Monthly Archives: September 2016

Ghani in New Delhi : Supporting Afghanistan in India’s strategic interests By Jai Kumar Verma

CAS article no. 0149/2016 Courtesy: South Asia Monitor In complete contrast to his previous trip, the recent two-day visit of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to India, which ended on September 15, was very fruitful for both the nations. India agreed to commit USD 1 billion further for various developmental projects in Afghanistan. Besides financial assistance, both the parties signed three agreements including an extradition treaty. Extradition treaty with Afghanistan is… Read Article →

Stop pampering the Kashmiri separatist leaders; By JK Verma

CAS article no. 0148/2016 Courtesy: Aviation and Defence Universe Pakistan bashing though genuine is the talk of the nation currently but the toughest challenge is the role of the separatist elements. They are influential with the masses, pampered by the government and funded by Pakistan’s ISI. Kashmiri separatist leaders always criticize and condemn India and allege about human right violations by Indian security agencies. Most of them openly praise Pakistan… Read Article →

Climate Change and Low-Carbon: China’s New Growth Engines; By Raakhee Suryaprakash

CAS article no. 0147/2016 Courtesy: Chennai Centre for China Studies (C3S)  September 2016 has been a busy month on the front of ratifying the Paris Climate Change Accord. First, at the G20 summit held in low-carbon city Hangzhou, China, the presidents of China and the United States announced that they have both ratified their country’s commitments made in the Paris Agreement in December 2015. On September 13, 2016, Brazil, Latin… Read Article →

Little Things Make it Big: By Shastri Ramachandaran

CAS article no. 0146/2016 Courtesy: DNA India  Infrastructure is a long, boring word. Yet life could be impossible without infrastructure. The everyday essentials — water, food, shelter, electricity, petrol, roads, bridges, schools, colleges, hospitals, trains, buses, planes, phones, telecom, internet and so much else — add up to infrastructure. Perhaps, it is not a coincidence that, through artefacts, when civilisations are re-imagined and re-constructed, they are marvelled at for the… Read Article →

Success of Modi’s Act East Policy depends on India – Myanmar ties; By Jai Kumar Verma

CAS article no. 0145/2016 Courtesy: Aviation and Defence Universe  It was External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj first and Hitin Kyaw President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar next within a week, visiting each other’s country that raised eyebrows. It seemed that both the nations were trying to forge close relations with each other, motivated by a desire to counter China’s growing influence as a regional leader. For a… Read Article →