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Strategic Partnership Model – formulation of the scheme a big challenge

May 22, 2017

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.

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

May 22, 2017

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.

Need for incorporating a limitation of liability clause in defence contracts

May 17, 2017

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.

The Geopolitics of Gas: Common Problems, Disparate Strategies

2017

Publisher: Pentagon Press
ISBN 978-81-8274-900-9

Price: Rs. 995

This volume looks at the evolving gas market and the various players who influence it -- both as producers and consumers. However, some of the players, such as Australia and the new African producers, as well as Japan and South Korea, the two largest LNG consumers, have not been included as their approach tends to be more commercial than geopolitical in nature.

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The Agni-II Trial Failure: Evaluation rather than Flagellation is needed

May 15, 2017

The Agni family has had a successful series of user trials extending over several variants and a number of years which should give some confidence in the robustness of the design, development, testing and induction process.

India-Cyprus Relations: Need for Consistency and Diversity

May 08, 2017

New Delhi should leverage the prospective post-Brexit scenario as well as the enormous goodwill India has enjoyed consistently since Cyprus`s independence, to boost and deepen bilateral trade and investment relations with Nicosia.

Why has India chosen to become a member of the International Energy Agency

April 19, 2017

Given that over 70 per cent of the world's energy consumption comes under the IEA umbrella, the association with the agency will substantially increase India’s relevance in global energy governance.

Revamping the Indian Foreign Service

April 11, 2017

With changing times and the growing profile of India in the international system, there is a need for a change in the structure and process of recruitment into this very important service.

Revisiting India’s Nuclear Doctrine

March 27, 2017

India’s current nuclear doctrine does not call for an automatic massive retaliation for Pakistan’s use of TNWs against Indian troops on Pakistan soil. However, this does not mean that such an attack will go unanswered.

India’s Stance and Renewed Commitment to UN Peacekeeping

May 2017

The United Nations (UN) adopted UN Peacekeeping, during its initial years, to restore international peace and security. As the world body celebrated 70 years of its existence in 2015, UN Peacekeeping continues to play an important role in maintaining peace and security, by protecting civilians and preventing human rights violations arising from violence and conflict. India has emerged as one of the frontrunners in the shared responsibility of ushering in peace and stability in the world, under the umbrella of the UN.

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