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CBI Again Under Focus


Paper No. 5432                                                     Dated 22-Mar-2013

By B. Raman

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Government of Dr. Manmohan Singh have come under criticism for the perceived ham-handedness of the CBI in the investigation of a complaint regarding irregularities in the import of some foreign cars involving suspected evasion in the payment of duty.

Xi Jinping on Sino-Indian Relations


Paper No. 5431                                          Dated 21-Mar-2013

By B. Raman

In his first visit abroad as the President of China since assuming office on March 14, 2013, Mr. Xi Jinping is scheduled to visit Russia, Tanzania, South Africa and the Republic of Congo from March 22-30 and attend the fifth BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit on March 26-27 in Durban, South Africa. In the margins of the summit, he is scheduled to have bilateral talks with Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh.

Intelligence Professional’s Perspective on India’s Strategic Environment: Pakistan and Afghanistan


Paper No. 5421                                                      Dated 11-Mar-2013

By A. K. Verma

(This is a summary of a presentation made by the author at the Institute of Defence Studies, Delhi on 8th of March, 2013.)

I must compliment the Institute of Defence Studies and Analysis for this exercise. It displays a recognition that intelligence analysis plays a vital role in identifying strategic interests and suggesting options to deal with them.

Bangladesh: Indian Imperatives for a Comprehensive Strategic Investment:

Paper No.5416                                         Dated 5-Mar-2013

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Bangladesh today is at critical crossroads in its national history where under the able and visionary leadership of the present Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is surging towards a radical transformation of purging Bangladesh of Islamist bigotry and fundamentalism from its political dynamics.

Kishenganga Project: Interim Verdict of ICA- Lessons to be learnt


Paper No. 5415                                         Dated 05-Mar-2013

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

In a dispute between India and Pakistan over the diversion of water of Kishenganga in J & K through Wular lake, the International Court of Arbitration ruled that

Inder Gujral & Intelligence Agencies


Paper No. 5410                                                    Dated 27-Feb-2013

By B. Raman

‘The Hindu” of February 26, 2013, has carried an article titled “No Solace In This Quantum of Accountability” written by Samir Saran, Vice-President, and Abhijit Iyer-Mitra, Programme Co-Ordinstor of the Observer Research Foundation (ORF).It is about the accountability of the intelligence agencies.

Hyderabad Blasts: A Quick review

Paper No. 5407                         Dated 24-Feb-2013

By Col R Hariharan

[This background paper was used for a TV discussion by Col Hariharan on February 22, 2013. It was based on open source information]



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