India and South Asia: September 2016 Dossier

Policy Study


The September 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 crisis of Indian cities, political developments in the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Parties, the crisis in Jammu and Kashmir, the extreme tensions between India and Pakistan, PM Modi’s trip to the East and his participation in the G20 summit in Hangzhou, and the visit of the PM of Nepal to India.

Part I  India – Domestic developments

Political observations

The crisis in Kashmir and no end?

·  Extreme tensions between India and Pakistan:   Current relations and alternatives.

Part II  India – Foreign Policy Developments

·     Modi visits Vietnam

·     Modi at the G20 and on the sidelines of the Summit

·     India and ASEAN

Part III South Asia

·     President Htin Kyaw in India

·     Prime Minister of Nepal visits India

·     India’s surgical strikes ‘Pakistan occupied Kashmir’

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.

·     Uri attack: Pressure on Modi govt to act decisively ‘now’ is visible, but must be well thought through

C. Uday Bhaskar

The Indian Express, September 19, 2016

·     Securing India’s Borders

Shyam Saran 

Business Standard, September 20, 2016

·     Offensive defence’ is not the best strategy

K. C. Singh

The Asian Age, September 24, 2016

·     A Military Attack on Pakistan Will Lead to India’s Worst Nightmare

Prem Shankar Jha 

The Wire, September 24, 2016

·     It is not possible for India to isolate Pakistan without international support 

Kanwal Sibal

Dailymail, September 26, 2016

·     Raja Mandala: A movement in coma

C. Raja Mohan

The Indian Express, September 26, 2016

·     Modi’s Pak Policy Lies Completely In Tatters

Mani Shankar Aiyar

NDTV, September 27, 2016

·     Raja Mandala: Get real on Russia

C. Raja Mohan

The Indian Express, September 27, 2016

·     The dilemma? To compel or deter

Manoj Joshi

Midday, September 27, 2016

·     Saarc: The perennial victim of the India-Pakistan saga

Prashant Jha

Hindustan Times, September 28, 2016

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