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South Asia South Asia Weekly 44
Nov 03, 2008

South Asia South Asia Weekly 44

Sri Lankan President unveiled the biggest ever war budget in the history of the country in view of the ongoing war with the Tamil Tigers. The budget has seen the massive rise of 7% in the war expenditure to a record 1.6 billion dollars in the year 2009.

South Asia Weekly | Volume IX; Issue 44
Nov 03, 2016

South Asia Weekly | Volume IX; Issue 44

USAID pledges $791 million in fresh aid to Afghanistan to support Afghan-led development programmes and other roundups

'Surgical strikes day' is just a pre-election dose of patriotic political fodder
Sep 24, 2018

'Surgical strikes day' is just a pre-election dose of patriotic political fodder

All that the UGC’s mindless action has done is betray its intellectual bankruptcy in playing up to the fake nationalism that is sought to be generated through repeated invocations of the so-called surgical strikes, which seem to always be brought up when elections approach.

A change in the Maldives
Sep 26, 2018

A change in the Maldives

India must seize the moment and rebuild the bilateral relationship

A global pandemic and globalisation
Apr 12, 2020

A global pandemic and globalisation

From re-nationalisation of manufacturing to more restricted flow of people, prepare for a new world

A new class of zero days and autonomous weapons systems
Nov 12, 2018

A new class of zero days and autonomous weapons systems

What if there was a new class of zero days on the horizon? What if, even if it was a known zero day, it wouldn’t necessarily be able to be patched,

A new twist in global politics
Sep 28, 2018

A new twist in global politics

US foreign policy is steadily renouncing multilateralism while China is stepping into its shoes

Aarogya Setu App and its many conflicts
Jun 06, 2020

Aarogya Setu App and its many conflicts

As India still does not have a Personal Data Protection law in place, it would be unwise to expand the scope of Aarogya Setu far beyond its original p

After Balakot, one eye on the Dragon
Aug 14, 2019

After Balakot, one eye on the Dragon

As China innovates its aerial platforms and weaponry to match the US Air Force, the Indian defence-industrial planning will have to be more ambitious.

After WTO what?
Sep 21, 2018

After WTO what?

The WTO has been considerably weakened.

Ajit Doval's new job description won't change India's national security management
Oct 15, 2018

Ajit Doval's new job description won't change India's national security management

Making the NSA the chairman of the Strategic Policy Group of the National Security Council could be part of an effort to paper over the real problems relating to the dysfunctional defence system.

Amidst a pandemic, Donald Trump signs order to mine on the moon
Apr 13, 2020

Amidst a pandemic, Donald Trump signs order to mine on the moon

On the anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's (and humankind's) first journey into space, the US Executive Order, stipulating that Americans should have the right use the resources of space, rings outrageous.

Armed forces need sober political leadership not the spurious praise of electoral season
Apr 29, 2019

Armed forces need sober political leadership not the spurious praise of electoral season

What the armed forces seek is sober political leadership and sustained attention to their organisational and resource problems.

Article 370 and Pakistan’s false outrage
Aug 12, 2019

Article 370 and Pakistan’s false outrage

The intention behind removing Article 370 has been to encourage further investment and improve the security in Kashmir.

Assessing the Belt and Road Initiative
May 02, 2019

Assessing the Belt and Road Initiative

We should not play down the geopolitical consequences of the Chinese-led globalization that BRI v.2.0 represents.

Assessing the ‘new Bretton Woods’ moment
Dec 22, 2020

Assessing the ‘new Bretton Woods’ moment

As in 1944, two challenges lie ahead — to fight the warfare today and build a better tomorrow. Economic policy must be effective on the run and forw

Australia-Japan-India trilateral sets sights on supply chain resilience
Oct 03, 2020

Australia-Japan-India trilateral sets sights on supply chain resilience

China’s assertive behavior is the glue that holds the Australia-Japan-India trilateral together.

Beyond the South Asia-centric notion of neighbourhood
May 30, 2019

Beyond the South Asia-centric notion of neighbourhood

As India’s interests move beyond its borders, the fixation with South Asia-centric notion of neighbourhood can no longer serve as a useful analytica