India and South Asia: June 2016 Dossier





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The June 2016 Dossier highlights a range of domestic and foreign policy developments in India as well as in the wider region. These include an interview with Mani Shankar Aiyar, former Congress cabinet minister and until recently member of the Rajya Sabha, and a detailed account of the recent travels of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his failure to reach the proclaimed aim that India becomes a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group because of China’s resistance.

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Part I India - Domestic developments

  • Mani Shankar Aiyar: India and Europe

Part II India - Foreign Policy Developments

  • Modi’s Pitch for NSG Membership
  • Modi in Qatar: Engagement with the extended neighbourhood
  • President Pranab Mukherjee Visits Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire & Namibia
  • General Prayut Chan-o-cha in India
  • Modi in Tashkent: SCO 2016 Summit

Part III South Asia

Modi in Kabul: Sealing India’s Developmental Role

Part IV: 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.

In Asian power game, China wants its own rules to apply

      Kanwal Sibal

      Hindustan Times, May 31, 2016

Afghanistan and Qatar: Indian foreign policy balancing the contrast

      C. Uday Bhaskar

      South Asia Monitor, June 05, 2016

Why Modi Government Has Correctly Ignored AQ Khan's Nuclear Taunt

      Mani Shankar Aiyar 

      NDTV, June 06, 2016

Shangri La: A wasted opportunity

      Manoj Joshi

      Mid-day, June 07, 2016

India & US - aligning rhetoric & reality

      Shyam Saran

      Business Standard, June 09, 2016

Old bonds, new paths

      K. C. Singh

      The Asian Age, June 09, 2016

Strategic symphony

      C. Raja Mohan 

      The Indian Express, June 10, 2016

PM Modi may be playing new music - but the US still holds the baton

      Kanwal Sibal

      MailOnline, June 13, 2016

Time for India to move to shed its other ‘hesitations of history’, especially towards China, Pakistan

      C. Raja Mohan

      The Indian Express, June 14, 2016

China's cynical realpolitik: India needs to review NSG stance

      C. Uday Bhaskar

      South Asia Monitor, June 18, 2016