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India under strain across South Asia
Aug 08, 2020

India under strain across South Asia

India’s regional relations are almost all in states of distress. That’s a big problem for New Delhi.

India's dilemmas in Afghanistan
Aug 02, 2019

India's dilemmas in Afghanistan

New Delhi should become more proactively involved in the peace process and not shy away from drawing its own red-lines

India's evolving maritime strategy
Dec 14, 2015

India's evolving maritime strategy

The security architecture in maritime Asia along with the rise of China is compelling India to define its strategic interests and review its maritime policy. And it is only a matter of time before New Delhi acknowledged the changing dynamics within its area of maritime interests.

India's growing Afghanistan challenge
May 10, 2018

India's growing Afghanistan challenge

As the security situation in Afghanistan deteriorates, what are the stakes for New Delhi?

India's interest in the South China Sea: Freedom of Navigation
May 04, 2013

India's interest in the South China Sea: Freedom of Navigation

New Delhi must stand committed to its rhetoric on the Freedom of Navigation (FON) and to defend its interests should the need arise. This in turn would involve deepening naval cooperation with the key countries of the ASEAN and major powers sharing India's interest in defending the principle of FON.

India's Military Space Efforts and Regional Security Considerations
Jan 19, 2011

India's Military Space Efforts and Regional Security Considerations

Following up with the SIPRI-ORF-SWF seminar in New Delhi earlier this year, the Secure World Foundation organised a panel discussion in Washington on "India's Military Space Efforts and Regional Security Considerations".

India's Strategic Culture and Security Challenges
Feb 01, 2010

India's Strategic Culture and Security Challenges

Delivering the 30th Bhimsen Sachar Memorial Lecture for 2009 in New Delhi, the former Chief of the Army Staff highlights the flaws in India's strategic thinking and stresses the need for a more focused and clearly defined vision for the future.

India, Iran and the US: The Problematic Triangle
Dec 22, 2007

India, Iran and the US: The Problematic Triangle

Dr P R Kumaraswamy, Associate Professor, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, initiated a discussion on ¿India, Iran and the US: The Problematic Triangle¿ at the ORF Chennai Chapter of the Observer Research Foundation on 22 December 2007.

India, Japan should focus on the Asian strategic framework
Jan 16, 2014

India, Japan should focus on the Asian strategic framework

Both Tokyo and New Delhi want to create a stabler Asian order by redefining partnerships in the region. Can India and Japan take the lead in this regard and form a concert of nations that would bring about balance of power in the Asia-Pacific?

India, Japan, US trilateral meeting later this year, says Japanese Ambassador
Jun 29, 2011

India, Japan, US trilateral meeting later this year, says Japanese Ambassador

India, Japan and the United States are planning to conduct their first trilateral meeting in New Delhi later this year to discuss issues of strategic interests, according to Japan's Ambassador to India, Mr. Akitaka Saiki.

India, Pakistan: Friends again?
Dec 08, 2015

India, Pakistan: Friends again?

The Modi government came to power in New Delhi pledging a muscular approach to relations with Islamabad. But now, the government has realised that while it can control the narrative at home, it cannot do so abroad. Most countries saw New Delhi's actions as somewhat over the top.

India, Sri Lanka ended up doing a favour to ISIS by not showing joint resolve to fight back
May 16, 2019

India, Sri Lanka ended up doing a favour to ISIS by not showing joint resolve to fight back

After the attacks, which killed more than 250 people, making it one of the most successful pro-ISIS attacks anywhere, information was leaked out to the Indian press that New Delhi shared intelligence with Colombo of an impending attack of similar nature.

India-ASEAN strategic cooperation: Impacting security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region
Oct 13, 2020

India-ASEAN strategic cooperation: Impacting security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region

The objectives of New Delhi’s Oceans Initiative get substantial traction by the provisions related to political, security and maritime cooperation i

India-Development Challenges in a Changing World
Feb 24, 2004

India-Development Challenges in a Changing World

The World Bank shares a lot of the optimism that prevails in India today¿, said Michael Carter, World Bank Country Director for India, in his opening remarks at the Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi.

India-Iran and the Easing of Sanctions
May 14, 2015

India-Iran and the Easing of Sanctions

India's deepening engagement with the states of the Gulf Cooperation Council as well as Israel could also moderate New Delhi's diplomatic ties with Tehran. India-Iran relations were at their peak during then Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's visit to Tehran in 2001 and then Iranian President Mohammad Khatami's visit to India in 2003.

India-Iran ties: More challenges than opportunities
Feb 19, 2018

India-Iran ties: More challenges than opportunities

The visit by Iran’s president to New Delhi has come at a tricky time in the bilateral relationship.

India-Japan Partnership in a Resurgent Asia
Dec 29, 2011

India-Japan Partnership in a Resurgent Asia

His Excellency Mr. Akitaka Saiki, Ambassador of Japan to India, addressed an eminent gathering at the ORF campus in New Delhi on June 29, 2011. In his lecture, Mr. Saiki outlined the huge potential for cooperation between India and Japan to build a strong partnership in the context of the rapidly changing security dynamics in the Asia-Pacific region. This is the text of his lecture and the proceedings of the event.

India-Japan Partnership in Third Countries: A Study of Bangladesh and Myanmar
Apr 19, 2021

India-Japan Partnership in Third Countries: A Study of Bangladesh and Myanmar

As the Indo-Pacific region takes centrestage in international affairs, various stakeholder countries are engaging in different forms of economic and strategic cooperation. While such cooperation is implemented largely through bilateral or multilateral forums, certain countries are partnering to promote infrastructure connectivity in third countries across the region. This brief explores one such partnership that holds promise—that of Indi

India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor: Towards a New Discourse in Global Connectivity
Apr 09, 2024

India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor: Towards a New Discourse in Global Connectivity

This report presents an initial stocktaking of the India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor (IMEC) announced in 2023 following a meeting in New Delhi between the leaders of India, the US, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Italy, France, Germany, and the European Commission. Given that the participating economies contribute to almost half of the global GDP, there are many opportunities and challenges associated with the economic corridor.

India-Pakistan relationship - the Punjab angle
Apr 14, 2011

India-Pakistan relationship - the Punjab angle

It is important for both countries to think outside the box and create constituencies of peace outside New Delhi and Islamabad, especially in the two Punjabs. While Punjabi tarka can not be the core of India-Pakistan relations, it must not be overlooked either.

India-Philippines relations: Robust ties for a secure and rules-based Indo-Pacific
Jul 12, 2023

India-Philippines relations: Robust ties for a secure and rules-based Indo-Pacific

India’s intent to play a proactive role in the Indo-Pacific coincides with the Philippines’ need to establish security ties with non-traditional p

India-Russia military-technical cooperation: Beyond commercial relations
Jun 22, 2017

India-Russia military-technical cooperation: Beyond commercial relations

The India-Russia military technical relationship has withstood the test of time. Despite strains since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the relationship has remained highly critical both in terms of the level of trust between the two states and the imperatives of sustaining a military-technical relationship to counter the growth of Chinese power. A more synergistic military-technical is possible, and Moscow and New Delhi must explore ways to con

India-US 2+2 Strategic Dialogue Keeps Indo-Pacific in Focus
Nov 20, 2023

India-US 2+2 Strategic Dialogue Keeps Indo-Pacific in Focus

Despite multiple crises in Europe and the Middle East, the 2+2 strategic dialogue demonstrated that Washington has not entirely lost sight of what needs to be done in the Indo-Pacific.

India-US Defence Trade Continuity Under Trump
May 12, 2023

India-US Defence Trade Continuity Under Trump

This brief explores the factors informing the Donald Trump administration’s continuity on the US’s defence trade with India. The administration’s impetus to maintain US-India defence trade stems from factors like the ‘reverse revolving door’ policy that has increased the influence of US defence contractors, its ‘Buy American’ policy to boost US arms exports, and defence trade being construed as an incremental means to correct the bi

INDIA-US STRATEGIC DIALOGUE
Dec 10, 2004

INDIA-US STRATEGIC DIALOGUE

On December 10-11, 2003, the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) and the RAND Corporation held a ¿strategic dialogue¿ in New Delhi. The meeting brought together scholars, diplomats, and functionaries from the governments of India and the United States to discuss policy issues important to both countries. This report , which summarizes the discussions, should be of interest to high-level policy makers in the Indian and US governments, as well as

India-US: A high maintenance relationship
Jun 30, 2018

India-US: A high maintenance relationship

The US relationship has traditionally been much more troubled in India because of several additional factors. The US and India were on opposite sides

India-Vietnam Ties Deepen in Dynamic Indo-Pacific
Jun 07, 2022

India-Vietnam Ties Deepen in Dynamic Indo-Pacific

Given that the China threat looms large for both Vietnam and India, the bilateral relationship between New Delhi and Hanoi is likely to gain even greater traction.

India: Kejriwal's party and its prospects and  predicament
Oct 19, 2012

India: Kejriwal's party and its prospects and predicament

Social activist Arvind Kejriwal announced on October 2 in New Delhi with lots of fanfare that a new political party has come into existence whose name would be decided later, but it has started functioning.

India: Republic is 65 years young - or, old?
Jan 31, 2014

India: Republic is 65 years young - or, old?

In next four months, there is going to be a new government in New Delhi. The upcoming general elections are likely to be one of the most bitter and hard-fought battles in country's over six decades of Independence.

India: Will Assembly polls herald early elections to Parliament?
Mar 23, 2012

India: Will Assembly polls herald early elections to Parliament?

Are national parties on decline? Can a non-Congress, non-BJP coalition come to power in New Delhi after the next General Elections due in 2014? Or even before, if a political crisis or coalition-accident leads to mid-term elections?

Indian diplomacy in the age of COVID-19
May 02, 2020

Indian diplomacy in the age of COVID-19

New Delhi has been quietly focused on tackling the immediate aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis, trying to help others within its own limitations and bu

Indian Foreign Minister Jaishankar Goes to Russia
Nov 12, 2022

Indian Foreign Minister Jaishankar Goes to Russia

New Delhi’s relations with Moscow continue to be good, but the long-term prognosis is complicated, especially by China.

Indian Foreign Minister Visits Australia Amid Deepening Relations
Feb 23, 2023

Indian Foreign Minister Visits Australia Amid Deepening Relations

There is a lot riding on the relationship for both New Delhi and Canberra given that both have a inherent interest in balancing China and ensuring a stable Indo-Pacific strategic order.

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 Afghan dilemma is tougher than ever
Feb 20, 2019

India’s Afghan dilemma is tougher than ever

New Delhi requires partners both outside and inside Afghanistan to protect its presence and interests in the war-torn country.

India’s cautious return to Afghanistan
Jul 21, 2022

India’s cautious return to Afghanistan

Despite being knocked off its feet by the collapse of the Ghani government of Afghanistan in mid-August 2021, New Delhi has quickly re-established its presence in the new Taliban-led Afghanistan.

India’s Central Asian outreach
Oct 25, 2021

India’s Central Asian outreach

Afghanistan’s situation has thrown up challenges for New Delhi

India’s East Asia outreach shows its centrality to regional stability
Apr 15, 2024

India’s East Asia outreach shows its centrality to regional stability

New Delhi is trying to deepen ties to confront common threats but in-group differences pose hurdles

India’s foreign policy: Assertive in the face of challenges old and new
Dec 30, 2017

India’s foreign policy: Assertive in the face of challenges old and new

As 2017 draws to a close, India can look at the year gone by with some satisfaction even as there might be some trepidation about the coming year.

India’s G-20 Presidency Is a Golden Opportunity
Nov 26, 2022

India’s G-20 Presidency Is a Golden Opportunity

New Delhi has the chance to shape the global agenda and advocate for its vision of multilateralism.

India’s growing Iran dilemma
Apr 25, 2019

India’s growing Iran dilemma

The Iran sanction waiver issue is just the latest manifestation of New Delhi’s rising challenge in managing ties with Tehran.

India’s Iran conundrum is back
Apr 29, 2019

India’s Iran conundrum is back

The Trump administration’s sanctions hardball puts New Delhi in a tight spot.

India’s major power gambit
Oct 04, 2019

India’s major power gambit

Global trends are evolving rapidly and major powers are re-defining their ties with each other to match their contemporary requirements. In light of these trends, New Delhi will also have to be diplomatically nimble as it seeks to engage major powers more substantively.

India’s Malabar Dilemma
May 10, 2023

India’s Malabar Dilemma

Speculations are rife about India possibly inviting Australia for the next Malabar naval exercise—which COVID-19 has caused to be moved to 2021.[1] If true, this would represent a break from the past and signal a change in the Asian strategic environment. Over the past few years, India has consistently resisted including Australia in the exercise, despite the latter’s willingness. The only other time that Australia was included in the Malabar

India’s maritime power is growing, but challenges loom
Aug 14, 2023

India’s maritime power is growing, but challenges loom

As India marks its 77th Independence Day, New Delhi is well on its way towards building strong strategic partnerships in the Indo-Pacific

India’s missile test spotlights its lingering space challenges
Mar 29, 2019

India’s missile test spotlights its lingering space challenges

While a recent test is no doubt historic, New Delhi has much work left to do to address the challenges that remain.

India’s Moment in the Geopolitics of Oil
Apr 04, 2023

India’s Moment in the Geopolitics of Oil

Global energy markets have battled continuous uncertainty over the past three years, disrupted first by the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021, and by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in 2022. India has been adept at navigating both these disruptions, using economic diplomacy to position itself favourably in the geopolitics of oil. New Delhi’s delicate balancing of its political relationship with both Washington DC and Moscow has been accompanied

India’s Move on Kashmir Puts Pakistan on the back foot
Aug 08, 2019

India’s Move on Kashmir Puts Pakistan on the back foot

India’s decision to revoke Article 370 giving special status to Jammu & Kashmir has put Pakistan on the back foot, dealt New Delhi back into the Sou

India’s must look beyond ASEAN in regional security
Nov 08, 2019

India’s must look beyond ASEAN in regional security

In recognition of ASEAN’s limitations, New Delhi must also continue to strengthen its ties with other institutions, frameworks, and countries as well.

India’s new defense budget: Another year, another disappointment?
Feb 07, 2020

India’s new defense budget: Another year, another disappointment?

The new numbers highlight New Delhi’s continued challenge of investing in its much-needed military modernization.