India

Update on India’s States: July 19, 2017

Uttar Pradesh presents the first Yogi Adityanath budget and starts to cancel expensive power contracts; Tripura blockaded for past week; Tamil Nadu moves for statewide rent control; President Mukherjee approves Maharashtra bill outlawing social boycott; and more. Center–State relations Six…

India & the Doklam Challenge

By Sanjay Pulipaka — Since June 16, Indian and Chinese defense forces have been facing off on the Doklam Plateau, close to the meeting point of the India-Bhutan-China border, known as the tri-junction. India, which argues that China is building…

The Quest for India’s Supercarrier

By Tuneer Mukherjee — The recent decommissioning of the aircraft carrier INS Viraat leaves an enormous gap in the Indian Navy’s power projection capabilities. India’s sole remaining aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya will now serve at the vanguard, as evidenced this…