India and South Asia: October 2016 Dossier

Policy Study


The October 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 confrontation between India and Pakistan, the measures by the government against black money and terrorism as well as the scenarios in India’s mega-state Uttar Pradesh on the eve of crucial state elections in 2017, the 17th India-Russia Annual Summit and the Eighth BRICS Summit.

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Part I  India – Domestic developments

. Confrontation between India and Pakistan

.  Modi: Struggle against black money + terrorism 

 . Uttar Pradesh: On the eve of crucial elections

 . Pollution: Delhi is a veritable gas-chamber

Part II  India – Foreign Policy Developments

·     17th India-Russia Annual Summit

·     Eighth BRICS Summit

Part III South Asia

·     Outreach Summit of BRICS Leaders with the Leaders of BIMSTEC

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.

· Changing dynamic in India-China relations

Shyam Saran

Business Standard, October 13, 2016

· Pakistan’s other trouble spot

Alok Bansal

The Indian Express, October 07, 2016

· Bilateral Buoyancy

C. Uday Bhaskar

The Indian Express, October 18, 2016

·  What did Modi and Xi’s 9th meeting achieve?

Srikanth Kondapalli, October 18, 2016

·     The bonding in Benaulim

K. C. Singh

The Hindu, October 20, 2016

·     BJP plans to overwhelm UP

S Nihal Singh

The Tribune, October 22, 2016

·     Cow Vigilantism Is Tearing Apart India’s Social Fabric

Prem Shankar Jha 

The Wire, October 24, 2016

·     India-Russia ties need a bigger push, and cannot be allowed to erode

Kanwal Sibal

Daily Mail, October 24, 2016

·     Raja Mandala: The expansion of Sinosphere

C. Raja Mohan

The Indian Express, October 25, 2016

·     Next door Nepal: Top-down secularism

Yubaraj Ghimire

The Indian Express, October 25, 2016

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