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Indo Pacific Treaty Organisation Emerges Asia Security Imperative in end-2017

Paper No. 6325                                 Dated 05-Dec-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Indo Pacific Asia as a geopolitical conception replacing the earlier concept of Asia Pacific has evolved markedly since 2008-2009 synchronous with China’s switch from exercise of ‘Soft Power’ to ‘Hard Power’ in Chinese strategic formulations in its Asian strategies which since then singularly are characterised by aggressive military brinkmanship.

Who in China Instigated Doklam Stand – off? And Why?

Paper No. 6306                                 Dated 21-Sept-2017

By Bhaskar Roy

After over two month long military stand-off, the soldiers of India and China on the Doklam Plateau (claimed by Bhutan and also by China), disengaged almost simultaneously, both capitals would have heaved a huge sigh of relief.

India and South Asia

Paper No. 6295                                     Dated 28-Aug-2017                            

 By Kazi Anwarul Masud

Why, one may ask, despite common cultural heritage and long bonds of history and added to these factors was Indian humanitarian intervention during  the Bangladesh Liberation War    Indo-Bangladesh relations, notwithstanding public diplomacy by the authorities of the two countries, a portion of the people of Bangladesh do not like  India’s “hegemonic” attitude towards this country.

Japan and India in the New Asian Geopolitical Matrix 2017

Paper No. 6216                                   Dated 27-Jan-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Asia’s new geopolitical matrix in 2017 will be determined by the challenges that US President throws at China and the likely reset of US polices on Russia and it is in this churning Asian geopolitics that Japan and India will be called upon as Asia’s Emerged Powers to act in unison to meet the challenges so arising.

China: Strategic Encirclement of India’s Core Interests

Paper No. 6211                                  Dated 05-Jan-2017

By Bhaskar Roy

Having failed to constrict India within South Asia with its “String of Pearls” (an American euphuism) Strategy, China has now embarked on a new initiative to trip India’s growing comprehensive national power (CNP) and influence beyond South Asia.

Are India and China Drifting Apart?

Paper No. 6190                                 Dated 01-Nov-2016

By Bhaskar Roy

Indian and Chinese National Security Advisors (NSAs) Ajit Doval and State Councillor Yang Jiechi are scheduled to meet in Hyderabad, India in the first week of November to review bilateral relations and regional developments.  Hugging and selfie diplomacy is over.  It is back to the brass tracks.  Core interests are to the fore.

Indian Home Minister in China: What is the Takeaway?

Paper No. 6040                                   Dated 27-Nov-2015

By Bhaskar Roy

Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s visit to China (November 18 to 23) can be seen as a testing step to see China’s real commitment to earnestly combat terrorism in its entirety.  Till now, Beijing’s track record on this issue has been patchy, narrowly focussed and politically manoeuvred.

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