Of National Governance and Regional Governance

The term ‘governance’ is generally associated with the conduct of a Government at the national or the local levels. But there is also the concept of global governance, or regional governance that goes beyond national boundaries in...

In Perspective, Economic Studies

Agni I to VI and Counting...... - A Journey of Strength-to-Strength

This article chronicles the story of the Agni Surface-to-Surface Missile (SSM) from inception till date. In that, it brings out the rationale, as to why we moved from Agni I to Agni II and beyond up to Agni VI, and continuing further. It flags...

Technological and Scientific Studies

उत्तरी क्षेत्र और जापान-रूस मेलमिलाप के प्रयास


हिंदी में अर्थ: “चट्टान पर तीन वर्ष” (“पहले धैर्य के साथ लंबे समय तक डटे रहने के लिए तैयार हो जाएं, उसके बाद परिणाम की अपेक्षा करें।“)


Hindi, International Relations and Diplomacy

Historic Budget in the Offing

If you are a tennis buff, the country’s Union Budget is akin to the Australian Open. Just as this tournament, held in January every year, marks the beginning of the Grand Slam season, the Budget presented in February marks the start of the...

In Perspective, Economic Studies, Governance and Political Studies

तमिल नेशनल अलायंस द्वारा 2017 के बजट की आलोचना – विपक्षी दल के लिए आत्मावलोकन का समय

श्रीलंका के वित्त मंत्री रवि करुणानायके ने 2017 का बजट पहली बार 10 नवंबर को पढ़ा। बजट पर दूसरी चर्चा और समिति स्तर की चर्चा नवंबर और दिसंबर में 26 दिन के भीतर होनी है। श्रीलंका के सामने इस समय मौजूद तमाम चुनौतियों को देखते हुए बजट 2017 अगले वर्ष...

Hindi, Sri Lanka, Neighbourhood Studies

Gwadar and The Chinese Navy

The Gwadar Port

The port of Gwadar has been a prominent part of Pakistani aspirations and also figures in many arguments about Chinese ambitions in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR). Gwadar has also been projected as the...

National Security and Strategic Studies

US Treasury Securities: Why holding US Debt matters in East Asia

Being an exports-driven and a high trade-to-GDP region, East Asia has more often than not used monetary instruments to affect favorable exchange rates. Depreciated exchange rates have been vital in ensuring the competitiveness of exports and a...

Economic Studies

Clean Up of the Political and Electoral System must get High Priority

The Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi’s view that the time has come to discuss the issue of political funding is a logical corollary to the major campaign he has launched against corruption and black money and in this effort he has a strong...

Governance and Political Studies

Japan and Africa: The Role of ‘TICAD’

Background of Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD): A Pioneering Initiative

Africa has been an important world region for Japan's trade and investment. Except for the development of raw material...

Economic Studies

जम्मू कश्मीर – अनुच्छेद 370 की अनुल्लंघनीयता पर निर्णय

जम्मू-कश्मीर उच्च न्यायालय ने लगभग एक वर्ष पहले जब यह फैसला दिया कि राज्य को “संप्रभुता” प्राप्त है क्योंकि उसे यह दर्जा भारतीय संविधान के “अनुच्छेद 370 के अंतर्गत” दिया गया है तो पाकिस्तान के अखबार डॉन ने प्रसन्न होकर यह...

Hindi, Governance and Political Studies