India and South Asia: July-August 2016 Dossier





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The July-August 2016 Dossier highlights a range of domestic and foreign policy developments in India as well as in the wider region. These include a discussion of the situation in Kashmir, a look at the problematique of whether Congress is still a political force, a portrayal of the new Chief Minister of the Pema Khandu, and a detailed analysis of Prime Minister Modi‘s outreach to African countries, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s visit to India, M.J. Akbar’s visit to West Asia, and the visit of the Indian External Affairs Minister to Myanmar.

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Part I India - Domestic developments

Turbulence and Dialogue in Kashmir

Is Congress still a political force?

Pema Khandu—the Youngest Chief Minister of India

Part II India - Foreign Policy Developments

Modi Visits Four African Nations

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in India

M.J. Akbar visits West Asia: Outreach Extended

Part III South Asia

Visit of External Affairs Minister to Myanmar

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.

  • China wants a Beijing-led Asian Century: India peripheral to its strategic ambitions

      C. Uday Bhaskar

      South Asia Monitor, June 26, 2016

  • In Fact: How India can signal solidarity with both the EU and Britain

      C. Raja Mohan

      The Indian Express, June 27, 2016

  • What the South China Sea verdict means

      Srikanth Kondapalli 

      Rediff.com, July 13, 2016

  • Next Door Nepal: Prachanda’s second innings

      Yubraj Ghimire

      The Indian Express, August 01, 2016

  • China shadow over India-Russia relations

      Shyam Saran

      Business Standard, August 02, 2016

  • PM's Baloch reference only for Bhakts

      Manoj Joshi

      Mid-day, August 16, 2016

  • Neeyat, neeti and in-between

      K. C. Singh

      The Tribune, August 18, 2016

  • Enraged Kashmiri Youth Will Not Be Brought Around Easily

      Mani Shankar Aiyar

      NDTV, August 22, 2016

  • Nawaz Sharif's posturing over Kashmir has wrecked Pakistan's chances of a dialogue with India

      Kanwal Sibal

      MailOnline, August 23, 2016

  • Raja Mandala: The Great Wall of China

      C. Raja Mohan

      The Indian Express, August 23, 2016