July, 2017

  • 27 July

    India Hastens Hydropower Projects in Jammu and Kashmir

    The government appears determined to utilize the provisions of the Indus Waters Treaty to the full.

  • 24 July

    View from India: Dams Pakistan Will Build…

    It is a cause for concern that Pakistan has requested China to provide water security as a part of CPEC. This is strategic, given the worsening Pak-India ties. However, India needs to be watchful, writes one former General of Indian Army.

  • 9 July

    Hindutva Terrorism in India

    Cow vigilantism is pre-meditated, politically motivated, and seeks to build fear in a community. That makes it terrorism.

  • 1 July

    Where are the Teesta Waters?

    Days before the monsoon rains, The Third Pole explored the length of the Teesta river in West Bengal and Sikkim to see how much water is flowing, and where it is going in the eight lean months of the year.

May, 2017

  • 27 May

    Can India be a Game Changer in Afghanistan?

    India can be a useful ally to the Afghan government. It cannot be a substitute for the United States. Its best chance for influencing Afghanistan’s trajectory lies in a close partnership with Washington in which the US provides the military support necessary to ensure the survival of the Afghan government and eventually brings the insurgency to the negotiating table. But in the broader picture, New Delhi’s margins of maneuver are slowly but surely diminishing. Karzai needs to take realities into account when he next makes political calculations.

  • 26 May

    Naked Ambition

    Acute disappointment aside Pakistan has no choice but to combat India's hybrid war which has intensified after Modi’s coming to power, notes defense analyst Ikram Sehgal.

  • 16 May

    View from Delhi: Mixed Signals from Canada

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s presence at a Khalsa Day event raises troubling questions, writes one Indian analyst.

  • 14 May

    Is India Restaging ‘Sikkim Saga’ in Bangladesh?

    Without naming India, Begum Zia said some foreign powers were trying to weaken Bangladesh that was making steady economic progress. “We liberated Bangladesh in 1971 when we were about 80 million people. Now we are about 160 to 170 million, and we are united. We don’t need assistance of anyone.”  She added, “we want to make it explicitly clear that we …

  • 9 May

    View from Delhi: Towards a Unique Digital South Asian Identity

    Executed properly, Aadhaar could become a central pillar of India’s ‘neighborhood first’ policy, writes one Indian analyst.

April, 2017

  • 27 April

    China’s Message to Neighbors

    Chinese initiatives are rooted in a belief that trade and development alone can provide the much needed political stability to the region.