India and South Asia: June 2017 Dossier

Policy Study


The June 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 difficult labour market in India, the allegations over the totalitarian inclinations of the Modi regime, the race for the country’s president and the meeting between PM Modi and US President Trump, amongst many.

Part I  India – Domestic developments

– A difficult labour market

– Cow – slaughter ban and its consequences

– For a separate Gorkhaland

– The race for the President of India

– Totalitarian tendencies“ of the Modi-regime?

Part II  India – Foreign Policy Developments

– Modi-Merkel Meet in Germany

– Modi visits Spain and France

– 18th India-Russia Annual Summit

– Trump meeting (by Dr. Manoj Joshi)

– Modi meets Trump

Part IV 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.

The Danger Of Becoming Jammu vs Kashmir

Mani Shankar Aiyar

NDTV, May 30, 2017

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C. Raja Mohan

The Indian Express, May 30, 2017

  • India Has a Better Option Than Electric Cars

Prem Shankar Jha

The Wire, June 06, 2017

  • Beware of Beijing

C. Raja Mohan

The Indian Express, June 08, 2017

  • What Lies Ahead for India After Joining the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation

Manoj Joshi

The Wire, June 10, 2017

  • Renminbi’s growing global influence

Shyam Saran

Business Standard, June 13, 2017

  • The road from St. Petersburg

Shyam Saran

The Hindu, June 13, 2017

  • Choosing a President

S Nihal Singh

The Tribune, June 24, 2017

  • Forty Two Years After the Emergency, India’s Democracy is Once Again in Danger

Prem Shankar Jha

The Wire, June 25, 2017

  • After Modi-Trump meet, an uphill road lies ahead

K. C. Singh

Deccan Chronicle, June 28, 2017

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