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Is India getting the kind of FDI it needs?

JAYSHREE SENGUPTA Most of the FDI is going to the service sector followed by pharmaceuticals, infrastructure and manufacturing. Foreign investors are interested in quick and remunerative returns. They are coming to India because of the high GDP growth path...

Helicopters versus a superfluous seaplane

PUSHAN DAS For a navy wandering the far seas with warships with mostly empty helicopter decks, the prospect of acquiring any helicopter is of utmost importance versus the acquisition of a superfluous seaplane. The Indian Navy currently has a shortage...

The BRICS dilemma

MARKO JUUTINEN The question remains: to what extend is the BRICS able to embrace and promote plural discussion. ALTERNATIVE BRICS 2017 NEW DEVELOPMENT BANK PLURALISM WASHINGTON CONSENSUS Since its inception, the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, south Africa grouping) has...

Coups in khaki and other colours

ISSUE BRIEFS AND SPECIAL REPORTS SEP 25 2017 RAKESH SOOD NAWAZ SHARIF PAKISTAN PAKISTAN ARMY PANAMAGATE Prolonged periods of military rule in Pakistan have enabled the military to penetrate all structures of the Pakistani state. Political parties, the judiciary,...

Energy News Monitor | Volume XIV; Issue 14

ENERGY NEWS MONITOR SEP 16 2017 ENERGY MONITOR ENM SEPTEMBER LONG ROAD TO OPEN ACCESS Power News Commentary: August – September 2017 India Reeling under accumulated debts with an obligation to pay fixed charges to the independent power producers (IPPs) in the...

Positive signals in India-Russia relations

ALEKSEI ZAKHAROV PM Modi with Russian President Putin meeting on sidelines of BRICS2017 INDIA-RUSSIA RUSSIA VLADIMIR PUTIN The outcome of the Xiamen Summit shows that BRICS remains an important forum for multilateral diplomacy as well as a valid instrument for...

Modi-Abe connect: A new, ambitious, nationalistic asian landscape

HARSH V. PANT PMs Shinzo Abe and Narendra Modi witness playing of 'Jal Tarang' ACT EAST INDIA-JAPAN JAPAN SHINZO ABE The excitement surrounding the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to India for a routine annual summit underscores the growing...

Rohingya crisis: Need for a robust refugee policy

DAMINI SINGH Shot of Rohingya refugees watching their houses burn across border in Myanmar Source: Masfiqur Sohan/NurPhoto MYANMAR RAKHINE ROHINGYA The recent reprisal by Myanmar security forces in retaliation to attacks on some police and army posts by Rohingya militants in...

Countering violent extremism: Lessons for India

ISSUE BRIEFS AND SPECIAL REPORTS SEP 14 2017 Countering violent extremism: Lessons for India MAYA MIRCHANDANI CVE ONLINE RADICALISATION Introduction In late 2016, India’s National Investigation Agency dealt with a serious predicament. The family of a young Muslim boy from Kerala...

Pollution-free progress? Ambient air quality in India and China

SHALINI RUDRA PRIYANKA SHAH People practicing Tai Chi in Shanghai as heavy smog engulfs the city POLLUTION SDGS THE CHINA CHRONICLES This is the thirty second part in the series The China Chronicles. Read all the articles here. With GDP growth rates of over...

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