Archive for the ‘Perspective’ Category



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An assessment of Indian and Pakistani nuclear forces

The possibility of a nuclear flashpoint between India and Pakistan appears in virtually every discussion on international relations in the Indian subcontinent. In...

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When populism takes over: why the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015 is flawed

Legislations passed in the wake of the Nirbhaya rape have been founded more on emotion than reason – but emotions make a poor basis for policies. The Rajya Sabha...

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On creating a new Medina

An interview with Prof Venkat Dhulipala on his new book Creating a New Medina: State Power, Islam, and the Quest for Pakistan in Late Colonial North India. Prof...

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Redrawing the lines

The demise of colonialism in West Asia and a comparison to India. At the time of India’s independence there were several doubts about the country’s unity and...

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India, Past and Present, historical, social and political ... Illustrated, etc. [With a bibliography by Sir W. W. Hunter.]

The grand old liberal

First Indian member of the British Parliament, first Indian professor at Elphinstone College, mathematician, natural philosopher, economist, and co-Founder of the...

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India and the emergence of the Indo-Pacific

India needs to identify the issues and partners needed to anticipate, the changes in the power structures in the Indo-Pacific over the next half a century.  Conventional...

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Goods and services tax in India

Feasible options for the implementation of the GST in April 2016. The introduction of the goods and services tax (GST) involving the unification and rationalisation...

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The effective implementation of OROP

To effectively implement OROP, the MoD needs to depart from its current practices. The decision by the current government to implement One-Rank-One-Pension (OROP)...

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Can China stabilise AfPak?

To be successful, the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) needs a stable Afghanistan and normalisation of India-Pakistan links to achieve its potential.  The...

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