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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.

Dual Charge – An Opportunity to Fix Financial Management in Defence

March 21, 2017

It is important to restore the functional self-sufficiency of the finance division of a ministry which handles 17-18 per cent of the total central government expenditure so that it could discharge its responsibilities without real or perceived pressures.

India - UAE Relations: New Dimension to Strategic Partnership

February 17, 2017
India - UAE Relations: New Dimension to Strategic Partnership

As India seeks to enhance economic engagement and deepen security cooperation with the Gulf, it finds a willing partner in the UAE.

Would a Non-Lapsable Defence Modernisation Fund Work?

February 10, 2017

There is a plethora of evidence to show that the problem of establishing a Defence Modernisation Fund does not lie with any ‘rules of business’, but instead with its merit and workability.

India’s Defence Budget 2017-18: An Analysis

February 03, 2017
India’s Defence Budget 2017-18: An Analysis

While certain changes in the format of the defence Demand for Grants have brought even more complexity to the task of estimating India’s official defence budget, the fact remains that there has only been a meagre increase of 5 per cent which is grossly inadequate to keep the Armed Forces in fighting form.

Defence Budget 2017-18: Chugging Along

February 02, 2017

Budget is not just all about figures but also a statement of policy. The Defence Budget for 2017-18 contains no hint of any intention of the government to bring about a paradigm shift in the defence policy.

Defence Budget 2017-18: Beyond the Numbers

January 30, 2017

There is a need to go beyond stale issues and have a more meaningful and dispassionate discussion on how to make the best use of the allocations made for defence.

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