This issue deals with the Pulwama terrorist attack in Kashmir along with some self-critical Indian assessments. The role of opposition parties and regional parties is analysed for the 2019 General Elections in India and also the return of Sheila Dixit to Delhi politics. This issue also discusses the plight of Dalits in Karnataka. Economic developments in India focus on women’s labour participation. The issue covers the foreign engagement of India with Argentina, Saudi Arabia and South Korea, which are more economic than strategic. Finally discussions by experts on India and Pakistan during Prof. Happymon Jacob’s book presentation are covered here, along with the issue of recent retaliations between India and Pakistan.

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Part I India – Domestic developments

Pulwama: Repercussions for Kashmir and beyond

Sheila Dikshit back in politics and optimistic

Interests and Strategies of regional parties

The situation of Dalits in Karnataka


Part II India – Economic Developments

• Women in the Labour Market


Part III India – Foreign Policy Developments

• President of Argentina Macri in India

• Saudi Crown Prince Salman in India

• Modi visits Korea before General Elections


Part IV South Asia

• India – Pakistan Conflict from nearby

• India and Pakistan relations post Pulwama


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.

· As BJP, Congress Race to Promise the Earth to the Poor, Who Will Foot the Bill?

 Prem Shankar Jha

 The Wire online, February 12, 2019

 · Raja Mandala: A dialogue, an opportunity

 C. Raja Mohan

 The Indian Express online, February 12, 2019

 · Foreign policy musings as India heads for polls

 K. C. Singh

 Deccan Chronicle online, February 13, 2019

 · Pulwama attack: Need for a radical review of internal security, foreign policy

 C Uday Bhaskar

 South Asia Monitor, February 16, 2019

 · Ad hoc responses won’t work

 Shyam Saran

 The Tribune online, February 18, 2019

 · For India, Pulwama should be the last straw

 Kanwal Sibal

 Hindustan Times online, February 19, 2019

 · In Pulwama, Narendra Modi Has Found the Trigger He Needed Before 2019 Elections

 Prem Shankar Jha

 The Wire online, February 19, 2019

 · It’s not a win-win option

 Manoj Joshi

 The Tribune online, February 19, 2019

 · From Burma to Myanmar (Book review)

 Shyam Saran

 Business Standard online, February 21, 2019

 · Let’s not fall prey to Pak provocation

 P. Stobdan

 The Tribune online, February 22, 2019

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