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…

Update on India’s States: July 12, 2017

Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh are walking back their solar policies; renewed upheaval in the Nagaland Legislative Assembly; Tata Power and MIT test solar microgrids in Bihar; and more. Center–State relations Nothing critical to report this week. Nothing critical to…

Update on India’s States: July 7, 2017

The GST comes into effect nationwide; Maharashtra in a severe budget crunch; communal clashes in West Bengal; Karnataka launches an ambitious skills training program; and more. Center–State relations The nation-wide Goods and Services Tax (GST) went into effect at midnight…

Update on India’s States: June 29, 2017

Pune announces India’s largest municipal bond issue; Indian and Chinese companies join to build solar panels in Gujarat; Rajasthan tenders solar power at a new record-low rate; the ADB will pay to skill 200,000 Odisha residents; and more. Center–State relations…

Tensions Bubble to the Surface in China-Vietnam Spat

By Murray Hiebert & Gregory Poling — Fan Changlong, vice chairman of China’s Central Military Commission, was scheduled to make a two-day official visit to Hanoi on June 18-19 before joining Vietnam’s defense minister Ngo Xuan Lich for a series…

Indonesia: Energy & Geopolitics

Indonesia is a key emerging power in the Asia-Pacific. How Indonesia addresses its energy and geopolitical challenges will be closely observed by its neighbors. Helping us understand where Indonesia’s priorities and interests lie, Jane Nakano,(Senior Fellow with the CSIS Energy and…

Update on India’s States: June 21, 2017

Interstate transmission of solar power will be free until 2019; Karnataka plans to set prices in private hospitals; Delhi opens registration for rooftop solar; Gorkhaland protests intensify in West Bengal; Kerala gets a ‘green’ metro system; and more. Center–State relations…