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Nepal: Local Bodies Elections and Challenges Ahead: Update no. 338

Note No. 772                             Dated 29-Sep-2016
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
According to the Constitution, the Nepal government will have to complete elections to the local bodies, regional  and the national levels by 21 January 2018.  
 

India’s Ascendant Power Trajectory Arrested by ‘Strategic Restraint’ and ‘Risk Aversion’ Policies

Paper No.  6175                                Dated 29-Sept-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

India in 2016 perceptionaly viewed globally as an ascendant power with potential to emerge as an independent power centre ironically stands weighed down miserably by its legacies of ‘Strategic Restraint’ and ‘Risk Aversion’ which perceptionaly emasculate its Pakistan policies

The Indus Water Treaty in Post Uri Situation

Paper No. 6174                               Dated 26-Sept-2016

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

In the over frenzied atmosphere post Uri attack in Kashmir, the media as well as the analysts have been freely discussing ways to punish Pakistan.   Options that should be left to the Army, the Intelligence agencies and the Ministry of External Affairs are being openly discussed with pros and cons and even recommendations are being made!

Russia’s Unfriendly Political Signalling to India on Pakistan

Paper No. 6173                                    Dated 26-Sept-2016

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

Russia’s promiscuous relationship with Pakistan while at the same time professing enduring commitment to its long-standing ‘Special Strategic Partnership’ with India should no longer fool India. Contextually, Russian troops landing in Pakistan for joint exercises with Pakistan Army is an unfriendly act against India.

Jihad in India: Time to Review, Re interpret and Understand:

Paper No. 6172                                Dated 22-Sep-2016
 
by R. Upadhyay
 
Some news reports in May last from Washington indicated that the terror group ISIS had launched a new propaganda video that showed off the Jihadists allegedly from India fighting against the Syrian forces in the Homs province.
 

Pakistan Army Chief’s Adventurism 2016 and India’s Options

Paper No. 6171                                              Dated 20-Sept-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Pakistan Army Chiefs have compulsively resorted to Kashmir-centric military adventurism against India based on flawed and misconceived assessments on Kashmir Valley being ripe for secession from India and a misreading of firmness of resolve of Indian political leaders in responding to their military adventurism.

Pak Terror in Uri-What needs to be done?

Paper No. 6170                         Dated 20-Sept-2016

By Bhaskar Roy

The Pakistan-based terrorist strike on an Indian army camp in Uri, Kashmir in the early hours of September 18, has put enormous pressure on Prime Minister Modi to retaliate. Seventeen Indian soldiers were killed and around thirty injured, some of them critically.

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