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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....

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 ....

वास्तविक नियंत्रण रेखा पर भारत-चीन टकराव का विश्लेषण

हाल ही में एक प्रतिष्ठित लेखक ने एक प्रमुख भारतीय अखबार में एक लेख में भारत-चीन सीमा विवाद के बा....

India’s Chinese Conundrum

“China is a sleeping giant. Let her sleep, for when she wakes she will move the world” (Xinran, 2011). This quote, attributed to Napoleon Bonaparte acknowledges the unprecedented change the rise of China will bring about in the world. In the fiel....

Indo-Pacific in a Churn: Too many Naval Exercises

The possibility of Australia joining the India-led Malabar naval exercises to be held later this year in the Bay of Bengal1 has generated an intense debate among the Indian strategic community who responded with a mixed bag of ‘excitement’ and ....

Libya: Dangerous Escalation

The UN Secretary-General in a briefing to the UN Security Council on 8th July said that the conflict in Libya has entered ‘a new phase with foreign interference reaching unprecedented levels’. He remarked that ‘Time is not on our side.’1 The ....

Is South Asia ready to develop a robust Regional Value Chain?

The first transhipment cargo between India and Bangladesh was received at the Agartala (Tripura) Integrated Check on 23 July 2020 morning. The Indo- Bangladesh Coastal Shipment agreement signed in 2018 led to the cargo movement on the first trial con....

AIR DEFENCE IS EVERYWHERE

Introduction The term Air Defence (AD), is simplistically understood by most as defence of a nation’s territory from an enemy’s air attacks. For a professional air power practitioner however, AD today means much more. It encompasses a wider re....

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