SPECIAL FEATURE

Indonesian President’s Visit to India : A Visit of Strategic Significance

President Jokowi’s state visit to India in December is an opportunity to develop a truly strategic relationship that covers maritime security and defence of the Indo-Pacific, economic relations, and cultural, training educational, and people-to-people interactions that can contribute to the realisation of the full potential of two major Asian powers in the 21st century.

November 25, 2016

A French Solution to India’s Defence Acquisition Problem

A French Solution to India’s Defence Acquisition Problem

The biggest lesson that India can borrow is France’s integrated and centralised procurement structure, which has the dual responsibility of arms acquisition and defence industrial development.

August 29, 2016

Membership Expansion in the Nuclear Suppliers Group

Membership Expansion in the Nuclear Suppliers Group

The outcome of the NSG plenary in Seoul is most likely to be the admission of India to the NSG, denial or postponement of a decision on Pakistan’s application, but deferment of both announcements to a later date.

June 22, 2016

Recent Transitions in the Leadership of the PLA Rocket Forces

Recent Transitions in the Leadership of the PLA Rocket Forces

The leadership transition in the Rocket Forces shows that the service is not only integrating with other services but that its officials are increasingly called upon to other services to facilitate joint training and exercises.

June 06, 2016

DPP-2016: An Analytical Overview

DPP-2016: An Analytical Overview

Introduction of the ‘Buy (Indian-IDDM)’ procurement category, the revamped ‘Make’ procedure, structural change in AAP, and higher and flexible indigenous content requirement in certain procurement categories are all likely to deepen the involvement of domestic industry in defence production.

April 12, 2016

North Korea: An Advance Frontier of India’s “Act East”?

North Korea: An Advance Frontier of India’s “Act East”?

Recent developments in India-North Korea relations make it an opportune time for India to devise a new approach for its engagement with the Korean Peninsula that will help redefine its Act East policy.

December 01, 2015

Nature, Quantum & Components of Defence Expenditure and Defence Pensions

Nature, Quantum & Components of Defence Expenditure and Defence Pensions

IDSA was tasked by the 7th Central Pay Commission in July 2014 to conduct a study on the “Nature, Quantum & Components of Defence Expenditure and Defence Pensions”. The study was carried out in accordance with the terms of reference provided by the Commission.

November 30, 2015

The Context of the Cease-Fire Decision in the 1965 India-Pakistan War

The Context of the Cease-Fire Decision in the 1965 India-Pakistan War

The ceasefire decision was influenced by the combination of three factors: absence of the prospect of a swift victory, concerns about Chinese military intervention, and concerted diplomatic pressure from major powers.

September 21, 2015

Yemen in Meltdown: Domestic and Regional Competitions and the Destruction of Nationhood

Yemen in Meltdown: Domestic and Regional Competitions and the Destruction of Nationhood

As Yemen breaks apart and Saudi Arabia’s southern border does become a “bleeding wound”, even as jihadis unleash their toxic malevolence, the ageing king and the ambitious prince may find that they no longer have the ability, the tools or the friends to stem the haemorrhage that afflicts their kingdom.

August 12, 2015

Contribution of the Indian Armed Forces to the Second World War: Book Release and Panel Discussion

The contribution of the Indian Army to the victory of the allied forces in the Second World War is immense. Unfortunately, this has not been sufficiently highlighted. The younger generation needs to be reminded of the sacrifices made by their forefathers.

January 08, 2013

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