Archive for: Sri Lanka


Human capital: Where does India stand?

The skew in India towards younger generations highlights the disconnect between today’s education system and the skills required in the labour market. Upon analysis...

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Sri Lanka, India and China: An Uncertain Triangle

For India and Sri Lanka, the presence of China and the fall of Rajapaksa mean that the relationships have to be recalibrated.  Nowhere in South Asia has democracy...

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India’s grand strategy for the 21st century

Piecing together the elements of India’s geostrategy since its independence. A review of Beyond South Asia: India’s Strategic Evolution and the Reintegration...

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Foreign policy in transition

A review of Arijit Mazumdar’s Indian Foreign Policy in Transition: Relations with South Asia Indian foreign policy was given renewed vigour by newly appointed...

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After the visit

Sri Lanka – China relations after Xi Jinping’s visit and the implications for India’s Sri Lanka policy. Within the last month, Sri Lanka has received attention...

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It’s always long term for China

The Chinese President’s decision to skip Islamabad from his tour does not mean that China is ready to dump Pakistan. There is nothing to be excited about Chinese...

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Lines drawn in sand

A review of Samanth Subramanian’s This Divided Island.  Samanth Subramanian’s This Divided Island is not a travelogue or a memoir. Nor is it a political...

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The other neighbour

The next move by the incoming government on Sri Lanka has to one that will balance domestic interests and the greater Indian national interest. At the height of...

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The next Indian government and foreign policy priorities

A look at the key areas of priority for the incoming government. Once the dust settles in yet another iteration of the world’s largest democratic exercise,...

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From post-war to post-conflict

From post-war to post-conflict

A year after the military defeat of the LTTE, Sri Lanka is faced with the challenge of moving from its current post-war state to a post-conflict one.  This entails...

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