India and South Asia: November/December 2015 Dossier





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The joint November/December Dossier focuses on a wide range of domestic and foreign policy developments in India as well as in the wider region, including the stature of the Bahujan Samaj Party in Uttar Pradesh, the state of the Republic at the end of the year and the scenarios with regard to the forthcoming Assembly elections in the important Northeastern state of Assam, the 3rd India-Africa Forum Summit, the visit by PM Modi to the UK, the strategic boost given to the relations between India and Japan by Abe’s visit and the rapprochement between India and Pakistan.

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Contents

November 2015

Part I India - Domestic developments

Reflections on changes in domestic politics -

Is the Bahujan Samaj Party again a factor in Uttar Pradesh?

Part II India - Foreign Policy Developments

3rd India-Africa Forum Summit

Modi visits UK

Prime Minister Modi visits 'East'

December 2015

Part I India - Domestic developments

India: Reflections at the end of the year

Power Struggle in Assam

Part II India - Foreign Policy Development

Abe and Modi’s Strategic Thrust

Part III South Asia

India and Pakistan Rapprochement

Selection of Press Articles on major domestic and foreign policy issues

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.

- Put neighbourhood policy back on track

Shyam Saran

Business Standard, November 10, 2015

- The lesson from Bihar

Manoj Joshi

Mid-DayNovember 10, 2015

- Patna queers the pitch

K. C. Singh

The Tribune, November 11, 2015

- Maker of modern democratic India

S. Nihal Singh

The Tribune November 14, 2015

- World is ditching the Dalai Lama

Phunchok Stobdan

Sunday Guardian Live, November 14, 2015

- Modi vs terror

Manoj Joshi

Mid-day, November 24, 2015

- Now China is fishing in Nepal's troubled waters

Srikanth Kondapalli

MailOnline, November 30, 2015

- The final burial of non-alignment

C. Raja Mohan

The Indian Express, November 17, 2015

- What India Should Learn From Paris Attacks

Mani Shankar Aiyar

NDTV, November 24, 2015

- Next door Nepal: Blaming the neighbour

Yubraj Ghimire

The Indian Express, November 30, 2015

- A Tale of Two Players in Africa: Indian & Chinese Responses

Srikanth Kondapalli

India Writes, December 03, 2015

- Raja-Mandala: Delhi to Rawalpindi

C. Raja Mohan

The Indian Express, December 08, 2015

- Friends again?

Manoj Joshi

Mid-day, December 08, 2015

- Nepal treads a perilous path

Shyam Saran

Business Standard, December 08, 2015 

- India-Pakistan talks: the view from Rawalpindi

Suhasini Haidar

The Hindu, December 11, 2015

- Shinzo Abe’s Visit to India: Emerging Strategic Resolve

C Uday Bhaskar

The Quint, December 13, 2015

- Remembering Peshawar's children: Pakistan needs to eliminate the malignancy

C Uday Bhaskar

South Asia Monitor, December 15, 2015

- Harking back in Kathmandu

Yubraj Ghimire

The Indian Express, December 19, 2015

- A new sun is rising on Indo-Japanese ties 

Kanwal Sibal

MailOnline, December 21, 2015

- What Modi Got Grossly Wrong in Paris

Mani Shankar Aiyar

NDTV, December 22, 2015