Commentaries & Articles
J & K- Less War, More Peace: An Assessment of the Year after the Decisions of 5 August 2019

On 5 Aug 2019 India stunned the world, and perhaps itself, with decisions regarding the constitutional exclusivity attached to the erstwhile state of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K). These were related to abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A of the Indian Consti....

Chinese Ambassador’s Speech Ignores that a lot has changed in Sino-Indian Relations

On 30 July 2020, the Chinese Ambassador to India Sun Weidong delivered an important speech at the Delhi based Institute for Chinese Studies in which he spoke about the current state of Sino Indian relations after the Galwan incident on the Line of Ac....

Time to Focus on Success Stories of India-Bangladesh Relations

The recent controversy over India-Bangladesh relations is a reminder to the Indian planners to review their communication strategy – an area where China excels. Indeed, if good news made headlines, the bilateral relations had some solid achievement....

The India EU Summit: Belied Expectations

The 15th India EU Summit was held on 15 July 2020 in virtual mode. The process of Summits was instituted in 2000 and 12 Summits took place annually till 2012. The 13th took 4 years to materialize, in2016, where Italy held back the EU interaction wit....

Turkey and Egypt on the Libyan Cross Roads

Libya’s misfortune refuses to go away. The foreign and interventionist powers continue to back their proteges to sub serve their own regional geo-political and geo-economic interests in the Mediterranean North African nation. Egypt and Turkey are t....

ASEAN Response to Covid-19 Pandemic: An Assessment

ASEAN countries being next to mainland China were the first ones to come in contact with the Coronavirus. In fact, the first confirmed case outside China was detected in Thailand on 13 January who was a Chinese woman traveller from Wuhan and it was s....

Sustainability of Federalism in Nepal

Federalism is a system of government that distributes power between the Central government and the regional bodies.1 Most of the countries in the world have adopted federalism for it helps them in bridging the gap between the government an....

Rural Growth, Agricultural Reforms & RBI Monetary Policy in a High Systemic Risk Economy

When the RBI meeting of Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) in August commences, it would probably be the strangest voting decision. On one hand, RBI may be acutely sensitive to the diminished consumer confidence and risk aversion the pandemic and subseq....

Year after Abrogation of Article 370 what the State has Achieved!

It is one year since the abrogation of Article 370 and 35A of the Indian Constitution which conferred special status to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir within the Union of India. Seemingly the annulling of the Article 370 is a fate accompli ....

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