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Mid-summer diplomacy in New Delhi
May 30, 2014

Mid-summer diplomacy in New Delhi

While it may be necessary to keep channels to Pakistan open, so long as the Pakistan military remains the arbiter of Pakistan's destiny, it may be prudent to keep in mind what may be in store for both India and Afghanistan.

Name games Beijing plays with New Delhi
Apr 09, 2024

Name games Beijing plays with New Delhi

Timing chosen by China to resuscitate the boundary dispute is important. It hopes that the border row may find resonance in the public debate before the polls

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.

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

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 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 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

Trade issues hot up between New Delhi and Washington
Feb 24, 2014

Trade issues hot up between New Delhi and Washington

With both India and the US having differing domestic and national priorities, these countries are bound to compete and conflict on trade issues. But these must not be allowed to overshadow the larger gains that bilateral trade has brought to each country.

Trump’s new National Security Strategy: The good, the bad and the complicated for New Delhi
Dec 21, 2017

Trump’s new National Security Strategy: The good, the bad and the complicated for New Delhi

The broad thrust of the NSS document transcends Trump and reflects a growing consensus in the American establishment that China is an adversary. As far as India is concerned, this is the good news.

US-India ties under Biden: Recognising New Delhi’s predispositions 
Feb 15, 2021

US-India ties under Biden: Recognising New Delhi’s predispositions 

The United States should reset expectations in line with India’s preferences for continuity, reformation, and new equilibria

What 'World Tamil Conference' means for New Delhi
Jul 03, 2010

What 'World Tamil Conference' means for New Delhi

Chennai and Delhi may have to start building on the World Tamil Conference in Coimbatore. It is not going to be easy, but then, India cannot ignore the politics of the 'Tamil-speaking people' the world over.

What made India’s G20 Presidency so successful? —A deep dive into the New Delhi Leaders’ Declaration
Dec 03, 2023

What made India’s G20 Presidency so successful? —A deep dive into the New Delhi Leaders’ Declaration

As India's Presidency of the G20 ends and the baton passes to Brazil, we evaluate the successes of the past year culminating in the New Delhi Leaders'

Why New Delhi featured in Pompeo’s salvo against Iran
Jul 02, 2020

Why New Delhi featured in Pompeo’s salvo against Iran

India, which maintains good relations with Iran and has strategic interests in that country, has walked the trapeze wire regarding the issue of its nu

Why New Delhi should not ignore Tehran
Jun 02, 2012

Why New Delhi should not ignore Tehran

Though India has decided to cut down oil from Iran and thereby, for the time being, might have placated the US, it, however, cannot afford to ignore Iran either - for a myriad of reasons.

Why Seoul and New Delhi should leverage the G20 momentum for advancing collaboration in the Indo-Pacific
Mar 09, 2023

Why Seoul and New Delhi should leverage the G20 momentum for advancing collaboration in the Indo-Pacific

New Delhi and Seoul are two key players in the Indo-Pacific in terms of their respective maritime geographies, geopolitical capabilities, and foreign

With China as backdrop, New Delhi’s Moscow watch
Sep 22, 2020

With China as backdrop, New Delhi’s Moscow watch

The evolving global order makes it difficult for them to pursue fully convergent policies; a long-term view is essential

#Sedition Law: देशद्रोह क़ानून का कल, आज और कल….!
Jun 08, 2022

#Sedition Law: देशद्रोह क़ानून का कल, आज और कल….!

इससे कोई इनकार नहीं कर सकता कि देशद्रोह क़ानून का दुरुपय�

'Disaffection', criminal acts & democracy
Nov 29, 2011

'Disaffection', criminal acts & democracy

The attack on Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar at a function in New Delhi, where a kirpan-wielding individual popped up to hit him, should be viewed not as a stand-alone case.

A coalition that could help secure our Afghan interests
Sep 15, 2020

A coalition that could help secure our Afghan interests

New Delhi, Tehran and Moscow could coordinate their efforts on Afghanistan as the US exits

A conceptual analysis of Sino-Indian space deterrence and space warfighting
Apr 24, 2017

A conceptual analysis of Sino-Indian space deterrence and space warfighting

This paper evaluates the importance of a space military strategy for India against China. It argues that in light of China’s advances in space weapons, New Delhi needs to seriously consider developing at least a limited menu of space weapons and integrate them into India’s defence posture. It draws on conceptual literature on nuclear deterrence, air power and sea power to show that space weapons, at least some variants, are usable military in

A confident India is taking on the world
Jun 01, 2023

A confident India is taking on the world

New Delhi today is articulating a new voice on the global stage and is confidently able to steer through some of the evident contradictions in its approach.

A Future without Nuclear Weapons
Nov 09, 2011

A Future without Nuclear Weapons

The elimination of nuclear weapons is a pre-condition for peace in the 21st century. This was the key message delivered by the Hon'ble Senator Douglas Roche, renowned campaigner for nuclear disarmament in his address to Indian experts at the ORF campus in New Delhi.

A Kautilyan View of India’s Non-Zero-Sum Game in the Neighbourhood
Aug 11, 2023

A Kautilyan View of India’s Non-Zero-Sum Game in the Neighbourhood

This brief seeks to apply ancient Indian strategic thought to the country’s approach towards its immediate neighbourhood. Employing a Kautilyan perspective on India’s allies within the broader framework of foreign policy end goals, it proposes a non-zero-sum view towards four of its neighbours: Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal. The brief classifies these neighbours based on the attitudes they exhibit and presents a nuanced approach tow

A new plateau: The India-China bilateral ties
Jan 04, 2018

A new plateau: The India-China bilateral ties

New realities confront New Delhi and Beijing.

A quiet but decisive shift in India’s foreign policy
Jan 30, 2019

A quiet but decisive shift in India’s foreign policy

India is ready to take on a larger global role by being more nimble than ever in playing the great power game.

A strong India-US partnership is the best balancer to China’s growing power
Jan 24, 2018

A strong India-US partnership is the best balancer to China’s growing power

America’s global hegemony is the sum total of its domination in various regions of the world like Europe, Middle East, or East Asia. Today when the Americans look at East Asia, they see a hugely enriched and militarily powerful China increasingly challenging them.

A Trump India visit, in campaign mode
Feb 20, 2020

A Trump India visit, in campaign mode

With a trade deal unlikely, New Delhi must calibrate the costs and benefits of the U.S. President’s political tour

A ‘Zeitenwende’ in the India-Germany relationship
Mar 08, 2023

A ‘Zeitenwende’ in the India-Germany relationship

Amidst geopolitical shifts and multipolarity, New Delhi’s ties with Berlin could be vital in shaping a new global order

Actualising US-India cooperation on homeland security
Nov 27, 2019

Actualising US-India cooperation on homeland security

New Delhi and Washington must seek the compartmentalisation of homeland security cooperation by delinking progress on HSPD-6 agreement from divergence

Adopting a ‘wait and watch’ approach
Feb 26, 2018

Adopting a ‘wait and watch’ approach

Why India and Iran had modest expectations of President Hassan Rouhani’s visit to New Delhi this month

Africa Monitor | Volume V; Issue XXI | Vice President Hamid Ansari returns after 5-day visit to Nigeria, Mali
Oct 18, 2016

Africa Monitor | Volume V; Issue XXI | Vice President Hamid Ansari returns after 5-day visit to Nigeria, Mali

Vice President Hamid Ansari on October 1 returned to New Delhi after wrapping up a five-day visit to Nigeria and Mali and other roundups

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

Air Pollution in Delhi: Filling the Policy Gaps
Dec 18, 2020

Air Pollution in Delhi: Filling the Policy Gaps

Delhi, a Union Territory that is home to India’s capital, New Delhi, is among the world’s urban agglomerations with the most toxic air. The magnitude of air pollution is massive. It causes devastating impacts on people’s health, the city’s environment, and economic well-being. Despite overwhelming evidence of the severity of air pollution and its consequences, however, India’s policy measures remain weak. This paper identifies the most

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 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?

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.