India and South Asia: January 2017 Dossier

Policy Study


The January 2017 Dossier highlights a range of domestic and foreign policy developments in India as well as in the wider region. These include analyses of the scenarios ahead of the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur, the cadre organisation Jamat-e-Islami Hind, and India’s engagement with Rwanda, Kenya and the UAE.

Part I  India – Domestic developments

– Scenarios ahead of the Assembly elections: Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur

– Ram-Temple and Sanskrit as ‘lingua franca’

– The cadre organisation Jamat-e-Islami Hind

Part II  India – Foreign Policy Developments

– India’s engagement with Africa: Rwanda and Kenya

– India-UAE: A partnership in the making

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.

· Bar relations in politics

S Nihal Singh

The Tribune, January 07, 2017

· Pakistan and China remain India’s biggest challenges for 2017 

Kanwal Sibal

Daily Mail, January 09, 2017

· Stemming the slide to India-China conflict

Shyam Saran

Business Standard, January 10, 2017

· The Indian Ocean waters will get roiled by Babur 3

C. Uday Bhaskar

The Economic Times, January 11, 2017

· Way forward as Trump turns America inward

C. Raja Mohan

The Indian Express, January 21, 2017

· Modi’s Takeover Of The RBI And Where It Has Left Us

Mani Shankar Aiyar

NDTV, January 23, 2017

· America First’: A dark shadow for the world

K. C. Singh

Deccan Chronicle, January 23, 2017

· How India must play new round of Chinese checkers

Srikanth Kondapalli, January 23, 2017

· Next Door Nepal: What ails Nepal

Yubaraj Ghimire

The Indian Express, January 30, 2017

· Defence Budget 2017: Lagging behind its counterparts, indicator also does not augur well for Indian Army

C Uday Bhaskar

The Economic Times, February 01, 2017

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