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India-Bangladesh: Sharing of waters of Feni River- A historical Event:

Paper No. 6524            Dated 17-Dec-2019

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

After more than two decades India and Bangladesh signed a major MoU on sharing of waters of the Feni River.  Accoring to this agreement India is allowed to draw 1.82 Cusecs of water from Feni to the border town of Sabroom to augment the water supplies for the town.

The last agreement signed between India and Bangladesh was in sharing of Ganga waters in 1996- the Farakka and the agreement is still holding good.

india- Federal Units and the Making of India's Neighbourhood Policy- A Welcome Change!

Paper No 6508               Dated 4-Nov-2019

By Porf. V. Suryanarayan.

China-India Himalayan Divergences Unscaleable by Chennai Connect

Paper No. 6505               Dated 14-Oct-2015

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Geopolitically in 2019 it would be a truism for China to accept that India is no longer a strategic push-over as despite China’s massive asymmetries in relative military and economic power the same cannot be translated into geopolitical power warranting China to continue with its South Asia policies with “Pakistan-Centrality” fixations.

US can Ill-afford to send Confusing Signals on South Asia to India in 2019

Paper No. 6572                   Dated      23-July-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The United States in 2019 stands geopolitically and strategically challenged by China in Indo Pacific, Iran in the Middle East and Russia in Eastern Europe, Northern Tier of the Middle East and has a strategic nexus with China. The US can therefore ill-afford to send confusing signals to India in 2019 on sensitive issues like Kashmir when India is the only Asian Power with Major Power national attributes is friendly to United States.

BIMSTEC- Could be Another Pillar to India’s Act East policy.

Paper No. 6421       Dated 2-Sept-2018

By R M Panda

The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), an international organisation of  Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal and Sri Lanka and Thailand held its fourth Summit in Kathmandu on 30th and 31st August this year.

Afghanistan: Terrorists Gaining Ground?

Paper No. 6415             Dated 26-Aug-2018

By R.M. Panda

The situation in Afghanistan is confusing with the interference of all major powers who pursue their own agenda and their strategic interests. The beleaguered Afghan Government that has been legitimately elected has been fighting on all fronts and doing its best. 

Coming to terms with China: Modi’s foreign policy initiatives in our neighbourhood

Paper No. 6371                                             Dated 26-Apr-2018

Col R Hariharan

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