This summer, the Indian government informed the Lok Sabha that 881 ceasefire violations (CFVs) had taken place in 2017. On the Pakistani side, the figures given were even higher.
Seven decades after India gained independence, women are still woefully underrepresented as political candidates in state and national elections. Yet despite their gross underrepresentation as politicians in the upper echelons of India’s electoral system, women have made great strides as voters.
In India’s patriarchal society, many more women are voting. Will their newfound clout reshape the country’s politics?
One-third of Indian state and national legislators enter office with pending criminal charges. Do voters actually prefer criminal candidates?
In 2000, just 20 million Indians had access to the internet. By 2020, the country’s online community is projected to exceed 700 million and more than a billion Indians are expected to be online by 2025.
As belt and road investments have rolled out across the world, they have been dogged by allegations of corruption and enabled by China’s willingness to seemingly ignore poor governance in its partners.
Around the world, conservative groups have been gaining influence, bolstering the power of right-wing leaders. It is a trend driven not only by older generations but also by the young.
U.S.-India relations have soared under Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, though India must implement economic and security reforms to continue to strengthen cooperation.
As India gears up for next year’s general election, there is genuine uncertainty about the eventual outcome of the country’s gargantuan polls. Yet there is widespread consensus on one thing: the 2019 election will be one of the world’s most expensive on record.
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) had its annual plenary meeting last week in Paris, where it grappled with hard cases, like Pakistan. FATF’s blacklist for nations that do not uphold its standards can effectively cut them off from the international financial system.