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Fog clears over industrial licensing for defence industry but questions remain

There seems to be no clear advantage of giving an overarching role to the Ministry of Home Affairs as regards formulation of policy or grant of industrial licence for manufacture or export of defence items.

May 29, 2017

Global Consequences of the Trump Presidency

President Trump’s victory and his subsequent actions after assuming the presidency seem to indicate the US withdrawal from a leadership role towards a degree of insulation from world affairs.

May 26, 2017

St. Petersburg Metro Bombing: Al Qaeda Redux

The Imam Shamil Battalion has claimed responsibility for the April 3 metro bombing in St. Petersburg and conveyed that the attack was retaliation against Russia’s targeting of jihadis in Syria, Libya and Chechnya.

May 25, 2017

Portents of France’s International Posture under Emanuel Macron

Emanuel Macron is likely to set different trends with regard to policy towards the EU, the Francophone region of Africa, the UN, major powers as well as medium and pivotal countries like India and Japan.

May 24, 2017

Strategic Partnership Model – formulation of the scheme a big challenge

The objective of promoting Indian industry can be achieved in a simpler manner if after selecting the platform to be inducted MoD leaves it to the foreign OEM to tie up with the Indian company of its choice.

May 22, 2017

Voter’s Dilemma: Data Leaks and Electoral Interventions

The DNC and En Marche hacking instances offer a peek into the future: data leaks and cyber means of electoral intervention are likely to become an unfortunate and inevitable part of the electoral process.

May 22, 2017

Preference for Local Industry in Defence Contracts: What India Can Do

The new enabling provision in GFR-2017 provides the MoD a chance to amend its own procurement document and include a provision of production reservation and price preference for domestic industry.

May 22, 2017

Modi Redefines India’s Palestine Policy

Behind the media hype about India's ‘unwavering support' for the Palestinian cause, there is a subtle but unmistakable shift in its policy towards the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

May 18, 2017

Need for incorporating a limitation of liability clause in defence contracts

It would be both graceful and fair to pay a reasonable amount that is seen as equitable compensation for infringement of the fundamental right to life or damages arising from tortious liability of the government.

May 17, 2017

Salafi-Jihad in Kashmir: New Cat among the Pigeons

The growing vilification of the Kashmiri movement by Salafi-Jihadi terror groups is a part of their overt radicalization attempts aimed at hijacking the sub-nationalist insurgency.

May 15, 2017

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