IDSA COMMENT

Other Capital Procurement Procedure: A Chip off the Old Block

The OCPP is a mix of revenue and capital procurement procedures, based on the Defence Procurement Manual 2006. It could have been an opportunity to lay down a more self-contained procedure.

October 23, 2020

New Internet Protocol: Redesigning the Internet with Chinese Characteristics?

China’s proposal for a new Internet Protocol (IP) is a reflection of its desire to revamp and mould the Internet. This is in line with its ambitions to rise to the “commanding heights” of the scientific and technological competition.

October 15, 2020

The Imperatives of Ordnance Factory Corporatisation

Poor workmanship, deteriorating quality issues, and lack of professionalism have plagued the workings of the Ordnance Factories. There is an imperative need for modernising the workings of the OFs through corporatisation.

September 30, 2020

Time IAF Upgraded its Largest Combat Fleet

While Rafale’s enhanced combat capabilities has added punch to India’s airpower, the developing threat scenario in India’s neighbourhood lends urgency to upgrading the IAF’s largest combat fleet, the Sukhoi fighters, to retain edge over the enemy.

September 30, 2020

The China-India-US Triangle: Changing Balance of Power and a New Cold War

China is no longer interested in maintaining previous patterns of its relationships with India and US. It seeks to forge new types of relationships that are reflective of the extant balance of power. China expects India to demonstrate awed subservience and refrain from security cooperation with US.

September 21, 2020

Need For a Proactive Policy Towards Bangladesh

Given the assertive foreign policy followed by China and the desperation of Pakistan after the abolition of Article 370, India has to follow a proactive foreign policy. It is only India’s proactiveness that can keep both China and Pakistan in check in Bangladesh.

September 18, 2020

Increase in FDI Cap Alone Not Enough for Defence Sector

Raising the FDI limit by itself may not enthuse the foreign investors as per the expectations. To make the defence sector more attractive for foreign investment, a whole lot of other related issues will have to be addressed by the government.

September 14, 2020

Abe Shinzo: Japan’s Visionary Statesman

Abe Shinzo made his mark as an astute statesman in international politics with intellectual bandwidth and a global vision to conceptualise grand strategic constructs such as the Free and Open Indo-Pacific anchored on universal values.

September 03, 2020

The UAE-Israel Agreement: A Step Towards Peace?

The normalisation of relations between the UAE and Israel is a historic development and a step forward in the rapprochement between the Arab Gulf and Israel.

August 21, 2020

India and Mexico: Celebrating 70 Years of Diplomatic Relations

India and Mexico can jointly push for an effective response to international terrorism, reforming the multilateral system, and the adoption of a comprehensive approach to promoting international peace and security.

August 20, 2020

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