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Grexit and lessons for India
Jan 15, 2015

Grexit and lessons for India

Greece may be far away from India but the lessons to be drawn are many. Bringing down fiscal deficit through harsh austerity measures has brought Greece to the brink. India should also not cut the important social sector spending in order to bridge the fiscal deficit.

Grey areas of Indo-US diplomacy must be resolved
Dec 23, 2013

Grey areas of Indo-US diplomacy must be resolved

Why was Devyani Khobragade allowed to employ Sangeeta Richards in her home in the first place despite the fact that her father is employed with the US embassy in New Delhi? It is worrying that as of now Indian diplomats and consuls can take just about anybody they want with them for their posting overseas. There is no detailed dive on the assistant's threat perception nor periodic review of the likely vulnerability.

Grow up India, time to set an uplifting agenda
Aug 22, 2018

Grow up India, time to set an uplifting agenda

By 2040, the proportion of the population below 34.5 years will fall to 50 per cent from 65 per cent today.

Growing agricultural stress in India
Mar 16, 2015

Growing agricultural stress in India

A lot of thinking should be done about how to reinvigorate agriculture because rural demand is important for reviving manufacturing sector. Agriculture is important also because 52 per cent of the population is still occupied in agriculture and it has a share of 17 per cent in the GDP.

Growing differences on the future of nuclear energy in Japan
Jun 21, 2012

Growing differences on the future of nuclear energy in Japan

As the debate on restarting two nuclear reactors in Oi is hotting up in Japan, the Noda government needs to both give the newly announced nuclear regulatory body time to create the promised new regulations while also ensuring the people and industry do not suffer due to power shortage.

Growth must benefit all Better poverty-alleviation schemes needed
Dec 21, 2010

Growth must benefit all Better poverty-alleviation schemes needed

ON the economic front, there is much to cheer about with the GDP growing at 8.9 per cent in the second quarter of 2010-2011. There is now hope that the annual growth rate this fiscal year will be 9 per cent which means that India will be catching up with China soon

Growth of fear of crime among women needs to be addressed
Sep 03, 2013

Growth of fear of crime among women needs to be addressed

Everyday fears of violence against women have sharpened in the recent past. However they are increasingly being addressed by new prescriptive do and don't lists of precautionary measures for women. This is happening even while we consistently assert that the onus need not be on the women to keep themselves safe.

Growth too weak in Europe: Pierre Sellal
Jun 28, 2012

Growth too weak in Europe: Pierre Sellal

Growth is too weak in Europe today to support the necessary fiscal consolidation of the Member States. And without growth, there will be no budgetary and fiscal consolidation, says Pierre Sellal underlining the need for a growth pact.

Growth with high inflation - Who bothers about the common man?
Aug 17, 2010

Growth with high inflation - Who bothers about the common man?

While the common man or woman has to save for hard times and cut corners on everything, the same is not happening to the budgets of the Central and state governments.

GSAT-7: India's first dedicated military satellite
Aug 30, 2013

GSAT-7: India's first dedicated military satellite

The 2625 kg GSAT-7, developed at a cost of INR 185 crores, will be India's first dedicated satellite for maritime communications, providing UHF, S-band, C-band, and Ku band relay capacity over the Indian landmass and surrounding seas.

GSLV success: A major technology boost
Jan 07, 2014

GSLV success: A major technology boost

From a strategic perspective, the successful launch of the GSLV means India is self-reliant in the area of satellite launching, including heavier satellites. This also means that India will not have to depend on foreign agencies to carry their heavier payloads.

Guarantee Afghanistan's neutrality
Jan 22, 2010

Guarantee Afghanistan's neutrality

Discussions between the American Foreign Policy Council (AFPC) and the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) also saw a general agreement that the Taliban victory in Afghanistan will lead to a civil war with disastrous consequences for Pakistan

Guided Democracy, by Whom?
May 02, 2004

Guided Democracy, by Whom?

If it is any yardstick for a vibrant democracy, India today has six former Prime Ministers around. Only two of them, namely, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and P V Narasimha Rao completed a full term, and thus became mascots of political stability in their time. Yet, subsequent elections proved that stability was not the only concern of the Indian voter. To him, political stability is a vehicle for his deliverance and in ways he understands.

Gujarat poised for 20% growth, concludes seminar
Feb 01, 2005

Gujarat poised for 20% growth, concludes seminar

Gujarat has the required natural resources, human potential and entrepreneurial spirit to become the engine of India¿s economic growth and achieve a growth rate of 20%.

Gujral Releases Book on Maldives
Jul 08, 2008

Gujral Releases Book on Maldives

NEW DELHI, AUGUST 7, 2008: Mr. Inder Kumar Gujral, former Prime Minister of India, on Thursday released a book on "Small States Security Dilemma: A Maldivian Perception" at Observer Research Foundation.

Gulf Cooperation Council: Could be a 'Game Changer' for India
Jun 02, 2015

Gulf Cooperation Council: Could be a 'Game Changer' for India

While India's economic presence in the Gulf region has transformed from merely an exchanges between merchants and human capital, as a geopolitical player, India's role has remained subdued.

Gun culture and US elections
Nov 05, 2015

Gun culture and US elections

Will President Obama's passionate call for stricter gun laws from the pulpit bring any change, or will he go towards the sunset in 2016 with having done practically nothing on this issue?

Gunfight at the Waziristan Corral
Apr 13, 2004

Gunfight at the Waziristan Corral

The story began on March 18th, when Pakistan¿s leader Gen. Pervez Musharraf casually mentioned in an interview with CNN¿s Aaron Brown that it is likely that Pakistani troops have surrounded a ¿High Value Target¿ in the tribal ¿agency¿ of South Waziristan. Some enterprising Pakistani ¿intelligence official¿ leaked to the eager

Gwadar and the China angle
Jan 04, 2006

Gwadar and the China angle

Of all the reasons, there is one reason why the world must pay immediate attention to what is happening in Balochistan. Here, a military dictator ruling without any political legitimacy for more than five years has now launched an ethnic cleansing which, to say the least, is colossally retrogressive and inhuman.

Gwadar: Test case of Sino-Pak relations
Sep 29, 2011

Gwadar: Test case of Sino-Pak relations

With the Chinese refusal to take charge of the operations at Pakistan's Gwadar Port and a series of handicaps and security issues, this facility may fail to achieve its intended target of building it into a strategic asset.

Hands across the Himalayas
Feb 05, 2011

Hands across the Himalayas

The author, who was part of the ORF delegation which took part in discussions with Chinese party and government officials, says that the possibilities for India and China to collaborate must transcend boundary disputes and other age-old issues.

Haqqani network: A dilemma for US
Aug 16, 2012

Haqqani network: A dilemma for US

The Haqqani Act of the US Congress, and last week's decision in the US Senate to delay the confirmation of a new US ambassador to Kabul, are now adding to the pressure on the State Department. The next few weeks are likely to see intense parleys between Washington and Rawalpindi to find a way to delay.

Hardly a process to peace
Dec 21, 2005

Hardly a process to peace

As the Year 2005 draws to a close, it is worthwhile to find out where are we today on the path of reconciliation with Pakistan? Is there a process to the peace?

Hardly any Water in Wikileaks Revelations
Mar 28, 2011

Hardly any Water in Wikileaks Revelations

Professional diplomats will find little that is new or startling in the Wikileaks cables. For them the quality and content of reporting in the leaked cables is quite standard fare. Transmitting to Headquarters information gleaned from contacts, assessing its worth,

Harnessing renewable energy sources for sustainable development in Africa
Jun 08, 2015

Harnessing renewable energy sources for sustainable development in Africa

Given the need to prioritise growth in the developing world, the goals must be 'development-climate compatible,' not, 'climate-development compatible', according to Dr. Youba Sokona, coordinator, African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC) based in the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.

Has Modi's muscular policy against Pak failed?
Dec 10, 2015

Has Modi's muscular policy against Pak failed?

The thaw in the India-Pak relations has opened a new window of opportunity. In the first stage, it will assist in India hosting the Heart of Asia conference next year and may also lead to a fruitful visit by Modi to Islamabad for the SAARC Summit.

Has the Budget done enough to boost Infrastructure?
Mar 04, 2015

Has the Budget done enough to boost Infrastructure?

Overall, the infrastructure sector is the winner in this year's budget. The allocation to the sector will go up by 700 bn rupees in 2015/16 over last year. But this sector needs consolidation in policy framework starting from approval to implementation and an institutional mechanism for fair pricing and competition.

Hasina's Tripura visit boosts bilateral ties with India
Jan 12, 2012

Hasina's Tripura visit boosts bilateral ties with India

Bangladesh's bilateral relations with India got a major boost with its Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's visit to Tripura on January 11 and 12. Sheikh Hasina visited the north-eastern Indian State to attend the convocation of the Tripura Central University at Agartala.

Have Taleban Promised US That Women Will Be Treated Kindly
Jan 30, 2012

Have Taleban Promised US That Women Will Be Treated Kindly

President Barack Obama's State of the Union address to the US Congress begins with America's recent military engagement in self congratulatory terms. Among the more modest claims is: "For the first time in two decades, Osama bin Laden is not a threat to this country".

He always believed in resolving conflicts
Jan 24, 2009

He always believed in resolving conflicts

ORF Chennai chapter pays tribute to R K Mishra, Chairman of the Observer Research Foundation.

Height of folly
May 15, 2006

Height of folly

The story doing the rounds in Delhi is that in another exhibition of generosity, India is about to withdraw from the Saltoro Ridge (commonly referred to as the Siachen Glacier) in the interest of peace, but without securing the country¿s strategic interests.

Held back by Hindutva
Dec 23, 2014

Held back by Hindutva

If Hindu extremism prevails, India will have little to give the world and be in no mood to learn. Unless the PM acts now to check these negative forces, Modi and the agenda for India could end up being a minor part of the vast collateral damage.

Help Bangladesh to ensure credible elections: Experts
Apr 20, 2013

Help Bangladesh to ensure credible elections: Experts

At a roundtable on the situation in Bangladesh, experts underlined the need for ensuring a credible election in Bangladesh for the country's stability and the strengthening of India-Bangladesh relations.

Herat fightings and after
Mar 04, 2004

Herat fightings and after

If internecine clashes in the eastern Afghan city of Herat are a sign of the things to come, peaceful political evolution of the country seems to be a messy affair. Around 50 people had been killed in those clashes that continued for eight hours in one of the more stable cities of Afghanistan.

Heroes Humiliated in the name of Security
May 27, 2015

Heroes Humiliated in the name of Security

In Delhi, the Army still honours its martyrs in the airport parking lot as, ostensibly due to security concerns, it doesn't have access to the reception area built last year.

High likelihood of China coming in to Indian Ocean, says Bengal Governor
Nov 27, 2013

High likelihood of China coming in to Indian Ocean, says Bengal Governor

West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan thinks that India must carve out an area of influence for herself as China has made it clear that it is not going to restrict itself to Western Pacific, and so, there is high likelihood that China will come into the Indian Ocean because of its interest in oil.

High resolution picture in Kashmir
Feb 01, 2006

High resolution picture in Kashmir

It is becoming increasingly clear that a resolution to the Kashmir dispute cannot be delayed much longer if the peace process between India and Pakistan is to yield tangible results in the foreseeable future. This period cannot be longer than five years.

High time to assess internal security structures
Dec 11, 2014

High time to assess internal security structures

It is time that the Modi Government carried out a comprehensive assessment of our internal security structures and put in place measures to enhance their efficacy. Also, the feasibility of the earlier proposal by the army for permitting lateral movement of its personnel into the CAPF needs to be re-examined.

Higher education: Can PM's dreams be translated into reality?
Oct 14, 2014

Higher education: Can PM's dreams be translated into reality?

The government has to free India's top 50 institutions across all disciplines from the iron grip of UGC and AICTE. The institutions must be given the freedom to devise their own course curriculum. After all they have the best subject experts.

Highlights from the 8th Petro India 2009 conference
Nov 24, 2009

Highlights from the 8th Petro India 2009 conference

There is uncertainty in the availability of domestic coal and in this context there is probably a need to rethink India's energy security strategy based on domestic coal