ISSUE BRIEF

India’s Defence Budget 2015-16

March 02, 2015
India’s Defence Budget 2015-16

One area where the 2015-16 defence budget is likely to hurt the most is in capital acquisition, which has already been under acute pressure in recent years due to the overwhelming share of the ‘committed liabilities’ arising out of contracts already signed

India and the Convention on Supplementary Compensation

February 19, 2015
India and the Convention on Supplementary Compensation

There is a general feeling among analysts that while US government lawyers may have been satisfied that the CLNDA is compatible with CSC in light of explanations offered by the Indian government, this view is being reportedly challenged by nuclear industry lawyers.

Some issues in respect of Indian’s nuclear liability law - I

February 10, 2015
Some issues in respect of Indian’s nuclear liability law - I

While the exact nature of the understanding between the two countries is yet to be announced and in fact may never be officially released, it is possible to offer an outline of the possible “memorandum” with possible understandings on all the three liability issues as well as the administrative arrangements.

The Kingdom and the Caliphate: Saudi Arabia’s Approach towards the Islamic State

February 02, 2015
The Kingdom and the Caliphate: Saudi Arabia’s Approach towards the Islamic State

Saudi Arabia has joined the war against the IS and it supports more boots on the ground to tackle this challenge. Although it is employing all the options available to it, the success of anti-IS operations depends to a significant extent on the ground situation in Syria and Iraq.

India is a de facto member of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

December 24, 2014
India is a de facto member of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

India is already in de facto observance of the spirit of the CTBT by maintaining its unilateral moratorium on nuclear explosive testing. Given that additional nuclear tests may not be needed, it could well reconsider its current position on signing the treaty.

Resolving India’s Nuclear Liability Impasse

December 06, 2014
Resolving India’s Nuclear Liability Impasse

India’s Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act has emerged as an appropriate template that could rekindle the nuclear energy sector while also safeguarding the public interest.

Resolving India’s Nuclear Liability Impasse

December 06, 2014
Resolving India’s Nuclear Liability Impasse

India’s Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act has emerged as an appropriate template that could rekindle the nuclear energy sector while also safeguarding the public interest.

Exchange Rate Variation in Defence Contracts in India

October 31, 2014
Exchange Rate Variation in Defence Contracts in India

This Brief analyses industry demands and reviews existing regulations in IT and defence procurement markets, culminating with suggestions on a possible way forward for reforms that can avoid adverse implications of industry demands, particularly in view of their potential conflict with important policies fostering indigenisation.

ISIS in Central Asia

October 22, 2014
ISIS in Central Asia

There is no single factor cited for motivating Central Asians to join ISIS ranks. However, the search for employment and earnings remain the main driver. More than 4 million migrants (Uzbeks, Tajiks and Kyrgyz) engaged in low-paid jobs in Russia are vulnerable to the jihadi network.

India’s Defence Procurement Procedure: Assessing the Case for Review and Reforms

October 17, 2014
India’s Defence Procurement Procedure: Assessing the Case for Review and Reforms

his Issue Brief examines certain provisions relating to intellectual property rights and transfer of technology in India’s defence procurement procedures, together with suggestions on streamlining the same for achieving enhanced procurement efficiencies in capital acquisitions.

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