India and South Asia: February 2016 Dossier

Policy Study


The February 2016 Dossier highlights a range of domestic and foreign policy developments in India as well as in the wider region. These include analyses of the ongoing phenomena of student unrest in Indian universities, the potential signs of a Congress revival under Rahul Gandhi, the visit by President Hollande to India, and the tensions that erupted with the promulgation of the Nepal Constitution and how PM Oli’s visit to India was used to assuage these tensions.

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Part I  India – Domestic developments

Dr. Klaus Voll

Student unrest and police at JNU campus

Way into a different Republic?

Modi dominates, Rahul Gandhi is improving

Part II  India – Foreign Policy developments

Dr. Joyce Lobo

President Hollande in India

Part III South Asia

Dr. Joyce Lobo

India and Nepal: Oli establishes ties with the neighbour

Part IV: Documentation

India-France Joint Statement on the occasion of the State Visit of President Francois Hollande of the French Republic to India (January 25. 2016)

Part V: Press Articles on major domestic and foreign policy issues

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.

  • The Rawalpindi ruse

      C. Uday Bhaskar

      The Asian Age, January 28, 2016

  • Modi-ji, your acche din are the same as purane din

      Mani Shankar Aiyar

      NDTV, February 01, 2016

  • Modi’s surrealistic dilemma

      The Tribune, February 06, 2016

      S Nihal Singh

  • Why India remains a power in Afghanistan

      Kanwal Sibal

      MailOnline, February 08, 2016

  • Raja-Mandala: Maritime India versus Continental Delhi

      C. Raja Mohan

      The Indian Express, February 09, 2016

  • Revisiting Pakistan

      Shyam Saran

      Business Standard, February 09, 2016

  • A statesman who forged consensus

      Jayant Prasad

      The Tribune, February 12, 2016

  • The real UAE deal

      K. C. Singh

      The Asian Age, February 12, 2016

  • Raja-mandala: A short history of F-16s

      C. Raja Mohan

      The Indian Express, February 16, 2016

  • Storming a liberal fortress

      S. Nihal Singh

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