Comments and Briefs

India-Russia Summit: Reading Between the Lines

The 19th bilateral summit has left a mixed feeling about the current state of the Indo-Russian relationship and its future prospects.

October 18, 2018

Repatriation of Rohingya Refugees: An Aberration on India’s Humanitarian Legacy

To force all Rohingyas to return on the grounds of “threat to security” is against India’s humanitarian heritage. The government and its agencies are capable of sifting out Rohingya elements who might actually have links to terror organisations from the rest of the group.

October 16, 2018

Decoding the Expansion Plans of the United States Air Force

How different will the USAF look after the proposed restructuring with 74 additional squadrons? Will there be a trade-off between quality and quantity?

September 28, 2018

Issues in Defence Costing

It is important to pay greater attention to the system of costing followed by the MoD given that costing errors could result in the sanctioning of an unaffordable procurement programme, contract being awarded at a higher price, cost and time overruns, and default on contractual commitments.

September 27, 2018

Nepal-China Transit Agreement: An Evaluation

Nepal’s quest for an alternate transit country with a view to reducing its dependence on India succeeded with the finalisation of the text for the Protocol of Transit Transport Agreement with China on September 7, 2018.

September 27, 2018


  • Journal of Defence Studies
  • Strategic Analysis



Asian Security Conference (ASC)

March 19, 2019 to March 21, 2019

IDSA-KIDA conference

January 28, 2019 to January 29, 2019

South Asia Conference

December 18, 2018 to December 19, 2018


Shifting Geopolitics in Asia:

India-Japan Relations and the Future of Indo-Pacific Region
December 8, 2017

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