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#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
India-Bhutan:
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
#3940, 21 May 2013
Bhutan: Is Democracy a Reality?
Kunkhen Dorji studies why the country is under scrutiny over its conception of democracy
#3894, 24 April 2013
Bhutan Elections 2013: A Difficult Road Ahead?
Kunkhen Dorji analyses whether the process is genuine and if it will be able to provide a platform for multiple stakeholders
#3803, 28 January 2013
Special Commentary: India and Bhutan
Dil Bahadur Rahut & Medha Bisht discuss the transforming bilateral relationship between India and Bhutan in light of the Bhutanese King's visit to India
#2873, 20 May 2009
One Year after the Polls – The State of Bhutanese Democracy
Marian Gallenkamp outlines some of the achievements and challenges of the world’s youngest democracy 
#2609, 1 July 2008
India and the Predicament of Bhutanese Refugees
Medha Bisht examines what remains a sensitive issue in India-Bhutan relations
#2587, 6 June 2008
Democracy in Bhutan: Problems and Prospects
Anil Kumar Mohapatraoutlines some of the key issues in the Himalayan kingdom's march towards democracy
#2540, 8 April 2008
Elections in the Himalayan Kingdom: New Dawn of India-Bhutan Relations
M Shamsur Rabb Khan argues that the emergence of a democratic Bhutan will further strengthen India's close ties with the country
  
News
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...

2 SSB battalions along India-Bhutan border soon
Times of India, 18 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...

India refuses to hold commerce ministers meeting in Bhutan
The Nation, 16 July 2014
 While India has expressed unwillingness to hold trade talks with Pakistan in Bhutan, Islamabad is still ignorant about any refusal from New Delhi about the development regarding Commerce Minister’s meeting at sideline of South Asia Free...

Thousands of border pillars missing on Nepal, Bhutan borders
Zee News, 6 July 2014
New Delhi: More than 2,700 border pillars along India's open border with Nepal have either gone "missing" or are "damaged", setting alarm bells ringing in the internal security establishment of the country.  The condition...

Thousands of border pillars missing on Nepal, Bhutan borders
Business Standard, 6 July 2014
More than 2,700 border pillars along India's open border with Nepal have either gone "missing" or are "damaged", setting alarm bells ringing in the internal security establishment of the country. The condition of these crucial...

Arunachal CM Urges PM to Reopen Historic Road Connecting India with China, Myanmar
IBT, 1 July 2014
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reopen the historic Stilwell Road, which connects India with China and Myanmar. He also appealed to Modi to construct a road between Lumla in Tawang district and Tashigang...

Electric cars on agenda as Japan and Bhutan pledge closer ties
Japan Times, 1 July 2014
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Bhutanese counterpart Tshering Tobgay have agreed to initiate a policy dialogue between their foreign ministries in a bid to strengthen bilateral relations.“We agreed to launch consultations at the level of our foreign-ministry...

Japan, Bhutan leaders agree to enhance ties
Global Post, 1 July 2014
TOKYO, June 30 (Xinhua) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Bhutan counterpart Tshering Tobgay on Monday agreed to launch policy dialogue between the Foreign Ministries so as to enhance bilateral ties.Abe told a press conference after their...

Stronger India Good for Bhutan, South Asia: Modi
New IndianExpress, 17 June 2014
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi ended his first foreign visit on a resounding note, saying that a stronger India can only be good for Bhutan and the South Asian region - even as he reiterated that a change of dispensation does not impact ties...

Issue Briefs, Special Reports, Research Papers
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
books
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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