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PLA at 96: A new phase of continued military reforms
Aug 05, 2023

PLA at 96: A new phase of continued military reforms

At 96, after eight years of relentless ongoing military reforms, the PLA’s continued investment in reforms implies a seriousness in achieving China�

PLA attempting for expeditionary status, says expert
Sep 18, 2014

PLA attempting for expeditionary status, says expert

There are strong indicators of a regionally dominant People's Liberation Army of China attempting for an expeditionary status, says Mr. Abraham M. Denmark, Vice President of the National Bureau of Asian Research.

PLA goes out
Mar 27, 2014

PLA goes out

In contrast to India's hesitant response to the humanitarian emergency following the MH370 disappearance, China's military operations have demonstrated Beijing's impressive maritime capabilities and the strong political will to use them.

PLA joint exercises in Tibet: Implications for India
Feb 26, 2020

PLA joint exercises in Tibet: Implications for India

Since 2015, China has been undertaking a thorough restructuring of its military, under the leadership of President Xi Jinping. This has involved significant changes in the operational structure of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), with the modernisation and optimisation of the military to bring about better jointness and overall efficiency. This paper examines the PLA reforms as they pertain to training and jointness in the Tibet Autonomous R

PLA may get a larger role in China’s grand strategy
Jul 06, 2022

PLA may get a larger role in China’s grand strategy

China aims to enhance its status as a great power by redefining the role of the PLA in its grand strategy.

PLA preparing for a grand slam
Dec 07, 2020

PLA preparing for a grand slam

Xi’s stint in military bureaucracy comes handy in making PLA a fighting force.

Placing women at the centre of building resilient and inclusive cities
Jan 29, 2021

Placing women at the centre of building resilient and inclusive cities

Marginalised sections of the urban population, particularly women, are disproportionately affected by environmental degradation and extreme climate ch

Planned development in Nepal: Opportunities and challenges
Dec 01, 2012

Planned development in Nepal: Opportunities and challenges

It is half a century that planned development began in Nepal. Although progress has been made in some important areas, the expected achievements could not be realised,

Planning for a Growing Population
Jul 07, 2004

Planning for a Growing Population

Thankfully, India is today self-sufficient in food-grain production though a wide gap still exists between availability on the one hand, and distribution and pricing on the other. Much as the farming community justifiably argues that agriculture has become less and less attractive as an investment proposal in terms of the risks and costs involved, an increasing section of the Indian population has been finding it even harder to get one square-mea

Planning for Delhi’s water sector
Aug 30, 2021

Planning for Delhi’s water sector

A review of the water challenges in Delhi and the draft master plan for the city’s water supply and needs

Planning Ministry can coordinate Commission's work
Sep 19, 2014

Planning Ministry can coordinate Commission's work

Former Union Revenue Secretary M.R. Sivaraman suggests that there should be a planning unit attached to the Prime Minister's Office or the Planning Ministry, to focus on indicative planning.

Playing a losing game
Feb 01, 2022

Playing a losing game

India should turn focus from Central Asia to South Asia or Indian Ocean Region

Playing along with General
Apr 28, 2005

Playing along with General

The National Assembly in Pakistan is the highest political institution, a representative body of the people of Pakistan, at least on paper. While the Indian political leadership and public were engaged in finding new ways to firm up the peace process, the National Assembly,

Playing around with property tax
Dec 21, 2019

Playing around with property tax

Confusion over municipal property tax collection in Mumbai is a lesson for ULBs across India

Playing games with Kashmir
Apr 14, 2005

Playing games with Kashmir

While bus and cricket diplomacy is being played out with unbridled passion across borders, a dispassionate and more realistic discourse on human rights violations in Kashmir should form part of the new-found bon homie between India and Pakistan. There is a reason why such an assessment is important.

Playing hardball at the other Davos
Jun 05, 2013

Playing hardball at the other Davos

Considering the importance of the Shangri-La Dialogue and India's declared "Look East" policy, the absence of its Defence Minister A.K. Antony was inexplicable. This was especially so because Mr. Antony was scheduled to be in Singapore a day after the meet, en route to Australia.

Playing the Balancing Act
Sep 02, 2004

Playing the Balancing Act

By referring to the ¿unprecedented¿ parliamentary ruckus that marked his first 100 days in office and to globalisation in the same vein at the J R D Tata centenary celebrations in New Delhi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh may have identified areas of concern not only for his party and Government but also for the nation as a whole.

Playing the East
Aug 28, 2014

Playing the East

India today is much better placed to deal with the emerging rivalry between Beijing and Tokyo. On the economic front, Modi should eagerly seek cooperation from both sides. Commercial competition between Tokyo and Beijing, for example on high-speed railways, should work to India's advantage.

Playing with God’s world: ‘Growth’ has a high price
Feb 10, 2021

Playing with God’s world: ‘Growth’ has a high price

It is also unclear to what extent the disaster is the outcome of over-exploitation of resources in the back-to-back construction of dams

#Family Planning Mission: सिर्फ़ महिलाओं पर नसबंदी का बोझ डालता भारत का परिवार नियोजन मिशन
Jul 31, 2023

#Family Planning Mission: सिर्फ़ महिलाओं पर नसबंदी का बोझ डालता भारत का परिवार नियोजन मिशन

विश्व स्वास्थ्य दिवस: 2008 से 2019 के बीच भारत में गर्भ निरोध के

#UrbanPlanning: क्या दो नगर निकायों को जोड़कर एक नगर निगम बनाना सही है?
Sep 07, 2022

#UrbanPlanning: क्या दो नगर निकायों को जोड़कर एक नगर निगम बनाना सही है?

नगर पालिकाओं (Municipalities) की संख्या कम करने से प्रतिस्पर्द्धा �

#WestBengal के निचले Indo-Gangetic Plain में भू-जल संसाधनों की वर्तमान स्थिति की जांच!
Aug 06, 2022

#WestBengal के निचले Indo-Gangetic Plain में भू-जल संसाधनों की वर्तमान स्थिति की जांच!

पूरे भारत में आमतौर पर हर घर में चावल यानी धान खाया जाता ह�

24×7 cities: Recommendations for an India playbook
May 12, 2023

24×7 cities: Recommendations for an India playbook

In 2016, the Indian government cleared the Model Shops and Establishments (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Services) Act, allowing retail establishments to remain open throughout the day and night. Proponents say that when fully implemented, the act will drive nighttime economy and, in turn, increase cities’ incomes. In the past few years, certain states have begun implementing such concept of “24×7 cities”, including Mumbai, Ah

5 years in exile: What lies ahead for the displaced Rohingyas?
Sep 03, 2022

5 years in exile: What lies ahead for the displaced Rohingyas?

The repatriation of Rohingyas to Myanmar is fraught with several challenges and must only be undertaken after taking into consideration the needs of t

6 Years of Digital India: How successful has PM Modi's plan been?
Jul 02, 2021

6 Years of Digital India: How successful has PM Modi's plan been?

Digital India created a brand, mirroring PM Modi's 'Jan-Jan Modi, Ghar-Ghar Modi' of aspiration & inclusivity.

70 Policies — Planning Commission, 1950
Aug 02, 2018

70 Policies — Planning Commission, 1950

An analysis of the agenda papers and records of the first 50 meetings indicates the dominance of a central economic thought, articulated by the prime

A Four Point Action Plan for India’s Forest Management
Jan 22, 2022

A Four Point Action Plan for India’s Forest Management

It is imperative to move beyond compensatory afforestation and adopt meaningful strategies for creating serious impact on the ground

A four-point action plan to achieve national targets on climate 
Mar 24, 2022

A four-point action plan to achieve national targets on climate 

What structural and conceptual frameworks need to be adopted to achieve its climate pledges? 

A future agenda for the planet and people over profits: Degrowth from the margins
Dec 23, 2020

A future agenda for the planet and people over profits: Degrowth from the margins

Our economic model is putting unsustainable pressures on our planetary boundaries. We can’t afford to continue ignoring how economic growth is gener

A lot left to play: The under-researched Indian gaming landscape
Mar 17, 2022

A lot left to play: The under-researched Indian gaming landscape

Despite the rapid rise in the video gaming industry in India, in-depth research and policy interventions in this sector is negligible.

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 political player who is rising, but is still no Lenin
Jan 29, 2021

A political player who is rising, but is still no Lenin

Notwithstanding the euphoria, Alexei Navalny is unlikely to be the catalyst that will lead to ‘regime change’ in Russia

Accountable Tech: Will the US take a leaf out of the Indian Playbook?
Sep 10, 2022

Accountable Tech: Will the US take a leaf out of the Indian Playbook?

Digital India is going to be ground zero of how heterogenous, diverse, and open societies co-exist online and in the real world.