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Commentary: The Tapi Pipeline: Economics vs Politics

In February 2018, leaders from Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India inaugurated the 1700 km Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline. Functions were held in Serhetabat and Herat with the leaders expressing hope that trade and

आर्थिक सर्वेक्षण एवं राष्ट्रीय सुरक्षा: क्या है सम्बन्ध

आर्थिक सर्वेक्षण 2017-18 हमें राष्ट्रीय सुरक्षा के विषय में क्या बताता है? यह एक अजीब प्रश्न है क्यू

The Trillion Dollar Question: Can China handle its Debt?

"The men who can manage men manage the men who can manage only things, and the men who can manage money manage all." - Will Durant China’s growing role and assertiveness in the international system is concurrent to its economic strength.

What does the Economic Survey tell us about National Security?

What does India’s Economic Survey 2017-18 tell us about national security? This may sound an unusual question because in traditional understanding of national security and economy are two separate entities which are not discussed together. The two

Anatomy of Agricultural Debt Waivers in India

Agriculture plays an important role in the Indian economy with over 58 per cent of rural households dependent on agriculture for their livelihood. As per the 2nd revised estimates by the CSO, the share of agriculture and allied sector (including agri

Could Belt and Road Initiative Create Financial Mess for China?

Since the 2000’s, predicting the timeline on collapse of Chinese economy has been a prominent theme among economists. However, the Chinese economy has proved all naysayers wrong by being resilient, and now joining the ten trillion dollars Gross Dom

China-India Cooperation Opportunity: Building the Asian Common Market

(Reproduction of a talk delivered by Lu Gang, Director, IIS Conference, East China Normal University (ECNU), Shanghai at a Sino-Indian Seminar, held at the VIF on 06 Nov 2017) I am delighted to be here and attend the discussion of the bilateral

India’s Search for Big Power Status

Introduction Indian elite’s desire for big power status grew out of a belief about the Indic civilizational values that spread in the ages of antiquity to what we call North West, South East, East and even West Asia. Most of thi

विमुद्रीकरण – राह ठीक करने की भारी, सफल कवायद

विमुद्रीकरण यानी नोटबंदी पर राजनीतिक शोरशराबे भरी मोदी-विरोधी राष्ट्रीय चर्चा में बहुआयामी स

विमुद्रीकरण – बहुआयामी परियोजना

गैर कानूनी घोषित किए गए 500 और 1,000 रुपये के 99 प्रतिशत नोटों की भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक (आरबीआई) के पास वाप

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