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Global Power Play Churn and India’s Policy Options-2019.

Paper No. 6552             Dated  19-June-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

India’s foreign policy discourse and strategic analyses have this propensity to lapse into preferences for soft options like ‘Non-Alignment 2.0’ or “Strategic Autonomy’ whenever the geopolitical power play churning becomes challenging as visible in 2019. Both these strategic philosophies are redundant when India has yet to add military muscle to its national aspirational ambitions.

China Does not walk the talk extolling the Wuhan Spirit:

Paper No. 6407           Dated 12-Mar-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The Chinese Prime Minister was recently extolling the Wuhan Spirit and how it has helped in keeping China-India relations on a friendly footing. Rhetoric aside, China’s actions in the wake of the Wuhan Summit last year do not bear out the Chinese Prime Ministers’ assertion in terms of credible add-ons promotive of India’s trust in China.

Pakistan Needs to be Designated as ‘Enemy State”

Paper No. 6494               Dated 19-Feb-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Pakistan has all along in last seven decades openly and unapologetically demonstrated in relation to India all the adversarial policy inclinations that characterise a nation as an ‘Enemy Nation’. Call for peace dialogues and Composite Dialogues in decades past were intended by Pakistan as only a camouflage for its true intentions of using Pakistan Army affiliated Jihadi terrorist groups to ‘bleed India’.

Afghanistan’s Future- Exclusive Preserve of Afghan People and not US-Taliban Agreement:

Paper No. 6489                       Dated 9-Feb-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Afghanistan’s future and decisions thereto are exclusively the preserve of the will of the Afghan people and not within purview of the United States-Taliban Agreements as perceptionaly the Afghan people perceive both the United States and the Afghan Taliban in military occupation of Afghanistan. Major part of Afghanistan under so-called Taliban control is not by choice of Afghan people but by Taliban terror.

Pakistan’s Water Woes: Don’t Blame India

Paper No. 6407                         Dated 11-Aug-2018
Dr.  S.Chandrasekharan
 

Nepal: PM Oli’s China Visit: View from India

Paper No. 6393 .          Dated 27-June-2018

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

Prime Minister Oli’s five day visit to China from 19th June is said to have been a very successful one.  Oli stayed in Beijing for three days after which he flew to Lhasa for another two days before returning to Kathmandu.

Perspectives on India’s relations with smaller neighbours

Paper No. 6386                                              Dated 5-June-2018
By Col R Hariharan
[This is an edited compilation of answers to questions raised by an Indian research scholar on India’s relations with its smaller neighbours.]
 

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