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13th Five-Year Defence Plan (2017-22) – A re-run of the past

13th Five-Year Defence Plan (2017-22) – A re-run of the past

Achieving the intended outcomes of the 13th five-year defence plan is critically dependent on the ability of the Ministry of Finance to increase the defence budget by at least 100 per cent from next year onward.

July 31, 2017

Way Forward to a final Naga Settlement

Maximum autonomy may be accorded in ethnic, cultural and developmental realms to autonomous councils for all Naga areas in Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and even Assam, through suitable amendment to the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution.

July 31, 2017

Is the GCC Crisis De-escalating?

While the GCC crisis seems to be de-escalating, there is no end in sight as yet.

July 26, 2017

Formulation of a European Union Budget

The moot point is whether member countries are clear about the EU’s economic dysfunctions and the degree of economic unification they desire for surmounting them.

July 24, 2017

Labour’s Downhill Journey in Israel

Israel’s Labour party has been going through turmoil since losing monopoly over power in 1977 and is unable to regain its erstwhile pre-eminence and even relevance.

July 24, 2017

The Protracted Brazilian Crisis

In the backdrop of various corruption scandals marring the political scenario in Brazil, the 2018 general elections will probably be marked by uncertainties and contradictions of the competing coalition politics.

July 21, 2017

China-Pakistan Water Axis on the Indus

Consisting of five major hydropower projects including the Diamer Bhasha Dam, the North Indus Cascade will cut across Gilgit Baltistan as well as Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

July 19, 2017

Quantum Computing and its Impact on Cryptography

Advances in technology has brought into focus the need to have double assurance on data security, especially with the world moving from classical to Quantum Computing, which latter has the power to unlock the toughest of cyber-locks.

July 19, 2017

The Malabar Exercises: An Appraisal

India should take the lead in forming an overarching security quad along with Australia, Japan and the US in the Indo-Pacific region.

July 18, 2017

Need for nurturing the ‘Make’ projects

It would be a bold gesture if MoD decides to categorise all development projects under Make-II. This will send a strong message to the industry and to the nation about MoD’s earnestness to promote private sector participation.

July 14, 2017

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