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Bhutan: Role of tourism in post-pandemic economic revival
Dec 16, 2020

Bhutan: Role of tourism in post-pandemic economic revival

Compared to other tourist destinations in the world, Bhutan is likely to be safer and more flexible.

Brand Bhutan and tourism in BIMSTEC
Jan 15, 2021

Brand Bhutan and tourism in BIMSTEC

The ‘high-value, low volume’ tourism policy ensures that the number of tourists arriving is consistent with the absorptive carrying capacity of th

Energising tourism for a Bay of Bengal community
Jan 18, 2021

Energising tourism for a Bay of Bengal community

Promotion of the tourism sector is inherently linked with the connectivity in the sub-region.

G20 in Srinagar: Showcasing the return of peace and Kashmir’s global tourism potential
May 22, 2023

G20 in Srinagar: Showcasing the return of peace and Kashmir’s global tourism potential

The G20 meeting in Kashmir provides economic opportunities and contributes to an ideological integration of the Valley’s youth with the rest of Indi

How tourism in Sri Lanka went downhill: Causes and consequences
Jun 22, 2022

How tourism in Sri Lanka went downhill: Causes and consequences

How have the pandemic, the Russia-Ukraine conflict, and Sri Lanka's current political turmoil hurt the country’s tourism sector?

Kashmir’s transformation from terrorism to tourism
Sep 21, 2023

Kashmir’s transformation from terrorism to tourism

The recent increase in the number of tourist arrivals in Jammu and Kashmir indicates that peace is returning to the Valley

Maldives: India catching up on tourism, China will still remain a ‘monumental’ development partner
Jul 24, 2019

Maldives: India catching up on tourism, China will still remain a ‘monumental’ development partner

Observers of the Maldivian scene have been noticing a steep increase in tourism-related reportage targeting the Indian holidaymakers.

Maldives: Politics takes a backseat as economy, tourism improve
Nov 09, 2021

Maldives: Politics takes a backseat as economy, tourism improve

With the gradual receding of the pandemic, Maldives in now focusing on pertinent issues such as climate change, economy, and tourism

Nepal: Mountaineering tourism, 60 years after Everest conquest
Jun 07, 2013

Nepal: Mountaineering tourism, 60 years after Everest conquest

Ever since Sir Edmund Hillary and his Sherpa-colleague, Tensing Norgay, set their foot on the summit of Mt. Everest 60 years ago, the desire of the alpinists the world over to scale the world's highest peak has grown vigorously.

The implications of India’s medical tourism industry
Jul 30, 2019

The implications of India’s medical tourism industry

As India becomes a top medical tourism destination, the government must prioritise quality and affordable healthcare — not just for medical tourists

Zardari's India visit: Improve religious tourism
Apr 07, 2012

Zardari's India visit: Improve religious tourism

After Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) on India-Pakistan borders having almost failed, may be, hopefully, the high-profile pilgrimage of President Asif ali Zardari will play a role in making the visits of not-so-high profile ones less arduous and cumbersome.

A thaw in Thailand and Saudi Arabia relations
Mar 04, 2022

A thaw in Thailand and Saudi Arabia relations

Both the countries are eager to start off with a clean slate by working towards rebuilding amicable ties

Achieving SDGs in Small Island Developing States: Financing the Blue Economy Through Collaboration
Apr 17, 2024

Achieving SDGs in Small Island Developing States: Financing the Blue Economy Through Collaboration

The geographical and socioeconomic characteristics of small island developing states (SIDS) expose them to unique challenges. Climate change, in particular, poses a severe threat to SIDS, with rising sea levels, ocean acidification, and changing precipitation patterns negatively affecting their ecosystems, economies, and communities. This brief assesses the challenges faced by SIDS in accessing traditional climate financing and analyses the effec

Annual Outlook 2023: Warmer Climes Ahead
Jan 23, 2024

Annual Outlook 2023: Warmer Climes Ahead

This report explores the economic and geopolitical impacts of climate change, highlighting the mitigated energy crisis in Europe, inflation trends, and global monetary policies. It discusses investment opportunities in sustainable travel and emerging markets, particularly in Asia, amidst the evolving energy landscape and consumer behaviors post-COVID, in the year 2023.

APEC 2022: Pros and cons of BCG Bangkok model
Dec 15, 2022

APEC 2022: Pros and cons of BCG Bangkok model

Though the BCG model has many positives, it is yet to be seen if it is as sustainable as it claims to be

Assessing Bhutan’s migration trends and policies
Mar 31, 2023

Assessing Bhutan’s migration trends and policies

The Bhutanese government has brought about reforms to upskill the youth, bridge the demand-supply mismatch in the job market and prevent further brain

Bangladesh–India relations: Empowering the third space for a way forward
Mar 25, 2021

Bangladesh–India relations: Empowering the third space for a way forward

A “third space” of ground-level stakeholders needs to be nurtured: Bonds of hearts and minds spanning the political and national borders, based on

Bhutan elections: What is at stake for India?
Jan 22, 2024

Bhutan elections: What is at stake for India?

While the new administration will make little difference in Bhutan’s border negotiations with China, it will promote deeper economic cooperation and

Bhutan: Pandemic and economic resilience
Apr 20, 2020

Bhutan: Pandemic and economic resilience

Tourism is the worst hit sector in Bhutan. The livelihood of 50,000 citizens depends on this or allied sectors.

Bhutan’s goal of a green city: Pathways for a syncretic Indo-Bhutan development
Jan 18, 2024

Bhutan’s goal of a green city: Pathways for a syncretic Indo-Bhutan development

Bhutan’s forthcoming urban expansion will be a great opportunity for Indian urban planners to closely observe an urbanism model rooted in the ethos

Blue Economy in 2021: Perspectives from Seychelles
Jan 08, 2021

Blue Economy in 2021: Perspectives from Seychelles

Seychelles will need to focus intensely on re-building its economy by creating, rejuvenating, and upscaling the country’s outlined Blue Economy sect

Bridging integration: Infrastructure projects in Kashmir
Mar 27, 2023

Bridging integration: Infrastructure projects in Kashmir

The completion of infrastructure projects in the Kashmir Valley will boost economic development, social integration, and security advantage

Bringing India and Thailand Closer via the Trilateral Highway Through Myanmar
Nov 21, 2023

Bringing India and Thailand Closer via the Trilateral Highway Through Myanmar

This brief underlines the immense potential for increased cross-border trade, tourism, and people-to-people interactions between India and its Southeast Asian neighbours. In particular, it evaluates the importance of India–Thailand relations, emphasising the present state of the India–Myanmar–Thailand Trilateral Highway (IMT-TH). Although India and Thailand share a maritime boundary along India’s Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Th

Can the Nepal-India-Bangladesh (NIB) provide a new template for a regional economic corridor?
Jan 03, 2024

Can the Nepal-India-Bangladesh (NIB) provide a new template for a regional economic corridor?

The Nepal-India-Bangladesh (NIB) energy trade is only the tip of the iceberg. The true potential of the NIB region can be realised through the creatio

Catalysing growth in the ‘century of the seas’: Building a Blue Economy in Mumbai
Nov 27, 2021

Catalysing growth in the ‘century of the seas’: Building a Blue Economy in Mumbai

Mumbai’s history and location make it the ideal candidate for becoming 21st century India’s hub of trade, connectivity and security  

China-Maldives Free Trade Agreement: Analysing domestic economic parameters
Mar 18, 2024

China-Maldives Free Trade Agreement: Analysing domestic economic parameters

With a large decline in import duty collection and imposition of high levels of debt due to the China-Maldives FTA, Maldives will find itself in a pre

Chinese Chequers: Chip on China's shoulder
Aug 18, 2022

Chinese Chequers: Chip on China's shoulder

Tensions in Taiwan Strait are an allegory for the Sino-American joust to dominate tomorrow's tech world

Chinese Global Exchange Diplomacy and Influence Operations: An Overview
Feb 15, 2024

Chinese Global Exchange Diplomacy and Influence Operations: An Overview

Since the onset of the twenty-first century, China has employed various instruments of exchange diplomacy to overcome its historical 'century of humiliation’ and realise its 'Middle Kingdom’ dream. Riding on the platform of the Belt and Road Initiative, China has leveraged its strong economy and large human resources through tourism, education, and sister-city arrangements to strengthen people-to-people contact between its citizens, diaspora,

Climate change and the Maldivian economy: Will it capsize or sail through?
May 05, 2023

Climate change and the Maldivian economy: Will it capsize or sail through?

A close study of how climate change influences the Maldivian economy will help analyse its adaptation needs and identify future opportunities

Destination Kigali: Opportunities for India
Apr 09, 2019

Destination Kigali: Opportunities for India

The key areas of collaboration for India and Rwanda are agriculture, information and communication technology, healthcare and tourism.

Developing Andaman and Nicobar Islands: A dilemma for Delhi
Nov 21, 2022

Developing Andaman and Nicobar Islands: A dilemma for Delhi

When India first began developing the ANI in the 1980s, the defence and foreign policy establishments were not entirely in agreement

Factoring Assam in the India–Bangladesh relations
Mar 25, 2021

Factoring Assam in the India–Bangladesh relations

Bilateral ties and engagements between India and Bangladesh help in exploring many new windows of possibilities for Assam, ranging from trade and comm

For A Truly Incredible Experience
Sep 28, 2004

For A Truly Incredible Experience

A number of initiatives have been recently undertaken to improve the tourism sector in India. These include the introduction of tourist police at key tourist sites in Delhi and the decision to set up an inter-ministerial group to facilitate better co-ordination between the tourism and civil aviation ministries.

Health is Wealth: Indian Private Sector Investments in African Healthcare
May 22, 2023

Health is Wealth: Indian Private Sector Investments in African Healthcare

The increasing range of cross-boundary health issues has prompted the integration of health into the discipline of diplomacy, and this trend is reflected in India-Africa partnership. India’s development partnerships are, however, predicated on the idea of development effectiveness, which requires active private sector engagement. By focusing on four opportunity sectors — medical tourism, tele-health, frugal innovations, and the pharmaceutica

How the Sri Lankan crisis may affect Maldives
Aug 08, 2022

How the Sri Lankan crisis may affect Maldives

One thing the Maldives should learn from the crisis is the consequence of deferring much-needed structural reforms

Impact of healthcare investments on Saudi Arabia’s economy
Jul 08, 2024

Impact of healthcare investments on Saudi Arabia’s economy

As part of Vision 2030, Saudi Arabia has prioritised healthcare reform to maximise the healthcare sector's economic potential while also improving pub

India and Australia: From 4,000 nautical miles to 22 yards
Oct 24, 2019

India and Australia: From 4,000 nautical miles to 22 yards

Ties between India and Australia are wide-ranging: from geostrategic cooperation and trade, to soft power mechanisms such as cricket and tourism. This paper makes a case for improving bilateral relations between New Delhi and Canberra. While there are substantial opportunities for trade and investment flows between the two countries, the engagements have been largely underdeveloped over the years. The immense scope of complementarities between th

India-Thailand Joint Commission: Prospects for improved bilateral ties
Aug 24, 2022

India-Thailand Joint Commission: Prospects for improved bilateral ties

While celebrating the 75th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Thailand, new bilateral areas to further expand

India’s Liberalised (Yet Restrictive) Visa Policy
Jul 04, 2016

India’s Liberalised (Yet Restrictive) Visa Policy

India introduced its e-tourist visa (eTV) policy in November 2014. Despite initially impressive results in terms of increased arrivals, there is no indication that such modest success will create a significant impact on tourism, or prove to be sustainable in the long run. This paper finds that the policy’s very design-and the various weaknesses in its modalities-make it less attractive to travelers, compared to the ‘traditional’ tourist

Jammu & Kashmir -- Moving on
Jun 21, 2012

Jammu & Kashmir -- Moving on

We need to do a few things to bring normalcy in Kashmir that go beyond tourism statistics. We need to keep Pakistan out of the equation. We need to genuinely empower the elected government and allow the State to be governed from Srinagar and not from Delhi.

Kashmir needs an infrastructure update for economic revival
Apr 23, 2022

Kashmir needs an infrastructure update for economic revival

Enhancing the tourism infrastructure would help create employment opportunities and aid the economic reconstruction of the Valley.

Lessons from Joshimath: The Need for a Himalayan Development Model
Feb 15, 2023

Lessons from Joshimath: The Need for a Himalayan Development Model

The fragility of the Himalayan ecosystem was recently highlighted by incidents of land sinking in Joshimath, a small hill town in India’s Uttarakhand. This crisis has generated intense debate on aspects of development and environmental sustainability in the region, including the exploitation of Himalayan natural wealth and the strain placed on the vulnerable area by the tourism industry. This brief argues that the Himalayan region needs