Mahabharata: A Strategic Overview

The Indian way of conceptualising war, employment of force, use of diplomacy, guidance for soldiering and capability development has a long and rich tradition that emerges from texts like the Mahabharata.

November 22, 2023

Nawaz Sharif’s Return and Prospects for India–Pakistan Relations

Nawaz Sharif's statements on forging 'good ties' with India after his return to Pakistan are unlikely to translate to any meaningful forward movement in bilateral ties.

November 16, 2023

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan: Unravelling Pakistan’s Enduring Threat

The 4 November 2023 attack on the Pakistan Air Force base by an affiliate of the TTP highlights the threat posed by the group to the Pakistani state.

November 16, 2023

Philippines and Shifting Dynamics in the South China Sea

The intensification of China’s hard-line territorial claims in the East and South China Seas, matched by its unilateral actions, are threatening regional peace and stability.

November 07, 2023

Muizzu as the Eighth President of the Maldives: Implications for India-Maldives Relations

President Mohamed Muizzu will continue security and defence cooperation with India and unlikely to cancel ongoing infrastructure projects.

November 06, 2023

Technology Development Fund: Opportunities and Challenges

The Technology Development Fund (TDF) is an important Grant-in-Aid Scheme of DRDO under Technology Management Cluster, for the purpose of inculcating defence R&D culture in private sector.

November 03, 2023

Monsoon and Climate Change Threat in the Indian Ocean Region

Increased collaboration among countries of the Indian Ocean Region on atmospheric and ocean studies is essential to tackle the challenge of climate change-induced vulnerabilities.

November 01, 2023

Reforms in Indian Aviation/Drone Technician Certification Policy

The certification process needs to be made agile and transparent for enhancing skilling to meet the requirements of the Indian aviation manufacturing and the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) industry.

October 31, 2023

Semiconductor War: Assessing the Strategies and Impact of US Led Technology Decoupling

The United States and its allies have taken significant steps in recent years to decouple from China in the field of advanced chip manufacturing.

October 26, 2023

Japan’s Supplementary Defence Budget

Japan’s new supplementary defence budget focuses on hardware, personnel and bases.

October 18, 2023