempts to provide a more nuanced understanding of the consequences of India's NSG-membership. ...

Nuclear Developments in Iran: Comprehending the Indian View
International Affairs | Indian Foreign Policy | Defence and Security | US Foreign Policy | Nuclear Security Apr 21, 2015

Nuclear Developments in Iran: Comprehending the Indian View

This paper examines Indian policies and decisions on Iran's nuclear programme and reveals a number of critical factors which have influenced New Delhi on this matter in varying degrees. ...

Centre-State Relations in India: Time for a New Framework
Domestic Politics and Governance | State Level Politics | National Politics Apr 09, 2015

Centre-State Relations in India: Time for a New Framework

This paper assesses the major shifts that have occurred in the country's federal system in the last three decades. It also provides a list of recommendations to improve Centre-state relations in India. ...

India’s Small Satellite Mission: Time for the Next Leap Forward
Defence and Security | Space Apr 04, 2015

India’s Small Satellite Mission: Time for the Next Leap Forward

The paper analyses small satellite activities within India in various institutions and identifies the opportunities as well as the gaps. ...

Modi in Mauritius: Renewing a Special Relationship
International Affairs | Neighbourhood | Indian Foreign Policy | Indian Ocean Mar 10, 2015

Modi in Mauritius: Renewing a Special Relationship

On the eve of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit, M. Ganapathi, former High Commissioner of India to Mauritius, analyses India-Mauritius ties and suggests areas of cooperation to further strengthen the relationship. ...

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J. M. Mauskar

J. M. Mauskar

Spending more than 34 years as a Public Servant as an officer of the Indian Administrative Service he has had ’hands on’ experience of International Trade, Investment Promotion, Overseas Investments, International Contracts, Dynamics of Petroleum Sector and Environmental issues, especially ...

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Preeti Kapuria

Preeti Kapuria was a Fellow at ORF Kolkata with research interests in the area of environment development and agriculture. The approach is to understand the linkages between biodiversity ecosystem functioning and ecosystem services and to examine how environmental governance participatory ...

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