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#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
#5217, 3 January 2017
India, Afghanistan and the Heart of Asia: Reading Between the Lines
Sarral Sharma analyses the recent Heart of Asia conference and the implications for Pakistan 
#5214, 31 December 2016
IPCS Discussion
IPCS-Stimson Center Roundtable on South Asia

Angshuman Choudhury and Roshan Iyer report on the proceedings of the discussion held on 08 December 2016
#5213, 31 December 2016
J&K Focus
The Ominous Calm is both Good and Bad for J&K

Lt Gen (Retd) Syed Ata Hasnain analyses the calm in Kashmir and makes recommendations for the Army and the civilian administration towards bringing stability to the state
#5194, 29 November 2016
Pakistan's New Army Chief and the Indo-Pak Dialogue Process
Sarral Sharma writes about the appointment of Gen Qamar Bajwa as Pakistan's new army chief and its potential impact on the New Delhi-Islamabad dialogue process
#5193, 28 November 2016
J&K Focus
An Opportunity to Bring Heart Back to Kashmir

Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain writes that an opportunity is emerging for New Delhi to bring normalcy back to Kashmir, and recommends ways to utilise it
#5190, 25 November 2016
Restraint to Retribution: Modi’s New Normal and Nawaz Sharif’s Challenge
Lt Gen (Retd) AS Lamba analyses Indian and Pakistani military and political responses to the escalating tensions between the two countries
#5189, 23 November 2016
Gen Raheel Sharif’s Superannuation: Evolving Scenarios
Portia B. Conrad analyses the potential scenarios that could unfold with Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff Gen Raheel Sharif's superannuation
#5165, 2 November 2016
IPCS Discussion
"Our Bilateral Relations"

Sarral Sharma reports on the proceedings of the discussion held on 24 October 2016
  
SEMINARS/CONFERENCES/DISCUSSIONS
Faith, Unity, Discipline: The ISI of Pakistan
18 January 2017 , 1130-1300 Hrs

   
"Our Bilateral Relations"
24 October 2016 , 1700-1830 hrs

   
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
Pakistans Stability: The Global Stakes
PR Chari
Issue Brief 159
Is Pakistan Re-positioning itself in Kashmir?: Islamabads 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
books
India's Foreign Policy: Old Problems, New Challenges
D. Suba Chandran And Jabin T. Jacob (Eds.)
New Delhi: Macmillan, 2011
Book reviews
Air Marshal Vinod Patney(Retd) reviews
Revisiting 1965
 
 

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