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Human capital: Where does India stand?

The skew in India towards younger generations highlights the disconnect between today’s education system and the skills required in the labour market. Upon analysis of the Human Capital Report – 2015, released recently by the World Economic Forum (WEF), it is clear that for India to tread on the path of long-term economic success, the […]

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The eightfold path to India’s nuclear fuel supply security

The eightfold path presents eight principles which will help India secure its nuclear energy infrastructure. Energy security will continue to remain a critical determinant for India’s growth story. If India expects to resuscitate its economy, the domain of energy security will need immediate and dedicated focus. Moreover, within a few years, 24×7 electricity will become […]

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India in League of Nations

“India contains 300,000,000 people, and to say that those people should have no representation of their own in the League of Nations would be carrying the logic of the Government representation very far.” David Hunter Miller in his monumental book, The Drafting of the Covenant, stated with the authority derived from his close association with […]

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China currency devaluation – matter of when and not if

India is not ready to step in as China’s economic engine stutters and stops. In October 2014, the Takshashila Institution published a discussion document on the China outlook for 2015. Events have followed that pattern that the document anticipated. China’s economy is slowing and the domestic economy is not rebalanced. Net exports constitute an increasingly larger share […]

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The strategic partnership

U.S and India have to overcome traditional modes of thinking in the defence establishments of their respective countries. President Obama’s participation in India’s Republic Day celebrations on January 26 is more than a gesture. It is an attempt to advance the idea of a strategic partnership, which Washington has sought off and on since the […]

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Setting the field: Australia-India engagement in Southeast Asia

Enhancing its role in East and Southeast Asia could signal the beginning of India’s transformation into a significant actor across the entire Indo-Pacific region. 2014 proved to be a significant year for Australia-India ties. The year saw Tony Abbott visit India for the first time as Prime Minister, and as the first foreign leader to […]

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Foreign policy in transition

A review of Arijit Mazumdar’s Indian Foreign Policy in Transition: Relations with South Asia Indian foreign policy was given renewed vigour by newly appointed Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s invitation to South Asia’s heads of government to his inauguration in May 2014. Modi attempted to breathe fresh life into not just South Asian bilateral relations but […]

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From a domestic to an international narrative

India has the wherewithal to be less finicky about complying with international rules when they come in the way of national interests. It now looks like the impasse at the World Trade Organization (WTO) over agricultural subsidies has been resolved, although there are a few more procedural hoops to cross. As Michael Froman, the United […]

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An Indian agenda for trade and investment reform

India must put in all its reform effort into policies that will increase the international competitiveness of Indian firms and encourage both foreign and domestic investment. The new Indian government led by prime minister Narendra Modi swept into power on a promise of improving economic conditions in India. A critical focus of the reform effort […]

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A solemn reminder, courtesy Pakistan

Lessons from Pakistan on why we must guard our state from religiosity and our society from majoritarianism. Organised murders and terror strikes stemming from religious fanaticism are unfortunately far too commonplace in the Pakistani society today. Even then, two recent incidents have shaken up the conscience of the ordinary Pakistani. The first incident was the […]

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