India and South Asia: December 2016 Dossier

Policy Study


The December 2016 Dossier highlights a range of domestic and foreign policy developments in India as well as in the wider region. These include an extensive analysis of the continuing uproar regarding demonetisation vis-à-vis upcoming elections, the issue of trade unions in the banking sector, the Qatari PM’s and the Indonesian and Tajik Presidents’ visit to India, as well as the Heart of Asia Conference at Amritsar. 

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Part I  India – Domestic developments

  • Demonetisation and upcoming elections
  • Trade Unions in the Banking Sector

Part II  India – Foreign Policy Developments

  • Prime Minister of Qatar visits India
  • President Jokowi in India
  • Tajik President Emomali Rahmon in India

Part III South Asia

  • Heart of Asia Conference at Amritsar

·     Forgetting old friends

Mani Shankar Aiyar

The Indian Express, November 29, 2016

·     Trump, artificial intelligence and India

C. Raja Mohan

The Indian Express, November 29, 2016

·     Story of lost opportunities

KC Singh

The Tribune, December 08, 2016

·     Modi’s Note Ban May Spell Catastrophe for the BJP

Prem Shankar Jha 

The Wire, December 11, 2016

·     How President Ghani can solve Afghanistan’s Pakistan problem

Kanwal Sibal

Daily Mail, December 12, 2016

·           Modi’s ‘Monumental Mismanagement’ Now Backed By Numbers

Mani Shankar Aiyar

NDTV, December 16, 2016

·     Modi’s rhetorical leaps

S Nihal Singh

The Tribune, December 17, 2016

·     Next door Nepal: Pushpa Kamal Dahal under siege

Yubaraj Ghimire

The Indian Express, December 19, 2016

·     The world according to Trump

Shyam Saran

The Hindu, December 20, 2016

·     Raja Mandala: The odd triangle

C. Raja Mohan

The Indian Express, December 20, 2016

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