Anant Mishra

The Costly Neighbor: From Delhi to Dhaka with Hope

in Bangladesh, Cooperation, History, India, Politics • 1 Response

  Relations between the two neighbors, India and Bangladesh, began before Bangladeshi independence in 1971, and continued when it was a newly born republic under the leadership of the Awami League. Conflict followed the Bangladeshi declaration of independence, with Pakistan launching Operation Searchlight on March 26, 1971 in an effort to curb the nationalist movement

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Amina Afzal

South Asia’s Fog of War

in Defence, Deterrence, India, Military, Pakistan, Policy, Politics, Terrorism • 2 Responses

  “We and you ought not pull on the ends of a rope which you have tied the knots of war. Because the more the two of us pull, the tighter the knot will be tied. And then it will be necessary to cut that knot, and what that would mean is not for me

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Debalina Ghoshal

Counter- vs. Second Strike – Clarifying India’s NFU Policy

in Doctrine, India, No First Use, Nuclear, Nuclear Weapons, Policy • 2 Responses

  New Delhi’s no-first use nuclear policy compels India to strengthen her ability to retaliate against adversaries in a way that is irrespective of the range and yield of the nuclear weapon used by the adversary. This is to say that, whether the adversary uses tactical nuclear weapons or strategic nuclear weapons, the response from

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Saneya Arif

India in the Arctic: A Cost-Benefit Analysis

in Energy, Environment, India, Policy • 2 Responses

  In a previous article, I discussed India’s increasing interests in the Arctic – stemming from both geopolitical interests and domestic compulsions. Now, I will discuss the costs and benefits of India’s increasing role in this region. According to a United States Geological Survey estimate, the Arctic contains 90 billion barrels of oil, 1,670 trillion cubic

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Tridivesh Singh Maini

Regional Integration and the CPEC

in China, Cooperation, India, Pakistan, Trade • 1 Response

  In recent weeks, one issue which has been in the news for a variety of reasons is the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The 3,000 kilometer corridor not only will help Pakistan in dealing with its energy crisis, but also will strengthen connectivity and infrastructure within the country and give a strong boost to its economy. However,

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