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  • Developments and Corollary of Nuclear Deterrence in South Asia0

    By Maimuna Ashraf During the past decade, India has been pursuing a long-term program for conventional and strategic force modernization. This is manifested through the introduction of advanced, high technology and force multiplier conventional weapon systems and improvements in payloads, ranges, reliability, and accuracy of its delivery systems in the form of a nuclear triad.

  • Is a reverse on India’s NFP on the cards?0

    Uzge A. Saleem “Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win,” Sun Tzu. If India is planning to reverse their first use policy, then their answer can be found in these words by Sun Tzu. Before we begin analyzing the possibilities let’s

  • The Politics Of Persuasion – An Evaluation0

    By Ana Pararajasingham – Ana Pararajasingham “Politics is about power. Power is about people” ~ James Margach, The Anatomy of Power (1979) Although, it is just over eight years since the armed conflict between the Sri Lankan state and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) was brought to an end, the root cause that gave rise to

  • Minority histories of the Indian national flag0

    India’s tricolour (which actually has four colours) hides a complex subaltern history that originates with Mahatma Gandhi. Adam Jones/Flickr, CC BY-ND Sadan Jha, Centre for Social Studies This week, India celebrates 70 years of independence. The tricolour flag, perhaps the most tangible and potent symbol of freedom from colonial servitude, is on particularly full display.

  • How Adani Siphoned Off Rs. 1493,84,72,484 From India To Tax Havens0

    Exclusive: Allegations by Indian customs of huge sums being siphoned off to tax havens from projects are contained in legal documents but denied by company. Details of the alleged 15bn rupee (US$235m) fraud are contained in an Indian customs intelligence notice obtained by the Guardian, excerpts of which are published for the first time here.

  • India’s nuclear triad & South Asia’s strategic stability0

    By Uzge A. Saleem India and Pakistan are the two key players in South Asia, and the region’s stability largely depends on their bilateral relations. Tensions between the two are nothing new and have existed for decades. However with one state on its road to becoming a regional hegemon and the other trying to stop

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  • End of Year Editorial; Evolving Political Dynamics in South Asia

    By M. Adil Khan, Guest Editor 2018 has been an eventful year for South Asia especially at the political level. During 2018 several countries in the region have had their elections and these elections have altered their political pictures. In others preparations for elections are underway and yet in others sub-national elections and their outcomes

  • 2018 Bangladesh General Election: A Time for Stock-taking and Pondering the Stakes

      By Adil Khan and Habib Zafarullah*    4 December 2018 The 2018 Bangladesh General Election scheduled on December 30, 2018 marks the end of two consecutive terms of the ruling Awami League (AL), first ever by any political party since 1991, the year a combined opposition movement against a decade long dictatorship resurrected and re-introduced

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