Smruti S Pattanaik

The writer is Research Fellow, IDSA.

September 22, 2016
September 22, 2016

Addressing the intractable issue

It has been a year since Nepal promulgated its republican Constitution on September 20 last year. Yet, its painful transition to a stable republic is far from over. Though some factions of the...

September 3, 2016
September 3, 2016

Turning a new leaf in Indo-US relations

The Strategic Community in India is strongly wedded to the concept of strategic autonomy in India's foreign policy. However, signing of the LEMOA and various terms and condition enshrined in...

May 30, 2016
May 30, 2016

The Tale of Two Oath Takings

A work permit system for those who want to work in India is the need of the hour. India, in consultation with Bangladesh, needs to work out a system which allows the workers to work and remit their...

May 25, 2016
May 25, 2016

How to read the State Assembly elections results in India?

The recent elections to four Indian states and one union territory are being interpreted by many as the march of the BJP and the decline of the Congress party.

August 27, 2015
August 27, 2015

Sri Lankans foil Rajpaksa's return to power

Sri Lanka voted overwhelmingly to elect the broad coalition led by Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe back to power.

August 12, 2015
August 12, 2015

The Naga Peace Accord and the challenges ahead

The “historic Peace Accord”, signed between the National Socialist Council of Nagaland - led by Isaac Swu and Thuingaleng Muivah - popularly known as the NSCN(IM) and the Government of India in New...

June 9, 2015
June 9, 2015

Pegging Sub-regionalism with Bilateralism

The successful conclusion of Prime Minister Modi's visit to Dhaka is important for both its content and symbolism.

May 26, 2015
May 26, 2015

One year of the NDA Government

Internationally, Prime Modi comes across as a leader who can take bold decisions and has the parliamentary majority to see it through.

May 18, 2015
May 18, 2015

The shadow of border disputes

None of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's foreign visits drew as much attention as his three days visit to China.

May 8, 2015
May 8, 2015

The signing of land boundary agreement: 'Neighbour first' back on track

THE NDA government's 'neighbour first' policy received further boost in the recent past. From taking a lead in operationalising the rescue plan in Nepal to the passage of the long...