July 13, 2015

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Policy Brief — Mapping India’s response to Iran’s changing global status and regional influence

Mapping India’s response to Iran’s changing global status and regional influence Sumitha Narayanan Kutty, Scholar at the Takshashila Institution (2014—2015) Download the Policy Brief in PDF Format (1MB) Executive Summary The time is now apt to calculate how Iran’s international...

Opportunity cost of delays

Recent news reports suggest that the final operational clearance for  India’s homegrown Light Combat Vehicle might be delayed. If this is indeed true, this is not good news.  There is also news about handing over the entire project to the...

Need for a systematic study of defence economics

Ensuring security from external aggression is a basic public good that the governments have to provide and given that it is not possible to reveal individual preferences, this has to be financed from taxes.   The important issue confronted by the...

Where there is no party line

Almost five years since the first stamp paper was stamped at a registrar's office in Chennai, it might be a good time to share some thoughts and experiences to deter other thoughtful, unsuspecting souls from attempting something similar.

Linguistic States in India

In an otherwise uneventful journey, recently, I had the pleasure of talking to the driver of a bus who was plying between Indian state A and state B. He was ruing about how commercial and other state transport vehicles do...