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Indian investments in Africa: Scale, trends, and policy recommendations

OCCASIONAL PAPERS FEB 07 2018 Indian investments in Africa: Scale, trends, and policy recommendations MALANCHA CHAKRABARTY INDIA-AFRICA Indian investments in Africa, from both public and private sector entities, have increased considerably in the last decade. Yet despite the growing importance...

India needs to revamp its working style in Nepal

HARI BANSH JHA External Affairs Minister Swaraj with Nepali PM Oli COMMUNIST PARTY OF NEPAL NEPAL During her two-day good-will visit to Nepal on February 1 and 2, India’s Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj did all that India could have done...

Be flexible on reforms, ensure ‘pain’ is shared

SANJEEV AHLUWALIA Fiscal 2017-18 will end with a real GDP growth of 6.5 per cent, helped by low inflation, versus 7.1 per cent last year. Bandra–Worli Sea Link, Mumbai Source: PTI GDP GST TAX REFORMS Normally, the fate of the next fiscal...

10 themes that will dominate headlines in 2018

GAUTAM CHIKERMANE If 2017 saw the rise of the ‘spin’ — any event or news was butchered and battered until it yielded a pre-determined narrative — 2018 will see it multiply. APPLE INC. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE BUDGET 2018 ELECTIONS 2018 ...

Why Pak army chief’s call for talks makes no sense

HARSHA KAKAR Within Pakistan, it is the army which controls foreign policy towards India, Afghanistan and the US. The polity has no role. Every time the polity has attempted to take a step forward, the deep state employs terrorists...

UN snubs Trump’s Jerusalem move. What to expect next

PINAK RANJAN CHAKRAVARTY The UN General Assembly resolution called Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital “null and void”. The Resolution reaffirmed 10 earlier Security Council resolutions on Jerusalem, from 1967 onwards, requiring, inter alia, that the city’s final...

The most unwanted people

PINAK RANJAN CHAKRAVARTY It is clear that Myanmar wants to deflect international pressure. The details of the criteria for the return of the Rohingya refugees have not yet been spelt out; nor is there any clarity on the legal...

The most unwanted people

PINAK RANJAN CHAKRAVARTY It is clear that Myanmar wants to deflect international pressure. The details of the criteria for the return of the Rohingya refugees have not yet been spelt out; nor is there any clarity on the legal...

China’s moment in Nepal: Implications for India

HARSH V. PANT Even as Nepal’s new leaders appear to pursue closer ties with Beijing, not all is lost for New Delhi. Photo: Adam Jones/CC BY-SA 2.0 CHINA GEZHOUBA GROUP COMMUNIST PARTY OF NEPAL KATHMANDU NEPAL OBOR If the winner in the...

Energy News Monitor | Volume XIV; Issue 28

ENERGY NEWS MONITOR DEC 27 2017 Energy News Monitor | Volume XIV; Issue 28 Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant with installed capacity of 2,000 MW DECEMBER ENERGY NEWS MONITOR ENM US COAL CROSSING THE OCEANS TO INDIA Coal News Commentary: November - December...

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Rising tensions on the Himalayan frontier

HARSH V. PANT India and China are mired in their longest border confrontation since the war of 1962. BHUTAN DOKLAM SINO-INDIA Even as Prime Minister...

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