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Geopolitics is shifting. India must be prepared
Dec 19, 2019

Geopolitics is shifting. India must be prepared

Continued efforts at looking beyond immediate horizons is required.

Gradually burying non-alignment
Sep 15, 2016

Gradually burying non-alignment

The non-alignment movement has become the first casualty of New Delhi's rise in the rapidly shifting global world order.

Great power berserk: Fair is foul, foul is fair
Jul 27, 2012

Great power berserk: Fair is foul, foul is fair

Has New Delhi forgotten its breast beating against cross-border terrorism in Kashmir atleast since 1989? How will it ever raise that issue again having voted along with the west which stands for cross border terrorism by US, France, UK, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey against Syria?

Greater scope for cooperation: Kazakh envoy
May 12, 2007

Greater scope for cooperation: Kazakh envoy

There was a great scope for expanding economic ties between India and Kazakhstan, said Kazakh Ambassador to India, Kairat Umarov, at an interaction in Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi.

Grey areas of Indo-US diplomacy must be resolved
Dec 23, 2013

Grey areas of Indo-US diplomacy must be resolved

Why was Devyani Khobragade allowed to employ Sangeeta Richards in her home in the first place despite the fact that her father is employed with the US embassy in New Delhi? It is worrying that as of now Indian diplomats and consuls can take just about anybody they want with them for their posting overseas. There is no detailed dive on the assistant's threat perception nor periodic review of the likely vulnerability.

Growing Russia-India-China tensions: Splits in the RIC strategic triangle?
Mar 18, 2020

Growing Russia-India-China tensions: Splits in the RIC strategic triangle?

There are growing tensions in New Delhi’s engagement within this arrangement and its other alignments.

Gujral Releases Book on Maldives
Jul 08, 2008

Gujral Releases Book on Maldives

NEW DELHI, AUGUST 7, 2008: Mr. Inder Kumar Gujral, former Prime Minister of India, on Thursday released a book on "Small States Security Dilemma: A Maldivian Perception" at Observer Research Foundation.

Has Mehbooba Mufti run out of ideas to deal with J&K?
Aug 29, 2016

Has Mehbooba Mufti run out of ideas to deal with J&K?

It is clear that the CM Mehbooba Mufti has run out of ideas to deal with the situation in J&K and is looking for a way out from New Delhi.

Hassan Rouhani in India: Will India-Iran ties match the rhetoric?
Feb 16, 2018

Hassan Rouhani in India: Will India-Iran ties match the rhetoric?

As New Delhi welcomes Rouhani, the two sides will be hoping to assuage each other’s concerns even as they will try to build partnership, which has often struggled to match the rhetoric surrounding it.

Houthi rebels drag India into Red Sea crisis
Jan 03, 2024

Houthi rebels drag India into Red Sea crisis

States are no longer insulated from distant geopolitical realities. As India has witnessed, trade and supply chain linkages can extend conflicts to uninvolved states

How India came around to talking to the Taliban
Sep 26, 2020

How India came around to talking to the Taliban

New Delhi is set to take on a greater role in Afghanistan’s peace process.

How India can beat China in Nepal
Apr 14, 2018

How India can beat China in Nepal

New Delhi must be hopeful that this successful visit will undo the damage done by the “unofficial blockade” of 2016.

How long can India’s China juggle last?
Jan 18, 2019

How long can India’s China juggle last?

While New Delhi continues to walk a fine balance, its ability to sustain this approach remains to be seen.

How PM Modi's trips are securing India's defence
Jun 17, 2014

How PM Modi's trips are securing India's defence

Narendra Modi's visits out of New Delhi last week have emphasised the new government's understanding of India's Grand Strategy. In some ways, it marks a continuity with the policy of past governments, but in important ways it presages a departure.

How US-Russia ties affect India
May 27, 2019

How US-Russia ties affect India

The stagnation in US-Russia relations does not augur well for New Delhi's strategic interests. It's a throwback to the Cold War, when India had to choose between the two countries

How will recent tensions impact India’s Tsentr 2019 participation?
Aug 27, 2019

How will recent tensions impact India’s Tsentr 2019 participation?

New Delhi’s expected involvement amid recent tensions with some other participants will make for interesting dynamics.

Hubris, Biases, and Overlearning: A Historical Analysis of How India Missed Pakistan’s Nuclear Coup
Jan 05, 2022

Hubris, Biases, and Overlearning: A Historical Analysis of How India Missed Pakistan’s Nuclear Coup

Intelligence agencies are prone to exaggerate an adversary’s capabilities. Indian intelligence in the mid-1970s, meanwhile, severely underestimated Pakistan’s nuclear cunning. For a crucial part of those years, India could not identify AQ Khan’s clandestine nuclear activities to acquire Uranium enrichment technology. This brief names three reasons: hubris, biases, and overlearning from one’s experiences. For New Delhi, this is as much a p

Human Rights and US Foreign Policy: Implications for India and China
Apr 28, 2021

Human Rights and US Foreign Policy: Implications for India and China

Human rights issues have been a cornerstone of US foreign policy since the end of the Cold War. This paper examines Washington’s human rights focus on India and China under former President Donald Trump, and identifies trends under the current Joe Biden administration. The paper notes an emergent US bipartisan approach to refocus on Beijing’s human rights record following a period of policy dissonance owing to concerns to protect its economic

Ideological changes unlikely in China's domestic and foreign policies
Feb 19, 2013

Ideological changes unlikely in China's domestic and foreign policies

A former director at the Cabinet Secretariat, D.S. Rajan, says that though India-China relations are peaceful for the time being, New Delhi cannot lower its guard as China's intentions are not clear with regard to the border issue.

In Kashmir, power eludes those who wield it
May 31, 2019

In Kashmir, power eludes those who wield it

A look at why the stalemate in relations between New Delhi and Srinagar persists.

Independent Kashmir Impossible:
Sep 26, 2005

Independent Kashmir Impossible:

An independent country for the Kashmiris is impossible and can remain only as a dream, said Sardar Mohd. Abdul Qayyum Khan, former President and former Prime Minister of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), while delivering an address at Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi, on September 26, 2005.

India (re)discovers the Indian Ocean
Aug 23, 2019

India (re)discovers the Indian Ocean

Disputes with Pakistan and China limit India’s sea projection. But the country has a growing need to protect vital sea routes and this changes its approach. Ties with America and Russia influence New Delhi’s posture

India - A counterweight to the rise of China
Sep 17, 2014

India - A counterweight to the rise of China

China has a somewhat limited aim to keep India as a neutral in their real battle that for pre-eminence in East Asia, where they are pitted against the Japan-US combine. India has no real stakes in the conflict, and it is not as if Japan supports the Indian position on our borders with China or Jammu & Kashmir. Yet, New Delhi needs to handle the issue with a great deal of care.

India and Australia: From 4,000 nautical miles to 22 yards
Oct 24, 2019

India and Australia: From 4,000 nautical miles to 22 yards

Ties between India and Australia are wide-ranging: from geostrategic cooperation and trade, to soft power mechanisms such as cricket and tourism. This paper makes a case for improving bilateral relations between New Delhi and Canberra. While there are substantial opportunities for trade and investment flows between the two countries, the engagements have been largely underdeveloped over the years. The immense scope of complementarities between th

India and Cambodia expanding bilateral relations on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit
Nov 22, 2022

India and Cambodia expanding bilateral relations on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit

New Delhi’s determination to adhere to a rules-based order and autonomy places Cambodia at a better junction to navigate its path vis-a-vis China

India and Canada Relations: The Long Road to Recovery
Oct 16, 2019

India and Canada Relations: The Long Road to Recovery

India and Canada’s relationship is yet to develop to its full potential. This paper examines the ideological and strategic divergences between India and Canada that have shaped their bilateral engagement over the years. It argues how diaspora politics and the presence of Khalistan sympathisers in Canada has affected New Delhi’s interest in seeking a broader relationship with Ottawa. The paper points to the potential of economic relations that

India and China in Central Asia: Understanding the new rivalry in the heart of Eurasia
Feb 17, 2020

India and China in Central Asia: Understanding the new rivalry in the heart of Eurasia

After the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, India established official ties with the five former Soviet Republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan; so did China. In recent years, both India and China have come up with different strategies to strengthen their respective ties with these resource-rich economies, collectively called the Central Asian Republics (CARs). China’s strategy is the ambitious Belt and Roa

India and Cyber Power: The Imperative of Offensive Cyber Operations
Nov 03, 2022

India and Cyber Power: The Imperative of Offensive Cyber Operations

Defensive cyber operations are necessary to protect a network. At the same time, Offensive Cyber Operations (OCOs) cannot be neglected in military planning and should get as much attention as defensive cyber missions. Given the massive requirements for investment in cyber military capabilities geared for OCOs, this paper makes a case for the importance of OCOs for India. It outlines a roadmap for New Delhi to achieve effective OCO planning.

India and great power politics in the Indo-Pacific
Nov 13, 2019

India and great power politics in the Indo-Pacific

India needs to do a more convincing job as a beneficial strategic partner of ASEAN by boosting its domestic economic reforms agenda, enhancing regional connectivity, and increasing its presence in regional institutions. ASEAN too should be more specific in its expectations from New Delhi.

India and Iran: More than what meets the eye
Aug 23, 2017

India and Iran: More than what meets the eye

It is in New Delhi’s interests to maintain cordial relations with Iran.

India and Israel: Conflicted Friends Look to the Future
Oct 27, 2015

India and Israel: Conflicted Friends Look to the Future

India's ability to separate the Palestinian issue from Indo-Israeli relations could be tested in the future. As the security situation in Israel and the Palestinian territories deteriorates and Israel faces greater international pressure to negotiate an end to the conflict, it may not be long before Tel Aviv turns to New Delhi for diplomatic support.

India and its neighbours
Jan 05, 2012

India and its neighbours

There is an increasing realisation in New Delhi about the cross-benefits available to the country on social, political, economic and strategic fronts from its neighbours as they are bound to benefit from healthy bilateral and multilateral arrangements encompassing the entire South Asian region.

India and the Afghan Taliban
Dec 04, 2017

India and the Afghan Taliban

While there is common ground between India and the US in Afghanistan, the intricacies are complex, and for now only provide an ecosystem for New Delhi and Washington to work together on containing the Taliban.

India and the Sri Lankan Peace Process
Apr 21, 2004

India and the Sri Lankan Peace Process

Sri Lanka¿s new Foreign Minister, Lakshman Kadirgamar, has indicated the importance, and relevance of India to the Sri Lankan context, by visiting New Delhi within days of his being sworn in. His visit to India even before the conclusion of the Indian electoral exercise was testimony to the mood in Colombo for increasing New Delhi¿s role and involvement in the Sri Lanka peace process.

India Announces Republic Day Chief Guest: French President Emmanuel Macron
Jan 05, 2024

India Announces Republic Day Chief Guest: French President Emmanuel Macron

New Delhi and Paris have a lot in common in terms of their strategic perspectives on a free, open, inclusive, and prosperous Indo-Pacific.

India as the gateway to the world?
Jul 07, 2010

India as the gateway to the world?

Nowhere else is the confusion and contradiction in Sri Lanka's foreign relations more palpable than in Sri Lanka's 'India policy'. The Government of the day has no problem acknowledging the silent but significant Indian support for 'Eelam War IV' despite domestic developments and international pressures on New Delhi.

India can't ignore Rohingya Muslim crisis
Sep 15, 2017

India can't ignore Rohingya Muslim crisis

It demands New Delhi fulfil its obligations as a natural regional power and one lobbying for a permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council.

India could help shape a whole new global consensus
Feb 12, 2024

India could help shape a whole new global consensus

The Davos model of globalization is in need of a successor that New Delhi could potentially offer

India Draws a Line in the 5G Sand
May 19, 2021

India Draws a Line in the 5G Sand

After last summer’s clashes with China, New Delhi may finally be ready to leave ambiguity behind—and side with the West.

India Engages Myanmar
Dec 06, 2022

India Engages Myanmar

What explains New Delhi’s greater engagement with the country’s military government?

India expands diplomatic efforts amid border standoff with China
Jun 05, 2020

India expands diplomatic efforts amid border standoff with China

For New Delhi, the pressure from an unrelenting China is pushing India farther away — and leading it to deepen its security partnerships.

India faces the China wall in its NSG drive
May 31, 2017

India faces the China wall in its NSG drive

Since India submitted its formal membership application to the NSG in May 2016, Beijing publicly expressed its objection to it.

India has a bigger worry than LAC. China now expanding military footprint in Indian Ocean
Jun 12, 2020

India has a bigger worry than LAC. China now expanding military footprint in Indian Ocean

The Navy needs a strategy of distant power projection. By employing a plan for sustained presence in the Western Pacific, New Delhi can show its resolve to Beijing.

India is Embracing a ‘Net Security Provider’ Role in the Indian Ocean Region
Mar 11, 2024

India is Embracing a ‘Net Security Provider’ Role in the Indian Ocean Region

New infrastructure built by India in Mauritius demonstrates New Delhi’s commitment to cementing its security presence in the IOR.

India is ill-prepared for the changing dynamics in Afghanistan
Feb 16, 2019

India is ill-prepared for the changing dynamics in Afghanistan

India has a range of interests to protect in Afghanistan. For far too long New Delhi’s reliance on Washington’s role as a security provider has been its major vulnerability.

India is not a bystander in the AUKUS saga
Sep 25, 2021

India is not a bystander in the AUKUS saga

Observers in New Delhi profess mixed feelings — some joy for Australia, but more commiseration with France

India is still losing to China in the border infrastructure war
Oct 01, 2018

India is still losing to China in the border infrastructure war

Unless India accelerates the pace of the physical border infrastructure build-up, New Delhi will face serious difficulties in any future confrontation with China.

India Joins the Afghan Peace Negotiations
Mar 26, 2021

India Joins the Afghan Peace Negotiations

Long sidelined by Islamabad, Moscow, and Beijing, New Delhi is finally taking a seat at the table.

India losing its clout in South Asia
Jan 08, 2014

India losing its clout in South Asia

Beyond personalities and politics, there is one basic question we need to ask ourselves: Why even 66 years after independence, is New Delhi's influence in its region shrinking instead of expanding?

India losing its plot in the Maldives
Jun 22, 2018

India losing its plot in the Maldives

New Delhi has learnt over the years that direct intervention often comes at a price. Sometimes, it is worth playing the longer game rather.