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Time to Leverage the Strategic Potential of Andaman & Nicobar Islands

A focused development plan for the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, which provide India with a commanding geostrategic presence in the Bay of Bengal and access to South and Southeast Asia, could greatly enhance the country’s geopolitical leverage in the Indian Ocean Region.

June 26, 2020

Dichotomies in Pakistan’s Approach Towards Pakistan-occupied Kashmir

Pakistan has not allowed a genuine democratic system of governance to emerge in PoK, as it interferes with its pursuit of absolute control over the occupied territories.

June 26, 2020

Deciphering Russia’s New Nuclear Strategy

Russia’s new nuclear strategy is both a tactical and a strategic document. It leaves the door open for adversaries to recalibrate their strategies while giving Russia the scope to manoeuvre the ongoing turbulence in its ties with the US

June 23, 2020

It is Advantage Turkey in Libya

Under President Erdoğan, Ankara has become more ambitious and is using every opportunity to intervene in regional politics.

June 22, 2020

Expediting Negotiation in Defence Contracts

Finetuning negotiation protocols and limiting the scope of negotiations could result in rapid conclusion of negotiations and contract finalisation.

June 19, 2020

Pashtun Tahafuz Movement Compounds Pakistan’s Worries

The Pakistan state has clearly failed to suppress the voice of the Pashtuns in the face of their indomitable courage to fight for their rights, and as they say, within the confines of the Pakistan Constitution.

June 18, 2020

Chinese Glimmer to Pakistan’s Dam Distress

China's decision to fund the controversial Diamer-Bhasha Dam in Gilgit Baltistan could be part of its strategic pursuits in the region to further deepen its engagement in India’s neighbourhood.

June 18, 2020

Trends of Radicalisation in Indonesia

An effective counter-narrative against radicalisation, supported by religious scholars, could help fight the challenge in Indonesia.

June 12, 2020

Digital Healthcare and Rising Cyber Concerns

With digital threats becoming trickier, a more holistic approach towards cybersecurity would help create a vibrant digital healthcare environment.

June 12, 2020

Refining Draft Defence Offset Guidelines 2020

The draft offset guidelines 2020, with revamped features, is a bold attempt at attracting technology and investment as well as promoting defence exports. However, the MoD may consider further refining some of the features of the revised guidelines.

June 08, 2020

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