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The Ukraine Conflict: Pathways to Peace
International Affairs Jan 27, 2023

The Ukraine Conflict: Pathways to Peace

Now in its twelfth month, the Ukraine crisis is caught in a protracted winter of war rather than one of frozen hostility or attempted peace. Most prognoses point towards continuing military action instead of dialogue in the near term. This is primarily because Russia and ...

The Draft Digital Personal Data Protection Bill 2022: Recommendations to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
Privacy & Data Protection | Law and Justice Jan 18, 2023

The Draft Digital Personal Data Protection Bill 2022: Recommendations to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

The recommendations are based on a stakeholder consultation organised by ORF on 1 December 2022. Although the authors have made the best efforts to give voice to the concerns of various stakeholder groups, this is not a consensus document and does not attribute comments to, ...

Is India the Next ‘Bright Spot’ for Global Investors?
Indian Economy | Economics and Finance | Economic Diplomacy Jan 12, 2023

Is India the Next ‘Bright Spot’ for Global Investors?

This report discusses India's economic resilience, investment opportunities, and growth amidst global turmoil, highlighting foreign investment, sectoral reforms, and geopolitical factors influencing India's status as a top emerging market. ...

Assessing Co-benefits from Metro Rail in India: Industrialisation and Land Value Capture Financing
Urbanisation in India | Urbanisation Jan 06, 2023

Assessing Co-benefits from Metro Rail in India: Industrialisation and Land Value Capture Financing

The report examines India's urbanization, highlighting rapid population growth, metro rail expansion, sustainable transport policies, and financing challenges, while assessing efforts in localization and revenue enhancement for metro systems. ...

A Conceptual Relook at the Indian Army’s Terminal Air Defence
Defence and Security | Indian Defence Dec 27, 2022

A Conceptual Relook at the Indian Army’s Terminal Air Defence

The ongoing Russia-Ukraine war has underlined the emerging realities of states’ air defence needs, including those for medium- and long-range air defence missile systems. The most important facet in the domain of air defence relates to terminal air defence—or the defence of a single object ...

A Conceptual Relook at the Indian Army’s Terminal Air Defence
Defence and Security | Indian Defence Dec 22, 2022

A Conceptual Relook at the Indian Army’s Terminal Air Defence

The ongoing Russia-Ukraine war has underlined the emerging realities of states’ air defence needs, including those for medium- and long-range air defence missile systems. The most important facet in the domain of air defence relates to terminal air defence—or the defence of a single object ...

Purpose, Platform, and Power: Advancing Trade Under India’s G20 Presidency
International Affairs | Development | Economics and Finance | International Trade and Investment Dec 14, 2022

Purpose, Platform, and Power: Advancing Trade Under India’s G20 Presidency

As India assumes the G20 presidency, it has the opportunity to further the cause of mutually beneficial, rules-based international trade at a time when the world is facing a series of multiple and overlapping political and economic crises. This paper opens by describing a confluence ...

Sanctions as a Weapon of War: The European Experience
International Affairs Dec 09, 2022

Sanctions as a Weapon of War: The European Experience

The Russia-Ukraine war has raged for over 10 months now, and the expectation of an easy Russian walkover over Ukraine has been belied. The war is witnessing strong and determined resistance from the Ukrainian forces, with the support of Western countries through arms and other ...

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Nikhila Natarajan

Nikhila Natarajan

Nikhila Natarajan is Senior Programme Manager for Media and Digital Content with ORF America. Her work focuses on the future of jobs current research in the field of machine learning and artificial intelligence digital innovation and strategy. Nikhila also tracks ...

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Premesha Saha

Premesha Saha is a Fellow with ORF’s Strategic Studies Programme. Her research focuses on Southeast Asia, East Asia, Oceania and the emerging dynamics of the Indo-Pacific region. Premesha’s other research interests include: Indonesia’s maritime strategy, India and Southeast Asia, India’s ...

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