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Email Tweet – MANTRAYA ANALYSIS#08: 17 DECEMBER 2015 Road to the Dragon: Overcoming Challenges to the Wakhan Corridor   Boh Ze Kai – Abstract Product of an 1894 treaty to separate the Russian Empire from British India, the Wakhan Corridor is a thin panhandle in North Afghanistan. The Emirs of Badakhshan once leveraged on the […]

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Email Tweet – MANTRAYA ANALYSIS#07: 30 NOVEMBER 2015 Maldives: Helping China counter American design  Jhinuk Chowdhury – Abstract Strategically located Maldives plays an important role in alternative maritime routes that China is seeking to build through initiatives like One Road One Belt. Much of Beijing’s growing assertion in the Indian Ocean is projected towards the US centric […]

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Email Tweet – MANTRAYA ANALYSIS#06: 20 NOVEMBER 2015 Islamic State: Patterns of Mobilisation in India  Bibhu Prasad Routray – Abstract Seven specific patterns can be inferred from the mobilisation carried out in support of the Islamic State in India. These patterns help in understanding whether and in what form the Islamic State may be able to reinforce […]

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Email Tweet – MANTRAYA ANALYSIS#05: 10 NOVEMBER 2015 Dragon in the Himalayas: Expanding Chinese footprints in Nepal Bibhu Prasad Routray – Abstract Chinese footprints in Nepal have consistently expanded in the past decade. Not only that the Chinese investments in the country have increased substantially overtaking India as the largest investor, Mandarin is being seen as […]

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Email Tweet – MANTRAYA ANALYSIS#04: 29 JULY 2015 Gurdaspur terror attack: Reigniting the Khalistan dream?  Bibhu Prasad Routray & Surya Valliappan Krishna – Abstract The terror attack in Gurdaspur on 27 July 2015 points at an expanded game plan by the terror outfits and their sponsors in Pakistan. A bloody Punjab fits well into the […]

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Email Tweet – MANTRAYA ANALYSIS#03: 02 JULY 2015 Islamic State and the South Asian Caliphate Surya Valliappan Krishna – Abstract The argument that South Asia in general and India in particular would maintain its insularity from the Islamic State’s influence is delusional. The threat for India is real and could be far more lethal than […]

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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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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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