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India and South Asia: May 2018 Dossier

June 06, 2018
Author: Klaus Voll

The May Dossier covers the interesting saga that unfolded after the Karnataka assembly election results and its implications on Indian politics. The economic section analyses crony capitalism and the bank NPAs that have become the bane of Indian economy. It also includes the Walmart buy of Flipkart.

In terms of India’s external engagements, the Modi-Putin informal talks, the visit by PM Rutte of Netherlands and Modi’s course correction with Kathmandu are analysed.

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 Part I India - Domestic developments

Karnataka: BJP-victory without majority

B. S. Yeddyurappa: Oath and resignation

H. D. Kumaraswamy elected as Chief Minister

CSDS/Lokniti-Survey: 'Mood of the Nation'

Kavinder Gupta, Deputy Chief Minister of J&K

Part II India - Economic Developments

Economic Overview

Crony Capitalism in India

Walmart buys majority stake in Indian start-up Flipkart for $16 Billion

Non-Performing-Assets (NPAs) in the Indian banking sector


Part III India - Foreign Policy Developments

Informally at Sochi

Prime Minister Mark Rutte in India

Part IV South Asia

Modi’s Nepal course correction

Part V 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.
  • The Last Pillar of Indian Democracy Has Crumbled

Prem Shankar Jha

The Wire online, May 05, 2018

  • On Iran and Trump, India Has Landed Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Manoj Joshi

The Wire online, May 12, 2018

  • Marx has contemporary relevance for India

C. Uday Bhaskar

South Asia Monitor, May 15, 2018
  • N-deal: A signal triumph for Indian diplomacy

Shyam Saran

South Asia Monitor, May 17, 2018

  • US’s exit from the Iran nuke deal may have collateral consequences for India

Shyam Saran

Hindustan Times online, May 18, 2018

  • Modi’s Two Projects in Leh Can be India’s Answer to China’s OBOR

P. Stobdan

The Quint, May 19, 2018

  • Next Door Nepal: Hope and fear in Kathmandu

Yubaraj Ghimire

The Indian Express online, May 21, 2018

  • Raja Mandala: India’s diplomacy, Trump effect

C. Raja Mohan

The Indian Express online, May 22, 2018

  • China’s military is poised to become a world class force

Srikanth Kondapalli

CPI Analysis online, May 24, 2018

  • Modi's Blatant Attempt To Communalize A State

Mani Shankar Aiyar

NDTV online, May 29, 2018



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