Vivek : Issues & Options

Economic Impact of ‘People’s War’ in Nepal: A Study

1.0 Background

The Communist Party of Nepal (Maoists) started 'People's War' in Nepal in 1996 with the twin objective of abolishing monarchy and establishing a communist republic.

From Fear of Law Grows Respect for Law

India is gradually turning into a country where not only there is no respect for law, there is not even a fear of law. Laws are what bind a democratic society

Can SCO Untangle the Afghan Knot?

Afghanistan was the main focus of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit held in September this year at the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek.

Telangana – Time for Some Statesmanship

With the situation in Andhra Pradesh virtually spiraling out of control and the union government, which triggered the chaos, becoming a mere spectator, the time has

India Needs to be Tough on Pakistan

Mentioning toned down expectations from his meeting with his Pakistani counterpart at New York, Shri Manmohan Singh gave an advance signal that nothing substantial would emerge from it.Until almost the last moment, we let uncertainty hang over the decision even to meet, which itself indicated watered down prospects.

PLA Rapidly Acquiring Precision Guided Munitions: Time for India to Enhance Capabilities

Of late, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has been adding to its precision capabilities in consonance with its doctrine of fighting a ‘local war under conditions of informationalisation’ which had evolved from its earlier doctrine of fighting ‘local war under hi-tech conditions’.

Corruption: Ten Ways to Deal with the Malaise

From a society of hope, India has suddenly gained notoriety as one of the most corrupt countries in the world. Whether it be in trade, industry, the election

Why Mountain Strike Corps Along the India-China Border is Important?

Following the government’s recent in-principle clearance to raise a Mountain Strike Corps, a debate over the efficacy of the decision to spend over Rs 64,000 crores on the new accretion has begun.

The Neighbour from Hell - India-Pakistan Summit – Yesterday Once More

The run-up to the summit between the Indian and Pakistani Prime Ministers had seen a serious debate on the wisdom or otherwise of such high-level contact.

Indo-US Ties: Slow Yet Steady Transformation

The most important foreign policy development in the last decade has been the remarkable improvement in India’s relations with the United States. From mutual suspicion, lack of empathy