Managing the 3Ms of Military Readiness

Money, manpower and material (3Ms) determine a state's capacity to leverage its hard power for fulfilling its national security objectives.

January 28, 2011

India and Indonesia: Trade and Investment Complementarities

To maximise gains from their bilateral relations, India and Indonesia have to tread a middle path - a mix of furthering economic complementarities while competing to attract foreign investments.

January 25, 2011

A Critical Review of Defence Procurement Procedure 2011

In the absence of reforms in several areas, DPP-2011 may not be able to achieve its stated objectives of expeditious procurement and greater involvement of domestic industry in defence production.

January 25, 2011

Forging India’s Hard Power in the New Century

The changing security environment calls for re-fashioning the use of hard power, which may have to be managed differently in the future.

January 24, 2011

Indonesia in India’s Look East Policy

Political, economic and strategic factors in the post-Cold War period call for expanded co-operation between India and Indonesia.

January 20, 2011

Why Indonesia is Important to India

The Indian Government, and the Foreign policy establishment in particular, can do more to leverage the vast collective experience of Indians in Indonesia and channel it towards the larger ends of bilateral cooperation.

January 20, 2011

Mosaics of Cultures: Investigating the Role of Cultural Linkages in India-Indonesia Relations

The cultural linkages between India and Indonesia have to be leveraged, as a foreign policy tool, to take India-Indonesia relations to the next level.

January 19, 2011

Wen Jiabao’s India visit: A Strategic Review

The success of the visit was limited to strengthening links of economic diplomacy between the two Asian giants, ignoring the geo-political and strategic issues that act as de-stabilisers in Sino-Indian relations.

January 07, 2011

India-China Relations: It’s the economy, and no one’s stupid

This Brief uses irony to communicate five propositions, that can be found in several discourses on Sino-Indian ties. It evaluates these propositions in the light of the tangible and intangible gains from Premier Wen Jiabao’s second official visit to India.

December 28, 2010

An Impact Assessment of President Obama’s Visit on the India-US Strategic Partnership

The India-US strategic partnership grounded in shared values as well as shared interests has been further deepened during Obama’s visit.

December 09, 2010