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How India-China Relations Could Evolve:

Paper No. 5743                                              Dated 12-Jul-2014
By Bhaskar Roy
The Chinese were quietly watching each step of Mr. Narendra Modi even before he became Prime Minister of India. Mr. Modi had visited China at least three times as the Chief Minister of Gujarat. He was particularly impressed by China’s infrastructure and the railway system, especially the “bullet train” which runs at a speed of 300 to 350 kms per hour.

UNIFORM CIVIL CODE – It is time to revisit this issue

Paper No. 5742                                        Dated 08-Jul-2014

By R. Upadhyay

With the recent Supreme Court Judgement that Fatwas are not legally binding, the question of a uniform civil code is again being debated.

 Recently, the Press Council of India Chairperson Justice Markandey Katju said in a write up and I quote- “I am fully in support of Uniform Civil Code” and “one of the reasons for the backwardness of Muslims is the lack of modernisation of their personal law”.

India-China Panchsheel Agreement: Hanging on to a moth-eaten rag:

Paper No. 5735                              Dated 30-Jun-2014

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Prime Minister Modi would be well-advised  to reconsider the visit China to this year- the 60th anniversary of signing the Panchsheel Agreement. Implicitly, India would be perceived as endorsing a moth-eaten rag rendered irrelevant by China’s perfidies.

China’s Charm Offensive with India

Paper no. 5723                                         Dated 12-Jun-2014

By Bhaskar Roy

China’s sudden charm offensive towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi led Indian government can only persuade us to be cautious, but at the same time polite and welcoming, so as not to disturb the atmospherics. A similar charm offensive on the part of China was noticed around 2011 towards the ASEAN countries.

Bangladesh-India: Teesta Agreement- Revisited

Paper No. 5722                                     Dated  10-Jun-2014
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
The Teesta River:
The Teesta is the fourth major river after the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna in the eastern region.
It originates in Sikkim and after traversing 172 Km in the hilly region, runs for 97 Km in the plains of India and 124 Km in Bangladesh.

India’s ‘China Policy’ Formulations- Imperatives of Pragmatism and ‘Realpolitik’

Paper No. 5721                                         Dated 09-Jun-2014

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

India’s ‘China Policy’ formulations call for imperatives of hard-nosed pragmatism and ‘realpolitik’ and not be carried away by misplaced Indian euphoria generated by China’s rhetoric attending Chinese Foreign Minister’s ongoing visit to India.

Strategic Challenges Facing Prime Minister Modi

Paper No. 5718                                          Dated 06-Jun-2014

By Bhaskar Roy

India’s 15th Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi has proved that he can be unorthodox and capable of imagination. By inviting all the heads of governments/ nations of the South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) for his prime ministerial inauguration, Mr. Modi signaled India’s efforts to take all its neighbours together.


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