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After Abe: Implications for India
Jul 16, 2022

After Abe: Implications for India

As the leader who gave an impetus to forge closer ties between Japan and New Delhi, Shinzo Abe’s death comes as a blow for India.

AI governance outlook: A Global South perspective
Jan 04, 2024

AI governance outlook: A Global South perspective

The GPAI and G20 can play a paramount role in the non-weaponisation of AI and related technologies, and in ensuring that developing countries get equa

AIIMS पर हुए साइबर हमले ने ‘भारत’ की महत्वपूर्ण कमज़ोरियों को उजागर किया है!
Dec 28, 2022

AIIMS पर हुए साइबर हमले ने ‘भारत’ की महत्वपूर्ण कमज़ोरियों को उजागर किया है!

डिजिटलीकरण की कोशिशों के चलते भारत आज साइबर हमलों का निश�

Ambassadors to Pakistan
Nov 12, 2012

Ambassadors to Pakistan

Delhi must bite the bullet and make the political case for moving forward boldly with Islamabad and Dhaka. Nothing will demonstrate India's commitment to transforming its relations with its neighbours more than an early visit to Pakistan by the Prime Minister.

Ambiguities galore: Verify before placing trust
Jul 27, 2005

Ambiguities galore: Verify before placing trust

At first glance, the July 18 India-US joint statement promises a giant leap forward in bilateral relations and a paradigm shift in the US policy towards India. The agreement undoubtedly is a testimony to the growing trust and meaningful strategic partnership between New Delhi and Washington.

Amid COVID–19, India’s Modi and Australia’s Morrison plan virtual prime ministerial summit
May 07, 2020

Amid COVID–19, India’s Modi and Australia’s Morrison plan virtual prime ministerial summit

New Delhi and Canberra are likely to conclude the much-awaited Mutual Logistics Sharing Pact — as well as other agreements covering science and technology and public administration.

An A-SAT test ban can wait: India needs to widen kinetic A-SAT capabilities
Jan 25, 2023

An A-SAT test ban can wait: India needs to widen kinetic A-SAT capabilities

New Delhi aptly abstained from supporting the US-led resolution. It should not lose sight of the importance of an A-SAT triad.

An arms race? And to what end?
Mar 22, 2004

An arms race? And to what end?

By announcing the American decision to ¿nominate¿ Pakistan as a ¿major non-NATO ally¿, US Secretary of State Colin Powell may have done a calculated disservice to the ongoing peace process between Islamabad and New Delhi. His reference to greater military-to-military cooperation with Islamabad may have stirred,

An indefensible posture
Aug 08, 2014

An indefensible posture

The Modi government should recognise the advantages of a defence diplomacy that mobilises external partnerships to accelerate India's defence modernisation, shapes its regional strategic environment and helps Delhi emerge as an indispensable element of a new balance of power system in the Indo-Pacific.

An Indo-French maritime partnership
Mar 08, 2018

An Indo-French maritime partnership

For New Delhi, a nautical pact with France sends a strong message to India’s geopolitical antagonists in maritime Asia

Andaman and Nicobar can lift India’s maritime capacity
Jan 14, 2023

Andaman and Nicobar can lift India’s maritime capacity

The strategic location of these islands demands New Delhi’s full attention as it can open new vistas for India’s maritime strategy

Another Afghan peace push and a role for India
Sep 19, 2020

Another Afghan peace push and a role for India

New Delhi’s engagement after America’s exit must build on its resonating vision of a stable and plural Afghanistan

Anti colonial leader now holds neo colonial coat tails
Feb 22, 2013

Anti colonial leader now holds neo colonial coat tails

Did Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru fight British colonialism? If they did, is it not ironical that New Delhi should be seen to be supportive of the French neo-colonial effort in Mali?

Are we kneeling before terror?
Nov 09, 2005

Are we kneeling before terror?

The October 29 serial blasts in Delhi are a warning to all of us who are basking in the afterglow of a make-believe harmony across the Line of Control. Opening bus routes, transit points, good wishes, hugs, flowers, smiles are all fine and necessary in one way to engage a neighbour who has been more of an adversary in the past half-a-century of its existence.

As India chase $5 trillion economy, it faces daunting tasks to improve life
Nov 14, 2019

As India chase $5 trillion economy, it faces daunting tasks to improve life

The transition to a $5 trillion economy will require many drastic changes, especially in the pace of urbanisation.

As India turns 71, what is the rising global power’s vision for the world?
Aug 15, 2018

As India turns 71, what is the rising global power’s vision for the world?

India requires a “consensus” — a new proposition that will not only guide its own trajectory for the better part of the 21st century, but one that appeals to communities around the world.

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

Assessing Indo-US defence ties
Aug 20, 2014

Assessing Indo-US defence ties

A lot of the things are hanging in the air because Indo-US relations are doing so as well. Given India's reticence in giving any kind of political shape to the partnership with the US, Washington is understandably stringing New Delhi along with promises. Modi's forthcoming visit to Washington DC could be an opportunity to move forward in some of the issues

Australia and India : A People-based Partnership
Jul 22, 2009

Australia and India : A People-based Partnership

Senator Chris Evans visited the Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi on July 22 and spoke on the close cultural ties that have been forged between the two countries, the safety of Indian students in Australia and migration prospects in the future.

Australia-India 2+2 Dialogue: Converging Interests
Sep 23, 2021

Australia-India 2+2 Dialogue: Converging Interests

New Delhi and Canberra have had to bear the brunt of increasingly belligerent Chinese behavior in the Indo-Pacific, pushing their bilateral relationship to new heights.

Australian Defense Minister’s India Trip: A Sign of Growing Defense Ties
Jun 29, 2022

Australian Defense Minister’s India Trip: A Sign of Growing Defense Ties

Canberra and New Delhi need to streamline their defense and security agenda on an accelerated pace in the face of pressure on both from Beijing.

Australia–India scripting a ‘new chapter’ in bilateral relations
Mar 01, 2022

Australia–India scripting a ‘new chapter’ in bilateral relations

Given the changing geopolitics, both Canberra and New Delhi are keen to move beyond mere rhetoric and build a robust partnership

Banking on each other: India, Russia and the new era of global politics
Dec 06, 2021

Banking on each other: India, Russia and the new era of global politics

President Putin’s visit to New Delhi to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi is hugely symbolic and strategic

Be a Benevolent Big Brother: Shujaat Hussain
Mar 31, 2005

Be a Benevolent Big Brother: Shujaat Hussain

A lively and frank debate on India-Pakistan relationship marked the meeting between a high-powered delegation from Pakistan led by former Prime Minister Chaudhary Shujaat Hussain and an Indian team of senior diplomats, strategic analysts, commentators and policy makers led by former Indian Foreign Secretary M Rasgotra, who is presently, International Affairs Adviser, Observer Research Foundation (ORF), New Delhi, at ORF, Campus on March 31, 2005.

Been there, done that
Jul 14, 2015

Been there, done that

Twenty-five uninterrupted years of mostly weak coalition governments at the Centre may have closed political options in Jammu and Kashmir, but now that we have a majority government in New Delhi, decisions may be easier.

Beijing's South Asia
Jan 03, 2015

Beijing's South Asia

Delhi's economic decision-makers, with their inward orientation, appear to have no capacity to think of a strategy for regional integration in partnership with China, or any other great power. The best it can come up with is to establish an official study group that can spin out the Chinese proposals for a few more years.

Best practices in Metro security
Aug 25, 2010

Best practices in Metro security

Informed and aware passengers and staff members remain two of the most effective counter-terrorism measures to safeguard vulnerable mass transit systems like Delhi Metro.

Better governance for improved air quality
Nov 22, 2022

Better governance for improved air quality

Despite the Delhi government’s efforts to improve the air quality, a thick layer of smog continues to shroud Delhi

Betting on connectivity: Afghanistan’s China-Pakistan Economic Corridor ambitions
Jun 07, 2023

Betting on connectivity: Afghanistan’s China-Pakistan Economic Corridor ambitions

Kabul’s possible induction into CPEC raises sovereignty and strategic concerns for New Delhi

BJP's Beijing
Sep 10, 2014

BJP's Beijing

If Modi is a strong leader who is bringing greater purposefulness to India's China policy, Xi is even more powerful at home. He has conveyed a strong interest in transforming relations with New Delhi and is willing to explore opportunities with Modi.

Blinken’s India Visit Goes Off Smoothly
Jul 30, 2021

Blinken’s India Visit Goes Off Smoothly

Despite concerns that the Biden administration’s focus on human rights and democracy would entail sharp criticism of New Delhi, Blinken’s visit highlighted the many areas of bilateral synergy.

Border paradox
Mar 24, 2015

Border paradox

Unlike many other countries where China is making risky investments, Delhi is a more credible long-term economic partner for Beijing. If China is ready for a genuine consultative approach with India and is willing to facilitate serious tie-ups between companies in both countries, Modi should embrace President Xi Jinping's Silk Road initiative.

Breaking from traditional politics: AAP adds new dimensions to the Indian polity
Mar 01, 2014

Breaking from traditional politics: AAP adds new dimensions to the Indian polity

Notwithstanding the fact that Arvind Kejriwal had to resign as Delhi Chief Minister because he could not get through the Jan Lokpal Bill in the Assembly and BJP and Congress accusation that Kejriwal quit after creating an excuse for doing so, Kejriwal and AAP have not lost their popularity among the people of Delhi.

BRICS and BRI: China Aims for Strategic Alignment
Aug 17, 2023

BRICS and BRI: China Aims for Strategic Alignment

China has twice broached the matter of expanding the membership of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa): first, at the 2017 Xiamen Summit, and again, more recently, at the 14th BRICS Leaders’ Meeting in June 2022 convened virtually under the chairmanship of Beijing. With China and India locked in a stalemate along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the Chinese proposal has raised concerns in New Delhi. This brief examine

BRICS sees rekindling of India-Russia romance
Oct 17, 2016

BRICS sees rekindling of India-Russia romance

Sino-Indian ties have been going downhill for the last few years. At the BRICS summit, India sought to re-engage Russia more substantively.

BRICS Summit: India will have an upper hand at bilateral talks with China
Jul 25, 2018

BRICS Summit: India will have an upper hand at bilateral talks with China

New Delhi should also be aware that a US-China trade spat opens up new possibilities for India, both vis-à-vis Beijing and Washington, and it should not be hesitant to exploit them

BRICS, Steel, Mortar....and Money
Apr 04, 2012

BRICS, Steel, Mortar....and Money

The unity and purpose of BRICS has been the target of speculation and scepticism from various quarters. With the Delhi Declaration, BRICS members have been able to assuage such doubts as they have begun to create a credible hedge against traditional global narratives of security and development.

Bridging the gap: India Bangladesh relations
Aug 21, 2010

Bridging the gap: India Bangladesh relations

India and Bangladesh relations got a new boost following Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's brief visit to Bangladesh recently, demonstrating New Delhi's keenness in enhancing bilateral relations.

Budget 2004: The Power Sector Review
Jul 15, 2004

Budget 2004: The Power Sector Review

Budget 2004, despite the change of regime in New Delhi, maintains the much required continuity for critical power sector reforms to achieve the country¿'s "Power for All" objective by 2012 and double installed capacity to over 200,000 MW .The salient features in the budget vis-a-vis the power sector are:

Budget 2023: Amrit Kaal for development diplomacy?
Feb 03, 2023

Budget 2023: Amrit Kaal for development diplomacy?

With G20 ruling 2023, New Delhi is bound to utilise its development cooperation allocations for forging new alliances and establishing sustainable par

Budget must focus on defence
Feb 17, 2015

Budget must focus on defence

The Modi Government's first real annual Budget is perhaps its most important test after flunking the Delhi Assembly examination. While businessmen will be watching it to gauge the intentions and determination of the Government to create a pro-business atmosphere, it will be equally eagerly watched by the armed forces community for its modernisation targets.

Building a bridge to Tokyo
Jun 03, 2013

Building a bridge to Tokyo

New Delhi must take full advantage of the geopolitical opportunity that the Japanese connection offers us. As democracies, both India and Japan are open societies and committed to a liberal world order. Through visits and agreements, the two sides have now laid the infrastructure for their strategic partnership.

Building a new world
Mar 16, 2012

Building a new world

The ORF-hosted BRICS Academic Forum's recommendations to the 4th BRICS Leaders Summit, to be held in New Delhi on March 29, seek to set the agendas for global governance reforms and sustainable development and map out a new geography of cooperation.

Building up connections in Central Asia
Jan 27, 2022

Building up connections in Central Asia

Since 1991, New Delhi's ties with the Central Asian countries have developed slowly despite a shared culture and trade links via the ancient Silk Road

Calls for India to play the Taiwan card grow louder
Jul 10, 2020

Calls for India to play the Taiwan card grow louder

As tensions simmer between New Delhi and Beijing, some have called for India to focus on developing stronger relations with Taiwan.

Campus clashes are outcome of larger ideological battle
Mar 01, 2017

Campus clashes are outcome of larger ideological battle

The fallout between the ABVP and the Left is a reflection of the ongoing, intense ideological war between the Left and the RSS.

Can India host the Olympics?
Oct 30, 2010

Can India host the Olympics?

Noted sports writer Mr. R. Mohan says that India could host the Olympic Games from 2030s if it learns to stick to schedules and avoid scandals, which had brought bad name initially in the case of the Delhi Commonwealth Games.

Can India make headway in the Nuclear Suppliers Group in 2018?
Jun 14, 2018

Can India make headway in the Nuclear Suppliers Group in 2018?

Despite New Delhi’s continued hopes and some encouraging signs, significant challenges remain.