The UAE-Israel Agreement: A Step Towards Peace?

The normalisation of relations between the UAE and Israel is a historic development and a step forward in the rapprochement between the Arab Gulf and Israel.

August 21, 2020

Rewiring Japan’s National Security Strategy in Post-COVID Indo-Pacific

With Chinese unilateral efforts altering the maritime status quo on the one hand and lack of progress on denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula on the other, Japan is revisiting its strategic options.

August 20, 2020

India and Mexico: Celebrating 70 Years of Diplomatic Relations

India and Mexico can jointly push for an effective response to international terrorism, reforming the multilateral system, and the adoption of a comprehensive approach to promoting international peace and security.

August 20, 2020

Israel and UAE: From Tacit Cooperation to Full Diplomatic Ties

Formal diplomatic ties between Israel and the UAE, two of India’s critical strategic partners, is indeed a welcome development.

August 18, 2020

Impact of Embargo on Defence Imports

It would be helpful if MoD issues a formal order addressing the concerns expressed by various stakeholders about certain aspects of the negative list, especially its impact on projects that involve foreign OEMs and the purpose of bifurcating the capital budget.

August 14, 2020

Atma Nirbhar through Arms Import Ban

The negative list of embargoed defence items is one more step towards creating a strong domestic arms industry and making India self-reliant in defence production.

August 13, 2020

Atma Nirbhar through Canteen Sales

Banning the sale of imported items through the CSD could supplement the various domestic industry-friendly policy measures being taken by the government for a self-reliant India.

August 11, 2020

Atma Nirbhar in Defence Technology

While the steps stipulated in draft DAP-2020 to enable smooth acquisition of systems indigenously designed by DRDO and other public sector entities are a right move, they need to be strengthened further to make procedures more robust and conducive for timely completion of projects.

August 10, 2020

Should MoD Persist with Defence Offsets?

The changes proposed in the offset guidelines require a fresh look, both on conceptual and empirical grounds, as the new regime is likely to yield diminishing returns.

August 07, 2020

The August 5 Anniversary: J&K on Home Straight

The internal and external situation on the first anniversary of the historic revocation of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir appears assuring, even as the need for safeguarding the initial gains calls for sustained efforts.

August 04, 2020