India

April, 2015

  • 15 April

    India: The Key is Technology, Not Money

    If self-reliance in defense is India's stated goal, FDI is no solution. India must apply the same tools it did so successfully in space and nuclear science to acquire and develop military technology, argues one analyst.

  • 12 April

    Peace Again at Stake in India’s Nagaland

    With the NSCN (K) withdrawing from the ceasefire, trouble could brew once more in India's restive Nagaland state, putting the government’s ambitious plans for an ASEAN trade gateway at risk.

  • 6 April

    China, India and the Great Dam Rush

    The construction of dams on major rivers has serious implications for millions living downstream.

March, 2015

  • 26 March

    Being Christian in India

    The NRIs who funded the Modi campaign will not be pleased about the damage to India’s image just as they are beginning to be proud of the country’s emerging global position. Nor will they appreciate the backlash that might affect them sooner or later, as news spreads to churches abroad about the vandalizing of Christian churches, the rape of nuns in Kolkata and Orissa, and the burning down of a Delhi church.

  • 18 March

    Crafting a Constitution for Nepal

    In Nepal, there are hurdles to the constitution drafting that have to be resolved urgently if the radical leftists and the royalist right are not to blow away hard-won freedoms. As a player in Nepal politics, the best support India can provide is by staying outside the convention of constitution writing.

  • 10 March

    India’s Abandoned Daughter

    The message of the Indian state is clear from its response to the documentary India’s Daughter. Rape is permissible and normal, but a film which is an insult to the nation state is taboo. When culture is under threat, the vulnerability of women, the obscenity and the banality of rape are inconsequential.

  • 7 March

    Change of Heart in Pakistan-India Relations?

    Cooperation against terror might become the first step towards better ties between India and Pakistan.

  • 5 March

    Wishing Away India’s Culture of Rape

    At a time when India needs an insight into the mind of a rapist in order to recalibrate its own institutional responses, the country is instead choosing an ostrich-like response — burying its head in sand.

  • 2 March

    The Small Islands Holding the Key to the Indian Ocean

    Small islands dotting the Indian Ocean are emerging at the center stage of great power politics.

February, 2015

  • 23 February

    India’s Relations with Iran, Israel

    India seems to have got the balancing act right in furthering bilateral relations with both Iran and Israel simultaneously. Both the countries hold a lot of strategic importance for India, economically and geopolitically, and with both nations willing to do business it is up to India to take these relations even further.