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Renewable energy in India: 2030 and beyond
Jan 14, 2010

Renewable energy in India: 2030 and beyond

India has over thirty years of experience in developing biogas, biomass and solar energy and this expertise needs to be leveraged better

Renewable Energy: Market and Policy Environment in India
Nov 12, 2013

Renewable Energy: Market and Policy Environment in India

This Paper outlines the potential of renewable energy in addressing India's energy supply and access; it identifies challenges and provide a discursive overview of the various market and policy instruments developed to scale up renewable energy generation. India’s significant economic growth over the last decade has led to an inexorable rise in energy demand. Currently, India faces a Ichallenging energy shortage. To grow at 9 per cent over t

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.

Repeat of Madrid in London
Jul 08, 2005

Repeat of Madrid in London

The synchronised explosions in London on July 7, 2005, seem to be the handiwork of the Al Qaeda and the International Islamic Front (IIF) formed by it in February, 1998.

Report on Maritime Counter Terrorism
Nov 29, 2004

Report on Maritime Counter Terrorism

Maritime terrorism directed at international trade and energy supplies is not just within the realm of possibility but a distinct threat that confronts the international community. Acts of maritime terrorism of a noticeable scale began with the Palestinian Liberation Front hijacking an Italian cruise ship in 1985.

Repositioning for the 21st century, the DMK experience
Jan 06, 2010

Repositioning for the 21st century, the DMK experience

The DMK's current resurgence had its beginning in the 2004 Lok Sabha polls that the ruling AIDMK-BJP combine lost completely after the negative fallout of the economic and fiscal reforms hit the common man

Resetting Indo-Nepal relations
Aug 05, 2014

Resetting Indo-Nepal relations

The new Indian approach to Nepal, and to the South Asian region, form a core of the Modi government's foreign and security policy. The goal is to bind them closer to India through a web of economic relationships. To implement this vision, Modi also needs to untangle political issues that have bedevilled relations between India and them.

Resettle Kashmiri Pandits in the Valley
Apr 15, 2015

Resettle Kashmiri Pandits in the Valley

In the Kashmir Valley, violence has receded. But the situation is not normal, as evidenced by recent incidents of attacks. Normality will not come till the Union government addresses the sentiment that is exploited routinely by the Hurriyat. Normality will also be judged by the return of the exiled Pandit community to the Valley.

Responsible Artificial Intelligence (AI) governance using a relational governance framework
Feb 09, 2023

Responsible Artificial Intelligence (AI) governance using a relational governance framework

A relational governance framework could help ensure that the benefits of AI are maximised while minimising potential harm.

Restructure the forces before buying hardware
Mar 03, 2015

Restructure the forces before buying hardware

Before the Government plunges into the physical modernisation of the armed forces, it needs to put in place the much needed modernisation of the way we think about, plan and manage our national security system. Buying or making shiny new hardware for the sake of looking modern neither enhances our security, nor helps our economy.

Rethinking the Kabul engagement
Apr 07, 2011

Rethinking the Kabul engagement

India now has an easier relationship with Kabul and Washington. An India-Pakistan-Afghanistan trialogue this year to try and dispel some of the suspicions Pakistan has over India's ambitions in Afghanistan may be the way forward.

Rethinking the relevance of existing credit rating agencies to BRICS
May 24, 2017

Rethinking the relevance of existing credit rating agencies to BRICS

Global growth is expected to experience an uptick this year due to renewed economic activity in the emerging and developing market economies. These economies have large investment requirements for infrastructure development and maintaining a sustainable level of economic growth—for which they are dependent on international credit markets. With the growing need of economies to borrow capital abroad, the role of credit rating agencies—most of t

Rethinking US counter-terrorism policy
May 28, 2013

Rethinking US counter-terrorism policy

President Obama recently outlined a re-oriented counter terrorism strategy that aimed at trimming down the predominance that counter-terrorism had occupied in US policymaking. The speech also made public Obama's intention to scale down the drone campaign, subject it to tighter scrutiny and oversight.

Retooling for a new Asia
Jan 23, 2014

Retooling for a new Asia

Two broad principles outlined by Jawaharlal Nehru must guide Delhi's current approach to the Asian power rivalry. One is to seek good relations with both China and Japan; and other is Nehru's insistence that postwar Japan should not be isolated or punished because of its imperial past.

Return of 'hartal' politics  in Bangladesh
Jun 14, 2011

Return of 'hartal' politics in Bangladesh

The June 5 hartal, or shut down, brought back fears of the return of hartal politics which had been a bane of Bangladesh politics in the recent. Such shut downs often followed or preceded bouts of violence across the country, bringing the economy, and every thing else, to a grinding halt.

Return of Internally Displaced Persons challenging task:  Sri Lanka
Nov 02, 2010

Return of Internally Displaced Persons challenging task: Sri Lanka

The full-fledged effort to resettle began last September which got stuck mainly because of the suspicions raised by the security forces regarding the presence of the LTTE sympathisers among the IDPs

Return of Richard Holbrooke
Jul 26, 2010

Return of Richard Holbrooke

The Donors conference this week attended by 60 Foreign Ministers and other leaders, including UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon was, among other things, a demonstration by NATO and US led forces that they have the military muscle to host such a meet in Kabul.

Review of the Economy
Sep 28, 2004

Review of the Economy

There have been few significant changes in the basic parameters of the Indian economy in the last three months and in general, the economy is still on a relatively high annual growth path of around 7 per cent. The impact of drought that affected some parts of India during the last monsoons is yet to be severely felt on industry because it always

Reviewing Reforms, the US Way
Oct 26, 2004

Reviewing Reforms, the US Way

The current focus on ¿domestic issues¿ in the US presidential poll campaign may have a lesson or two for India, where economic reforms, and introducing a ¿human face¿ to the process have been drawing as much attention. In a way, Senator John Kerry, the Democratic challenger to Republican President George Bush,

Revisiting AFSPA - Don't blame it for Kashmir problems
Sep 20, 2010

Revisiting AFSPA - Don't blame it for Kashmir problems

In Jammu and Kashmir, AFSPA has enabled us to create conditions wherein we could hold free and fair elections and allow the state to be run by its elected representatives. And what if such military operations had not been possible or successful?

Revisiting Damascus
Jul 24, 2012

Revisiting Damascus

India's old formulaic discourse is no longer capable of dealing with the multiple tragedies and manifold transformations playing out in the Middle East. India will have to approach the Middle East on the basis of its own internal dynamics rather than preconceived ideas and preferences.

Revisiting the 'R' in 'BRICS'
Jan 24, 2013

Revisiting the 'R' in 'BRICS'

Even as Russia explores new vistas of growth and opportunity via the OECD, she must not loose sight of her leadership and moral responsibility at BRICS, of which she is not just a founding member but the foremost proponent.

Revival of India-US ICT Working Group: Significance for India
Mar 16, 2015

Revival of India-US ICT Working Group: Significance for India

India will have to diligently craft its strategy when engaging with the U.S. on ICT matters. Any such strategy will have to be in sync with its economic interests (the outsourcing sector as well as the other domestic sectors) and national security interests.

Reviving Assam silk industry: Few suggestions
Apr 03, 2013

Reviving Assam silk industry: Few suggestions

The government should establish a price regulation mechanism for the Assam silk weavers so that the small traders are not exploited. This can be done by setting up a Silk Auction Board on the lines of the Tea Auction Board. This will also make Assam silk a large global brand like the tea industry and transform it into a modern industry ensuing competition at the global level.

Reviving Dabhol
Jul 08, 2004

Reviving Dabhol

Enron Corp's Dabhol Power Station project, worth over-$3 billion, has, arguably, been India's most talked about project since the beginning of the "economic reforms" in the early 1990s. The 2,184 MW power project was acclaimed as the flagship project of the LPG regime that was ushered-in in 1991,

Reviving India-Egypt defence cooperation
Mar 20, 2013

Reviving India-Egypt defence cooperation

Although both India and Egypt are distracted by domestic political concerns, establishing a strong institutional links between the two military establishments will benefit both countries.

Reviving South-Western Silk Road
Jun 23, 2014

Reviving South-Western Silk Road

The revival of South Western Silk Road would promote connectivity as well as enhance economic ties between India, Nepal and China, according to experts who participated in a discussion at ORF.

Revolt of the free-riding Netizens
Apr 21, 2015

Revolt of the free-riding Netizens

The mantra of Net Neutrality would require the user to pay for new capacity since telcos then become mere managers of "dumb pipes" conveying data as it comes and recovering costs from users. No one, least of all Netizens, can stomach an increase in Net usage charges.

Revolution and Crime: Illegitimate violence
Feb 05, 2005

Revolution and Crime: Illegitimate violence

The Communist Party of India (Maoist), or CPI-Maoist, is the most lethal Naxalite group in the country. On September 21, 2004, the People's War (PW), popularly known as the PWG, and the Maoist Communist Centre of India (MCCI) merged to form the CPI-Maoist.

RIC needs to work for an Asian Trading Region
Nov 04, 2011

RIC needs to work for an Asian Trading Region

It's time economics replaced politics as the key driving force of the Russia-India-China (RIC) trilateral. The Big 3 of Asia has a major opportunity to create and drive an Asian Trading Region.

Right climate to take forward India-Sri Lanka relations
Feb 18, 2012

Right climate to take forward India-Sri Lanka relations

Given the increasing investment climate in post-war Sri Lanka and the growing Indian economy, the mood and climate are now just right for India-Sri Lanka relations to move forward even more, according to the outgoing Deputy High Commissioner of Sri Lanka.

Right decisions towards healing processes in Kashmir
Nov 21, 2014

Right decisions towards healing processes in Kashmir

Army's decision to acknowledge a mistake in the killing of two young men in Budgam earlier this month, and the sentence to the Rajput regiment personnel, are an important first step. The people know that we cannot turn back time or get back their loved ones, but an acknowledgement of the truth of what happened helps in the healing process.

Right time for India-Pakistan compromise: Moeed Yusuf
Aug 08, 2014

Right time for India-Pakistan compromise: Moeed Yusuf

Pakistan is now more focussed on its internal issues and this gives India more space to reach a compromise with its neighbour. Pakistan is also no longer in the same competitive position as it was in the 1990, says Dr. Moeed Yusuf, Head of the South Asia Studies Programme at the United States Institute of Peace.

Right to information and privacy 'two sides of the same coin'
Sep 26, 2013

Right to information and privacy 'two sides of the same coin'

India does not have a privacy law in place right now, although what should be in the law has attracted considerable debate. Therefore, the contours of privacy in the RTI gambit have resulted from various decisions and court orders given over the years.

Rio+20 final document at best a compromise
Jun 28, 2012

Rio+20 final document at best a compromise

The Rio+20 agreed text of the document can best be called a compromise in the backdrop of the global economic slowdown and the Eurozone crisis which prevented many European leaders to participate in the summit.

Rise of China has upped significance of Myanmar
Feb 21, 2015

Rise of China has upped significance of Myanmar

With the rise of China as an economic and military superpower, the significance of Myanmar in the geo-politics of the region has assumed new dimensions. India therefore cannot continue to turn a blind eye to the country where till recently Chinese influence was allowed to grow unchallenged.

Rise of China: Asian and European perspective
Nov 23, 2006

Rise of China: Asian and European perspective

The Observer Research Foundation and the ROSA Luxemburg Foundation, Germany organized a two day International Conference in Delhi on Nov 23-24, 2006. The Conference was on Rise of China: Asian and European Perspective.

Rise of new powers in Asia challenging for US, allies
Sep 18, 2014

Rise of new powers in Asia challenging for US, allies

The rise of new powers in Asia and the changing power distribution in the region is equally challenging for both the United States and its allies in the Asia Pacific region, according to Mr. Abraham M. Denmark, Vice President for Political and Security Affairs at The National Bureau of Asian Research.

Rise of the common man: The changing dynamics of Indian politics
Dec 30, 2013

Rise of the common man: The changing dynamics of Indian politics

It is now clear that Aam Aadmi Party will be the major contender in the Lok Sabha elections in the first quarter of 2014 and would give all other veteran parties like the Congress and the BJP a real challenge. The AAP could even halt the march of Narendra Modi towards Delhi.