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Can India be the Leader of South Asia?

Paper No. 6673                      Dated 31-Aug-2020
By Kazi Anwarul Masud (Former Secretary & Ambassador of Bangladesh.)
 
Several trends of thought are circulating in India today, prominent
among those are, whether India should be the leader of South Asia or
look inwards towards more development –both economically, culturally,
and militarily to face the growing threat of Chinese soft and hard

Indo-Vietnam Bilateral Cooperation- Strategic Dimensions

Paper No. 6671                        Dated 28-Aug-2020

By Vandana Mishra

Ever since India transformed its Look East Policy to Act East Policy (AEP), it is seen to be endeavouring to enhance its engagement with ASEAN members in particular and countries of the East and Far East in General, both at bilateral and multilateral levels. Accordingly, in pursuit of its AEP, India has advanced its bilateral engagement with Vietnam consistently in spite of several bottlenecks and ongoing tussle in the South China Sea (SCS).

Another Book Review: An Absorbing Account of Indian Involvement in Sri Lanka

Paper No. 6670                     Dated 23-Aug-2020
By M. R. Sivaraman, IAS (Retd.)
 
(V. Suryanarayan and Ashik Bonofer, Haksar on India’s Sri Lanka Policy (Bookventure,, Chennai, 2020) (F 2, Surya Castle, 30, West Road, West C I T Road, Chennai600 035), pages 96. {Price Rs.200/-$ 4.99)
 
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The Great Game - Why Britain partitioned India?

Paper No. 6661                        Dated 15-Aug-2020

By Gurvinder Singh

Rich in every aspect, India is a land that has always been coveted by every power and wealth hungry empire and despot. Empires came and went plundering what they could, but it was the wily British who institutionalised it for exploitation.

It was the 'Jewel in the crown' of the British Empire, and every effort was made to retain, expand its hold on India.

Nepal-India Relations on a “Reset” Button"?

Paper No. 6660                         Dated 15-Aug-2020
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
Today, Prime Minister Modi and Oli, the PM of Nepal had a 15 minutes of telephonic conversation.
 
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Tibet Freedom Needs to be Pivotal Thrust of Indian Foreign Policy 2020

Paper No. 6653                       Dated 23-July-2020

By Dr Subhash Kapila

India’s foreign policy establishment and its mandarins for decades have swept under the carpet the issue of Tibet’s “Freedom” from brutal Chinese Military Occupation impelled by misperceived obsessive mindsets of ‘China Appeasement’ and ‘Risk Aversion’ spawned by political timidity of Indian political leadership of past decades.

India’s National Security Strategy 2020 Inescapable Imperatives-- “China Containment”

Paper No. 6618                          Dated 10-July-2020

By Dr Subhash Kapila

China presented itself as India’s ‘Implacable Enemy’ when a China Occupied Tibet obliterating Independent Tibet as a centuries old buffer state in 1950,  China imposed  its borders with India on India’s Himalayan Watershed  raising irredentist claims against India on centuries-old established geographical frontiers.

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