Monthly Archives: June 2016

Assessment of Adversarial Comments on India and China’s Position on Denial of India’s Entry into the Nuclear Supplier Group in Global Times; By Cmde. R. S. Vasan

CAS article no. 0108/2016 Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group The editorial in the mouth piece of Chinese Government the Global Times carried on June 28 2016[i]has the effect of setting the cat amongst the pigeons.  The editorial which is full of inanities and unwarranted innuendos accuses both India and the West of joining hands against a law abiding China which is only going by the rules. China has every reason… Read Article →

After the NSG’s Seoul plenary: Time to mend ties; By Shastri Ramachandaran

CAS article no. 0107/2016 Courtesy: China.org.cn India’s failure to break into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) at its plenary last week in Seoul does not translate into China’s gain. It would be erroneous to see the NSG session as an India-China match which ended with a score of 0-1, for it casts in bilateral terms what was not a bilateral contest at all. However, there is no denying that New… Read Article →

NSG May be a Failure for Modi, but MTCR is a Big Success for India; By Col. R. Hariharan

CAS article no. 0106/2016 Courtesy: India Today Daily O Portal  As expected, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has come in for criticism from friends and foes alike for putting his (or to some extent India’s) political prestige on the block on the line in the failed bid to gain admission to Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) at Seoul. Perhaps Modi could have avoided the heightened expectations created by media hype over his… Read Article →

NSG Fiasco: An Avoidable Diplomatic Disaster; By Shastri Ramachandaran

CAS article no. 0105/2016 Courtesy: DNA India  India’s failure to gain admission to the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) at its Seoul session is a setback only because the Government of India (GoI) staked so much on it. Had New Delhi not made it such a big prestige issue to impress that it can have its way in joining the club, it would not have been the diplomatic disaster that it… Read Article →

India and NSG; By L. V. Krishnan

CAS article no. 0104/2016 The following article is text of a presentation made by the author at Observer Research Foundation, Chennai on June 25 2016.  With four meetings in 20 months and the last within two months, Modi and Obama had to find some long unfinished items and a few innocuousness for the meeting in June 2016. For India, NSG entry is a promise Obama made to India some six years ago and… Read Article →

One up-man ship in Tamil Nadu Assembly on Kachchatheevu; By Prof. V. Suryanarayan

CAS article no. 0103/2016 Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group The debate on the Governor’s address in the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly was characterized by sharp exchanges between Chief Minister Jayalalitha and leaders of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK). There was mutual mud-slinging and accusations as to who is at fault on the issue of ceding of Kachchatheevu to Sri Lanka. The debate was an attempt to demonstrate one up-man ship… Read Article →

Tamil Nadu and Tamils Overseas; By Prof. V. Suryanarayan

CAS article no. 0102/2016  Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group Perceptive observers of Tamil Nadu political scene have highlighted that the origin and growth of Dravidian movement was closely linked with protecting the interests of Overseas Tamils. With the break-up of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and the formation of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) in October 1972, under the charismatic leadership of MG Ramachandran, the recurring theme… Read Article →

Parleys for Nuclear Supplier Group membership – India China Power Play and larger Implications; By Cmde. R. S. Vasan

CAS article no. 0101/2016  Courtesy: Chennai Centre for China Studies The last few weeks have witnessed intense discussions and lobbying both in India and the rest of the world about how the NSG membership by India would be dealt with .The ultimate result notwithstanding, such intensity and astute campaigning  by India  has brought out the best Indian diplomacy has worked under the new Government.  India was seen engaging at many… Read Article →

Getting Around the U.S.’s Persian Block; By K. Subramanian

CAS article no. 0100/2016 Courtesy: The Hindu  Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Iran a month ago was significant on all counts. As he himself said: “…[the] visit was fruitful” and it is sure to have had a positive impact. The discussions signaled an eagerness by India and Iran to promote bilateral ties. Twelve agreements were signed, the most strategic of them being the one for the development of Iran’s… Read Article →

China: Disquiet in the PLA?; By Bhaskar Roy

CAS article no. 0099/2016 Courtesy: Chennai Centre for China Studies A recent article in the Peoples’ Liberation Army’s (PLA) flagship newspaper, The Liberation Army Daily  (LAD) underscored the point that political correctness supersedes all else. The article was republished by other top official news media such as The People’s Daily, which is the mouthpiece of the Communist Party, and a gist of the critical elements of the message was posted on the internet. The… Read Article →