India's ICJ Win: Triumph of Multilateral Realpolitik?

The re-election of Justice Dalveer Bhandari to the ICJ is an endorsement of the multilateral diplomacy based on realpolitik that India has been practicing in recent years.

December 06, 2017

Aerial Refuelling of Airborne Early Warning and Control Aircraft

Indian Air Force

To truly exploit this newly tested operational capability, IAF will have to augment its fleet of in-flight refuellers and train an adequate number of aircrew, mission commanders, fighter controllers and systems operators.

December 06, 2017

Blue Flag 2017 and Beyond

The Indian Air Force’s participation in Israel’s Blue Flag 2017 multilateral exercise adds an important layer to the matrix of cooperation between India and Israel.

December 01, 2017

China's Belt and Road Initiative: Prospects and Pitfalls

For the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) to succeed, China needs to engage in serious and sincere dialogue with BRI participants, ensure respect for territorial integrity and sovereignty, uphold the internationally accepted norms of transparency and observe principles of financial responsibility, among other key issues.

November 28, 2017

US reorients policy towards Myanmar after Tillerson Visit

It may be appropriate if the US were to complement its substantial humanitarian and economic assistance by encouraging or even exerting pressure on Myanmar to implement the KAC recommendations.

November 27, 2017

Weapons are the Combat Differentiators: The BrahMos Air Launched Cruise Missile

“Weapons differentiate between Air Forces and Flying Clubs” is an often heard adage. Weapons capability is an integral part of an Air Power matrix. In the last three months, a number of successful indigenous weapons trials in India indicate a positive move in the right direction even if a little late in certain cases and after multiple failures in others. India’s dependence on foreign vendors for weapons and weapon platforms is well known and it is the largest importer of weaponry.

November 27, 2017

Can renewables make India energy secure?

India should invest in creating a competitive solar module sector across the manufacturing chain, from procuring primary resources to the finished product.

November 22, 2017

Problems of Costing in Defence Procurements

The benchmark price could be different from the initial cost estimate because, in many cases, the negotiation stage is reached several years after in-principle approval.

November 20, 2017

The Saudi Aramco IPO and Crown Prince Salman’s Ambitions

Crown Prince Salman has been using oil as a tool to further his political ambitions both domestically and internationally, and Saudi Aramco acts as a nucleus around which his ambitions revolve.

November 16, 2017

Odisha’s Potential Role in Enhancing Security in the Bay of Bengal

A long coastline, ports, and availability of airfields all make Odisha a strategic asset that provides considerable leverage for securing India’s national interests and enhancing influence in South East Asia.

November 13, 2017