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New Delhi’s Indian Ocean outreach
Jun 01, 2017

New Delhi’s Indian Ocean outreach

India’s recent outreach to Sri Lanka and Mauritius suggest a renewed focus on the Indian Ocean region.

New Delhi’s Nepal conundrum
May 21, 2020

New Delhi’s Nepal conundrum

The present inflection point in Indo-Nepalese border tensions has evolved into an awkward position where neither of the two states can realistically b

New Delhi’s new regional calculus
Mar 09, 2021

New Delhi’s new regional calculus

India is giving peace a chance from a position of strength, after showing it can adequately defend its interests when challenged

New Delhi’s options in the face of Beijing’s stance on Kashmir
Aug 23, 2019

New Delhi’s options in the face of Beijing’s stance on Kashmir

China’s bid to ‘internationalise’ the issue could push India to hurt its larger neighbour’s interests.

New Delhi’s recent Kashmir policy has hurt its international reputation but not its real position
Mar 02, 2020

New Delhi’s recent Kashmir policy has hurt its international reputation but not its real position

Externally, New Delhi has inconsistently wavered between attempting to influence the international debate on Kashmir and treating it as a purely domes

New Delhi’s salience in the Afghan matrix
Sep 17, 2020

New Delhi’s salience in the Afghan matrix

The possible return of the Taliban, backed by Pakistan, is a challenge. But don’t count India out

New urban governance exemplars: A glance at Delhi's Bhagidari model
Mar 12, 2013

New urban governance exemplars: A glance at Delhi's Bhagidari model

The Delhi Government's Bhagidari programme with all its pitfalls and challenges comes as a refreshing idea in the context of urban governance. Given its potential to transform state-ctizen interface, there is need to give it statutory backing. Also, there is enough space for forther improvement of the programme.

On Delhi, the Centre’s move goes against the spirit of federalism
Mar 18, 2021

On Delhi, the Centre’s move goes against the spirit of federalism

In short, the principle of subsidiarity demands that India’s national government take some cues from global trends and cede more powers to the city government in capital territory. The current bill by the Centre not only betrays the concept of “cooperative federalism” often espoused by the Union government, but will further complicate governance in India’s fastest growing mega-city.

Pakistan Minister's visit to Delhi
Dec 15, 2012

Pakistan Minister's visit to Delhi

New Delhi's focus in the talks with Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik is on the bilateral agenda- especially justice for the plotters of the 26/11 attacks on Mumbai. But it is in India's interest to widen the conversation to include the latest developments in Afghanistan where Islamabad has begun to make some big moves.

Planning for Delhi’s water sector
Aug 30, 2021

Planning for Delhi’s water sector

A review of the water challenges in Delhi and the draft master plan for the city’s water supply and needs

Powershift in Colombo is Delhi's opportunity
Jan 12, 2015

Powershift in Colombo is Delhi's opportunity

As a new government led by Maithripala Sirisena takes charge in Colombo, New Delhi has a valuable opportunity to arrest the drift in bilateral relations over the last few years. The Modi government, less constrained internally than the UPA government, is in a good position to rebuild the partnership with Sri Lanka that occupies a vital position on India's maritime frontiers to the south.

Proposing a new governance structure for Delhi
Apr 01, 2021

Proposing a new governance structure for Delhi

A two-tier structure, with elected municipalities for each city district, which share power in a regional government with central representatives, can be a viable model

Putin's Delhi visit: A new journey of rediscovery
Dec 09, 2014

Putin's Delhi visit: A new journey of rediscovery

Russian President Putin's Eurocentric approach and having a Europeanist as his primary foreign policy advisor seem to be impacting on his policy towards Asia. The clout that the Orientalists and Indologists once had in the Kremlin is well and truly gone, and the relationship is that much weaker for it.

Questionable role of police in Delhi tragedy; time for police reforms
Mar 02, 2020

Questionable role of police in Delhi tragedy; time for police reforms

A close look at the pattern of violence perpetrated by criminal elements establishes beyond doubt that the violence had spread because of the failure

Rainwater harvesting strategy of Delhi government
Jul 31, 2020

Rainwater harvesting strategy of Delhi government

The Delhi government has launched several initiatives to improve people’s access to water. In this article, the method followed in rainwater harvest

Redefining ‘power’ in South Asia: An assessment of the Kathmandu-Delhi-Dhaka nexus
Aug 25, 2023

Redefining ‘power’ in South Asia: An assessment of the Kathmandu-Delhi-Dhaka nexus

In an evolving demand-supply equilibrium in South Asia, India is now emerging as an invisible hand that is facilitating economic integration, trade, a

Renewed interest in internet governance in New Delhi: US cyber official
Feb 21, 2015

Renewed interest in internet governance in New Delhi: US cyber official

With the new government in New Delhi, there is a renewed interest in internet and internet governance in India, according Mr. Thomas Dukes, US Deputy Coordinator for Cyber Affairs. He said the Digital India initiative has been revived and the Government's interest and investment in furthering it is clearly visible.

Reviving the Cairo-Delhi Axis
Dec 04, 2022

Reviving the Cairo-Delhi Axis

Present-day geopolitics has provided a unique opportunity for both India and Egypt to bolster their relations

Rules-Based Maritime Security in Asia: A View from New Delhi
Aug 17, 2020

Rules-Based Maritime Security in Asia: A View from New Delhi

The Rules-Based Order (RBO) underpins the global maritime trading and security system. A subject of growing discussion and debate in strategic studies circles, it is seen by many as a prerequisite for seaborne trade and commerce, and a crucial factor in formulating national security policy. While many Asian powers have a shared understanding of the principles of maritime conduct, regional states have tended to situate the RBO within the framework

SC gives back Delhi's elected government its powers — but misses a historical chance
Jul 06, 2018

SC gives back Delhi's elected government its powers — but misses a historical chance

The Supreme Court did award NCR's elected government due authority. But, by leaving reserve subjects with the LG, it contradicted a global governance trend.

Statehood for Delhi: Is it practical?
Mar 05, 2015

Statehood for Delhi: Is it practical?

The Aam Aadmi Party's unprecedented electoral victory in Delhi has revived the debate on full statehood to Delhi. But how practical is the statehood for the national capital? What are the issues? To discuss these issues, ORF organised a panel discussion with experienced bureaucrats, academics and experts.

The Agni Prime Missile: Shifts in New Delhi’s ‘missile thought’?
Jul 11, 2023

The Agni Prime Missile: Shifts in New Delhi’s ‘missile thought’?

While India’s missile thought is certainly evolving, it is yet to be seen if its flagship nuclear-oriented ballistic missiles are meant to further i

The Bhagidari Programme of Delhi Government
Jun 04, 2008

The Bhagidari Programme of Delhi Government

In January 2000, the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi initiated a 'Bhagidari Programme' as an attempt to resolve the various problems being faced by the city's residents. Smt. Sheila Dikshit, the Honorable Chief Minister of Delhi, visited the Observer Research Foundation campus on April 10, 2008 to make a presentation on the programme. The discussion was facilitated by Ambassador M. Rasgotra. This discourse is an abridged documen

The Delhi Blasts: What Next?
Nov 09, 2005

The Delhi Blasts: What Next?

The three synchronised Delhi blasts of October 29,2005, have proved¿¿if further proof was needed¿¿that the motivation and the morale of the pan-Islamic jihadi terrorists belonging to the International Islamic Front (IIF) formed by Osama bin Laden in 1998 continue to remain undamaged, despite the successes scored by our security agencies in neutralising many of their sleeper cells.

The Delhi-Beijing battle in South Asia
Jan 06, 2021

The Delhi-Beijing battle in South Asia

It is India that is not only challenging China when it comes to the major ideas of our times, but is also standing up and confronting China to preserve its vital interests.

The Evolving Arc of New Delhi-Canberra Ties
Mar 09, 2023

The Evolving Arc of New Delhi-Canberra Ties

Trust-based partnerships are re-defining the global landscape today and India is moving ahead with a degree of seriousness not seen in recent history.

The Galwan Valley India-China skirmish is a gamechanger for New Delhi
Jun 18, 2020

The Galwan Valley India-China skirmish is a gamechanger for New Delhi

This time around, it is probably fair to say that no “Wuhan spirit” can salvage bilateral relations.

The Hague-Delhi Initiative on Global Governance
Nov 22, 2012

The Hague-Delhi Initiative on Global Governance

Observer Research Foundation (ORF) and the Hague Institute for Global Justice (THIGJ) recently hosted the second workshop of 'The Hague Initiative on Global Governance' in New Delhi between 21st and 23rd November, 2013.

The history of dialogue in Kashmir does not inspire confidence in Delhi’s latest move
Oct 25, 2017

The history of dialogue in Kashmir does not inspire confidence in Delhi’s latest move

Any solution to the Kashmir issue requires a two track process involving the domestic separatists and the Pakistanis.

The Maldives votes for freedom - but Delhi can't rejoice yet
Sep 28, 2018

The Maldives votes for freedom - but Delhi can't rejoice yet

India should be pleased with the Maldives choosing democracy over dictatorship. But it should not imagine that China's powerful influence will pale in Male anytime soon.

The priorities for Sheikh Hasina in Delhi
Oct 03, 2019

The priorities for Sheikh Hasina in Delhi

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s four-day official visit to India, will be underscored by serious concerns which will challenge Delhi-Dhaka ties.

The US approach to the Russian federation will not determine the interaction of New Delhi and Moscow
Apr 13, 2019

The US approach to the Russian federation will not determine the interaction of New Delhi and Moscow

Samir Saran, ORF President, spoke to Russian newspaper Izvestia on the sidelines of Valdai Club and ORF dialogue last week, on the importance of India

The ‘Green’ in Delhi’s Draft Master Plan: Weighed and Found Wanting
Dec 27, 2021

The ‘Green’ in Delhi’s Draft Master Plan: Weighed and Found Wanting

With increasing awareness of the role that a healthy and clean environment plays in the well-being of societies, governments are adopting environment-friendly approaches in the conduct of development activities. This brief examines the environment planning proposals contained in the draft Master Plan for Delhi (MPD) for the period 2021-41. Although the MPD proposes many new ideas to improve prevailing conditions as well as a framework to monitor

Time for Delhi and Jakarta to get serious
Dec 12, 2016

Time for Delhi and Jakarta to get serious

Smaller states in the region are now looking to India to act as a balancer in view of China's growing influence and PM Modi must make the most of President Jokowi's arrival by getting serious

To Delhi, via State capitals
May 08, 2012

To Delhi, via State capitals

With the Delhi Durbar at its dysfunctional worst, power is flowing away from Delhi to State capitals, where some strong men and women are ruling. India's external partners tend to see this with much greater clarity than the domestic observers of Delhi's current listlessness.

Tracking Water Sources for Delhi
Nov 04, 2022

Tracking Water Sources for Delhi

A review of Delhi’s water sources reveals that there is a shortage of supply even though water is tapped both within and outside the state for suppl