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SAV Review: Evaluating the Normative Utility of the NWPT in South Asia

South Asian Voices The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, through its Doomsday Clock—the metaphorical clock whose hour hand is set to midnight, representing nuclear armageddon—has assessed the current global nuclear situation to be the most dangerous since 1953, the year both the United States and the Soviet Union successfully tested the hydrogen bomb. This is not surprising considering geopolitical tensions… Continue reading SAV Review: Evaluating the Normative Utility of the NWPT in South Asia

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Revisiting Indo-ASEAN Relations & India’s Push to ‘Act East’

The Quint On 26 January 2018, New Delhi will roll out the red carpet for the heads of all Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) states. This will be a first for any Republic Day celebration, which is marked by a grand display of India’s cultural heritage and military potential. 2017 marked 50 years of… Continue reading Revisiting Indo-ASEAN Relations & India’s Push to ‘Act East’

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India-China Relations and ASEAN: A Role Theory Explanation

China-India Brief #107 Centre on Asia and Globalisation, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy On January 26, 2018, New Delhi will host the leaders of all ten Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries as chief guests of India’s annual Republic Day celebrations. Traditionally, the chief guests are chosen after careful consideration and are… Continue reading India-China Relations and ASEAN: A Role Theory Explanation

Issue Briefs

India as an Arms Exporter: Changing Trends

Although India has been involved in defence exports for a long time, the volume of its exports remains insignificant. Recently, however, the figures have been rising, thus signifying a new trend. ​​​​​​​Take aways India is currently expanding its arms exports. The push for arms exports falls under the broader multi-sectoral ‘Make in India’ initiative launched… Continue reading India as an Arms Exporter: Changing Trends

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Assessing Indian Nuclear Attitudes

Abstract India’s nuclear journey, which began in the 1950s, has matured, both in terms of its energy and nuclear weapons programs. Despite a gamut of nuclear-related studies devoted to the Indian case, the focus has remained limited to the nuclear evolution, India’s nuclear energy and weapons programs, and nuclear policies. Despite being the world’s largest… Continue reading Assessing Indian Nuclear Attitudes

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Pakistan’s Babur-3: Impact on the Subcontinent

Pakistan’s test of the Babur-3 missile, its first submarine-launched cruise missile (SLCM), comes at the heels of escalated border tensions between India and Pakistan. It was preceded by the successful test of India’s nuclear-capable ballistic missile, Agni-V, at the end of December. As stated in a press release by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Babur-3 has a… Continue reading Pakistan’s Babur-3: Impact on the Subcontinent

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Modi’s Vietnam Visit: Nurturing the Counterweight

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Vietnam this week comes amidst a busy diplomatic season with him also attending the G20 Summit in China, the ASEAN-India Summit in Laos, and the East Asia Summit, also in Laos. Much has changed between New Delhi and Hanoi since 2001, the last time an Indian PM visited… Continue reading Modi’s Vietnam Visit: Nurturing the Counterweight