India Intelligence Report

Opinions from Mr. D. S. Rajan

  • China: Macro-economic Control-Problems and Prospects - by Mr. D. S. Rajan
    “To maintain economic stability, the Government should stick to prudent fiscal and monetary policies and look for ways to improve and strengthen macro-economic measures so as to regulate economic activities, with focus on reining in the fixed assets investment and the scale of bank loans”.

  • North Korea: Nuclear crisis - Way ahead - by Mr. D. S. Rajan
    The failure to achieve a breakthrough on the North Korean nuclear issue in the latest fifth round of Six- Party talks (Beijing, December 18-22, 2006) should not have come as a total surprise to the international community, given the new complexities brought about to the situation by Pyongyang’s missile launches (July 2006) and the first nuclear weapon test (October 9,2006), firmly pointing towards the inevitability of prolonged further negotiations from now on to find a final solution to the thorny question.

  • Indian PM Visit to Japan - by Mr. D. S. Rajan
    Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh will pay an official visit to Japan from December 13 –16, 2006. The visit is taking place at a time when significant changes have occurred both in Japan-India ties and the geopolitics on East Asia.

  • Study of Hu's Visit to India & Pak - by Mr. D. S. Rajan
    The joint statements issued at the end of Hu Jintao’s visit to India and Pakistan afford an opportunity to assess the extant policy of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) towards South Asia and more particularly India and Pakistan.

  • Beijing's Arunachal Card - by Mr. D. S. Rajan
    The visit to India of President Hu Jintao of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) begins on November 20, 2006. The PRC Ambassador Sun Yuxi’s statement at New Delhi at such a juncture that the entire state of Arunachal Pradesh including Tawang is Chinese territory (November 13,2006), has prima-facie been serious enough to warrant a prompt high level Indian rebuttal next day, with the External Affairs Minister, Pranab Mukherjee saying that the state is an ‘integral’ part of India.


Mr. D.S. Rajan is formerly Director in the Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India. He can be reached at