India and South Asia

Quality infrastructure and natural disaster resiliency

Extreme disasters have become more frequent in recent years, with some observers believing that this effect is partially due to climate change. Although fewer… Read More

Regional wrap

The past fortnight has been a witness to a few interesting events and developments. US President Donald Trump’s in fresh trouble after it was… Read More

Regional wrap

Summit season is once again under way as world leaders converge in New York for the United Nations General Assembly leaders’ week. One of… Read More

Howdy Modi in Houston: Why India’s Narendra Modi puts so much effort into wooing the diaspora

With President Donald Trump as his “warm up act”, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a rally of 50,000 members of the Indian diaspora… Read More

Narendra Modi, frequent flyer

During Narendra Modi’s first five years in office, the Indian prime minister made 93 foreign visits, equalling the number of trips his predecessor,… Read More

India’s actions in Kashmir (part 2): What happens next?

‘A new era has begun in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. Article 370 was a hurdle for development of Kashmir … Article 370 and… Read More

India’s actions in Kashmir (part 1): How did we get here?

India announced the abrogation of certain provisions of Article 370 from its constitution last week, ending the special status enjoyed by Indian-administered Jammu… Read More

Regional wrap

The past fortnight witnessed the unfolding of important events with deep significance for the region. Perhaps the most important development was the re-internationalisation of the… Read More

Narendra Modi’s nudge diplomacy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech last week from the ramparts of the Red Fort in New Delhi to mark India’s Independence Day carefully delineated his… Read More

Why did the Modi government take the risk of revoking Kashmir’s special status?

On 5 August, Narendra Modi’s newly reelected government announced that it was revoking Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, which conferred special status on the… Read More