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Mohammed bin Salman walks the India-Pakistan tightrope

Visiting ‘brother’ Pakistan and ‘friend’ India at a time when tensions are running high both in West Asia and South Asia, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman walked the India-Pakistan tightrope with extreme caution.

February 25, 2019

Why Creating an Indigenous LTE Chipset is Such a Big Deal

India, the second largest smartphone market in the world, needs to encourage and incentivise its ICT industry to not only boost ‘Skill India’ and ‘Make in India’ initiatives but also provide cyber autonomy to its critical cyber assets.

February 25, 2019

A no-deal Brexit and its implications

The implications of a no-deal Brexit, particularly on EU-UK trade relations, security and the rights of the citizens, would be grave and irreparable.

February 22, 2019

MMRCA Mess and the Need for Professionalism in the Defence Acquisition Process

The CAG report relating to the Indian Air Force has highlighted various anomalies and the unprofessional manner in which defence acquisitions are handled.

February 22, 2019

Pulwama Attack: Time to Get the Messaging Right

Pakistan’s hybrid war is a reality. India’s efforts need to be oriented towards countering such a war.

February 20, 2019

US-Venezuela Stand-off: Impact on Global Oil Prices

With US sanctions in place on the Venezuelan oil industry, global oil prices are set to rise once again, which may have major geopolitical and geo-economic consequences.

February 20, 2019

Consolidating India-Iran Cooperation

While Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif’s visit has created a better environment, the challenge lies in sustaining the current momentum

February 14, 2019

Interim Defence Budget 2019-20

The eight per cent hike in the interim defence budget 2019-20 is bound to further intensify the resource problem of the MoD, which is already battling a massive shortage of funds.

February 04, 2019

Defence Budget 2019-20: The Slide Continues

Defence capability building and capability sustenance have been adversely affected over the past decade because of inadequate allocations and the status quo approach of the Defence Services.

February 04, 2019

One Year of Pashtun Tahafuz Movement

Although the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement has been able to mainstream the Pashtun issue and has inspired popular empathy, its anti-establishment thrust has made it a soft target for the pro-establishment media and political actors.

January 28, 2019

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