Comments and Briefs

Military Logistics Agreements: Wind in the Sails for Indian Navy

Availability of logistics support facilities with partner countries will further enhance the ability of the Indian Navy to maintain appropriate ‘presence’ for extended periods in the wider Indo-Pacific.

November 26, 2019

Protocol for Contract Administration and Post-Contract Management

There is a need to evolve a protocol for contract administration and post-contract management of all capital and revenue contracts awarded by various departments of the defence ministry and the armed forces.

November 25, 2019

Defining the Charter of Chief of Defence Staff

Having decided to create the post of CDS, the next logical step for the government is to define its charter of duties and responsibilities. The government needs to examine not just the CDS’s role as a single-point military advisor, but also his role in other matters that are equally important in driving critical defence reforms.

November 21, 2019

Baghdadi’s Elimination: ISIS Down but Not Out

The ISIS may be down but not out as it is in the process of regrouping. A large number of their cadres are known to have survived. Any relaxation of pressure will give ISIS room for manoeuvre and ability to garner support of local allies.

November 13, 2019

Significance of SDGs and India’s Evolving Global Role

India has demonstrated a bold commitment to multilateralism. On all three parameters – ideational, diplomatic and institutional – India’s role is a continuation of a long lineage. As for the implementation of SDGs, India is trying to ensure that its impressive growth trickles down to the last man standing through proactive state interventions.

November 08, 2019

ISIS Crisis: Unknown ‘Caliph’ of an Absent Caliphate

The possibility of total decimation of ISIS gives the world an opportunity to take the fight against global terror to several localised jihadist groups operating across the world, before they forge new cross-continental alliances and give rise to a larger terror conglomerate.

November 05, 2019

Xi’s Nepal Visit Reveals a Grander Chinese Himalayan Approach

President Xi’s Kathmandu visit sets a new parameter for the China-Nepal ties, moving away from the traditional interstate relations based on simple bilateral modes of engagement. Beijing seems to be orchestrating a Himalayan approach in its relations with Kathmandu – revealing a grander Chinese policy in making.

November 04, 2019

Publications

  • Journal of Defence Studies
  • Strategic Analysis

Events

Multimedia

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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