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Event: NATO Drawdown from Afghanistan: Challenges & Opportunities




Email Tweet EVENT: 20-21 MAY 2015 NATO drawdown from Afghanistan: Challenges & Opportunities – Shanthie Mariet D’Souza presented a paper titled, “International Intervention in Afghanistan: Prospects for Peace & Stability in the Transformation Decade”, at the International Conference “NATO drawdown from Afghanistan: Challenges & Opportunities”, organised by the Department of Political Science, Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan, […]

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Email Tweet MANTRAYA BRIEF#06: 19 MAY 2015 IEDs: Preferred weapons without a counter M A Athul – Abstract IEDs have become the weapons of choice for militant groups and non state actors in asymmetric warfare of the 21st century. While these affordable, yet potent weapons have sustained the militant groups’ ability to stay in the fight, […]

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Event: Trends in Terrorism & Implications for Global Security




Email Tweet EVENT: 16 MAY 2015 Trends in Terrorism & Implications for Global Security – Shanthie Mariet D’Souza chaired a session titled, “Challenges to Global Security” at the international conference “Trends in Terrorism & Implications for Global Security”, organised jointly by the Konard Adenauer Stiftung and the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, New Delhi at […]

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Email Tweet MANTRAYA BRIEF#05: 07 MAY 2015 Reclaiming India’s Air Space Bibhu Prasad Routray – Abstract New Delhi needs to worry with Chinese satellites taking over the air space in South Asia using a predatory pricing mechanism. The official policy striving towards a Digital India must take note of the past performance of ISRO and […]

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Email Tweet – MANTRAYA ANALYSIS#02: 26 APRIL 2015 President Ghani’s visit to India: New Beginnings Shanthie Mariet D’Souza – Abstract The pessimism in New Delhi’s strategic circles emanating from Kabul’s tilt towards Pakistan and China notwithstanding, President Ghani’s visit can mark the beginning of a clear road map of India’s engagement strategy to protect its key […]

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Event: Vision 2020: The Future of India-Afghanistan Relations




Email Tweet – EVENT: 24 APRIL 2015 Vision 2020: The Future of India-Afghanistan Relations – Shanthie Mariet D’Souza spoke at a panel discussion “Vision 2020: The Future of India-Afghanistan Relations”, organised by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung-India at the Indian International Centre Annexe, Lecture Hall I, New Delhi on 24 April 2015. The other speakers were Rakesh Sood, […]

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Event: Current Developments in Afghanistan: Policy Options for India




Email Tweet – EVENT: 22 APRIL 2015 Current Developments in Afghanistan: Policy Options for India – Shanthie Mariet D’Souza spoke at a round table, “Current Developments in Afghanistan : Policy Options for India”, organised by the Society for Policy Studies, New Delhi in collaboration with India International Centre, at the IIC, New Delhi on 22 April […]

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Email Tweet MANTRAYA BRIEF#04: 16 APRIL 2015 Bangladesh’s Shaheed Hamja Brigade Bibhu Prasad Routray – Abstract Shaheed Hamja Brigade (SHB) is the newest addition to Bangladesh‘s terror formations. The authorities believe that following the arrest of 25 of its cadres, the outfit has been neutralised. Yet, a number of questions regarding SHB’s nexus with persons and networks […]

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Email Tweet – MANTRAYA ANALYSIS#01: 13 APRIL 2015 The Battle in Sukma Bibhu Prasad Routray – Abstract Far from a war-like scenario which is being predicted, the CPI-Maoist attack on the security forces in Sukma will not necessarily unveil a spectre in which the extremists would carry out waves of attacks. Attacks on the contrary would be selective […]

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Email Tweet – MANTRAYA BRIEF#03: 09 APRIL 2015 Chinese Foreign Policy Signals for 2015 Bo Zhen – Abstract The annual Chinese National People’s Congress (NPC) and Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference ( CPPCC) held in March 2015 provides a glimpse to what the Chinese foreign policy might look in 2015. While there is a prospect for […]

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