Since the 1990s India has been committed to the completion of the Chabahar Port despite external and internal constraints that slowed the project’s development. This article explores the reasons behind Indian interest in the development of the Chabahar Port, and the challenges this project continues to face.
India’s Agni-V missile test of April 2012 opens new questions as to India’s intentions. This article investigates three principal bureaucratic determinants of Indian military nuclear policy. Greater control over policymaking is required from the Prime Minister’s Office to resolve governance questions surrounding India’s nuclear policy.
The interests of India and Bangladesh have been diverging for some years now, bringing the two countries to what is probably the nadir of their bilateral relations. This article examines the factors shaping these relations and argues that a host of structural and domestic political variables are pulling India and Bangladesh in opposite directions. This deterioration in ties can have important consequences for the two states, South Asia, and the international community at large.
Bilateral relations between India and Iran have been on an upswing since the early 1990s, and the recent visit by the Iranian president to India has infused them with new momentum. This paper examines the strategic rationale behind Indo-Iranian engagement and the constraints that still hamper this bilateral relationship from realizing its full potential.