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BRICS Summit October 2016 in India against Soured Background

Paper No. 6178                                Dated 03-Oct-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The 8th BRICS Summit is being hosted by India in Goa on October 15-16 2016 ordinarily would have passed off as an eventful diplomatic event, but it now takes place against a soured background due to adverse strategic postures against India by its member-nations in2016.

Post Uri - Moving For a Coherent Policy towards Pakistan

Paper No. 6177                                Dated 30-Sept-2016

By Bhaskar Roy

The Pak-based terrorist attack on the Indian army camp in Uri on September 18, which killed 19 Indian soldiers, has hit a raw nerve in India. This audacious, well planned attack across the LOC (Line of Control) received global condemnation, including from unlikely countries like China, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

India Finally Sheds Two Decades of ‘Strategic Restraint’ against Pakistan: Reflections

Paper No 6176                                 Dated 30-Sept-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

India’s military strikes across the LOC on Pakistan Army harboured terrorists launching pads in the early hours of September 29 2016 marks a paradigm shift in India’s much needed dispensing of ‘Strategic Restraint’ against Pakistan’s  military provocations.

Nepal: Local Bodies Elections and Challenges Ahead: Update no. 338

Note No. 772                             Dated 29-Sep-2016
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
According to the Constitution, the Nepal government will have to complete elections to the local bodies, regional  and the national levels by 21 January 2018.  
 

India’s Ascendant Power Trajectory Arrested by ‘Strategic Restraint’ and ‘Risk Aversion’ Policies

Paper No.  6175                                Dated 29-Sept-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

India in 2016 perceptionaly viewed globally as an ascendant power with potential to emerge as an independent power centre ironically stands weighed down miserably by its legacies of ‘Strategic Restraint’ and ‘Risk Aversion’ which perceptionaly emasculate its Pakistan policies

The Indus Water Treaty in Post Uri Situation

Paper No. 6174                               Dated 26-Sept-2016

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

In the over frenzied atmosphere post Uri attack in Kashmir, the media as well as the analysts have been freely discussing ways to punish Pakistan.   Options that should be left to the Army, the Intelligence agencies and the Ministry of External Affairs are being openly discussed with pros and cons and even recommendations are being made!

Russia’s Unfriendly Political Signalling to India on Pakistan

Paper No. 6173                                    Dated 26-Sept-2016

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

Russia’s promiscuous relationship with Pakistan while at the same time professing enduring commitment to its long-standing ‘Special Strategic Partnership’ with India should no longer fool India. Contextually, Russian troops landing in Pakistan for joint exercises with Pakistan Army is an unfriendly act against India.

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