India and South Asia: April 2016 Dossier





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The April 2016 Dossier provides insights into a range of domestic and foreign policy developments in India as well as in the wider region. These include an analysis of the major challenges India is currently facing, the multi-faceted contests in Tamil Nadu, the 13th India-EU Summit, PM Modi’s visit to Saudi Arabia, India’s Foreign Minister visit to Iran, an assessment of the status quo in India – Pakistan relations, and the visit of the President of Maldives to India.

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Part I India - Domestic developments

  • The domestic scene in India  
  • Multi-cornered contests in Tamil Nadu

Part II  India - Foreign Policy Developments

  • 13th India-EU Summit: a summit at last!
  • Modi to Saudi Arabia
  • India’s Foreign Minister to Iran

Part III South Asia 

  • India – Pakistan Relations
  • President of Maldives visits India: Strengthening security ties

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.

·     Raja-Mandala: Returning India to the Gulf

      C. Raja Mohan

      The Indian Express, April 05, 2016

·     Why is US defence secretary Ashton Carter in India?

      Kanwal Sibal

      DailyO, April 12, 2016

·     Modi’s foreign policy

      K. C. Singh

      The Tribune, April 14, 2016

·     A lopsided strategic partnership

      Shyam Saran

      Business Standard, April 14, 2016

·     Delhi seems ready to compete with Beijing where it must and cooperate where it can

      C. Raja Mohan 

      The Indian Express online, April 16, 2016

·     A strategic triangle

      C. Uday Bhaskar

      The Asian Age, April 23, 2016

·     Obama’s baring of soul has nothing for India

      S. Nihal Singh

      The Asian Age, April 24, 2016 

·     China is welcome, India is not

      Yubaraj Ghimire

      The Indian Express, April 25, 2016

·     Raja-Mandala: Aligning with the far to balance the near

      C. Raja Mohan

      The Indian Express, April 26, 2016

·     Tightrope walk for India

      K. C. Singh

      The Tribune, April 28, 2016

·     Raja-Mandala: Aligning with the far to balance the near

      C. Raja Mohan

      The Indian Express, April 26, 2016

·     Tightrope walk for India

      K. C. Singh

      The Tribune, April 28, 2016