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crp1 Research and Publications

The programme aims to promote research on themes/issues/challenges related to China that need to be explored, such as traditional and non-traditional security issues, economic growth and social problems.

crp2 Inside China: Annual Conference

This research program looks into the themes/issues/challenges inside China that needs to be explored: economic aspects of China’s growth; political problems and challenges; emerging social tensions and fault lines, along with the clash of tradition and modernity.


The programme organizes discussions on China related issues, besides organizing peer reviews on select issues as well. The proceedings of these discussions have mostly been published as conference/seminar reports and have been widely disseminated.

Capacity Building on China

China Research Program at the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies is meticulously engaged in an endeavor to achieve a comprehensive understanding of contemporary socioeconomic and political changes taking place in China.

Task Force on Nathu La

The Programme has constituted a task force ‘Looking Beyond Nathu La: Trans Himalayan Trade and Development 2020’.
Nathu La: A trip Report

http://www.ipcs.org/images/project/main/_989749053__142232988_8-Oct-2009-112-0708-2011.jpg Military Confidence Building Measures (CBMs)

The Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies has been involved in studying various dimensions related to India-China relations. One of the Institute’s studies on Sino-Indian relations focuses on Military Confidence Building Measures between India, China and their neighbours.

Developing a More Propitious Framework for China- India Cooperation: IPCS Conference Report # 26
http://www.ipcs.org/china_image002.jpg Economic & Infrastructure Connectivity Along Sino-Indian Border

Supported by the MacArthur Foundation, this study looks into the issues of current restrictions on goods traded through land, customs imposed by respective governments and traditional and possible routes for informal and formal trade.


The Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS) is the premier South Asian think tank which conducts independent research on and provides an in depth analysis of conventional and non-conventional issues related to national and South Asian security including nuclear issues, disarmament, non-proliferation, weapons of mass destruction, the war on terrorism, counter terrorism , strategies security sector reforms, and armed conflict and peace processes in the region.

For those in South Asia and elsewhere, the IPCS website provides a comprehensive analysis of the happenings within India with a special focus on Jammu and Kashmir and Naxalite Violence. Our research promotes greater understanding of India's foreign policy especially India-China relations, India's relations with SAARC countries and South East Asia.

Through close interaction with leading strategic thinkers, former members of the Indian Administrative Service, the Foreign Service and the three wings of the Armed Forces - the Indian Army, Indian Navy, and Indian Air Force, - the academic community as well as the media, the IPCS has contributed considerably to the strategic discourse in India.

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