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#5368, 25 September 2017
IPCS Discussion
The People Next Door: The Curious History of India's Relations With Pakistan

Report on 'The People Next Door: The Curious History of India's Relations With Pakistan', a book reading and discussion held on 14 September 2017
#5342, 22 August 2017
Strategic Space
Stabilising Deterrence: Doctrines Score Over Numbers

Dr Manpreet Sethi asks whether low numbers automatically help generate strategic stability
#5327, 17 July 2017
Three Years of the Modi Government
Jammu & Kashmir Policy: Innovative Solutions Needed

Sarral Sharma reviews the state-of-affairs in J&K and says New Delhi will require to employ innovative solutions to address the internal dimension of the security situation
#5316, 3 July 2017
The ISI and Kulbhushan Jadhav's Second ‚ÄúConfession‚ÄĚ
Rana Banerji analyses the contents and circumstances involving the release of Kulbhushan Jadhav's second "confession" and argues that the ISI has tied itself into knots of its own making
#5313, 28 June 2017
NSG Membership: Pakistan's Past and Nuclear South Asia's Future
Allyson Rimmer considers why non-membership will have greater consequences for Pakistan while exacerbating the already existing imbalance in the region
#5299, 16 June 2017
Evolving Situation in J&K: Summer 2017 (Part II)
Lt Gen (Retd) Syed Ata Hasnain writes why summer 2017 in J&K will be about getting a mix of hard and soft power right, and makes recommendations towards the same
#5293, 9 June 2017
Three Years of the Modi Government
India-Pakistan: Three Years of Wasted Effort?

Rana Banerji reviews India's relations with Pakistan and related developments and policies over the past three years
#5276, 27 April 2017
IPCS Discussion
Lok Sabha By-polls: Reading Jammu and Kashmir

Sarral Sharma reports on the proceedings of the discussion held on 18 March 2017
#5270, 14 April 2017
Evolving External Influence in Jammu and Kashmir (Part II)
Lt Gen (Retd) Syed Ata Hasnain identifies recent developments that might have a bearing on the situation in J&K in the coming months
#5266, 12 April 2017
J&K Focus
Evolving External Influence in Jammu and Kashmir (Part I)

Lt Gen (Retd) Syed Ata Hasnain identifies recent developments that might have a bearing on the situation in J&K in the coming months
#5263, 10 April 2017
India's Nuclear Doctrine and Strategy
Abhijit Iyer-Mitra weighs in on the recent debate on the possible evolution of Indian nuclear strategy
#5241, 6 March 2017
J&K Focus
J&K: A Strategy is What May Still Be Elusive

Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain writes that it would be imperative for India to identify key goals and develop an overarching detailed and comprehensive strategy vis-a-vis Jammu and Kashmir
#5239, 24 February 2017
J&K: Need for an Urgent Review
Dr Ashok Bhan argues that the political leadership at the Centre and in the State urgently need to take appropriate initiatives to in order to prevent recurrence and escalation of the violence and protests of 2016
#5229, 1 February 2017
IPCS Special Commentary
CPEC: 'Third Party' Dilemma and Cracks in the Corridor

Amit Kumar argues that optimism regarding the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor might be waning, with apprehensions increasingly being voiced in China
#5226, 29 January 2017
IPCS Discussion
'Faith, Unity, Discipline: The ISI of Pakistan'

Sarral Sharma reports on the proceedings of the discussion held on 18 January 2017
#5219, 6 January 2017
India-Pakistan
Line (Out) of Control?

Joy Mitra argues that risks to general stability in the region remain entrenched in the dynamics of the India-Pakistan conflict and that it could lead to an uncontrollable conflict trajectory
  
SEMINARS/CONFERENCES/DISCUSSIONS
'The People Next Door: The Curious History of India's Relations with Pakistan'
14 September 2017 , 1530-1700 hrs

   
'The Nuclear Future'
8 August 2017

   
News
Omar slams Centre for suspending talks with Pakistan
Times of India, 31 August 2014
NEW DELHI: Jammu & Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday attacked the Narendra Modi government for suspending talks with Pakistan over a "cup of tea" with separatist Hurriyat Conference and said India has set up a difficult benchmark...

Ceasefire violations not conducive for India-Pak ties: Jaitley
Times of India, 30 August 2014
NEW DELHI: India on Saturday said ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the LoC and international border were "serious and provocative" and created an environment "not very conducive" for relationship between the two sides. "Incursions...

India, Pakistan hold third flag meeting
Hindu, 30 August 2014
Officers of the Border Security Force and the Desert Rangers of Pakistan held their third flag meeting on Friday along the international border that has witnessed relentless ceasefire violations in the past month and a half. Sources told The Hindu that...

Pakistan violates ceasefire again despite assurance in flag meet, targets
Times of India, 28 August 2014
JAMMU: Pakistan Rangers again on Thursday resorted to unprovoked firing at Indian positions on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir, an official said. "Pakistan Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing using small arms in the Pargwal area...

Guns fall silent for the time being at India-Pak border
Times of India, 28 August 2014
NEW DELHI: With two days of silence on the border and a "successful" flag meeting with Pakistan Rangers on Wednesday, BSF is now hopeful that there will be break in ceasefire violations on the India-Pak border, for some time at least. Home...

Issue Briefs, Special Reports, Research Papers
IPCS Forecast 2016
Special Report 182
Roots of the Syrian Crisis
VP Haran
Special Report 181
Modi in Lahore: Indian and Pakistani Reflections
Special Report 180
Reviving the Dialogue with Pakistan: A New Agenda for India
D Suba Chandran
Issue Brief 258
Charting Global Transitions
IPCS Annual 2015
Special Report 178
India, Pakistan and the Nuclear Race
IPCS Debate
Special Report 142
Pakistanís Stability: The Global Stakes
PR Chari
Issue Brief 159
Is Pakistan Re-positioning itself in Kashmir?: Islamabadís Five Likely Strategies
D Suba Chandran
Issue Brief 156
Building Regional Stability in South Asia
Report of Track II Dialogue held on 8-9 February 2010
Conference Report 27
Conflict Resolution and Peace Building: An Indo-Pak Track II Dialogue
Conference Report 24
Harnessing the Indus Waters: Perspectives from India
D Suba Chandran
Issue Brief 129
India-Pakistan Joint Investigation: A Zero Sum Game?
Mallika Joseph
Issue Brief 127
Harnessing the Indus Waters: Perspectives from Pakistan
Nausheen Wasi
Issue Brief 128
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Book reviews
Air Marshal Vinod Patney(Retd) reviews
Revisiting 1965
 
 

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