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#5354, 5 September 2017
Doklam Dispute: Part-II
Understanding the Tri-Junction Question

Amb (Retd) VP Haran sheds light on the history of the border in the context of the India-China military standoff in the second part of the series
#5353, 5 September 2017
Doklam Dispute: Part I
A Brief History

Amb (Retd) VP Haran, in the first of this two-part series, explores the historical context of the border dispute
#5306, 21 June 2017
Three Years of the Modi Government
India-Bhutan: Furthering Common Interests

Ambassador (Retd) VP Haran analyses the trajectory of the New Delhi-Thimphu relationship over the past three years
#5149, 10 October 2016
Fragile States Index 2016
FSI and South Asia

Monish Gulati analyses the parameters used for evaluating the fragility of states
#4960, 18 January 2016
Japan in Northeast India: A Potential Boost for New Delhi’s ‘Act East Policy’
Ateetmani Brar explores the significance and potential of Japan's infrastructural investment in India's Northeastern states
#4945, 16 December 2015
Joint IPCS-Oval Observer Round-Table
Discussion Report: India’s Role in Building a Counter-Narrative to Isis Propaganda

Kimberley Nazareth reports on the proceedings of the discussion held on 09 December 2015
#4622, 26 August 2014
Travails of Post Conflict Societies
Cost of Peace

D Suba Chandran writes why no cost is too high to wage peace
#4521, 17 June 2014
Modi’s Thimpu Visit: Deepening India-Bhutan Relations
Roomana Hukil analyses the importance of India to Bhutan and vice versa
#4490, 3 June 2014
India and its Neighbourhood
Modi Sets a Regional Agenda

Jayadev Ranade looks at the strategic implications of according priority to India’s neighbourhood
#4472, 29 May 2014
India and its Neighbourhood
Fresh Air of Rapprochement

Shujaat Bukhari commments on Narendra Modi's invite to the heads of SAARC countries to his swearing-in ceremony
#4464, 21 May 2014
A Neighbourhood Strategy for Modi
Region by Sub-regions

D Suba Chandran writes about the need for New Delhi to prioritise and invest in South Asia, and use its own sub-regions as a positive tool and leverage
#4068, 5 August 2013
IPCS Special Commentary
The Failed State Index and South Asia: Revisiting the White Man’s Burden

Salma Malik decodes the FSI vis-a-vis the IPCS Review of the same
#4060, 30 July 2013
IPCS Discussion
Bhutan Elections 2013

Roomana Hukil reports on the discussion on the Bhutan elections
#3994, 17 June 2013
A Model of Friendship?

Kunkhen Dorji examines the role of China in India-Bhutan relations
#3963, 30 May 2013
Bhutan and China: Two Friendly Dragons?
Kunkhen Dorji on the future course of Bhutanese foreign policy vis-a-vis India and China
#3941, 21 May 2013
Bhutan: Democratically Challenged?
Marian Gallenkamp addresses the objections and criticism against Bhutanese democracy
Bhutan makes official request to Japan for 1,450 power tillers
Kuensel, 27 August 2014
Consultation: Bhutan officially requested Japan for 1,450 power tillers during its annual consultation, which was held in New Delhi earlier this month, according to the foreign affairs ministry. Besides reviewing and assessing current Japanese-assisted...

Bhutan King calls on students to be nation builders
ANI News, 24 August 2014
Thimphu, Aug.23 (ANI): Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuk has called on students to strive to become nation builders. Addressing a group of 2,315 graduates before the closing ceremony of the national graduate orientation programme (NGOP), Kuensel...

Govt to sign trade pact with Bhutan
Himalayan Times, 21 August 2014
KATHMANDU: Minister for Commerce and Supplies Sunil Bahadur Thapa has said that the government is planning to sign a trade treaty with Bhutan to promote bilateral trade.“Bhutan is our potential market, but we have not yet signed any treaty to...

India, Bhutan agree to strengthen cooperation in farm sector
Business Standard, 6 August 2014
India and Bhutan today agreed to strengthen strategic cooperation in the field of agriculture and allied sectors. "Utmost priority will be accorded by the Government of India to various proposals which were discussed by the Prime Minister during...

India, Bhutan agree to strengthen cooperation in farm sector
Business Standard, 6 August 2014
India and Bhutan today agreed to strengthen strategic cooperation in the field of agriculture and allied sectors."Utmost priority will be accorded by the Government of India to various proposals which were discussed by the Prime Minister during his...

China not to compromise on territory and sovereignty
Chinadaily, 5 August 2014
Defense Attache for the Chinese Embassy to Nepal Cheng Xizhong said Thursday that under the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party (CPC), the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) has the determination and capabilities of safeguarding the core...

China for end to Bhutan dispute
Times of India, 29 July 2014
BEIJING: Chinese state councilor Yang Jiechi on Monday called for a "comprehensive, fair and reasonable solution" to his country's border dispute with Bhutan. Yang said China is willing to work with Bhutan to reach a solution acceptable...

China, Bhutan vow to solve boundary issue
Xinhua, 28 July 2014
BEIJING, July 28 (Xinhua) -- Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi on Monday called for a comprehensive solution to the China-Bhutan boundary issue as he met with visiting Bhutanese Foreign Minister Rinzin Dorje.Yang said China is willing to work with...

China, Bhutan to hold 22nd round of boundary talks on Thursday
Business Standard, 22 July 2014
China and Bhutan will hold the 22nd round of boundary talks in Beijing from Thursday to resolve the issue of disputed land, which also borders India's northeastern states of Sikkim and Arunanchal Pradesh.The seven-member Bhutanese delegation led...

2 SSB battalions along India-Bhutan border soon
Times of India, 19 July 2014
GUWAHATI: Two more Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) battalions under Frontier Guwahati will soon be raised and deployed along the India-Bhutan border to curb divisive elements and anti-national activities in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, said an official statement...

Issue Briefs, Special Reports, Research Papers
IPCS Forecast 2016
Special Report 182
An Agenda for the New Government: Policy Options for India in Bhutan
Medha Bisht
Issue Brief 248
Bhutan Elections 2013: Triumph of Democracy
Marian Gallenkamp
Special Report 144
China and its Peripheries: Limited Objectives in Bhutan
Tilak Jha
Issue Brief 233
Building Bridges: A Regional Dialogue
Panchali Saikia , Pradeepa Viswanathan and Ruhee Neog
Conference Report 42
Energy and Environmental Security: A Regional Dialogue (Final Report)
Conference Report 36
Security Net: Nuclear Risk Reduction in Southern Asia
Lydia Walker & Annie Siris Coombs
Special Report 101
Between China, India and the Refugees: Understanding Bhutan’s National Security Scenario
Marian Gallenkamp
Issue Brief 154
Democracy in Bhutan: An Analysis of Constitutional Change in a Buddhist Monarchy
Marian Gallenkamp
Research Paper 24
Failure or Functional Anarchy?: Understanding Weak/Failing States in South Asia
D Suba Chandran
Issue Brief 100
Bhutan’s “Operation All Clear”: Implications for insurgency and security cooperation
Dipankar Banerjee & Bidhan S Laishram
Issue Brief 18
Armed Conflicts in South Asia 2012: Uneasy Stasis and Fragile Peace
D. Suba Chandran and P.R. Chari
New Delhi: Routledge India

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