IDSA COMMENT

Making the offset policy work better

A dynamic offset policy has to include a mechanism for identifying the causes for likely delay or default on the part of vendors in discharging their obligation and removing the impediments faced by them

March 20, 2019

Servicing Committed Liabilities: Kicking the Can down The Road Will Not Help

Shortage of funds even to service the committed liabilities raises questions about the financial affordability of the defence modernisation programme and viability of the push for ‘Make-in-India’ in defence.

March 14, 2019

AK-203: A Boost for the Army and Make in India

That the AK-203 would be produced in India with 100 per cent indigenous content in less than three years makes it a win-win deal for the Army and the Make in India initiative, with Ordnance Factory Korwa emerging as the biggest winner.

March 11, 2019

MBS Visit Strengthens the Indo-Saudi Strategic Partnership

The key focus areas during the visit of MBS to India were terrorism, investment, energy, skill development, security and Indian diaspora in Saudi Arabia.

March 05, 2019

Mohammed bin Salman walks the India-Pakistan tightrope

Visiting ‘brother’ Pakistan and ‘friend’ India at a time when tensions are running high both in West Asia and South Asia, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman walked the India-Pakistan tightrope with extreme caution.

February 25, 2019

Why Creating an Indigenous LTE Chipset is Such a Big Deal

India, the second largest smartphone market in the world, needs to encourage and incentivise its ICT industry to not only boost ‘Skill India’ and ‘Make in India’ initiatives but also provide cyber autonomy to its critical cyber assets.

February 25, 2019

US-Venezuela Stand-off: Impact on Global Oil Prices

With US sanctions in place on the Venezuelan oil industry, global oil prices are set to rise once again, which may have major geopolitical and geo-economic consequences.

February 20, 2019

Consolidating India-Iran Cooperation

While Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif’s visit has created a better environment, the challenge lies in sustaining the current momentum

February 14, 2019

Defence Budget 2019-20: The Slide Continues

Defence capability building and capability sustenance have been adversely affected over the past decade because of inadequate allocations and the status quo approach of the Defence Services.

February 04, 2019

One Year of Pashtun Tahafuz Movement

Although the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement has been able to mainstream the Pashtun issue and has inspired popular empathy, its anti-establishment thrust has made it a soft target for the pro-establishment media and political actors.

January 28, 2019

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