Post Doklam, India needs to watch China’s bullish economics led cultural embrace of South Asia

Doklam brought into perspective the fractured relationship between India and China on the global stage and increased fears of China’s growing unilateralism as it inexorably broadens its interests and sphere of influence, especially in South Asia.

January 01, 2018

Is it Jerusalem or Jerusalems?

Jerusalem is a theological, geographical, historical, archaeological, political and emotional issue with contested claims and overlapping legacies.

December 15, 2017

The Indian Air Force’s Declining Squadron Strength – Options and Challenges

The IAF is not without options, all of which are currently at some stage of realization. What is lacking is a sense of urgency on the part of all the parties concerned.

November 03, 2017

How North Korea was Armed

China and to a lesser extent Pakistan have helped North Korea with its nuclear and missile development programmes.

October 30, 2017

Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System: Issues and Challenges

Implementation of high-tech solutions without adequately trained personnel is unlikely to help the Border Security Force achieve the goal of foolproof border surveillance.

October 04, 2017

High Fuel Prices: Does the End Justify the Means?

The contentious discourse in the media ignores the implications of state taxes on rising fuel prices.

September 27, 2017

India-Japan and ‘Confluence of the Two Seas’: Ten years on

The India-Japan ‘action-oriented partnership’ is founded on the pillars of mutuality of interests, shared universal values and commonality of vision in the Indo-Pacific.

September 13, 2017

Barcelona Attacks: India has Cause for Disquiet

It is perhaps time to regulate incendiary sermons which radicalise vulnerable sections of society.

September 12, 2017

Venezuela’s Political Crisis: Continuing Chaos

While the willingness of the Maduro regime to silence the opposition is cause for concern, far more worrying is the prospect of the new Constituent Assembly rewriting the Constitution to eliminate the last vestiges of democratic checks and balances.

August 09, 2017

Transfer of Defence Technology: Moving beyond Self-Reliance towards Technological Superiority

Foreign collaborations optimised for profit, risk-sharing and a common goal of achieving technological superiority could well enable India to break into the global market in select areas.

July 31, 2017