India and South Asia: September Dossier

Policy Study


The Dossier offers an overview of the major trends and developments in Indian politics in September, including a detailed analysis of the Naga Peace Accord and the unexpected agitation of the Patel community in Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s US visit and the visit of Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wikramasinghe to New Delhi.

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Part I India – Domestic developments

  • A preliminary assessment of the Naga peace Accord
  • Revolt of the Upper Castes? Patel-Agitation in Gujarat

Part II India – Foreign Policy Developments

  • Prime Minister Modi to the USA

Part III South Asia

  • Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wikramasinghe visits India

Selection of Press Articles on Domestic and Foreign Policy Developments

As always, a number of complementary articles provide the reader with a much wider and deeper understanding of the politics in South Asia and across the wider region, through an Indian-centred perspective.

Roadblocks in ties

Salman Haidar

The Statesman, September 01, 2015

Why Modi’s Reforms Lie in Tatters

Mani Shankar Aiyar

NDTV, September 07, 2015

A bridge to the East

Shyam Saran 

Business Standard, September 08, 2015

Missile show of strength marks China’s coming out party

Srikanth Kondapalli, September 11, 2015

How India was both right and wrong on Nepal

Prashant Jha

Hindustan Times, September 20, 2015

India’s push for a UNSC seat 

Kanwal Sibal

MailOnline, September 21, 2015

Next Door Nepal: Tryst with destiny, eclipsed

Yubaraj Ghimire 

The Indian Express, September 22, 2015

Giants of Asia in Silicon Valley

Manoj Joshi

Mid-day, September 29, 2015

Raja-Mandala: Picking up the tab for peace

C. Raja Mohan

The Indian Express, September 29, 2015

Modi’s high-flying US tour

S. Nihal Singh

The Tribune, October 03, 2015

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