Comments and Briefs

The Next Step in Building India-China Military to Military (M2M) Relations

The incremental and calibrated improvement in the India-China defence ties has withstood the test of time. The next step in building M2M relations could provide the required impetus to further accelerate the process of strengthening peace and stability along the LAC.

September 16, 2019

India’s ‘No First Use’ Nuclear Doctrine

The Defence Minister’s recent statement on ‘no first use’ basically underlines the fact that India’s current nuclear doctrine is working well.

September 16, 2019

CDS: A Pragmatic Blueprint Required for Implementation

The blueprint for the operationalisation of CDS would require intensive deliberation to make sure that no aspect of its implementation is left unaddressed.

August 30, 2019

Appointment of Chief of Defence Staff: A Historic Decision

The decision to appoint CDS is an important milestone in India’s quest for complete integration of its defence forces; a significant step towards seamless coordination, better efficiency, and greater effectiveness of the national defence architecture in meeting the challenges of the 21st century.

August 29, 2019

Hong Kong on the Edge

The current impasse in Hong Kong poses the most serious challenge to the Chinese leadership since the territory’s integration with the mainland. The “One Country, Two Systems” arrangement appears to be at crossroads, set to be consigned to the archives well before its expiry date.

August 27, 2019

‘No First Use’ is Not Sacrosanct: Need a Theatre-Specific Posture for Flexible Options

Nuclear doctrines and postures are dynamic processes that evolve with the security environment. Twenty years after India’s nuclear doctrine was first drafted, the time is ripe for a comprehensive review and suitable revisions.

August 27, 2019

In Favour of Corporatisation of Ordnance Factory Board

As a corporatised entity, the OFB will be in a far better position to respond to the market dynamics and face the competition effectively.

August 21, 2019

Publications

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Events

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Y B Chavan Memorial Lecture by Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat

Addressing the Challenges of Hybrid Conflict in the 21st Century
November 28, 2018

Shifting Geopolitics in Asia:

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

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