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India needs enhanced Look East Policy
Feb 10, 2014

India needs enhanced Look East Policy

Mr. Sanjay Bhattacharya, Joint Secretary (South), Ministry of External Affairs, says "the need of the hour is an enhanced Look East Policy that is more in time with the current global setting".

India needs scholars to formulate effective China policy
Sep 20, 2014

India needs scholars to formulate effective China policy

For formulating an effective China policy, India needs scholars well versed in Chinese language and culture who should be able to understand and appreciate the Chinese style of diplomacy to foster better synergy and cooperation between the two countries.

India needs to do away with its take-it easy Pakistan policy
Feb 19, 2019

India needs to do away with its take-it easy Pakistan policy

India’s choices over the past few decades haven’t moved beyond issuing demarches, summoning ambassadors and relying on the benevolence of others.

India needs to drive an independent foreign policy to take on Colombo
May 29, 2017

India needs to drive an independent foreign policy to take on Colombo

Even while Sri Lanka doesn't figure as a major asset to India, New Delhi is reluctant to lose it entirely to China.

India Poll 2013: A revelation for policy makers and strategists
May 20, 2013

India Poll 2013: A revelation for policy makers and strategists

The India Poll 2013, prepared by the Lowy Institute for International Policy in partnership with Australia India Institute at the University of Melbourne, provides stark and surprising insights into what the people of India think about their future and the world.

India reviewing its Defence Procurement Policy
Feb 05, 2012

India reviewing its Defence Procurement Policy

With the year-old Defence Procurement Policy (DPP) not working as expected, the Government of India is planning to come up with a new policy soon. This was revealed by Mr. Amit Cowshish, Financial Advisor (Acquisition) and Additional Secretary, Department of Defence Finance.

India should cautiously welcome Trump’s views on ‘One China’ policy
Dec 19, 2016

India should cautiously welcome Trump’s views on ‘One China’ policy

India should understand from Trump’s approach that no one is going to pull India’s chestnuts out of the fire for it and treat 'One China' cautiously

India should get a little more creative with its Gilgit-Baltistan policy
Mar 20, 2017

India should get a little more creative with its Gilgit-Baltistan policy

It could even consider participating in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, subject to Islamabad fulfilling a few conditions.

India's "Neighbourhood Policy": Internal Challenges
Dec 01, 2011

India's "Neighbourhood Policy": Internal Challenges

Recent developments clearly illustrate that India needs to urgently address some of its internal dynamics to ensure that its neighbourhood policy can achieve the desired results.

India's defence policy challenge
May 08, 2019

India's defence policy challenge

India must streamline its defense procurement processes, and reverse declining capital investment relative to personnel costs

India's foreign policy set to undergo sea change: Former NSA
Feb 02, 2015

India's foreign policy set to undergo sea change: Former NSA

India's former National Security Advisor M K Narayanan thinks that the country's external relations are set to undergo a sea change. "The first half of the 21st Century will be a soft period, but as time progresses, things will not be so smooth," he cautions.

India's Foreign Policy: Favouring the US?
Oct 05, 2005

India's Foreign Policy: Favouring the US?

The defining moment in India's international relations did not occur when Delhi voted with the US and its allies on Iran on the IAEA board. The real watershed in India's foreign policy occurred in May 1998,

India's Foreign Policy: Past, Present and the Future
Jul 30, 2015

India's Foreign Policy: Past, Present and the Future

The foreign policy of the Modi government is the continuation of the foreign policies introduced by the Manmohan Singh government, whose hallmark was the concrete decision to link India's economic transformation and growth of India with its foreign policy approach and objectives, says Dr. Shashi Tharoor.

India's Foreign Policy: The Challenges Ahead
Jun 05, 2007

India's Foreign Policy: The Challenges Ahead

The primary task of India's foreign policy is to ensure an external environment that is conducive to the country's transformation and development.What are the issues and what kind of foreign policy would enable us to eradicate poverty, to grow at 8-10 percent and to transform India into a moderately well off State where our people can realize their potential? You can question the goal, but if you accept these as the goals, you end up with three c

India's global strategic outlook and US foreign policy
Aug 01, 2011

India's global strategic outlook and US foreign policy

An increasingly global strategic outlook from India will impact U.S. foreign policy in significant ways. A conference co-hosted by ORF and the Heritage Foundation examined the issues involved and the interplay between India's economic path and its global strategic outlook.

India's nuanced middle east policy
Dec 17, 2018

India's nuanced middle east policy

The Modi government’s recalibration of India’s Middle East policy goes underappreciated.

India-Africa Forum Summit: A new twist to Modi's foreign policy?
Oct 20, 2015

India-Africa Forum Summit: A new twist to Modi's foreign policy?

With the upcoming 3rd India-Africa Forum Summit (IAFS-III) this month, Prime Minister Modi is set to prove a point to the country that he indeed follows a proactive foreign policy with exuberance and austerity. IAFS-III seems to be critical for reshaping and nourishing historical India-Africa ties and is considered as not just another diplomatic event.

Indian foreign policy after the elections: All eyes on China
Apr 04, 2019

Indian foreign policy after the elections: All eyes on China

Whatever comes after India’s election, the role of China will loom large in Indian foreign policy.

Indian Foreign Policy and Its Aspirations: Institutional Design Matters
Dec 16, 2020

Indian Foreign Policy and Its Aspirations: Institutional Design Matters

The MEA’s restructuring is an exercise to prepare for the aspirations of a 21st-century India

Indian foreign policy needs civil society experts. MEA must step up, go beyond conference model
Apr 11, 2023

Indian foreign policy needs civil society experts. MEA must step up, go beyond conference model

Much of PP&R's engagement with civil society remains limited to event-oriented modes. There is a fundamental problem in the extant approach.

Indian generic drug policy will benefit all
Jul 16, 2012

Indian generic drug policy will benefit all

The Manmohan Singh government will sponsor a $5.4-billion policy to provide free generic drugs - a decision that could change the healthcare woes in India for millions of poor people.

Indian investments in Africa: Scale, trends, and policy recommendations
May 24, 2017

Indian investments in Africa: Scale, trends, and policy recommendations

Indian investments in Africa, from both public and private sector entities, have increased considerably in the last decade. Yet despite the growing importance of Indian investments in Africa, only a few empirical studies have been carried out on the subject. This paper undertakes a disaggregated analysis of Indian foreign direct investment outflows to Africa from 2008 to 2016, and presents three main findings. First, it confirms earlier analyses

India’s Afghanistan policy should rapidly adapt to the evolving realities
Sep 03, 2019

India’s Afghanistan policy should rapidly adapt to the evolving realities

Instead, on Sunday, US special envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad left Qatar, where the US-Taliban talks were being held, the September 1 deadline having been crossed without any final agreement.

India’s Battery Swapping Policy: Too much expected from too little?
Jul 01, 2022

India’s Battery Swapping Policy: Too much expected from too little?

As a response to the rising energy needs, India has come up with a battery swapping policy: A necessary but not a sufficient step.

India’s Coastal Security Challenges and Policy Recommendations
Jul 31, 2023

India’s Coastal Security Challenges and Policy Recommendations

The November 2008 terrorist attacks on Mumbai the commercial capital of an economically resurgent India?left a deep and indelible impact on the Indian security psyche. The attacks exposed the lackadaisical attitude of the Government, at both the Central and state level, towards coastal security and the sheer illpreparedness of the country to combat such terror threats from the seas.

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 G20 presidency: Bridging the gaps between science, policy, and politics
Sep 29, 2022

India’s G20 presidency: Bridging the gaps between science, policy, and politics

India's upcoming presidency could be an opportunity to make global health governance more democratic and evidence-based.

India’s Green Hydrogen Policy: Tentative beginnings
Feb 23, 2022

India’s Green Hydrogen Policy: Tentative beginnings

To display its commitment to achieve net zero emissions, India has incentivised the production of green hydrogen.

India’s industrial policy is maturing
Jan 25, 2024

India’s industrial policy is maturing

India has undertaken steps towards exports-centric manufacturing and has kickstarted its own industrial policymaking, suggesting that India’s indust

India’s policy pathways for deep decarbonisation
Nov 11, 2021

India’s policy pathways for deep decarbonisation

What are the policy changes that need to be adopted by India to ensure that it fully utilises the opportunities arising from green transition?

India’s self-inflicted foreign policy challenges in 2020
Jan 05, 2020

India’s self-inflicted foreign policy challenges in 2020

While the Modi government secured some notable gains during its time in office thus far, challenges lie ahead this year and beyond.

India’s South China Sea policy has not changed. Now, as before, there’s no appetite to challenge China
Sep 16, 2019

India’s South China Sea policy has not changed. Now, as before, there’s no appetite to challenge China

India’s back-to-back moves to boost relations with Japan and Russia, particularly in security matters, appear to indicate it wants a bigger naval role in the contested South China Sea to counter a rising China. The reality is far different