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MALDIVES: Post Parliamentary Election Scenario- Developments:

Paper No. 6535             Dated    2-May-2019

R M Panda

Nepal: Federal and State Governments on a Collision Course:

Paper No. 6534 .         Dated 30- April-2019

By S. Chandrasekharan

It was in September 2015 that a federal Constitution was implemented with three tiers of administration- at the local level- the provincial level and at the federal level. 

Indian Navy 2019- Formidable Imperatives of Indian Ocean Dominance:

Paper No. 6533                 Dated 29-April-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The Indian Ocean in 2019 emerges as yet another arena of ‘Great Power Games’ in which intersect powerful maritime ambitions of China on one hand and India and the Western Powers on the other hand.  Implicit in ‘China Maritime Strategy 2015’ document articulating China’s global naval ambition is the centrality of Indian Ocean in China’s naval strategy.

Sri Lanka- Easter Sunday

Paper No: 6532 .   Dated 26-April-2019

By Prof. Charles Sarvan   

   “I, a stranger…  / In a world I never made” (Housman, 1859-1936)

Myanmar: Is Suu Kyi Getting Isolated?

Paper No. 6531 .    Dated 24-April-2019

By S.Chandrasekharan

Indian Army Downsizing -Strategically Imprudent:

Paper No. 6530                Dated 23-April-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The Indian Republic to attain and sustain the status of a credible predominant military power in South Asia and to ascend the aspirational ladder of emerging as a Major Global Power needs a 2 million strong Indian Army. Any advocacy in political, strategic and military hierarchy circles to downsize the Indian Army from its present levels of 1.3 million is strategically imprudent and negates India’s national aspirations.

Sri Lanka: Explosions in Colombo- Who could be the Perperators?

Paper No. 6529                Dated 21-April-2019

By Prof. Suryanarayan

The explosions that took place in few churches across Sri Lanka as well as two popular hotels in Colombo on Easter Sunday were completely unexpected. The sudden developments came as a shock to Sri Lanka watchers. The Government has not officially reacted so far nor has any organization claimed responsibility. Therefore, I have no clue about government thinking or of the culprits. Given below are my tentative views.

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