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India’s security outlook: An explanation through concentric circles approach

At a time when the center of global power is shifting towards Asia, the world is witnessing the rise of two Asian powers, India and China, simultaneously. While China has attracted immense scholarly attention, India has received relatively limited consideration. The emergence of India has been one of the most crucial developments in Asia and… Continue reading India’s security outlook: An explanation through concentric circles approach

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Toeing the line: Media behavior and public messaging during the Pulwama/Balakot Crisis

Last February, a suicide bombing on an Indian security force convoy on the Jammu-Srinagar highway—considered the deadliest attack ever carried out in Jammu & Kashmir (J&K)—killed 44 Central Reserve Police Force personnel and triggered a crisis between India and Pakistan. As the crisis unfolded, the mainstream media of both countries worked overtime to cover the events and shape the… Continue reading Toeing the line: Media behavior and public messaging during the Pulwama/Balakot Crisis

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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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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

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India’s Eastern Orientation: A case of Role Conflict

The global politico-economic power is gradually shifting towards Asia, resulting in a strange metamorphosis. This Asian metamorphosism is characterised by changing power equations, transition, and a strategic flux. The economic dynamism within the continent along with the rise and re-rise of power centres such as India, China and Japan make the current times more exciting.… Continue reading India’s Eastern Orientation: A case of Role Conflict