All major democracies have opted for the CDS and India cannot ignore it any further. In the prevailing battlefield milieu of joint operations, combined operations and even coalition operations, modern armed forces cannot be successful without a well-developed and deeply ingrained culture of jointmanship.
White House has sought to assuage the West Asian statesâ€™ feelings that the ties with Asia-Pacific would not be at their expense. On the other hand, there are strong prescriptions from within the US calling for quietly downgrading involvement in the sorry mess of West Asia as the problems there can at best be managed, but never solved.
There is no doubt that this an audacious foreign policy gambit played by China. Un-named Chinese officials have been quoted in the Chinese press to say that China is willing to instigate strategic confrontation against Japan and are prepared for it to last a 'long time'.
The primary aim of the ADIZ is to provide a lead time to the air force, in case of hostile aircraft intruding, and take appropriate actions to counter them. The establishment of the ADIZ in the East China Sea by China is a signal of its assertiveness and authority over the Senkaku/Diaoyu island and probably a readiness to escalate it.
A lot has being made of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif taking his time to select the next army chief and signalling civilian supremacy by picking the number three in the seniority list. Whether Gen Raheel Sharif will remain subservient to civilian authority because â€˜Pakistan has changedâ€™ and â€˜democracy is here to stayâ€™ remains to be seen.
The State hardly has any `balance from its current revenues` to take on additional internal security expenditure or fund its own development activities. In this backdrop, the State has perforce to depend on the Centre to maintain a security establishment and sustain it on a long-term basis.
This programme was a sincere effort by the MoD to walk the talk on participation of the private industry in defence manufacturing. The success or failure of this programme will have a long lasting effect on MoDâ€™s efforts to strengthen the defence industrial base in the country.
In this final part of the Policy Paper series, P Stobdan deliberates that if India and China make a calibrated move for working together in Afghanistan, the outcome could be more harmonizing than conflicting. So when India reviews its post-2014 Afghan policy, the China factor should not be seen in a zero-sum perception for many in the West may press India playing a countervailing role to China.
This book represents an effort to build on existing partnerships between African countries and India and to explore new areas of convergence for mutual engagement. It originated from the First India-Africa Strategic Dialogue hosted by the IDSA in November 2011. It brings together Indian and African perspectives on global, regional and bilateral issues of strategic relevance to both sides. E-Book Available More [+]
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This book examines the forces and processes which have led to relative political stability or unleashed trends in that direction in some countries of South Asia. It also delves into the factors that have stimulated economic growth in some countries, and impeded economic growth in others. Eminent authors from the region examine how far the positive political and economic trends in the region are irreversible or lend themselves to internal convulsions or external influences. E-Book Available More [+]
This volumes examines the current emerging social, political, economic and security trends in the Gulf Region and likely trajectory of events and plausible scenarios for the next two decades to help policy makers in India to prepare for a variety of contingencies in a region of immense importance to India.
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This issue contains incisive and analytical articles on the maritime security conundrum in the Indian Ocean Region, China's Three Warfares' strategy vis-a-vis India, an exposition of the military history of the Chola empire of south India, and a critical assessment of the achievements and shortfalls of the DRDO. Read the issue [+]
The issue carries important contributions on China. Noted scholar on Tibet, Claude Arpi looks at the leadership change in China from Tibetâ€™s perspective while Prashant K. Singh traces the antecedents of Chinaâ€™s security policies in Mao Tse Tungâ€™s strategic and military thinking. Sonika Gupta analyses the EUâ€™s recent weapons embargo and its implications on Chinaâ€™s foreign policy. The issue also has an interesting debate on Prachandaâ€™s proposed trilateral cooperation between India, Nepal and China. More [+]
This issue of CBW is published in the backdrop of the recently concluded Third Review Conference of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) (April 8 â€“ 19, 2013). It contains articles highlighting the significance of the CWC and OPCW. This issue also highlights the continued efforts to contain the danger of chemical weaponsâ€™ use as seen in a couple of instances in the last few of months. Read the issue[+]