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‘Islamic State’ Is Strengthening In India; By Jai Kumar Verma

CAS article no. 0024/2017 On March 8 the valiant commandos of Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terror Squad (UP-ATS) killed Mohammad Saifullah an Islamic State Khorasan module terrorist in a 10-hour encounter in densely populated Haji colony in Thakurganj area of Lucknow. UP-ATS accomplished this operation on the basis of information received from Central intelligence agencies without any loss of life or injury. Shivraj Singh Chauhan, Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh asserted that… Read Article →

Cambodia: Hun Sen Courts Khmer-Chinese to ‘Protect Stability’; By Carlyle A. Thayer

CAS article no. 0017/2017 We are drafting a report on Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s dinner with 5,240 members of the Khmer-Chinese and overseas Chinese community on Saturday, 4th February. This gathering, according to a spokesperson at the Chinese Embassy, was the first of its kind. At the meeting Hun Sen asked Khmer-Chinese to support further SinoCambodian cooperation through the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership of Cooperation and the Belt and Road… Read Article →

Think West In India’s Foreign Policy; By Ambassador (Retd) M. Ganapathi

CAS article no. 0063/2016 (The following speech on ‘Think West In India’s Foreign Policy’ was delivered by Ambassador (Retd) M. Ganapathi at the Central University of Kerala, Kasaragod on April 11, 2016 in the lecture organised under the Distinguished Lecture Series of the PD Division of the Ministry External Affairs, Government of India.) Good afternoon, friends! May I begin by offering my sincere, heartfelt condolences to the families of the bereaved due to the… Read Article →

China: Is Xi Jinping losing his hold on Power?; By D. S. Rajan

CAS article no. 0061/2016   A series of politically significant events have taken place in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) since the end of February 2016. Prima facie, they seem to mark the beginning of a movement spearheaded by some elements within the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and sections of  social elites in the country like the business circles  and intelligentsia against certain  policies and style of functioning of Xi… Read Article →

China in the Indian Ocean; By D. S. Rajan

CAS article no. 0060/2016 Courtesy: Chennai Centre for China Studies Note: The paper “China in the Indian Ocean” was presented by D. S. Rajan at Asian Studies Department, Kean university, New Jersey, USA on April 07-08, 2016. Abstract The People’s Republic of China (PRC) has not so far come out with a codified Indian Ocean Region (IOR) strategy. The country however has a maritime vision involving the IOR in particular…. Read Article →

Upcoming Event: “Deepening Crisis in Tea Plantation Sector in Sri Lanka” by Dr. Chandra Bose.

Greetings from Center for Asia Studies (CAS) (http://www.caschennai.org/)!   We cordially invite you to a lecture-discussion on “Deepening Crisis in Tea Plantation Sector in Sri Lanka” by Dr. Chandra Bose, Associate Professor, Open University, Sri Lanka. On February 27 2016 at 10:30 hrs. The venue for the event is Chennai Centre for China Studies (C3S), Jai Matadee Building, No. 14, Rutland Gate 4th Street, Chennai- 600006.   The event will… Read Article →

India: International Fleet Review 2016; By Cmde. R. S. Vasan IN (Retd.)

CAS article no. 0022/2016 Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group An Opportunity for India to show case Capacity, Capability and Intent of a Strong Vibrant emerging Maritime Nation in the 21st Century The IFR 2016 will indeed be a grand spectacle as more than one hundred ships from the navies of over fifty countries will participate in this exercise that is carried out every five years. The event which in the … Read Article →

Unsafe on high seas; By Jayaraj Sivan

CAS article no. 0016/2016 Courtesy: Times of India  Despite Somalia, India Has Opposed Armed Guards On Ships Plying Its Territorial Waters Pivate maritime security services was touted as a $7 bn business globally three years ago but it is fast shrinking, generating just one-fourth of that revenue now owing to a substantial drop in instances of piracy in the Gulf of Aden. When Somalian piracy was at its peak in… Read Article →

Chinese Stock Market Tantrums: To Control or Not to Control; By K. Subramanian

CAS article no. 0009/2016 Courtesy: Chennai Centre for China Studies In July last year stock markets exploded in China and began to test the determination of Chinese authorities to stay on course on reforms. Ultimately, they could not leave it to the market and had to intervene to stabilise the market. There was direct bailout. A ‘national team’ consisting of development banks was formed to acquire shares. It bought nearly 6%… Read Article →

Xi Jinping and Ma Ying-Jeou Meeting: Easy to understand but difficult to resolve Taiwan Issue!; By B. R. Deepak

CAS article no:  0042/2015 Last September when Prime Minister Modi visited Japan, India and Japan upgraded their bilateral relations to ‘special strategic and global partnership.’ The 56 point long Tokyo Declaration issued on 1 September, 2014 after the summit meeting could be regarded as a blue print for future collaboration between India and Japan. The Declaration incorporates areas such as infrastructure, investment, energy security, agriculture and food, regional connectivity, defense… Read Article →