India and South Asia: April 2017 Dossier

Policy Study


The April 2017 Dossier highlights a range of domestic and foreign policy developments in India as well as in the wider region. These include an analysis of the recent escalation in Kashmir, the clear BJP victory in Delhi, the Australian PM’s visit to India, and Nepal’s lukewarm look towards India, amongst many.

Part I  India – Domestic developments

  • Further escalation in Kashmir?
  • Murderous Maoist assault  in Chhattisgarh
  • A clear BJP – victory in Delhi

Part II  India – Foreign Policy Developments

·     Malcolm Turnbull visits India

Part III South Asia

·     Visit from Dhaka after Seven Years

·     Nepal’s Lukewarm ‘Look towards’ India

Part IV Conference Report

  • China’s Military Modernization 

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.

·     Why a ‘strong relationship’ with Russia is ‘essential’ for India’s foreign policy

Kanwal Sibal

Daily Mail, March 28, 2017

·     Heading for a Catastrophe in Kashmir

Prem Shankar Jha

The Wire, March 30, 2017

·     Rise of the anti-liberal order

KC Singh

The Tribune, March 30, 2017

·           Why Vajpayee Would Never Pick Adityanath

Mani Shankar Aiyar

NDTV, April 02, 2017

·     Next Door Nepal: Hurdles on the Silk Route

Yubaraj Ghimire

The Indian Express, April 10, 2017

·     Shaping India’s future

Shyam Saran

Business Standard, April 11, 2017

·     Avoid jingoism ‘trap’ in tackling Pak, China

K. C. Singh

Deccan Chronicle, April 18, 2017

·     China renaming places in Arunachal is an old ploy to delegitimise adversaries

Manoj Joshi

Hindustan Times, April 20, 2017

·     Talking Turkey: In J&K Valley, rebuild bridges and reach out

S Nihal Singh 

Deccan Chronicle, April 24, 2017

·     Why India must keep an eye on China’s ‘Silk Road’ project

Kanwal Sibal

Daily Mail, April 24, 2017

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