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India and South Asia: June 2018 Dossier

July 05, 2018

India and South Asia: June 2018 Dossier

The June dossier explores the patterns of by-poll results in India and possible alliance formations against the ruling National Democratic Alliance, the Governor’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir, the Catholic Church and the Dalai Lama.

The economic section analyses the last quarter of the 2017-18 financial year, the continuing agitation by farmers over the Minimum Support Price in the north and the formation of Cauvery Authority on water.

India’s relations with other countries include the visit by Modi to Southeast Asia and his keynote at Shangri-la, the failure of the Assumption pact, and the political instability in the Maldives.

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Part I India - Domestic developments

Governor’s Rule in Jammu & Kashmir

By-polls: Victories of the opposition parties continue

Alliance building efforts of the opposition

Catholic Church in a controversy

Speculations about the Dalai Lama's health

Part II India - Economic Developments

Indian economy grows 7.7 % in last quarter of the financial year 2017/18

Farmer strike in Northern India

Cauvery Management Authority formed

Part III India - Foreign Policy Developments

Guest Commentary—China and India and its water equations

PM Modi’s visit to Southeast Asia

Singapore and Shangri-la

Seychelles President Faure in New Delhi

Part IV South Asia

Political crisis in the Maldives—no endgame

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

· Alternative facts on the nuclear deal

Shyam Saran

Business Standard online, May 29, 2018

· Dulat And Durrani Don't Break Their Omerta

Mani Shankar Aiyar

NDTV online, June 04, 2018

· From India to the Indian Ocean, the Modi Govt Has Been Floundering for Years 

Manoj Joshi

The Wire online, June 08, 2018

· Chabahar India’s Gateway to Eurasia

P Stobdan

China India Dialogue, June 09, 2018

· Modi in Qingdao: China and Russia See SCO as Pivot for India-Pakistan Entent 

P Stobdan

The Wire, June 09, 2018 

· India’s strategic vision amid disorder order: Urgent need to redress the voids 

C. Uday Bhaskar

South Asia Monitor, June 16, 2018

· Next Door Nepal: Oli’s long march

Yubaraj Ghimire

The Indian Express online, June 18, 2018

· The BJP’s Dangerous End Game in Kashmir

Prem Shankar Jha

The Wire online, June 25, 2018

· Little Sparta of the Gulf

C. Raja Mohan

The Indian Express online, June 28, 2018

· The hazards of the affluent

KC Singh

The Tribune online, June 29, 2018