India and South Asia October Dossier


India and South Asia October Dossier

The October Dossier highlights the defeat of the BJP/NDA in the crucial Bihar elections, the President's visits to Jordan, Israel and Palestine and India's relations with the Maldives, in addition to selected press articles on domestic, regional and international affairs by very well-known journalists and experts.

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Part I  India - Domestic developments

The end of the Modi magic? A massive BJP-defeat in Bihar

Part II  India - Foreign Policy Developments

German Chancellor Merkel’s visit to India

President Mukherjee’s triangular Visit—Jordan, Palestine & Israel

Part III South Asia

Foreign Minister Swaraj visits Maldives finally!

Selection of Press Articles on Domestic and Foreign Policy Developments

As always, a number of complementary articles provide the reader with a much wider and deeper understanding of the politics in India, South Asia and across the wider region, through an Indian-centred perspective.

- Next door Nepal: Blaming it on India

Yubaraj Ghimire

The Indian Express, October 05, 2015

- Operation Malabar: A warning to China

Srikanth Kondapalli, October 12, 2015

Real Agenda of RSS Pracharak-Turned-PM

Mani Shakar Aiyar

NDTV, October 12, 2015

- Dadri killing: Security implications for India

C Uday Bhaskar

South Asia Monitor, October 18, 2015

- Pakistan's foreign policy: A partial view

Shyam Saran 

Business Standard, October 20, 2015 

- ‘Look-East’ Bibi stirs India, China race

K. C. Singh

The Asian Age, October 21, 2015

- President’s sherpa-like Israel visit

S Nihal Singh

The Tribune, October 24, 2015

- Sharif's US visit is bad news for India

Kanwal Sibal

MailOnline, October 26, 2015

- Raja-Mandala: Between talk and action

C. Raja Mohan

The Indian Express, October 27, 2015

- Bihar loss: A blessing for the BJP

S. Nihal Singh

The Asian Age, November 08, 2015