Sanjay Badri-Maharaj

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  • Dr. Sanjay Badri-Maharaj is an independent defence analyst and attorney-at-law based in Trinidad and Tobago. He holds a PhD on India's nuclear weapons programme and an MA from the Department of War Studies, Kings College London. He has served as a consultant to the Trinidad and Tobago Ministry of National Security.

    The Royal Bahamas Defence Force: Poised for Capability Growth

    The capabilities of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force will be significantly boosted in the current phase of modernisation but the air wing still lacks resources.

    November 30, 2016

    Internal Security Challenges Preclude Military Reorientation in Trinidad & Tobago

    The Trinidad Military, which should be concentrating on the maritime domain, is forced by expediency, to take on internal land operations.

    November 15, 2016

    Caribbean Air Arms Requirements Offer an Opportunity for India

    India can become a player of significance as its current MR/ LTA – the Dornier Do-228 – is admirably suited to meet the requirements of Caribbean Air Arms.

    November 07, 2016

    Colombian Naval Development: Emphasis on Indigenous Capabilities

    COTECMAR has emerged as a viable and innovative supplier of naval vessels to the Colombian Navy.

    October 28, 2016

    Colombian Air Force: Innovation in Counter-Insurgency

    While the fate of the peace process between the Colombian Government and FARC remains uncertain, innovative use of technology and tactics on the part of the Colombian Air Force has played no small part in convincing the rebel group that its military struggle was doomed to fail.

    October 25, 2016

    More Latin American Air Forces Prepare to Resume Shooting Down Narco-Trafficking Aircraft

    The policy of shooting down aircraft suspected of narco-trafficking is one fraught with problems without any tangible impact on the narco-trade.

    October 05, 2016

    Coast Guards in the Western Hemisphere – The Dutch Connection

    The Dutch Shipbuilding Company Damen’s success in the Western Hemisphere has important lessons for ship manufacturers who wish to export small and medium sized patrol vessels to the region and elsewhere.

    September 27, 2016

    Trinidad and Tobago’s Air Arms: Inefficient Duplication of Effort

    Trinidad and Tobago’s Air Arms: Inefficient Duplication of Effort

    For Trinidad and Tobago, having two Air Arms has led to duplication of effort that has rendered existing assets less effective than they otherwise might have been. A faulty procurement process has also led to an incompatibility of both aircraft and avionics.

    September 21, 2016

    Ethnicity and Security Forces in Guyana and Trinidad & Tobago

    The perception of discrimination and the attendant reluctance of Indo-Trinidadians and Indo-Guyanese to enlist in proportionate numbers gives rise to a circle of claims of discrimination that never augur well for good race relations.

    September 05, 2016

    Argentina’s Military Decline

    While the Argentinian military’s desperate state of affairs can be partly blamed on the country’s economic woes, a substantial portion of the blame must fall on the somewhat tense relationship between the military and the civilian government.

    August 30, 2016

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