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India’s pivot to Australia
Jul 22, 2020

India’s pivot to Australia

With discussions underway for Canberra to join the Malabar naval exercises, New Delhi hopes to add a new backer in its fight against China

India’s Place in Australia’s National Defense Strategy 2024
Apr 24, 2024

India’s Place in Australia’s National Defense Strategy 2024

The pace of growth in the Australia-India strategic relationship is quite impressive, but New Delhi’s hesitance on hard security issues may hamper further developments.

India’s Place in the New US Indo-Pacific Strategy
Feb 24, 2022

India’s Place in the New US Indo-Pacific Strategy

New Delhi finds a prominent place in the strategy’s focus on Washington’s network of allies and partners across the Indo-Pacific.

India’s response to state fragility in Africa
Oct 27, 2017

India’s response to state fragility in Africa

New Delhi is increasingly positioning itself as a significant player in African peace, security and development. Examining the question of how India responds to state fragility in Africa, this brief finds that India’s engagement is mostly transactional: working around, rather than on, sources of political fragility. Development and security interventions tend to operate in silos, but might change if Indian commercial investments are threatened

India’s revamped interests defines Chabahar and its relations with Iran
Mar 07, 2020

India’s revamped interests defines Chabahar and its relations with Iran

New Delhi now ought to prove its logistical capabilities in accomplishing the full potential of the port to maintain its credibility in the global con

India’s rocky road to the Indo-Pacific
Aug 02, 2018

India’s rocky road to the Indo-Pacific

While India rhetorically endorses the idea of the Indo-Pacific, three issues prevent actual operationalisation of the concept for New Delhi.

India’s SCO presidency: Leading global action against drug trafficking
Apr 03, 2023

India’s SCO presidency: Leading global action against drug trafficking

New Delhi must leverage its SCO presidency to ensure greater cooperation amongst the member countries against drug trafficking

India’s SCO presidency: Leveraging opportunities
Oct 17, 2022

India’s SCO presidency: Leveraging opportunities

New Delhi must adopt a positive role during the SCO presidency and use the forum for the betterment of the whole of Eurasia

India’s Semiconductor Pursuit
Jan 29, 2022

India’s Semiconductor Pursuit

New Delhi is clearly making a push to expand its capabilities in the critical semiconductor industry.

India’s Space Program: The commercial domain
May 10, 2019

India’s Space Program: The commercial domain

The establishment of a new private institution has spotlighted New Delhi’s ongoing efforts to build out the commercial aspect of its space program.

India’s Stakes in Taliban-Ruled Afghanistan
Aug 01, 2023

India’s Stakes in Taliban-Ruled Afghanistan

The Taliban’s return to power in Afghanistan in August 2021 changed the strategic dynamics in the region. For India, the new regime and its attendant risks—especially the threat of terrorism—quickly put it in an unenviable position. This brief assesses India’s policy towards Afghanistan since August 2021. It will cover how India has articulated its Afghan policy, domestically and in multilateral organisations, and its incremental

India’s Submarine Saga
Jun 11, 2021

India’s Submarine Saga

New Delhi approved a proposal to purchase six conventional submarines, but given past delays it’s not clear that India’s naval woes will dissipate anytime soon.

India’s Taiwan Moment
Aug 20, 2022

India’s Taiwan Moment

Realities in the Indo-Pacific region have changed, and it’s time for New Delhi to deepen its political ties with Taipei.

India’s urban reality
Sep 09, 2019

India’s urban reality

Unless India takes up urban planning with the seriousness it deserves, the future of some of the mega projects of the incumbent government such as the

India’s Vaccine Diplomacy Reaches Taiwan
Apr 21, 2021

India’s Vaccine Diplomacy Reaches Taiwan

As New Delhi and Taipei draw closer together, the map of the Asia-Pacific could change for good.

Indo-Japanese Relations: Hype & Reality
Jun 13, 2005

Indo-Japanese Relations: Hype & Reality

Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi of Japan visited New Delhi for talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other Indian leaders in the last week of April,2005. In interviews given before the visit, he did not characterise the emerging relationship between India and Japan as a strategic partnership. However, he spoke of a convergence of strategic interests.

Indo-US Strategic Dialogue
Dec 10, 2003

Indo-US Strategic Dialogue

Observer Research Foundation in collaboration with RAND organized a two-day Indo-US Strategic Dialogue at ORF Campus, New Delhi, on December 10 and 11, 2003.

Intelligence Failures in the USA, UK and Russia: Lessons for India
Oct 20, 2004

Intelligence Failures in the USA, UK and Russia: Lessons for India

Under its International Terrorism Watch Project, the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) organised a one-day Workshop at New Delhi on October 20, 2004, on the theme: "Recent Intelligence Failures in the USA, the UK & Russia: Their Lessons for India".

Investigating the ecological decline in the Sundarbans
Jun 11, 2024

Investigating the ecological decline in the Sundarbans

Despite efforts by New Delhi and Dhaka to conserve the Sundarbans, institutional safeguards do not effectively translate into on-the-ground protection

IPEF में भारत का किरदार: देश के मुनाफ़े का लेखाजोखा
Jun 18, 2022

IPEF में भारत का किरदार: देश के मुनाफ़े का लेखाजोखा

IPEF की रूपरेखा में ख़ामियों के बावजूद ये ढांचा भारत को दक्ष

Is discipline in Force a needless necessity?
Feb 09, 2012

Is discipline in Force a needless necessity?

We cannot overlook the fact that the country's courts continue to be the objects of terrorist attacks while looking at the 'disciplining' of a police constable in public view, for neglecting the checking duty at a New Delhi court.

Is India expecting too much from its strategic partnership with Vietnam?
Dec 14, 2018

Is India expecting too much from its strategic partnership with Vietnam?

Despite growing strategic convergence, New Delhi should also be mindful of some of the limitations in the relationship.

Is India ready to play the ‘Tibet Card’ in its battle with China?
Jul 17, 2020

Is India ready to play the ‘Tibet Card’ in its battle with China?

Talk of a “Tibet card” in India’s hands is not new, but is New Delhi likely to play it?

Is India the New China in Africa?
Jun 18, 2021

Is India the New China in Africa?

Promising a more inclusive and transparent development model, New Delhi is looking to become the region’s biggest partner.

Israel election: A vote for maintaining the status quo
Apr 15, 2019

Israel election: A vote for maintaining the status quo

Given the history of India-Israel ties, not much will change regardless of the government in power in New Delhi

J&K: Not letting an ‘internal affair’ become ‘external’
Sep 03, 2019

J&K: Not letting an ‘internal affair’ become ‘external’

Having failed the first round at the UN Security Council (UNSG), Pakistan continues to seek internationalising the ‘Kashmir issue’, as an ‘inter

Japan's rise is good for India
Jun 10, 2014

Japan's rise is good for India

The rise, if you want to call it that, of another Asian power on the flanks of China, one which also has difficulties with Beijing, is to India's advantage. New Delhi is not unaware of the geopolitical benefits.

Japan-India civil nuclear deal likely soon
Jan 13, 2011

Japan-India civil nuclear deal likely soon

India and Japan may soon reach an agreement on civil nuclear cooperation, even as Tokyo insists on New Delhi to sign the NPT, says Amb. Hirabayashi Hiroshi, former Japanese ambassador to India and the present President of Japan-India Association.

Japan-India maritime exercise 2018: Operational clarity, strategic confusion?
Oct 17, 2018

Japan-India maritime exercise 2018: Operational clarity, strategic confusion?

While New Delhi’s desire to cultivate closer defense ties with Tokyo is clear, its overall strategic approach is much less so.

Japanese Navy
Jun 13, 2012

Japanese Navy

The expanding engagement with the Japanese navy, one of the strongest in the world, should give a boost to India's maritime diplomacy in Asia. If New Delhi's interests in the Pacific are growing, Tokyo's naval profile in the Indian Ocean has begun to expand.

Kashmir attack: Ominous signs
Jun 26, 2013

Kashmir attack: Ominous signs

The apparent role of Lashkar-e-Tayyeba in the terrorist attack in Srinagar on June 24, killing 8 jawans, has raised several questions which may sour the tone and tenor of New Delhi's renewed engagement with Islamabad.

Kashmir: A Dialogue for Peace
Jun 08, 2007

Kashmir: A Dialogue for Peace

Excerpts from a lecture delivered by Sardar Abdul Qayuum Khan on April 28, 2007 at the Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi, and the open discussion that followed his presentation. Sardar Sahib led a delegation of 23 persons from PoK, which included senior political leaders from different parties. A galaxy of well-known diplomats, academics, media persons and analysts attended the meeting, which was chaired by Shri. M. Rasgotra, former Foreig

Kashmiri leaders from both sides should sit together
Apr 28, 2007

Kashmiri leaders from both sides should sit together

Intra Kashmir dialogue is necessary for peace in Kashmir, said former president and prime minister of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), Sardar Abdul Qayyum Khan, while delivering an address at Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi, on April 28, 2007.

Keep shifts in the West’s China consensus under watch
Jul 31, 2023

Keep shifts in the West’s China consensus under watch

New Delhi has  geopolitical opportunities in China rethinks underway in Germany and other countries

Korea rising
Jul 19, 2013

Korea rising

As New Delhi and Seoul reconnect politically, the planned visit of President Park to India in the next few months provides an occasion to think boldly about the future of the bilateral partnership. If Delhi can look beyond China in its policies towards northeast Asia, it will find that South Korea can help develop very interesting strategic options for India.

LiFE, resilience and well-being: The Indian imperatives
Mar 14, 2023

LiFE, resilience and well-being: The Indian imperatives

Advancing New Delhi’s agenda for the presidency, the formidable Union Budget 2023 has strongly prioritised the G20 objectives

Looking for balance in power
Dec 15, 2017

Looking for balance in power

The Russia-India-China trilateral meet is New Delhi’s attempt to overcome challenges in ties with Moscow and Beijing

Maldives minister’s ‘K-talk’: More than a snub on India?
Mar 15, 2018

Maldives minister’s ‘K-talk’: More than a snub on India?

The Maldivian reaction to Indian initiatives on Maldivian democracy was not totally unexpected.

Maldives: Govt pays up GMR, offers 'legal protection' to investors
Nov 28, 2016

Maldives: Govt pays up GMR, offers 'legal protection' to investors

Coinciding with third Maldives Investment Forum in New Delhi, the Government of President Abdulla Yameen paid up the Indian infrastructure major GMR G

Maldives: Taking the political momentum forward
May 18, 2012

Maldives: Taking the political momentum forward

It did not receive as much media attention as the one by predecessor Mohammed Nasheed a fortnight earlier in the host nation. Yet when President Mohammed Waheed Hassan Manik came calling at New Delhi he did make his points, loud and clear at corridors and quarters that mattered.

Maldives: Why Yameen camp seeks Indian attention
Feb 03, 2021

Maldives: Why Yameen camp seeks Indian attention

The Opposition — PPM-PNC combine — has called upon New Delhi, along with Sri Lanka and Pakistan, to help obtain freedom for Yameen.

Managing Moscow
Oct 28, 2016

Managing Moscow

Why will Moscow be an immense diplomatic challenge for India?

Maritime India: The Quest for a Steadfast Identity
Jul 23, 2023

Maritime India: The Quest for a Steadfast Identity

India’s geography lends itself favourably to the cultivation and expansion of maritime ties. Yet, for much of the country’s contemporary history, the country has overlooked these opportunities. As the world reengages with its vast ocean spaces, India too, has become more willing and capable of participating in the maritime domain. This paper outlines the evolution of the country’s maritime outlook as it shifts its largely continental-orient

MH370 spotlight: Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Apr 01, 2014

MH370 spotlight: Andaman and Nicobar Islands

With the Chinese navy's increasing ability to project power into the Indian Ocean, it is important for New Delhi to strengthen its strategic outpost in the Andaman and Nicobar territory and remain a security provider to the region.

Minding the gaps in India’s act east policy
Sep 21, 2018

Minding the gaps in India’s act east policy

New Delhi’s approach to Southeast Asia within the wider Indo-Pacific region is strategically sound but has limits.

Minister inaugurates national seminar on Defence
Oct 12, 2006

Minister inaugurates national seminar on Defence

Minister of State for Defence Production Hon. Rao Inderjit Singh inaugurated, on October 12, 2006, a national seminar on "Public Private Partnership in Defence: Problems and Prospects", hosted by Observer Research Foundation (ORF), New Delhi.

Modi and Jokowi
Oct 28, 2014

Modi and Jokowi

New Delhi is yet to get its defence engagement with Jakarta in shape. Through the decade-long UPA rule, Delhi and Jakarta had been talking about expanding bilateral defence cooperation. But progress had been rather slow thanks to the government's dysfunctional defence policies.

Modi and the middle powers
Apr 09, 2015

Modi and the middle powers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to France, Germany and Canada beginning Thursday should help New Delhi consolidate three of India's very special relationships -with France, Germany and Canada. Modi's visit to Europe and Canada should help restore some balance to India's international engagement.

Modi can't take India-America ties for granted with US President Trump
Jun 06, 2017

Modi can't take India-America ties for granted with US President Trump

New Delhi is going through the motions of pretending everything is normal.

Modi government can't afford to repeat foreign policy mistakes in 2018
Jan 02, 2018

Modi government can't afford to repeat foreign policy mistakes in 2018

In 2018, significant developments could take place in Southeast Asia, beginning with the Indo-ASEAN commemorative summit on January, followed by New Delhi hosting all the ASEAN leaders collectively as chief guests at the Republic Day function.