Policy Study


An important state election in Himachal Pradesh and the electoral campaign in Gujarat – the votes take place in December and the results for both states will be declared on the 18th of December – will determine the course of Indian domestic politics for 2018/19. In the new chapter „Economic Developments“, the focus is on „buisiness sentiments“ and the impact of the General Service Tax. Modi’s tour to the Phillippines and India’s relations with Afghanistan are the main focus in the regional and wider international relations.

Part I  Domestic developments in India

Himachal Pradesh: Can the BJP defeat the Congress?

Gujarat: Is the BJP-citadel loosing strength?

Part II  India-Economic Developments

Economic situation in November 2017: „Business Sentiment“

GST: Trials and tribulations

Part III  India – Foreign Policy Developments

Modi at the ASEAN-India Summit

Part IV South Asia                     

Ghani’s Visit in the Context of Trumps’ South Asia Strategy

Will China resume building roads in Doklam?

Srikanth Kondapalli

Rediff.com, August 29, 2017

·     Is the Narendra Modi Bubble About to Burst?

Prem Shankar Jha

The Wireonline, September 05, 2017

·     Degrees of Separation

C. Raja Mohan

The Indian Expressonline, September 09, 2017

·     Plight of Rohingya

S Nihal Singh

The Tribuneonline, September 16, 2017

·     How does BJP succeed in relentlessly acquiring power, state after state?

Prashant Jha

Hindustan Times online, September 16, 2017

·     Recalibrate Pak policy, reach out to the world

K. C. Singh

Deccan Chronicleonline, September 25, 2017

·     Why India-Pakistan ties will remain ‘frozen for the foreseeable future’

Kanwal Sibal

Daily Mailonline, September 25, 2017

·           Mani Shankar Aiyar On Ram Madhav’s Offer Of Dialogue To Kashmir

Mani Shankar Aiyar

NDTVonline, September 26, 2017

·     The frenemies within

Shyam Saran

Business Standardonline, September 27, 2017

·     Here’s why India did the right thing by refusing to send troops to Afghanistan

Manoj Joshi

Economic Timesonline, September 27, 2017

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