Research Category: Scholars’ Point

ACT EAST POLICY AND NORTH EAST INDIA

North East Region is critical for Act East policy bridging connection to Southeast Asia. The effective implementation of the policy is necessary and must go beyond the narrative of isolation that has deprived it of various benefits.

India-Nepal Kalapani Border Dispute

The Kalapani area is of strategic importance in South Asian diplomacy serving as a tri-junction between India, China and Nepal. Vitality for the dispute settlement is of utmost importance cutting across strategic importance to historic and cultural.

Legalities and Technicalities of Unmanned Marine Systems

Reviewing actions of Unmanned Systems in general, and Unmanned Marine Systems in particular, are manifold, but not without their loopholes. Questions of human control and governance ambiguity remains challenge posing technical challenge for developers and for states in their deployment.

India-Bhutan Relations: The Way Forward

Bhutan-India relationship reflects the evolved robust partnership which remained unchanged in wake of any conflict, diverging opinions and forums. However, with the rising Chinese influence, there is need for more proactive engagement between two countries.

Peace Talks in Afghanistan and India’s Playbook

Afghanistan fragile situation poses problem for India from Taliban resurgence to China as challenge. However, India is in a unique position as it is the only country that can engage both with the EU and U.S as well as the Iran and Russia where India can forge and catalyse a consensus among multiple stakeholders for Afghan peace.

The Way Ahead for Quad with its Quad Plus Partners

Despite the challenges, especially from China embracing a Quad Plus proposition, enables New Delhi to expand its continental connect with like-minded countries and definitely lends some staying power to the Quad.

Nationalist Politics in Sri Lanka

Domestic politics in Sri Lanka represents a complex mix of religion with politics resulting in nationalist politics.

The Bangladeshi Dilemma: Balancing BRI and IPS

Bangladesh is now in a critical situation; on one end it has to support China given the massive investments by the dragon while on the other end, it cannot overlook its relationship with Washington because it is the second biggest investor in Bangladesh.