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India’s Foremost 2017 Foreign Policy Challenge: China-Pakistan-Russia Troika

Paper No. 6208                                Dated 29-Dec-2016

by Dr Subhash Kapila

The China-Pakistan-Russia Troika having emerged on the South Asian geopolitical scene now with undisguised contours and political signalling emerges as India’s foremost foreign policy challenge in 2017.

The China-Pakistan Axis has been in existence from 1963 onwards but the addition of Russia to the China-Pakistan Axis leading to its emergence as the China-Pakistan-Russia Troika is a phenomenon of recent vintage.

India’s Foreign Policy and the China-Pakistan Axis 2016

Paper No. 6186                                 Dated 20-Oct-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

India’s foreign policy has far too long been vainly straitjacketed by pious hopes that Indian appeasement policies of the 2004-14 era towards China and Pakistan would induce moderation in their adversarial stances against India.

Indian Diplomacy Fashioning a New Narrative

Paper No. 5981                                Dated 04-Aug-2015

By Bhaskar Roy

From the very first day Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi jumped into foreign policy.  By inviting leaders of all SAARC nations, Mr, Modi underscored his desire to promote a “neighbourhood first” foreign policy.  This was a notable departure from the past.

India’s Foreign Policy 2004-2014 Dismally Failed: Challenges Ahead

Paper No. 5973                                    Dated 22-Jul-2015

By Dr Subhash Kapila

India’s foreign policy 2004-2014 dismally failed under the stewardship of Congress Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and his selected National Security Adviser Shiv Shankar Menon , (earlier his Foreign Secretary), with its signature note of appeasement of the China-Pakistan strategic duo grossly adversarial against India.

India’s Foreign Policy Radar: Imperatives to Delete Pakistan and Afghanistan

Paper No. 5885                               Dated 04-Mar-2015

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Pakistan for decades and now Afghanistan lately are strategic dead-weights and non-performing assets in terms of Indian foreign policy and Indian security interests.

Pakistan and Afghanistan may be strategic assets for United States national interests in South West Asia and that by itself is no reason for India to adopt American foster children in the region.

China and Pakistan- India’s Strategic Choices

Paper No. 5827                                 Dated 23-Nov-2014

By D. S. Rajan

Pakistan 2014: A Reality Check for India’s Foreign Policy

Paper No. 5708                                        Dated 23-May-2014

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Prime Minister Designate Narendra Modi’s political reachout to SAARC nations to attend his swearing-in ceremony is a bold and imaginative foreign policy initiative especially in relation to Pakistan.

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