Sustainable Development

The concept of sustainable development positions itself at the cultural, economic....

Make In India

India ranks considerably lower with regard to indicators

Education and Culture

As an intrinsic part of the public diplomacy discourse, education and culture....

Security and Defence

Asia, home to powerful nationalisms and the theatre for 21st century global politics....


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  • Rafale: Military and Industry Force Multiplier - Dr.Ajey Lele India shares borders with two of its adversaries namely China and Pakistan with whom it has fought four and half wars (1999 Kargil conflict is also considered as half war) during last six decades...
  • India-Africa Ties: an Ascending Trajectory The Indian polity should also learn to be more humane and hospitable in welcoming students, tourists, artists, business people and others from Africa, writes Amb. Rajiv Bhatia...
  • Dragon in the Indian Ocean Multilateral mechanisms in the Indian Ocean Region are the tools for achieving positives in cooperation and rooting out threats to peace in the Indian Ocean, writes Vice Admiral (Retd.) Anup Singh...
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  • Pakistan: Persistent Mischief Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) ‘commander’ and alleged mastermind…
  • Nepal's polarized politics besets constitution drafting Nepal continues to exist under the shadow of an unending…
  • Pakistan: MQM Under Siege Not since Pakistan’s former Interior Minister, late Nasrullah Khan Babar’s,…
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International Relations Conference(IRC) 2016

India and the Indian Ocean:
Sustainability, Security and Development 18-19 December 2016
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Dr. S.B. Mujumdar

Dr. S.B. Mujumdar Chancellor Symbiosis

Inspired by the ideals of 'Vishwa Bharati' of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore and 'Antar Bharati' of Sane Guruji and with a deep desire to help foreign students, an idea of 'Symbiosis' was conceived by Dr. S.B. Mujumdar in the year 1971. The motto of Symbiosis is 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' and truly for the foreign students at Pune it is a 'Home away from Home'.


Emerging Voices

Understanding the difference between an Island and a Rock in context of South China Sea Dispute

The aim of the paper was to understand the definition of island and rock as stated by United Nations Convention on Laws of the Seas. The idea behind it is to understand the different claims with regards to South China Sea dispute. For this, the definition of the Islands and Rocks and the International Court of Justice judgment on Republic of Philippines vs People’s Republic of China is first studied.