Commentaries & Articles
Kashmir: Another one Bites the Dust—HM Commander Naikoo Eliminated

The pandemic of COVID-19 may have halted or transformed the way of carrying out activities around the world, but nothing has changed in India’s counter-terrorism operations in the Kashmir Valley. These remain very robust and strongly driven by accu....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 14, 2020

Economic China refuses to give up developing country status in WTO Despite the Trump administration's strong protests against China's unfair trading advantages in the World Trade Organization (WTO), the Chinese representative ....

Notes from the Sub-continent – April 2020

As coronavirus infections continue to rise around the globe, much of the media focus in the Indian sub-continent has remained focussed, as expected, on different aspects of the pandemic--how are governments managing this public health crisis, do they....

COVID-19 Opens up Pressures and Opportunities for Quad

Before the Indian Government initiated a nationwide lockdown from March 25, 2020, the Foreign Secretary of India participated in a telephonic discussion with representatives of some countries of the Indo-Pacific. Issues related to countering the COVI....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 13, 2020

Economic Japan, US affirm need for WTO reform Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer affirmed the need for reforms to the World Trade Organization in a phone call on May 12, the Fore....

Self Reliance: Modi’s Revival Plan for India

In his address to the nation on 12 May 2020, Prime Minister Modi announced a ₹ 20,00,000 crore plan and a bold reform plan aimed at rebuilding and reviving India in the 21st century. Modi’s visionary speech was notable for laying down a framew....

Leveraging COVID-19 for a Better Tomorrow

As we are about to enter lockdown 4.0 it is an opportune moment to evaluate how India has handled the Covid-19 challenge so far, to assess the evolving situation both in terms of the progression of the disease and its ramifications, and to contemplat....

Tablighi Jamaat in India: Evolution and Impact

Brief Profile of Tablighi Jamaat (TJ) The outbreak of COVID 19 pandemic in India coincided with headlines news in the Indian media on TJ. On 2 April 20 Lav Agarwal Joint Secretary Ministry of Health and Family Welfare stated ‘COVID-19 ....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 12, 2020

Economic Investment between U.S. and China Falls as Tensions, Coronavirus Take Toll Investment between the U.S. and China is off to a weak start in 2020 and could worsen, according to a report published on May 11 that tallies ....

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