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India's China Policy- Reset: Strategiclly inadvisable without clear bench marks:

Paper No.6409            Dated 16-Aug-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

(paper No. 6370 dated 23rd April, 2018 Revsited)

Misgivings on India’s surprise China Policy Reset in March 2018 marking a U-turn from India’s standing tall against China’s military provocations and intrusions in Dokalam analysed in the above referred Paper have largely materialised as evidenced by China’s unceasing buildup at Dkalam and repeat of Dkalam Standoff confrontation in Ladakh in end-July 2018.

MALDIVES- INDIA Relations Going Downhill?

Paper No. 6408 .          Dated 15-Aug-2018

By R.M. Panda

Pakistan’s Water Woes: Don’t Blame India

Paper No. 6407                         Dated 11-Aug-2018
Dr.  S.Chandrasekharan
 

South China Sea's Annexation By China and Japan's Strategic & Economic Security

Paper No. 6406                            Dated 10-Aug-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

China’s forcible annexation of virtually the entire maritime expanse and consequent militarisation of the South China Sea in the last decade has generated grave regional and global complications. Japan as an Asian power contender with China and the nation whose strategic and economic survival is critically dependent on the sea-lanes that traverse the South China Sea gets logically drawn into South China Sea conflictual dynamics.

Bangladesh- Protests of Students: Need for Caution?

Paper No. 6405     Dated 9-Aug-2018
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
A bad motor accident involving the death of two students, followed by violent protests by students, inept handling of the protests by the Government and an indiscreet statement by the shipping and transport minister making light of the accident- all added up to an explosive situation in Dhaka and other major cities in Bangladesh.  And this was when the parties were gearing up for National elections towards the end of the year!

Myanmar: China-Myanmar Economic Corridor- Another “Hambantota” in the Making?

Paper No. 6404                        Dated 8-Aug-2018
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
In the first week of July, Myanmar formally announced that China and Myanmar have agreed to a 15-point Memorandum of Understanding on building a China-Myanmar Economic Corridor as part of the Belt Road Initiative.  Formal signing of the agreement is expected to take place soon.
 
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Indo-Pacific's Centrality in US National Strategy and Indian Position

Paper No. 6403                         Dated 4-Aug-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Indo Pacific security and stability in 2018 occupies a centrality in US National Strategy stands unambiguously asserted at the highest levels of Trump Administration. India is expected by United States to play a pivotal role towards this end though not an exclusive one. Contextual geopolitical environment in Indo Pacific dictates India plays an assertive role, but the question is whether India is ready for this role?

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