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Reconnecting cities with waterfronts: India's path to sustainable waterfronts
Mar 28, 2024

Reconnecting cities with waterfronts: India's path to sustainable waterfronts

To reverse the adverse effects of industrialisation and rapid urbanisation on water bodies, India must implement sufficient and sustainable measures t

Reconnecting Punjab: Shahbaz Sharif's mixed signals
Dec 16, 2013

Reconnecting Punjab: Shahbaz Sharif's mixed signals

Delhi is aware that the Pak army continues to wield a veto over cooperation with India and the room for manoeuvre is limited for the civilian leaders. Yet India must encourage the leaders of the Punjab to intensify their engagement. Delhi must also strive to improve coordination and consultation with the state leadership in Punjab.

Reconstructing the dialogue
Jul 26, 2010

Reconstructing the dialogue

The day after External Affairs Minister, S.M. Krishna, left for Islamabad front-page headlines in mainstream English language dailies had set their preferred theme: "Krishna to nail Pak using Headley: In Islamabad Foreign Minister says he will harp on Headley revelation of ISI links to 26/11".

Record of Indian arms industry remains one of failure
Apr 11, 2013

Record of Indian arms industry remains one of failure

The demand for cash that all political parties have to contest elections has been the fountainhead that has created a bureaucratic, military and defence decision-making structure which ensures that we keep running at the same place when it comes to creating a vibrant military industry complex in the country.

Recurring fires in city hospitals
Dec 21, 2021

Recurring fires in city hospitals

The state needs to address the electrical maintenance issue at hospitals to ensure no such future tragedies take place

Red carpet for China's Xinjiang Governor
Oct 11, 2004

Red carpet for China's Xinjiang Governor

When the Indian establishment serenades Governor of China¿s Xinjiang province Ismail Tiliwaldi in the capital next week, it will revive deeply embedded memories from the past¿and hold a promise to a bold new future.

Red flag goes up on Dhaka
Dec 08, 2004

Red flag goes up on Dhaka

It would be folly to treat the threat issued to the Indian cricket team by a terrorist organisation based in Bangladesh as posing danger only to the players. The threat issued by Harkat ul-Jihad al-Islami (HuJI) poses a direct and serious danger to India because, despite denials by the Bangladesh Government, it is clearly an indication that terrorist groups affiliated to the Al Qaeda have made Bangladesh an operational base. The

Redefining India’s role in Afghanistan
Nov 27, 2021

Redefining India’s role in Afghanistan

he return of the Taliban had been in the making for a decade. Convinced that they have come to power through military means, the Taliban do not feel the need to form an inclusive government. Unlike other neighbouring countries, India had been hesitant in exploring engagement with the Taliban and ended up withdrawing from the country. However, it has legitimate interest in the stability of Afghanistan and enjoys goodwill among all communities.

Redefining multi-stakeholderism for internet
Nov 15, 2014

Redefining multi-stakeholderism for internet

Democratic multi-stakeholderism has the potential to mitigate the genuine concerns of sovereign nations in terms of protection of their cyber resources and infrastructure - not only from anonymous hackers and non-state actors, but also from the overarching surveillance mounted by the US and its allies.

Redoing India-China sums
Mar 23, 2015

Redoing India-China sums

The first round of boundary talks with China under the Narendra Modi government, taking place this week, is an opportunity for New Delhi to explore the territorial compromises necessary to resolve the longstanding dispute. With strong leaders at the helm in Delhi and Beijing, there are rising expectations that the two special representatives - Ajit Doval and Yang Jiechi - will be able to find an early breakthrough on the boundary dispute.

Reducing Radiation: Navigating Nuclear Security
May 30, 2014

Reducing Radiation: Navigating Nuclear Security

While India has instituted pretty stringent measures, some of which are lacking in even other key nuclear players, India has done a bad job of advertising to the global community of what it has done. This has meant poor appreciation of India's efforts in the area of Nuclear Security.

Reevaluating Bioweapons Amid Global Political Fragility
Jan 04, 2023

Reevaluating Bioweapons Amid Global Political Fragility

Unstable political systems, ineffectual international organisations, and unprecedented technological advancements have created a global environment that can enable the development and deployment of bioweapons. New-age bioweapons could be used for more than just as weapons of mass destruction. This necessitates a new approach to mitigate risks by staying apace with technological development. India must take a leadership position at the Biological

Refashioning ODA for ‘just financing’ in 2024
Jan 16, 2024

Refashioning ODA for ‘just financing’ in 2024

2024 could turn out to be a pivotal year for development finance as it would be interesting to see how countries direct their ODA allocations alongsid

Reflection on “Women in Tech” narratives
Oct 17, 2021

Reflection on “Women in Tech” narratives

Technology reflects the biases of its creators; if most are men, women’s needs will be left out of the design of tech innovation.

Reflections from Bangladesh
Jun 07, 2009

Reflections from Bangladesh

The government has been successful in maintaining harmony with the military and preventing it from reacting violently in the aftermath of Bangladesh Rifle's mutiny.

Reforming India's Intelligence Structure
Feb 23, 2011

Reforming India's Intelligence Structure

More than a year ago, the Vice President of India, Mr. M. Hamid Ansari, pointed out in a speech the lack of good governance that plagued intelligence agencies in India, and a subsequent need for a parliamentary oversight committee to provide democratic accountability to these agencies.

Reforms can't be outsourced to bureaucrats, says Jairam Ramesh
Oct 19, 2015

Reforms can't be outsourced to bureaucrats, says Jairam Ramesh

The responsibility for bringing in reforms and change cannot be outsourced to bureaucrats and technocrats as reforms, in essence, is a political enterprise, says former union minister and senior Congress leader Mr. Jairam Ramesh.

Reforms in mining are a first step in ushering a green, tech-driven future
Oct 17, 2020

Reforms in mining are a first step in ushering a green, tech-driven future

To create a low-carbon tech-driven economy of the future running on clean energy — India would require access to key minerals.

Reforms, Restructuring & Regulation: Three 'R's for India's Energy Security
Feb 14, 2006

Reforms, Restructuring & Regulation: Three 'R's for India's Energy Security

The report is based on the key recommendations that emerged out of the deliberations at National Conclave on India's Energy Security: Major Challenges held in New Delhi on 14-15 February 2006. The recommendations emerging out of the Conclave have been compiled in this Report for consideration by the Government

Reforms: Post Bihar, the days of waiting over for Modi Govt
Nov 16, 2015

Reforms: Post Bihar, the days of waiting over for Modi Govt

After the loss in Bihar, now it is incumbent on Modi and his team to start rolling out reform, iron out the wrinkles and implement his promises, otherwise, 2019 will be a distant dream. The days of waiting are over.

Reframing the global Internet ecosystem
Aug 11, 2014

Reframing the global Internet ecosystem

As the conversations around internet governance become trapped in confrontational language, it is time to move the emphasis back to decision making that works for all

Regional Co-operation Against Non-State Actors
Feb 26, 2004

Regional Co-operation Against Non-State Actors

The threat to regional security is mainly from pan-Islamic jihadi terrorist organisations and not from ideological or ethnic terrorist groups.

Regional Integration in Africa:A Study on the East African community
Nov 08, 2013

Regional Integration in Africa:A Study on the East African community

This paper analyses the initiatives for regional integration in East Africa and the challenges that are being faced in this regard. The paper also examines the development initiatives taken by India in the region. Following the European withdrawal, statesmen ushering in independent Africa were faced with the dire prospect of addressing the many problems their colonial overlords had left upon them. Independent Africa was left in abject poverty

Regional leaders and foreign policy
Jun 02, 2012

Regional leaders and foreign policy

The ever increasing importance of States in foreign policy - which is traditionally a preserve of the Centre - is not restricted to India, but in fact has become an important matter of debate in international relations.

Regional powers can save Afghanistan: Hussain Haqqani
Jan 07, 2014

Regional powers can save Afghanistan: Hussain Haqqani

Former Pakistan Ambassador to the United States, Mr. Hussain Haqqani, has urged regional powers to begin dialogue to prevent Afghanistan from slipping into a civil war situation after the US pullout later this year.

Regionalisation: A Better Strategy in a Post-Pandemic World?
May 10, 2023

Regionalisation: A Better Strategy in a Post-Pandemic World?

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced nation states to shut down borders and to look decidedly inwards. In this newly emerging and highly tenuous global political economic landscape, a question that is being widely debated is what globalisation will look like in a post-pandemic world. This brief ponders the question in the context of India and its neighbourhood. Revisiting theoretical insights from ‘New Regionalism’, this analysis examines whether

Reigning in a 'rogue' Army
Nov 03, 2014

Reigning in a 'rogue' Army

Chinese President Xi Ginping, who came calling in India recently, has been considered to be the strongest leader of rising China since Deng Xiaoping. But a spate of events has raised questions as to how powerful is he and if he is really in control of the vast PLA.

Reigniting an old, crucial friendship with Sri Lanka
Mar 25, 2015

Reigniting an old, crucial friendship with Sri Lanka

With the inauguration of a railway track in the Northern Province, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his two-day visit to Sri Lanka from March 13 to 14, has managed to hit the right string amidst the people of Sri Lanka. The trip has marked the beginning of a renewed India-Sri Lanka ties.

Reimagining governance
May 25, 2012

Reimagining governance

The 21st-century governance challenge is to manage globalisation while preserving the sanctity of individual pathways that humans may choose to follow in pursuit of their dreams.

Reimagining Indian economic planning: Planning Commission 2.0
Dec 16, 2014

Reimagining Indian economic planning: Planning Commission 2.0

The Narendra Modi government is going to close down the Planning Commission as it existed. But, any new organization of Indian economic leadership must learn from the failures and successes of the erstwhile Planning Commission, continuing its best aspects while reforming all that is irrelevant.

Reimagining India’s Engagement with BIMSTEC
May 11, 2023

Reimagining India’s Engagement with BIMSTEC

This brief outlines a framework for India if it is to play a more proactive role in integrating and reimagining its immediate neighbourhood, in particular with reference to the economic relations with its BIMSTEC partners. The analysis is done in the context of important economic and strategic developments in the Asia-Pacific region in the recent years. It describes how India can navigate between competing economic and geo-strategic imperatives b

Reimagining the triangle
Apr 20, 2015

Reimagining the triangle

If India is the glue that binds the Sino-Pak alliance, as many argue, Delhi should have the capacity to weaken that bond through its own policies. Delhi has managed to alter the triangular dynamic with Pakistan and America by expanding its partnership with Washington. There might be similar possibilities awaiting Modi in Beijing.

Rekindle Indo-Iran ties
Jan 21, 2014

Rekindle Indo-Iran ties

India and Iran are, in their own way, natural allies, a fact underscored by the increasing anti-Shia nature of Pakistan. We need them more than they need us and so we must begin the process getting Teheran off its great sulk against us.

Relating to the 'Karuna factor'
Mar 17, 2004

Relating to the 'Karuna factor'

Whatever be the end-game in the ¿Karuna rebellion¿ within the monolithic LTTE, the development may have heralded a process of ¿social justice¿ or social re-engineering¿ as is understood in India ¿ and also come to stay, in a way. To the extent, the ¿Karuna factor¿ may have become unstoppable in the socio-political sense of the term, whatever be the immediate consequence of the rebellion, or its impact on the suspended peace process in Sri

Religious connectivity in Indo-Pak context
Jul 20, 2011

Religious connectivity in Indo-Pak context

In the aftermath of 9/11, fissures between the 'Islamic' and 'non-Islamic' world - a categorisation which is rather nebulous - have 'vindicated' the claims of many individuals on the Indian and Pakistani side that faith is a cause of conflict between both countries.

Religious fundamentalism Six major questions
Feb 10, 2015

Religious fundamentalism Six major questions

One of the issues is how the rest of the world reacts to terrorism that seeks to avenge perceived insults and wrongs. There have been various writings on this with respect to Islamist terror and this includes writings by Pakistanis and Muslims from other countries who urge a relook at the way Islam has been hijacked.

Relocating Mumbai in the geoeconomics of the Indo-Pacific
Jan 30, 2021

Relocating Mumbai in the geoeconomics of the Indo-Pacific

Positioning Mumbai in the Indo-Pacific will require planning. A new version of the ‘Bombay Plan’ — Bombay Plan 2.0 — is needed to build on the

Remembering A Crisis As Pak Sinks Into Another
Dec 26, 2011

Remembering A Crisis As Pak Sinks Into Another

President Bill Clinton's five-day visit to India in 2000 followed by a five-hour stopover in Islamabad convinced New Delhi that the world order had changed. Relationships were to be shaped by the new post cold war realities, not old loyalties.

Remembering Vajpayee at Manmohan's Moment in Mohali
Apr 02, 2011

Remembering Vajpayee at Manmohan's Moment in Mohali

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh must take a leaf from the Atal Behari Vajpayee book. Remember how he was stung at Kargil by Pervez Musharraf after his bus journey to Lahore. But he persisted. He was willing to go some distance even at Agra, the hardliners in his own party pulled him back.