An analysis of the emergence of the Indian Ocean as security complex and a strategic space of central importance and its prospective future.
Last year, in a move that garnered domestic and international attention, pro-democracy groups Freedom House and the V-Dem Institute downgraded India's democratic credentials on account of perceived backsliding. These twin moves sparked a heated conversation on the rise of majoritarianism, atrophying checks and balances, and increasing curbs on dissent at the national level.
In the time that Adityanath has been chief minister, there have been more sort of extrajudicial face-offs between the police and purported criminals. And a number of people have been shot dead and killed in these police encounters. Forty percent of them are Muslim.
A ceasefire along the Line of Control and International Border has lasted a year. It brought relief to civilians, reduced forced displacement, increased access to schools, and allowed construction and development projects to resume.
The proposal aims to produce high and sustained growth to get the country back on track after slowdowns that preceded the coronavirus pandemic.
But the coming election brings back caste as a major variable, something that last year’s reshuffles in the Union and the UP governments had already suggested.
The best security guarantees for the EU’s sea lines of communication lie in the convergence between its interests and those of India and the United States.
The government extends the uncertainty with its two new taxes and digital rupee.
Consistency is worth highlighting because one place where this government has often fallen short is on policy consistency. A lack of predictability has hurt investor sentiment and raised questions about the evenness of the playing field for firms
In a democratic developing country, budget management is always interesting and challenging. There are many consequential choices to be made. The stakes are high, but it is also not easy to take the right decisions.