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Vostok-22: Challenges of Diplomatic Promiscuity
Sep 04, 2022

Vostok-22: Challenges of Diplomatic Promiscuity

But New Delhi's decision to send a contingent of the Indian Army for the September 1-7 Vostok 2022 military drill in Russia's far east has raised eyebrows, particularly in the West that is trying to isolate Moscow after the Russian invasion of Ukraine. This is a major exercise involving more than 50,000 troops and 5,000 weapons units, including 140 aircraft and 60 warships, with the participation of troops from China, India, Laos, Mongolia, Nicar

Vote, both negative and positive
Feb 12, 2015

Vote, both negative and positive

Unlike the BJP, the focus of the AAP's campaign was not on lofty slogans, such as making a Delhi a 'smart city', but on issues that mattered to the public. No wonder it is commonly said that one should never underestimate the power of the common man.

Voter apathy in municipal elections
Jan 16, 2023

Voter apathy in municipal elections

A rising trend of voter apathy in municipal elections has been witnessed across the country

Walking the SCO tightrope
Jun 13, 2023

Walking the SCO tightrope

For steady growth in the face of fragile geopolitical contestations, New Delhi needs access to different platforms to pursue interests in multiple geographies

Water for Indian cities
Jun 04, 2010

Water for Indian cities

The seminar held in ORF Delhi called for a paradigm shift in understanding the various dimensions of the water crisis facing India

Water for Indian Cities: Government Practices and Policy Concerns
Jul 31, 2023

Water for Indian Cities: Government Practices and Policy Concerns

The demand for basic infrastructure and services in Indian cities has increased phenomenally due to rapidly growing populations. Such unmet demands often adversely affect the quality of urban life, the economic productivity, as well as the process of sustainable development. The main purpose of this brief is to highlight the problems involved in improving access to water supply in Indian cities faced with a severe water shortage crisis. A case st

We are all Sinologists now
Jun 10, 2020

We are all Sinologists now

Effective public policy needs sound public debates. If New Delhi is to have a serious China strategy, it must be predicated upon how best India can al

We aren't in midst of a new Cold War
Jun 21, 2017

We aren't in midst of a new Cold War

The text of the speech delivered by ICWA Director General, Nalin Surie, at the 2nd India Think Tank Forum in New Delhi.

West Asia as a laboratory of minilaterals for India and the US
May 12, 2023

West Asia as a laboratory of minilaterals for India and the US

From New Delhi’s perspective, these minilaterals in the Middle East offer wider geopolitical and geoeconomic connections with critical partners

West Asia's changing contours
Nov 26, 2013

West Asia's changing contours

The US interest in West Asia is declining as domestic economic and political uncertainties make it look more and more inwards. The shale oil and gas boom is transforming energy markets with the US likely to emerge as the world's biggest combined oil and gas producer this year. These trends are reshaping the regional order in West Asia and New Delhi will have to respond pro-actively to preserve and enhance its own interests in a strategically crit

West Asian countries will have to develop their path to democracy: Experts
Mar 19, 2014

West Asian countries will have to develop their path to democracy: Experts

At a conference on "Transformations in West Asia: The Next Steps" in Delhi, speakers said each country must develop its unique path to achieve democracy, based on the historical and current social, political and economic context.

What a US-Pakistan nuclear deal could mean for India
Oct 12, 2015

What a US-Pakistan nuclear deal could mean for India

India has seen this movie before and it does not have a happy ending. As the idea of a nuclear deal between the United States and Pakistan gains some traction in Washington, Delhi is unlikely to lose much sleep.

What did Moon's India visit achieve?
Jul 18, 2018

What did Moon's India visit achieve?

A closer look at what the recent trip meant for bilateral ties between Seoul and New Delhi.

What do Sri Lanka’s protests mean for India?
Jul 12, 2022

What do Sri Lanka’s protests mean for India?

New Delhi is concerned about the political scenario panning out in Sri Lanka but has chosen to not interfere in their domestic issue.

What does India’s new Australia Group admission mean for its old NSG bid?
Feb 09, 2018

What does India’s new Australia Group admission mean for its old NSG bid?

If India is not celebrating too much, it is because India has not been able to get membership in the group that New Delhi covets most — the NSG.

What does India’s satellite trouble mean for its space ambitions?
Apr 05, 2018

What does India’s satellite trouble mean for its space ambitions?

Reported problems with a new communications satellite have once again placed New Delhi’s space capabilities under scrutiny.

What does Maldives’ parliament elections mean for India and China?
Apr 29, 2024

What does Maldives’ parliament elections mean for India and China?

With this electoral victory, Muizzu is more politically stable, incentivising him to tone down his anti-India rhetoric and reconcile with Delhi while

What does Sri Lanka moving closer to China mean for India?
Oct 14, 2020

What does Sri Lanka moving closer to China mean for India?

Given the trajectory of the China relations — Sri Lanka’s ‘India First’ policy will obviously be confined to bilateral security issues and New

What does the new 2+2 Dialogue mean for the India-Japan relationship?
Jun 10, 2019

What does the new 2+2 Dialogue mean for the India-Japan relationship?

One of the primary objectives for both New Delhi and Tokyo is to prevent the rise of a unipolar Asia dominated by one single hegemonic power. It is this political objective that has been driving the relationship.

What does Trump’s Iran deal withdrawal mean for India’s security?
May 14, 2018

What does Trump’s Iran deal withdrawal mean for India’s security?

Though the decision itself may not have been surprising, the consequences could be serious for New Delhi’s security.

What does Xi’s Myanmar visit mean for India’s China anxieties?
Jan 24, 2020

What does Xi’s Myanmar visit mean for India’s China anxieties?

The trip produced a mixed outlook for New Delhi’s perceptions of Beijing’s inroads in the wider Indo-Pacific.

What India can do for its neighbours?
Aug 16, 2012

What India can do for its neighbours?

Indian presence is already being felt across the South Asian region, more than in the past. The situation is still evolving. The question is: Should India allow things to continue taking the evolutionary route or jack-boot its way, which is neither des irable, nor workable - and hence unthinkable for New Delhi too!

What Putins visit means for India-Russia ties
Dec 02, 2021

What Putins visit means for India-Russia ties

The Russian president, who will be in New Delhi on December 6, is not just coming to maintain the ‘special, privileged strategic partnership’, but to also deepen bilateral relations

What the Marshall plan can teach India about China-Pakistan economic corridor
Jan 10, 2017

What the Marshall plan can teach India about China-Pakistan economic corridor

The CPEC may be a bilateral endeavour, but New Delhi cannot ignore its spillover effects on regional governance and regime creation in South Asia

What the PM must get right with Nawaz Sharif and Sheikh Hasina
Jun 03, 2013

What the PM must get right with Nawaz Sharif and Sheikh Hasina

While Dr. Manmohan Singh must necessarily wait for Nawaz Sharif to determine the pace at which he might be comfortable moving forward with India, in the case of Bangladesh, the burden is entirely on Delhi to implement the historic agreements it had negotiated with Dhaka.

What the upcoming polls hold for South Asia
Jan 07, 2024

What the upcoming polls hold for South Asia

Hasina’s victory will likely put Delhi-Dhaka relations under more scrutiny -with the West expecting India to be vocal about the state of democracy in Bangladesh

What will Rajapaksa’s return mean for India-Sri Lanka relations?
Nov 29, 2019

What will Rajapaksa’s return mean for India-Sri Lanka relations?

A closer look at what Sri Lanka’s recent election results may mean for ties between New Delhi and Colombo.

When Singh meets Kerry
Jun 26, 2013

When Singh meets Kerry

The construction of the India-US strategic partnership in the 2000s was an entirely unexpected political bonus. Making it work now is an absolute necessity for both Delhi and Washington as they struggle to cope with a challenging environment at home and abroad.

Why a licence scheme is not an option to resolve India-Sri Lanka fishermen dispute
Mar 07, 2023

Why a licence scheme is not an option to resolve India-Sri Lanka fishermen dispute

While New Delhi is alive to the realities of the ground situation vis a vis IMBL and the UNCLOS notification, to the governments in India, it is as mu

Why China’s growing military might in Tibet should worry India
Mar 04, 2020

Why China’s growing military might in Tibet should worry India

The rising tempo of Chinese deployments in Tibet should be of concern to New Delhi.

Why Did India Merely Observe Exercise Talisman Sabre 2023?
Aug 18, 2023

Why Did India Merely Observe Exercise Talisman Sabre 2023?

Despite earlier reports that India would actually participate in the Australia-U.S. led military exercise, New Delhi remained an observer of the latest iteration.

Why France is a reliable strategic partner for India
Jan 20, 2020

Why France is a reliable strategic partner for India

From geopolitics to space cooperation, Paris has always been supportive of New Delhi’s decisions

Why inconsistent Pakistan policy is India’s best bet for now
Feb 06, 2018

Why inconsistent Pakistan policy is India’s best bet for now

Policymakers in New Delhi face dilemmas from Pakistan, which are two-fold — the real threat Pakistan poses and India’s available responses.

Why India fears Trump’s emerging Afghanistan approach
Dec 28, 2018

Why India fears Trump’s emerging Afghanistan approach

A weaker American presence would only compound New Delhi’s existing Afghan conundrum.

Why India Insists on Keeping Gilgit Baltistan Firmly in the Kashmir Equation
Jun 03, 2015

Why India Insists on Keeping Gilgit Baltistan Firmly in the Kashmir Equation

India's objections to Pakistan's plan of holding an election in Gilgit-Baltistan region and New Delhi's protests to Chinese activity there need to seen in the wider context of Sino-Pak nexus.

Why India is a big factor in Pakistani polls
Jun 11, 2018

Why India is a big factor in Pakistani polls

Any association with New Delhi is still seen as a kiss of death in Pakistani politics.

Why India Needs More Aircraft Carriers
Sep 22, 2022

Why India Needs More Aircraft Carriers

New Delhi just commissioned its first indigenously built major warship. It will need more to challenge Beijing on the high seas.

Why India still doesn't have a Pakistan policy
May 25, 2018

Why India still doesn't have a Pakistan policy

Despite 70 years of unremitting and implacable hostility, New Delhi still does not know how to deal with Islamabad.

Why India's military isn’t getting the weapons it needs
Aug 06, 2020

Why India's military isn’t getting the weapons it needs

New Delhi's labyrinthine procurement organization is an obstacle to the country's national security. And the external security threats that India confronts, especially that from Beijing, will not miraculously disappear.

Why Modi’s visit to the US matters
Sep 23, 2021

Why Modi’s visit to the US matters

New Delhi has a key role in ensuring that the broader coalition of like-minded partners in the Indo-Pacific is sustained

Why postponing the new India-US dialogue matters
Jun 30, 2018

Why postponing the new India-US dialogue matters

New Delhi and Washington need to be mindful of the larger Asian strategic issues that have brought the two closer in the first place.

Why sidelining Jammu and Kashmir Police is dangerous
Feb 15, 2020

Why sidelining Jammu and Kashmir Police is dangerous

There is a growing sense in the police bureaucracy that all decisions big or small will be taken from New Delhi or in concurrence with the wishes of p

Why UN’s report and sanctions are unlikely to change Myanmar
Aug 29, 2018

Why UN’s report and sanctions are unlikely to change Myanmar

The UN report may not change India’s official position on Myanmar and New Delhi will continue its constructive engagement with the country

Why US-North Korea deal is good news for India
Jun 15, 2018

Why US-North Korea deal is good news for India

With trade sanctions lifted, New Delhi can engage in substantive economic ties with Pyongyang.

Will India join China's maritime Silk Road?
Feb 19, 2014

Will India join China's maritime Silk Road?

From the Chinese perspective, it was a smart move to invite India to join the maritime Silk Road project. But Delhi is likely to be torn between two competing ideas ? working with China in the maritime domain and the long-standing goal of limiting Beijing's influence in the Indian Ocean.

Will India’s Trump Fears Ease With the New US Asia Reassurance Initiative Act?
Jan 05, 2019

Will India’s Trump Fears Ease With the New US Asia Reassurance Initiative Act?

New Delhi will be hoping that Congress can continue to rein in Trump’s worst instincts.

Will Japanese PM find a solution to the nuclear deadlock?
Dec 26, 2011

Will Japanese PM find a solution to the nuclear deadlock?

Whether Japan and India could find an acceptable compromise formula for civilian nuclear agreement that would address their respective concerns will be the main subject of discussion at the India-Japan Annual Summit in New Delhi on December 27-29.

Will Khaleda Zia's India visit lead to improved ties?
Oct 27, 2012

Will Khaleda Zia's India visit lead to improved ties?

The visit of Begum Khaleda Zia to New Delhi, her first visit as the Opposition leader, suggests a change in the thinking of her party, BNP. And it is likely to turn into a major breakthrough in the India-Bangladesh relations, marking a new beginning in the relations.