If India is to become a major trading nation, it must adopt a positive trade policy agenda, adjust to global trade standards, and boost its manufacturing sector.
The economic potential of East South Asia, or the region spanning the Bay of Bengal, northeast India, and its adjoining areas, makes a strong case for regional integration.
Donald Trump’s presidency presents an unexpected opportunity for India in its continued efforts to stabilize Afghanistan.
New coalitions like India, Japan and Australia will still lack sufficient weight to balance China on their own. But in developing an agency of its own and taking a larger share of the burden of Asian security, the India-Japan-Australia coalition will send strong messages to both China and the United States.
India has extensive experience in conducting evacuation operations, but to secure the lives and assets of Indians abroad, the government must avoid an ad hoc approach and seek to institutionalize best practices, bolster diplomatic and military capabilities, and improve coordination.
An India that grows its domestic capabilities will be in a better position to address American concerns about jobs at home and benefit in turn from the current U.S. lead in most advanced technologies like robotics, artificial intelligence, and biotechnology.
The Bay of Bengal’s littoral states must find a way to build appropriate institutions that provide a framework for engaging with extra-regional powers and building havens of cooperation.
In the two and a half years since Narendra Modi took charge as the prime minister, it can be argued that his principal objective is to restructure India’s engagement with Pakistan in fundamental ways
The road map to realizing China’s Maritime Silk Road project has serious underlying strategic implications for India.
If General Raheel Sharif agrees to head the Islamic Military Alliance, it would have major domestic and foreign policy implications for Pakistan.