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Maldives Needs Help Now and India Alone Can Provide it

India-Maldives Relations

Not intervening at this stage would be viewed by the people of Maldives as an abdication of responsibility by India.

February 09, 2018

The Maldivian Crisis: What Can India do?

India will be able to help and support only to the extent that the demand for democracy and freedom from within Maldives continues to put pressure on Yameen and his security forces.

February 08, 2018

South Africa Boosts Naval Capabilities: But can it afford an expansion?

The RSA may be forced to choose between significantly increasing the budgetary allocations for the SAN and adopting a rotational storage programme to preserve capability while reducing operational costs.

February 05, 2018

ASEAN-India: Challenges in Economic Partnership

Reciprocity and mutual understanding on common concerns will help both ASEAN and India to overcome some of the challenges facing their relationship.

February 01, 2018

Artificial Intelligence in Military Operations: Technology, Ethics and the Indian Perspective

Artificial Intelligence in Military Operations: Technology, Ethics and the Indian Perspective

After decades of false starts, AI/ Robotics technologies today appear to be at an inflection point, making rapid advancements which are considered significant enough to usher in a new revolution in military affairs

January 31, 2018

Agni 5 Tested: What Next?

Agni 5 Tested: What Next?

Weapon development programs are successful when technological innovations are matched with national strategic goals. Further development of the Agni-5 should be based on the objectives of adding to the overall combat potential and augmenting deterrence.

January 25, 2018

Pakistan’s Dam Despair

Pakistan’s Dam Despair

Pakistan’s determination to build the Diamer Basha Dam (DBD) project with indigenous funding may prove even more difficult than obtaining foreign funding.

January 23, 2018

Turkey’s Afrin Offensive can pitch Ankara against both Washington and Moscow

Turkey's resolve to dislodge the Democratic Union Party (PYD) from Afrin, a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria adjacent to the Turkish border, will be seriously tested by the US and Russian opposition to military action against the Kurds.

January 22, 2018

Fighting Falcon: The End of an Era?

Is the termination of an unprecedented 40-year production run of the F-16 an indication of the beginning of the end for this versatile combat aircraft?

January 19, 2018

Continuance of Declaration on Disturbed Area in Nagaland is a Decision based on Perception without Foresight

The declaration of the Disturbed Area provision is fundamentally at odds with the mutually accommodative integration endeavour of the Nagas with the Indian Union as envisioned in the 2015 framework agreement.

January 16, 2018

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