IDSA COMMENT

Israel and UAE: From Tacit Cooperation to Full Diplomatic Ties

Formal diplomatic ties between Israel and the UAE, two of India’s critical strategic partners, is indeed a welcome development.

August 18, 2020

Impact of Embargo on Defence Imports

It would be helpful if MoD issues a formal order addressing the concerns expressed by various stakeholders about certain aspects of the negative list, especially its impact on projects that involve foreign OEMs and the purpose of bifurcating the capital budget.

August 14, 2020

Atma Nirbhar through Arms Import Ban

The negative list of embargoed defence items is one more step towards creating a strong domestic arms industry and making India self-reliant in defence production.

August 13, 2020

Atma Nirbhar through Canteen Sales

Banning the sale of imported items through the CSD could supplement the various domestic industry-friendly policy measures being taken by the government for a self-reliant India.

August 11, 2020

Atma Nirbhar in Defence Technology

While the steps stipulated in draft DAP-2020 to enable smooth acquisition of systems indigenously designed by DRDO and other public sector entities are a right move, they need to be strengthened further to make procedures more robust and conducive for timely completion of projects.

August 10, 2020

Should MoD Persist with Defence Offsets?

The changes proposed in the offset guidelines require a fresh look, both on conceptual and empirical grounds, as the new regime is likely to yield diminishing returns.

August 07, 2020

The August 5 Anniversary: J&K on Home Straight

The internal and external situation on the first anniversary of the historic revocation of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir appears assuring, even as the need for safeguarding the initial gains calls for sustained efforts.

August 04, 2020

India’s Chabahar Dilemma

India has taken a cautious and balanced approach in dealing with Iran. However, the growing US-Iran confrontation continues to cast a shadow on the Chabahar project and overall bilateral ties.

July 31, 2020

Pre-emptive Strike Capability: Shifting Winds in Japan?

Japan’s quest for pre-emptive strike capability indicates a major shift in its defence doctrine. It is only a matter of time before Japan takes up such an offensive defence doctrine carrying a high possibility of conflict initiation/escalation with it.

July 24, 2020

Decoding Cyberattack on Australia

With the adoption of varied digital means in times of pandemic, the states are likely to witness increased cyberattacks. Absence of an effective response would only mean an open playground for perpetrators.

July 14, 2020

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