Articles

Post-Demonetisation – The Way Forward

On November 8, 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi shook the economy by the scruff of its neck with his decision to demonetise more than 85 per cent of the Indian currency (by value) then in circulation. The announcement, televised live to the...

In Perspective, Economic Studies, Governance and Political Studies

NIA is Fast Emerging as a Professional Investigating Agency

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) that was established in 2009, post-26/11 Mumbai terror attack, with the specific charter to investigate terror related incidents, achieved a major success on 13th December, 2016 when the NIA Special Court...

National Security and Strategic Studies

The State and the People: Approaches from Pakistan’s Text-Books

Writing of history has always fought the battle of opinions emerging from strands of value laden historians on the one hand and the unnegotiable rule of objectivity on the other. But in the long race for establishment of nation-state and the...

Pakistan, Neighbourhood Studies

Ballistic Missiles: Sheet Anchors of India’s Nuclear Deterrence

On December 26, 2016, India tested the 5,000 plus km Agni-5 IRBM for the fourth time. The test that was conducted from Kalam Island in the Bay of Bengal achieved all the mission parameters that had been stipulated. After user trials over the next...

National Security and Strategic Studies

A Score Card for India's Foreign Policy in 2016

India continued its vigorous diplomacy in 2016 under Prime Minister Modi’s leadership. Modi’s aspiration to make India a “leading power” by overcoming the challenges it faces and the opportunities it offers was pursued...

International Relations and Diplomacy

क्यों खास हैं पाकिस्तान के नए सेना प्रमुख?

पाकिस्तान के सेना प्रमुख पद पर लेफ्टिनेंट जनरल कमर जावेद बाजवा की नियुक्ति के साथ ही जनरल राहील शरीफ के संभावित उत्तराधिकारी के बारे में चल रही अटकलों पर विराम लग गया, लेकिन सरकार तथा सेना के कमजोर रिश्तों के भविष्य पर चर्चा इससे तेज हो जाएगी।...

Hindi, Pakistan, Neighbourhood Studies

Northern Territories and a Search for Japanese-Russian Rapprochement

Lit. “Three Years on a Rock” (“One must be prepared to persevere at something for a long time before expecting to start seeing results.”)

The above mentioned kotowaza truly signifies Shinzo Abe...

International Relations and Diplomacy

राष्ट्रीय औषधि नीति का पुनर्निर्माण

राष्ट्रीय औषधि नीति इतना विवादित विषय है कि पिछले चार दशक में एक के बाद सरकारें इससे जूझती रही हैं, लेकिन सही नीति तैयार नहीं कर पाई हैं। उपभोक्ताओं और औषधि उद्योग के न्यायसंगत हितों के बीच सही संतुलन बिठाने के लिए कई प्रयास किए गए किंतु...

Hindi, Governance and Political Studies

The Crumbling “Caliphate” and its Implications: A Western Perspective

Ever since the international community, particularly under the leadership of the United States (US), began its anti-Daesh (ISIS) coalition military campaign in late 2014, a debate had started, and it is still continuing, over the likely...

National Security and Strategic Studies

मिलिए नए प्रमुख से; पुराने प्रमुख जैसे तो नहीं?

पाकिस्तान के अगले सेना प्रमुख कमर जावेद बाजवा की नियुक्ति की घोषणा से पहले जो अटकलें लगाई जा रही थीं और जो उत्साह था, उसे देखते हुए बीते जमाने के बैंड ‘द हू’ के गीत ‘वॉण्ट फूल्ड अगेन’ की पंक्तियां याद आती हैं, जिसका...

Hindi, Pakistan, Neighbourhood Studies