The Election Commission of India (ECI) criticised the opacity of this financial mechanism and described it as “a retrograde step”.
South Asian expert discusses current events in India, Pakistan, and South Asia.
India must treat recovery from the coronavirus pandemic as an opportunity to remedy long-standing problems with its economy. If left untreated, these problems could precipitate other crises.
As challenges from China increasingly threaten the United States and its partners in Asia, the Indo-Pacific has emerged as a theater of great power rivalry—with India playing a leading role.
The roots of polarisation in these countries run deep, usually dating back to at least the first half of the 20th century and the formation of modern nation-states
The rise of China has changed India’s security landscape, creating opportunities to deepen its partnerships and enhance its regional posture.
Lately, the behavior of India’s Supreme Court institution—once recognized as among the most prestigious judicial bodies in the world—has been seen as problematic on another count: The Court has ceased to confront the government.
Most anti-state revolts across the Indian subcontinent have now been crushed, demobilized, or contained. Yet beneath that surface, state coercive power remains contested.
Experts discuss capitalism in India and how it came to be.
The Indian Army’s prevailing doctrine leaves the military with two main choices: do nothing or risk wars it cannot win. The Indian Army needs to rethink its use of force to meet today’s new challenges.