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Finding Solutions to Fishermen Transgressions in the India-Bangladesh Maritime Space
Neighbourhood | Maritime Infrastructure Aug 11, 2023

Finding Solutions to Fishermen Transgressions in the India-Bangladesh Maritime Space

Aiming to secure their marine resources in the Bay of Bengal, India and Bangladesh settled their maritime boundary in 2014. Despite the delimitation, however, fishers from both countries continue to commit unlawful forays into each other's sovereign waters, leading to the enforcement of punitive measures ...

Lessons from transboundary waste trade: Why India should focus on the judicious use of its own waste
Indian Economy | Climate, Food and Environment | Development | Sustainable Development Aug 11, 2023

Lessons from transboundary waste trade: Why India should focus on the judicious use of its own waste

This paper examines two types of waste on which India can explore transboundary waste-trade opportunities and challenges: farm-produce waste and municipal solid waste. Using lessons learnt from trade between other countries, the paper argues that while India can augment its economy through increased waste exports ...

Conceptualising an inclusive future of work in India
Development | Sustainable Development | Skilling | Education Aug 11, 2023

Conceptualising an inclusive future of work in India

The rise of modern technologies may drastically alter the employment landscape in India, potentially displacing large portions of the workforce. India requires an inclusive future of work that retains those currently in work while also creating sufficient new opportunities for the growing labour force. This ...

Tehrik-E-Labbaik Pakistan: The New Face of Barelvi Activism
Neighbourhood | Terrorism Aug 11, 2023

Tehrik-E-Labbaik Pakistan: The New Face of Barelvi Activism

The emergence of the Tehrik-E-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) as the largest religious political party in the country has introduced a new, aggressive element in Pakistan’s polity. Although the TLP does not have an armed militant wing, it has demonstrated both its street power and the strength ...

The road to peace in Kashmir: Public perception of the contentious AFSPA and PSA
Neighbourhood | Defence and Security | Terrorism | National Politics | Internal Security | Indian Defence Aug 11, 2023

The road to peace in Kashmir: Public perception of the contentious AFSPA and PSA

The troubled state of Jammu and Kashmir is governed by two controversial laws – the Armed Forces (Jammu and Kashmir) Special Powers Act (AFSPA) of 1990 and its predecessor, the Jammu & Kashmir Public Safety Act (PSA), 1978. In the past few years, state security ...

An Examination of India’s Policy Response to Foreign Fighters
International Affairs | Neighbourhood | Terrorism Aug 11, 2023

An Examination of India’s Policy Response to Foreign Fighters

The phenomenon of individuals leaving their home country and making their way to conflict zones to join terror and insurgent groups is not new. In the past few years, however, the numbers of these “foreign fighters” have increased: thousands of people from more than 80 ...

The Kashmir that India Lost: A Historical Analysis of India’s Miscalculations on Gilgit Baltistan
Neighbourhood | Internal Security Aug 11, 2023

The Kashmir that India Lost: A Historical Analysis of India’s Miscalculations on Gilgit Baltistan

Since 1947, parts of Jammu and Kashmir have been under Pakistan’s illegal occupation, with India referring to the area as ‘Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK)’. The stolen region comprises two ethnically and linguistically different regions: what Pakistan calls, ‘Azad Jammu and Kashmir’ or AJK, which includes parts ...

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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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