India's Neighbourhood

Malda as Fake Currency Hub & Recent developments on FICN

March 31, 2017

Counterfeit money is imitation currency produced without the legal sanction of the state or government. Producing or using counterfeit money is a form of fraud or forgery. In India, the circulation of fake Indian currency notes (FICN) has been on the rise, according to the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) annual reports....

SAARC Framework Agreement for Energy Cooperation

November 3, 2016

This SAARC Framework Agreement for Energy Cooperation was pending since 2010, and was signed in October 2014. It was touted to be a crucial step towards a SAARC Market for Electricity (SAME) on a regional basis.  The key objective of this agreement is to improve power availability...

Kaladan Multi Modal Transit Transport Project

November 28, 2015

In October 2015, the Union Cabinet has approved the Revised Cost Estimate (RCE) of Rs.2904 Crores for Kaladan Multi Modal Transit Transport  project. The completion of KMTT project will play a major role in economic development of the North-East India and it will improve the bilateral relations...

On India China Border Defence Cooperation Agreement

September 13, 2015

India and China share a 3,488 km disputed border along the chilling heights ranging from 12,000-17,000 feet. The fact is that the border has not been agreed on either on ground or on maps and the peace agreement of 1993 has named the border as Line of...

Monograph: The Constitution Saga of Nepal

August 22, 2015

On 20 September 2015, The Interim Constitution of Nepal was replaced by a new Constitution. This monograph deals with the past, present and future around this topic with special emphasis on its historical background, economic blockades, factors responsible for maoist victory, Madhesi crisis and Nepal's Transition from...

SAARC and India’s engagement in neighbourhood

March 1, 2015

What are the challenges to India’s engagement with its neighbors in the present geopolitics in Asia? How strengthening the SAARC would help India emerge strong in the region?

Key Facts about Rohingyas and the Rohingya Issue

January 28, 2015

Rohingyas are the ethnic minority in Rakhine state of Myanmar. These people follow Islam religion. Rohingya are termed as one of the most persecuted minority in the world by UN (United Nation). Their numbers is around 800,000 in Myanmar. Around 1 Lakh of these are living in...