India and South Asia October Dossier

Policy Study


India and South Asia October Dossier

The October Dossier highlights the defeat of the BJP/NDA in the crucial Bihar elections, the President’s visits to Jordan, Israel and Palestine and India’s relations with the Maldives, in addition to selected press articles on domestic, regional and international affairs by very well-known journalists and experts.

Read the study


Part I  India – Domestic developments

The end of the Modi magic? A massive BJP-defeat in Bihar

Part II  India – Foreign Policy Developments

German Chancellor Merkel’s visit to India

President Mukherjee’s triangular Visit—Jordan, Palestine & Israel

Part III South Asia

Foreign Minister Swaraj visits Maldives finally!

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 India, South Asia and across the wider region, through an Indian-centred perspective.

– Next door Nepal: Blaming it on India

Yubaraj Ghimire

The Indian Express, October 05, 2015

– Operation Malabar: A warning to China

Srikanth Kondapalli, October 12, 2015

Real Agenda of RSS Pracharak-Turned-PM

Mani Shakar Aiyar

NDTV, October 12, 2015

– Dadri killing: Security implications for India

C Uday Bhaskar

South Asia Monitor, October 18, 2015

– Pakistan’s foreign policy: A partial view

Shyam Saran 

Business Standard, October 20, 2015 

– ‘Look-East’ Bibi stirs India, China race

K. C. Singh

The Asian Age, October 21, 2015

– President’s sherpa-like Israel visit

S Nihal Singh

The Tribune, October 24, 2015

– Sharif’s US visit is bad news for India

Kanwal Sibal

MailOnline, October 26, 2015

– Raja-Mandala: Between talk and action

C. Raja Mohan

The Indian Express, October 27, 2015

– Bihar loss: A blessing for the BJP

S. Nihal Singh

The Asian Age, November 08, 2015

Find all related publications

The transformation of the mainstream right and its impact on (social) democracy


Expected labour market effects of the Green Deal Industrial Plan

The potential of labour policy for Just Transition regions

Labour migration in the Western Balkans

Balkan Focus series

A European feminist foreign policy?

The need for a progressive and transformative approach
Find all related Progressive Post
Progressive Post

The Declaration of La Hulpe: an ambitious social agenda for the next five years


Irish unity – to be pursued with care


The Democratic Shield: safeguarding democracy in the age of AI

Find all related news

FEPS welcomes the signing of the La Hulpe Declaration


FEPS supports the declaration of Portimão calling for affordable housing in the EU

Affordable housing needs Europe, Europe needs affordable housing

FEPS stands with Zita Gurmai against persecution from Orban regime


Interview with Maria João Rodrigues on the need for EU treaty changes with Euronews

Find all related in the media
In the media

Jetzt oder nie: Österreichs digitales Schicksal entscheidet sich (auch) im Klassenzimmer!

by Börse Express 14/04/2024
'Now or never: Austria's digital fate will (also) be decided in the classroom!' Börse Express's article mentions FEPS policy brief 'Europe needs high-tech talent'

EU-VÍZIÓ, Dull Szabolcs újságíró Andor Lászlóval beszélget

by MÚOSZ Magyar Újságírók Országos Szövetsége 11/04/2024
On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the EU great Eastern enlargement, FEPS Secretary General László Andor talks, in this video interview to the Hungarian Journalists' Association, the functioning of the Commission and its further development.

Sustainable democracies need a sustainable media sector, says Jourová

by EURACTIV 02/04/2024
FEPS President Maria João Rodrigues discusses AI and journalism at Stars4Media event

Does the European Union have the resources to match its ambitions?

by Euronews 02/04/2024
Maria João Rodrigues discusses reforming EU institutions. Available in ES, PT, & FR