- Seven years into the millennium, the East, North East and, of course, Further East, (from the Indian perspective) has hardly moved ahead. Whereas the rest of India, is firmly into the Glottalization fold, this area appears time warped. The East and North East are a people and polity apart, and unfortunately, very regional in nature, unfortunately so; where, even to-day in some parts, the rest of India is referred to as "mainland"
- Coalitions, once anathema to major political bodies, are accepted as the way to go. Alignments prior to each election(s), accommodation(s) in spite of ideology, partnerships in specific areas vis-a-vis challenges in others, is a well accepted, perhaps even sought after, norm. The States are becoming more autonomous and federal in nature, a movement which cannot be rolled back. It is in this background of ideological expediency, policy compulsions, and a politically directed executive, that the CENERS-K, with its autonomous, apolitical, fiercely independent platform, plays a role in molding public awareness, which, hopefully, shall transform itself into policy. CENERS-K cannot and shall not be bound by a singular ideology: it shall stay away from the nitty-gritty of routine governance in order to stand apart and view issues in perspective. The CENERS-K continues to facilitate development of a concerted methodology for all around future development, to specifically include the focused areas as outlined in our home page.
The mission of RESEARCH CENTRE FOR EASTERN AND NORTH EASTERN REGIONAL STUDIES KOLKATA is to educate the People and the State(s) aware of the live issues confronting them, put a national canvas on these issues, and develop a futuristic plan that forecasts events and eventualities and options to tackle them.
To fulfill the lack of interaction between the thinkers from the planners, bureaucrats and politicians, to arrive at widely acceptable options, by discussing the same in well attended fora, presentations, monographs and reports.
- To conduct independent research and studies on Internal Security issues in the East and share findings with the public, and policy makers.
- To provide a forum for the strategic community and students to examine and discuss current strategic issues, from out of the box, and consider alternatives.
- To build capacity among young scholars for greater refinement of their analyses of security issues in the East through providing research opportunities.
- To carry out comprehensive studies on demographic compulsions arising out of natural shifts, and propose solutions towards national absorption.
- To study Bangladesh Bhutan, China, Myanmar, Nepal, and Sri Lanka in some depth, South East and East Asia, in general, and Oceania as an overview, and educate the people of India to make them aware of the above nations in all their facets.
- Analyze the market in the coming half century, and the essential role India shall play in alignments and national interests.
- Concomitant rural upliftment along with infrastructures and urban development. The contribution(s) that the Armed Forces can make towards Nation Building when not required to defend/extend the Nation's policies.
- Finally, the importance of control over E4W, the future conflict area.