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India-Japan defense ties to get a boost With Modi-Abe virtual summit
Aug 21, 2020

India-Japan defense ties to get a boost With Modi-Abe virtual summit

Despite some disappointments on both sides, the India-Japan relationship looks set to further deepen in the face of an aggressive China.

India-Japan ties: Getting a boost under Modi and Abe
Nov 01, 2017

India-Japan ties: Getting a boost under Modi and Abe

Since Narendra Modi came to power in 2014, the Indian prime minister and his Japanese counterpart, Shinzo Abe, have been instrumental in what has been the most dramatic leap forward in India-Japan bilateral relations. While the two countries have made strides in strengthening cooperation in recent years, there are limitations that need to be overcome. This brief examines the challenges that remain in the relationship, including their sub-par bila

India-Pakistan crisis exposes Modi’s dilemma
Feb 28, 2019

India-Pakistan crisis exposes Modi’s dilemma

The decision about whether to escalate or not is much more complex than it appears.

India-US homeland security cooperation in the time of Modi and Trump
Aug 29, 2017

India-US homeland security cooperation in the time of Modi and Trump

Bilateral ties between India and the United States have strengthened remarkably in recent years and nowhere has cooperation been greater than in the area of security. Despite certain divergences, both countries realise that there is a need for cooperation in combating terrorism to keep their homelands safe from extremist threats. Ever since the election of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in May 2014, India has invested political capital in improving

India: Lalitgate: First major test for Modi government
Jun 19, 2015

India: Lalitgate: First major test for Modi government

On June 14, the British newspaper, Times London, broke the story about issuing of British travel documents, on the recommendation of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in 2014,

India: PM Modi begins to govern
Jun 06, 2014

India: PM Modi begins to govern

On 26 May, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Narendra Modi assumed office after he was sworn-in as the country's 15th Prime Minister by President Pranab Mukherjee.

India: The first 100 days of the Modi government
Sep 05, 2014

India: The first 100 days of the Modi government

The Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which was sworn-in on May 26, has completed 100 days in power.

Indian economy crying for reforms. Will Modi reinvent himself and deliver?
Dec 07, 2019

Indian economy crying for reforms. Will Modi reinvent himself and deliver?

Mismanagement at home and increasing protectionism abroad have ensured that India has dropped out of that group of fast-growing emerging economies

Indian national security and defence in 2019: Modi ticks three boxes
Dec 27, 2019

Indian national security and defence in 2019: Modi ticks three boxes

Political will, which is otherwise scarce in New Delhi, is precisely what Modi demonstrated whether it was Balakot, the Kinetic Direct Ascent Anti-Sat

India’s Maoist strategy needs a reset. But will Modi govt change its muscular approach?
Apr 09, 2021

India’s Maoist strategy needs a reset. But will Modi govt change its muscular approach?

Evidence suggests the Maoists have their back against the wall. India can take a leaf from the successful negotiation by the Columbia govt and FARC.

India’s national security election: Why it’s advantage Modi
Apr 11, 2019

India’s national security election: Why it’s advantage Modi

The Indian prime minister’s national security credentials are poised to have benefits at the polls.

Investigating the Impact of Commodity Transaction Tax on India’s Commodity Derivatives Markets
May 11, 2021

Investigating the Impact of Commodity Transaction Tax on India’s Commodity Derivatives Markets

The Commodity Transaction Tax (CTT) was imposed on non-agricultural commodity derivatives trading in India from 1 July 2013. This paper investigates the impact of the CTT on some of the efficiency parameters of the commodity derivative markets in India. The authors analysed daily trading data from January 2006 to December 2019 of Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) of India for five non-agricultural commodities: aluminium, copper, crude oil, gold, and

Is a sense of hubris slowing down Modi?
Aug 17, 2017

Is a sense of hubris slowing down Modi?

The wide ramparts of Delhi’s historic Red Fort have set the stage for prime ministers to grandstand every year since 1947.

Is China modifying the weather? India has concerns
Mar 15, 2024

Is China modifying the weather? India has concerns

As weather has historically been used as a weapon in warfare, India must assess the geopolitical and strategic implications of China’s growing weath

Is Commodities Transaction Tax removal in the offing?
Feb 12, 2015

Is Commodities Transaction Tax removal in the offing?

Policy reforms in the field of taxation in the commodity futures market is of critical significance as various taxes and levies are a significant component in the overall cost of transaction.

Is Modi’s foreign policy style reckless and unduly personalised?
Aug 20, 2016

Is Modi’s foreign policy style reckless and unduly personalised?

Many are agnostic to Modi, some may even be sympathetic. Why are they nonplussed?

Jayalalithaa's chief minister template followed by Nitish, Modi
Dec 07, 2016

Jayalalithaa's chief minister template followed by Nitish, Modi

The four characteristics of the "strong Chief Minister" today - authoritarianism, constitutional subregionalism, a "business-friendly" approach, and political welfarism - were first combined into a coherent whole by Jayalalithaa

Kashmir needs Prime Minister Modi's personal touch
Aug 20, 2016

Kashmir needs Prime Minister Modi's personal touch

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has an opportunity to prove himself a statesman by bringing Jammu and Kashmir on board.

Kazakhstan working towards setting up Eurasian commodities market
Jun 07, 2019

Kazakhstan working towards setting up Eurasian commodities market

Kazakhstan aspires for economic cooperation between China and Europe, and connectivity within itself and with its neighbours.

Kejriwal has an edge over Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi
Jan 14, 2014

Kejriwal has an edge over Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi

If the final list of prime ministerial candidates consists of only Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi and possibly a third front candidate like Nitish Kumar or anyone else, Arvind Kejriwal will surely be there as the people's candidate. And, in the final analysis, the chances of Kejriwal clinching the highest leadership in the country are brighter than those of Narendra Modi or Rahul Gandhi.

Lacking a clear strategic framework, Modi’s foreign policy is coming apart
Jun 17, 2017

Lacking a clear strategic framework, Modi’s foreign policy is coming apart

It is now clear that the heft of the Prime Minister’s persona alone or the goodwill he enjoys cannot drive India’s external engagement.

Land policy vital for Modi's manufacturing dream
Apr 13, 2015

Land policy vital for Modi's manufacturing dream

The land amendment bill, brought in by the Modi government, represents a crucial plank of his government's economic agenda to turbocharge Indian growth. The government would find it difficult to execute its Make-in-India policy without improving the legislative framework for land acquisition.

Making agriculture attractive, a major challenge for Modi Govt
Apr 24, 2015

Making agriculture attractive, a major challenge for Modi Govt

The Modi government is encouraging less dependence on agriculture and the creation of smart cities. To make agriculture more remunerative and attractive, especially for the youth, a lot has to be done - farm credit, access to farm machinery and use of IT. So many villages even today are without power and many more do not have internet connectivity.

Making Modi’s ‘Bharat to Bhutan’ vision work
Oct 07, 2017

Making Modi’s ‘Bharat to Bhutan’ vision work

The India-Bhutan relations will complete 50 years in 2018. Now, it should continue to build on the vision expressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi �

Maldives: Majlis elects Nasheed Speaker, maiden resolution invites Modi to address the House
Jun 03, 2019

Maldives: Majlis elects Nasheed Speaker, maiden resolution invites Modi to address the House

All nations, including India, would be watching for inclinations on how the ‘new Maldives’ intends to avoid a China-induced ‘debt-trap’ of the

Maldives: When will Modi follow suit after Sushma's visit?
Oct 17, 2015

Maldives: When will Modi follow suit after Sushma's visit?

Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj undertook a two-day weekend visit to Maldives, setting the stage for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to follow suit, but possibly based on the quick-changing domestic developments in the Indian Ocean archipelago.

Mamata's Dhaka visit sets tone for Modi visit
Feb 25, 2015

Mamata's Dhaka visit sets tone for Modi visit

Boosting further the relations between India and Bangladesh, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee recently undertook a three-day visit to Dhaka. The successful visit is expected to create a positive ground for Prime Minister Modi's visit likely later in the year.

May and Modi on the move as the UK struggles to redefine its global role post-Brexit
Nov 11, 2016

May and Modi on the move as the UK struggles to redefine its global role post-Brexit

Theresa May arrived in India in her first bilateral visit outside Europe to reinvigorate the India-UK strategic partnership.

Modernising the past through the bully pulpit: PM Modi’s big bets for the present
Jun 23, 2023

Modernising the past through the bully pulpit: PM Modi’s big bets for the present

By using modern tools, PM Modi has been able to revitalise traditional practices to address contemporary challenges

Monsoons to test Modi Govt's crisis management
Jun 08, 2015

Monsoons to test Modi Govt's crisis management

As usual there is speculation about the normalcy of the monsoons. A deficient monsoon this year will certainly aggravate the stress of farmers who suffered losses due to the unseasonal rains in the last winter season. It will also dent the high growth profile that India is currently enjoying. Such a situation will test Modi's ability to manage crisis.

Myanmar operation strengthens Modi's no-nonsense reputation
Jun 15, 2015

Myanmar operation strengthens Modi's no-nonsense reputation

One needs to be cautious in pronouncing that the recent Myanmar Operation by the Indian army is a new, all-purpose security and counter-insurgency/counter-terrorism doctrine for every eventuality, circumstance and geography. In the case of Pakistan and the Kashmir theatre, for example, things will not be as simple.

Narendra Modi and his soaring popularity
May 28, 2019

Narendra Modi and his soaring popularity

Prime Minister Modi contested the recent parliamentary election with at least half-a-dozen prime ministerial aspirants representing the opposition vyi

Narendra Modi and India’s new climate change norms
Jul 18, 2019

Narendra Modi and India’s new climate change norms

At the start of the republic, India found a normative voice on the global stage through its moral stand against colonialism. Now a rising India needs

Needless controversy over Modi's US visa
Aug 01, 2013

Needless controversy over Modi's US visa

International politics rather than law or policy will also play a key role in a future Modi visit to the US. There is certainly an element of the hyperbole in Obama's declaration that the American relationship with India is "a defining partnership of the century ahead". But it contains more than a grain of truth.

Net neutrality: A threat to PM Modi's vision?
Apr 18, 2015

Net neutrality: A threat to PM Modi's vision?

Like the Arab Spring, the netizen revolt was against a "perceived" threat to their empowerment. In this case, cheap access to the internet, which ironically is also one of PM Modi's promises to the entire nation.

Netanyahu persuades Modi to take back Spike deal
Jan 24, 2018

Netanyahu persuades Modi to take back Spike deal

India has a need for some 40,000 anti-tank missiles and the 8,000 or so Spike missiles would fill only part of its requirement.