Demonetization, India,Political Economy Articles Asia Trade & Economics

Demonetization in India: Cost and Consequences from the Political Economy Perspective

In November 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the cessation of Rupees 500 and Rupees 1000 notes, the two largest denomination notes which accounted in total for 86 per cent…

India, France, BJP, Rafale Articles Asia Trade & Economics

The Rafale Scandal: Damaging India’s Global Trade Narrative

No longer inhibited by executive protocol, President Macron’s predecessor Francois Hollande caused uproar in India when he revealed the leverage exercised by the Indian government during the Rafale Deal. The…

BJP, General Elections 2019, India Articles Asia Politics & Governance

Assessing BJP ’s performance ahead of the Indian General Elections 2019

India entered into a new era of politics when the BJP government won a historic victory in the 2014 elections. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) managed to win 282 of…

Communal Violence, India, Islam, Hindutva, BJP, RSS, Terrorism, Human Rights Articles Asia

Spate of Communal Violence in India

Communal riots are not a new phenomenon in India against lower caste Hindus; Dalits and other religious minorities, especially Muslims. Hindu extremist groups, based on the ideology of Hindutva, often…

Cow Protection, Violence, BJP, India, Hindus, Muslims Articles Asia Defense & Security Publications Region Themes

Violence in the Name of Cow Protection in India

With the assumption of power by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in May 2014, Hindutva-linked cow protection groups have resurged back in the spotlight by either killing or beating cattle traders,…

Hindutva, India, RSS, RJP, Terrorism, Hindu, Asia, Islam, Pakistan, Muslim Articles Asia Defense & Security Publications Region Themes

Hindutva Organisations Battle for India

Ever since the assumption of power by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in May 2014, Hindutva outfits have been able to unleash themselves in a manner like never before. In…

Minority, India, Kashmir, Muslims, Hindus, Kashmir, BJP, RSS Articles Asia Publications Region Themes

Dented Legacy of India’s Minority Rights

India professes its distinct cultural plurality in terms of “unity in diversity” while being home to multiple ethnic and religious groups. It has time and again used the precursor of…

India, Pakistan, Ajit Doval, Muslims, RSS,Hindutva, Samjhota Express, BJP Articles Asia Defense & Security Publications Region Themes

Militant Hindutva and Pakistan

On Friday, Swami Aseemanand a main accused in the Samjhauta Express bombings was granted bail despite the fact that he had confessed to the terror attack.The Indian National Investigation Agency…

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