There are three pillars of concern: The expansion of Hindu majoritarianism, the concentration of executive power and decay of independent institutions, and curbs on free expression and dissent.
New Delhi’s close relationship with Nepal, bound in history and culture, and the misperception about China’s relations with Nepal before 1950 have contributed to a skewed understanding of Sino-Nepali relations.
Last week, Narendra Modi told the world that democracy was born in India, but nobody seized this opportunity to ask whether it is also flourishing in its birthplace. The question needs to be asked because all the institutions measuring the level of democracy across the world have noticed that India has entered a phase of de-democratisation.
As India takes its Indo-Pacific engagements forward, Delhi must continue to build on its maritime moment, leveraging opportunities and partnerships in addressing its concerns and challenges.
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While some policymakers argue that encryption must only be weakened to solve specific problems, most experts agree that there is no technological solution that would weaken encryption for specific law enforcement and national security purposes, while managing to maintain preexisting levels of security and confidentiality for general use.
To start overcoming its chronic case backlog, India’s judiciary needs to embrace a host of solutions including well-crafted administrative reforms.
India has proposed a simpler set of rules for drones. These rules could offer a welcome opening for India’s economy.
Contrary to received wisdom, Indian elections have largely been getting less decisive over time, although the effect is generally not statistically significant.
India’s power distribution companies and electrical grids must undergo reforms to maintain the country’s remarkable shift from fossil fuels to more sustainable forms of renewable energy.