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Modi’s Visit to Iran: Will it provide a New Momentum to Bilateral Relations?

May 16, 2016
Modi’s Visit to Iran: Will it provide a New Momentum to Bilateral Relations?

This is an appropriate time to engage Iran, take the relationship forward and concretise many pending projects on connectivity and energy cooperation.

The Clarion Call from the Atolls: Marshall Islands Puts the Nuclear Powers on Notice

April 06, 2016
The Clarion Call from the Atolls: Marshall Islands Puts the Nuclear Powers on Notice

The pivotal question is whether a judicial intervention, in the absence of any political stimulus, can make a meaningful difference to the disarmament movement.

All About Pay and Perks: India’s Defence Budget 2016-17

March 03, 2016
All About Pay and Perks: India’s Defence Budget 2016-17

The two heads of expenditure which have witnessed significant growth in the defence budget 2016-17 are the salary component of the armed forces and the defence pensions.

Analysis Based Forecast of Revised Estimates of Defence Budget 2015-16: Who Bails Out Whom?

February 23, 2016
Analysis Based Forecast of Revised Estimates of Defence Budget 2015-16: Who Bails Out Whom?

Sustaining and building defence capabilty is a continuous process. It requires both adequate budget allocations and full, efficient and judicous utilisation of the allocated budget. This does not appear to have happened in the immediate past and the trend appears to continue in the current year.

Port de Djibouti: China’s First Permanent Naval Base in the Indian Ocean

February 22, 2016
Port de Djibouti: China’s First Permanent Naval Base in the Indian Ocean

Hitherto, the India-China border dispute was largely a land-air contingency. Now, the PLA Navy’s presence in the IOR adds the third dimension and needs to be factored in future planning and preparations.

Asia’s Buddhist Connectivity and India’s Role

February 19, 2016
Asia’s Buddhist Connectivity and India’s Role

India needs to start thinking about seeking a greater transformation in China from authoritarianism to embrace the culture of Buddhism and the impact such a change may entail for enduring relations between India and China.

Rocket Launchers for Small Satellites

February 04, 2016
Rocket Launchers for Small Satellites

The increase in demand for small satellites is not supported by the best launch options. Various existing options have huge limitations. It is believed that ‘proliferation’ of small satellites technology is possible only if reliable and cost-effective launch options are made available.

Rocket Launchers for Small Satellites

February 04, 2016
Rocket Launchers for Small Satellites

The increase in demand for small satellites is not supported by the best launch options. Various existing options have huge limitations. It is believed that ‘proliferation’ of small satellites technology is possible only if reliable and cost-effective launch options are made available.

2011 Revolution in Egypt: Five Years Later

February 03, 2016
2011 Revolution in Egypt: Five Years Later

It will be wrong to conclude that Egypt will remain unfree for too long. Did Napoleon’s accession to power put an end to the French Revolution?

Operation All Out against Bodo Militants: What Next?

February 02, 2016
Operation All Out against Bodo Militants: What Next?

The Centre needs to focus on setting up mechanisms to ensure rehabilitation of displaced persons and surrendered militants as well as their participation in governance

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