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China-India Himalayan Divergences Unscaleable by Chennai Connect

Paper No. 6505               Dated 14-Oct-2015

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Geopolitically in 2019 it would be a truism for China to accept that India is no longer a strategic push-over as despite China’s massive asymmetries in relative military and economic power the same cannot be translated into geopolitical power warranting China to continue with its South Asia policies with “Pakistan-Centrality” fixations.

US can Ill-afford to send Confusing Signals on South Asia to India in 2019

Paper No. 6572                   Dated      23-July-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The United States in 2019 stands geopolitically and strategically challenged by China in Indo Pacific, Iran in the Middle East and Russia in Eastern Europe, Northern Tier of the Middle East and has a strategic nexus with China. The US can therefore ill-afford to send confusing signals to India in 2019 on sensitive issues like Kashmir when India is the only Asian Power with Major Power national attributes is friendly to United States.

BIMSTEC- Could be Another Pillar to India’s Act East policy.

Paper No. 6421       Dated 2-Sept-2018

By R M Panda

The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), an international organisation of  Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal and Sri Lanka and Thailand held its fourth Summit in Kathmandu on 30th and 31st August this year.

Afghanistan: Terrorists Gaining Ground?

Paper No. 6415             Dated 26-Aug-2018

By R.M. Panda

The situation in Afghanistan is confusing with the interference of all major powers who pursue their own agenda and their strategic interests. The beleaguered Afghan Government that has been legitimately elected has been fighting on all fronts and doing its best. 

Coming to terms with China: Modi’s foreign policy initiatives in our neighbourhood

Paper No. 6371                                             Dated 26-Apr-2018

Col R Hariharan

Donald Trump’s Ultimatum to Pak – But will the US Walk the Talk?

Paper No. 6297                                 Dated 2-Sept-2017
 
By Bhaskar Roy
 
On August 21, US President Donald Trump threatened Pakistan with heavy retribution if Islamabad did not close down terrorist havens on its soil and drive out these elements.  He specifically mentioned the Afghan Taliban and the Al Qaeda, but in a manner referred to all Pakistan – supported terrorists (including understandably those that continuously target India).  
 

New Capability and Reach of PLA Navy- Strategic and Tactical Implications in South China Sea and the Indian Ocean Region

Paper No. 6078                                Dated 19-Feb-2016

Guest Column by Commodore RS Vasan IN Retd,

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