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Caspian Sea Agreement and the International Energy Market

The value of the Caspian energy reserve lies in its potential to add to global reserves of oil and gas, which, in turn, could bring down costs.

September 12, 2018

Land Ahoy! Debarment Systems in Ministry of Defence start Coming of Age

It is administratively easy and politically appealing to debar an errant entity, but the unintended consequences of debarment can be challenging to handle in high-technology areas such as defence

September 11, 2018

A Review of India-Japan Defence Technology Cooperation

While broad agreement at the top leadership level has been easy to achieve, negotiations relating to defence equipment and technology cooperation have proved to be difficult, shaped as these are by a complex interplay of variables like cost-competitiveness, technology transfer and domestic politics.

August 31, 2018

China’s vulnerability, India’s opportunity

India must jettison the attempt to maintain a balance between China and the US and instead take advantage of China’s internal and external vulnerabilities to gain an upper hand in the asymmetric power equation that has developed.

August 27, 2018

Modi’s Tour of Africa Revitalises Relations

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent tour of Rwanda, Uganda and South Africa increased to 26 the number of African countries visited by very senior leaders, thus contributing to a significant reduction in India’s visibility deficit in the continent.

August 21, 2018

Examining the Feasibility and Affordability of Raising the Share of Defence Expenditure to Three Percent of GDP

The Brief argues that MoD’s total allocations should be considered for any discussion on defence expenditure since the official defence expenditure does not capture all the expenses that the government incurs on national defence efforts.

August 20, 2018

The Need for a Mid-Term Review of the 13th Defence Five Year Plan

The Defence Planning Committee needs to activate its ‘Plan and Capability Development’ Sub-committee and task them to review the 13th Defence Plan in a time bound manner.

August 14, 2018

Pakistan Elections and India

Whenever a civilian government has attempted to improve relations with India, it has either had to backtrack on promises made or the Pakistan Army ensures that, through its actions at the LoC and inside J&K, these promises stand scuttled.

August 08, 2018

New Delhi's Options Post the Publication of the NRC in Assam

The best way forward for India is to initiate talks with Bangladesh and seek a mutually acceptable political solution for the issue of illegal immigrants.

August 02, 2018

India’s Quest for Recognition

India’s quest for being recognized even as a regional power, let alone a global power, requires a balanced and simultaneous growth of its economic and military capabilities.

July 25, 2018

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