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Masterstroke or a strategic error? Analyses & Assessments

Masterstroke or a strategic error?

Janata Dal (United) president Nitish Kumar has been sworn in as the chief minister of Bihar. In less than 24 hours, Kumar resigned as the CM, broke...

Unity among Indian presidents Analyses & Assessments

Unity among Indian presidents

Ram Nath Kovind, who took his oath to become the 14th President of India, said that unity was the “way forward” for the country. His first speech to...

The Soul of India Analyses & Assessments

The Soul of India

In his last address to the nation as the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee said that the soul of country “resides in pluralism and tolerance.”...

China threatens India Analyses & Assessments

China threatens India

China has told India not to “push its luck,” as tensions continue to simmer between the two nations over the military standoff in Doklam. The Chinese...

Tackling corruption in India Analyses & Assessments

Tackling corruption in India

Shri Rupak Kumar Dutta, the Chief Director General and Inspector General of police, Karnataka, was at Synergia Forum on July 22, 2017. The IPS...

The 14th President of India Analyses & Assessments

The 14th President of India

Ram Nath Kovind, the candidate nominated by the NDA government, will be the next President of India. He beat the opposition pick, Meira Kumar by...

Venkaiah Naidu's candidature for VP post Analyses & Assessments

Venkaiah Naidu's candidature for VP post

On 17 July 2017, M Venkaiah Naidu, the Union urban development and I&B minister was nominated by the NDA government as the candidate for Vice-...

The next President of India Analyses & Assessments

The next President of India

Ram Nath Kovind, the candidate nominated by the NDA government, is all set to comfortably win India’s presidential election. Early projections show...

Slump in industrial output Analyses & Assessments

Slump in industrial output

For the first time in three months, India’s industrial output growth slumped to 1.7% in May. This is down 3.1% in April and 7.3% from a year ago. The...

Malabar exercise underway Analyses & Assessments

Malabar exercise underway

Amidst rising tensions between India and China, the former has joined US and Japan to participate in a series of complex war games. The Malabar Naval...

Counter narratives & counter radicalization Analyses & Assessments

Counter narratives & counter radicalization

With communal riots breaking out in West Bengal, some political leaders have taken to Facebook to share posts that have been criticized for being...

India-China bilateral talk? Analyses & Assessments

India-China bilateral talk?

As the world leaders come together for the G-20 summit at Hamburg, Germany held from 6th July to 8th July, rumors of bilateral talks between Mr. Modi...

ISRO taking off Analyses & Assessments

ISRO taking off

During Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s historic trip to Israel, seven agreements were signed to increase cooperation in various fields...

Security and real politik Analyses & Assessments

Security and real politik

Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi is currently in Israel, making this the first time an Indian PM has visited the state. Israel, for its part, has...

What India wants in Israel Analyses & Assessments

What India wants in Israel

Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, is in Israel as part of his two-day visit to the state. This would be the first time an Indian Prime Minister...

The inevitable war? Analyses & Assessments

The inevitable war?

Bhutan has officially spoken about the recent skirmish between the Indian and Chinese troops that took place in Doklam plateau. It has said that the...

A historic visit to Tel Aviv Analyses & Assessments

A historic visit to Tel Aviv

On July 4, 2017 (Tuesday in accordance to Indian time-zone), Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi would be visiting Israel. This visit is historic...

You shall not pass Analyses & Assessments

You shall not pass

China has officially lodged a protest through diplomatic channels against the Indian government as it has alleged that Indian soldiers have...

US-India. Do we matter? Analyses & Assessments

US-India. Do we matter?

When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, landed in the United States for the fifth time in three years, he would be the fifth major leader in the...

Food, Nuclear – what next? Analyses & Assessments

Food, Nuclear – what next?

In 2016, Nicholas Burns, a professor at Harvard University and former U.S. undersecretary of state for political affairs from 2005 to 2008 noted that...