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India-Seychelles Keep Friendship Afloat Amid Assumption Island Row

The Quint The President of Seychelles, Danny Faure, is currently on a state visit to India, marking his first official bilateral visit to the country. The six-day trip has grabbed attention largely because it comes on the heels of growing uncertainty about the Indian naval base in Assumption Island. This state visit marks the beginning… Continue reading India-Seychelles Keep Friendship Afloat Amid Assumption Island Row

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As Indian Ocean Heats Up, India Sees a Ripple in Seychelles

The Quint When PM Modi visited Seychelles in March 2015, New Delhi and Victoria had agreed to develop a military facility in the Assumption Island. India’s planned investment of USD 550 million included the development of an airstrip, jetty, and housing infrastructure for the Seychelles Coast Guard. The joint project intended to enhance Seychelles’ ability… Continue reading As Indian Ocean Heats Up, India Sees a Ripple in Seychelles

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Twenty Years into Nuclear South Asia: Mitigating Dangers Together

South Asian Voices Twenty years ago this month, India and Pakistan conducted nuclear tests in Pokhran (Rajasthan) and Chagai (Balochistan) respectively. Expectedly, the tests sparked international opprobrium, followed by sanctions on both countries. Since then, India and Pakistan have embarked on ambitious nuclear trajectories, characterized by steadily growing nuclear stockpiles and improved delivery systems. The introduction of new technologies such… Continue reading Twenty Years into Nuclear South Asia: Mitigating Dangers Together

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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

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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