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“India’s Look East Policy, Act East and South China Sea: Politico-Strategic Dynamics

Paper No. 5603                                       Dated 14-Nov-2013

By Dr Subhash Kapila

(The Paper was presented by the author at the “5th International Conference on South China Sea: Cooperation for Regional Security and Development” on November 11 2013 at Hanoi, Vietnam. The Conference was attended by over 35 international strategic and legal analysts including China)             

 Introductory Observations

Vietnam: PM's Address at U N General Assembly- 28th September 2013

Paper No. 5571      Dated  2-Oct-2013

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Vietnam presumably is the only nation in the world which had been subjected to decades of war and conflict incessantly ranging from the French, Japanese to China and the United States. It is a tribute to the valour of the people of Vietnam that in all wars inflicted on them they outfought their military adversaries with rudimentary instruments of war and forced the conflicts to end in a stalemate.

VIETNAM: Chief of General Staff visits India in September 2013:

Paper No. 5569                 Dated 28-Sep-2013

By Dr Subhash Kapila

In manifestation of the growing Vietnam-India strategic and defence ties, the Vietnamese Chief of General Staff of Vietnam Peoples Army, Senior Lieutenant General Do Bo Tuy visited India from September 24-27 2013. He led a 14 member military delegation to visit India.

Vietnam President’s Significant Visit to United States Analysed

Paper No. 5535                                       Dated 31-Jul-2013

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Introductory Observations

Vietnam President Truong Tan Song’s visit to the United States on an invitation from President Obama, from July 23-26, 2013 was a significant visit more in strategic terms than in political or economic terms.

Vietnam Foreign Minister’s Visit to India July 2013- Reviewed

Paper No. 5530                                         Dated 22-Jul-2013

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

Vietnam occupies a special place in Indian hearts and also in Indian foreign policy formulations. This stands testified by the historical record of Vietnam-India relationship which now stands transformed into a Strategic Partnership.

Will India go whole hog to play the balance of power in Asia?

Paper No. 5504                                        Dated 10-Jun-2013

Guest Column by Prof. B. R. Deepak

There are speculations that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s trip to Japan was a tit for tat to Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's visit to Pakistan. However, the fact is that Manmohan Singh could not visit Japan in November 2012 owing to parliamentary elections in Japan.

VIETNAM: Prime Minister’s Keynote Address at Shangri-La Dialgue 2013, Singapore

Paper No. 5502                                        Dated 03-Jun-2013

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

Introductory Observations

The Shangri-La Dialogue is an annual event held at Singapore for the last twelve years or so now.


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