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Sino Indian Faceoff: An Inflection Point in Relations

The ongoing Sino-Indian faceoff at several points in Ladakh as well as at Naku La in Sikkim have brought the relationship to an inflexion point. While examining the extraordinary gravity of this face off -- a product of Chinese duplicity and aggressi....

A Brief Assessment of China’s 3rd Session of the 13th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference - May 2020

As usual China’s top political advisory body, the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), held its annual plenary session in Beijing along with the National People’s Congress (NPC). The plenum was delayed this year and held ....

India- Nepal and the issue of Lipulekh

Who owns Lipulekh pass and Kalapani? From where does the river Mahakali originate? What is the strategic importance of Kalapani? These are certain questions that have come to the forefront since Nepal raised objections to India’s inauguration of me....

India-China Standoff and Stability in the Indo-Pacific

Recent violent clashes near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) between Indian and Chinese army units, resulting in large number of casualties in the Galwan region, has caused significant alarm in the wider Indo-Pacific region. While the nature of the c....

The Islamic Reception of Yoga

The history of the Muslim world’s engagement with Yoga spans at least about a millennium. The purpose of this essay is to briefly recount some high points in this history, which will help put in perspective the historical interactions between Islam....

FDI in Defence: Some Thoughts

When our Finance Minister announced the raising of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) limit in the defence sector under the automatic route from 49% to 74%1 it was reported as a ‘big push’ for Make in India. It was simultaneously reported that it wi....

An Assessment of China’s 13th National People’s Congress – May 2020’

Summary The 3rd Plenum of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) was held in Beijing from May 22 to 28, 2020, in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic with restrictions on expenditure and social interaction. The state-owned CCTV sought ....

India gets Elected as a Non-permanent Member of the UNSC: A Busy Agenda Ahead

On 17 June, India wascomfortably elected to the non- permanent seat of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the period of two years starting January 2021, receiving the endorsement from 184 out of the 192 countries who voted. In its last bi....

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