Significance of India joining the Ashgabat Agreement

In the backdrop of joining the Ashgabat Agreement, India now must enlarge the strategic role of Chabahar port for evolving an integrated transportation network involving both the INSTC and the proposed transit corridor to Central Asia.

February 12, 2018

Maoists Deploying Pressure Mines

While the intended targets of the Maoists are security forces personnel, often civilians and animals become casualties in blasts triggered by pressure mines.

February 09, 2018

Maldives Needs Help Now and India Alone Can Provide it

India-Maldives Relations

Not intervening at this stage would be viewed by the people of Maldives as an abdication of responsibility by India.

February 09, 2018

Defence Planning and Budget Dilemma

The government decided to do away with the five year planning process in 2014. Therefore, there is no 13th plan. Despite this, MoD has gone ahead and formulated the 13th five year plan and submitted it to MoF for information only. Thus, the dilemma of defence planning and budget continues.

The Maldivian Crisis: What Can India do?

India will be able to help and support only to the extent that the demand for democracy and freedom from within Maldives continues to put pressure on Yameen and his security forces.

February 08, 2018

South Africa Boosts Naval Capabilities: But can it afford an expansion?

The RSA may be forced to choose between significantly increasing the budgetary allocations for the SAN and adopting a rotational storage programme to preserve capability while reducing operational costs.

February 05, 2018

Defence Budget 2018-19: The Imperative of Controlling Manpower Cost

Like in the past several years, the defence budget for 2018-19 also grew marginally, with much of the growth being cornered by rising manpower cost.

February 02, 2018

ASEAN-India: Challenges in Economic Partnership

Reciprocity and mutual understanding on common concerns will help both ASEAN and India to overcome some of the challenges facing their relationship.

February 01, 2018

Artificial Intelligence in Military Operations: Technology, Ethics and the Indian Perspective

Artificial Intelligence in Military Operations: Technology, Ethics and the Indian Perspective

After decades of false starts, AI/ Robotics technologies today appear to be at an inflection point, making rapid advancements which are considered significant enough to usher in a new revolution in military affairs

January 31, 2018

Defence Budget under stress: Can 2018-19 be the catalyst for change?

Innovative ways will have to be examined and existing systems, practices and procedures need to be questioned for finding optimum solutions to relieve budget stress.

January 29, 2018