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Should the Legacy of Capital Budget Revenue Procedure (CBRP) Be Perpetuated in Draft DPP 2020?

Draft DPP 2020 provisions that continue to enable Capital Budget Revenue Procedure (CBRP) must be revisited.

April 10, 2020

Covid-19 and Bangladesh: Looming Crisis in the Horizon

The Hasina Government is in overdrive to meet the Covid-19 challenge head on, and ensure that this unforeseen threat does not snowball into a major national crisis.

April 09, 2020

Refining Draft DPP 2020: Some Suggestions

Draft DPP-2020 marks a paradigm shift from the past in many respects. It contains several new features intended to hasten the procurement process and provide a further fillip to the Make in India initiative in defence.

April 08, 2020

COVID-19 Should Qualify as Force Majeure in Defence Contracts

There is a need to act quickly on the issue of force majeure to scotch all speculations about how the MoD is going to deal with the inevitable delay in performance of contracts and instil confidence among the vendors.

April 06, 2020

COVID-19 and Role of Global Mega Corporations

COVID-19 presents a unique opportunity to the global new-age mega corporations to up their game and showcase their innovativeness and resourcefulness.

April 03, 2020

Pandemics and Power Narratives: The Rashomon Effect

China has faced international condemnation and domestic unrest over its manipulation of information relating to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

April 03, 2020

NPT@50: The Genesis of a Flawed Bargain

Even after five decades of its entry-into-force, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) is largely seen as a Cold War era instrument that has failed to fulfill the objective of creating a pathway towards a credible disarmament process.

March 31, 2020

COVID-19 and Cyber Risks

While maintaining cyber hygiene in these disruptive times is indeed a challenge, each organisation should work towards putting in place a tailor-made work-from-home cyber defence strategy.

March 30, 2020

Patterns of Arms Trade

The SIPRI report on the volume of international arms transfers during 2015-19 highlights the strengths of key strategic partnerships such as Russia-India, US-Japan and China-Pakistan, reinforced by arms trade.

March 25, 2020

Defence Pension Reforms: Recommendations of the Past Committees and Commissions

Reforming defence pension is no more an option but a compulsion considering its exponential growth in the past, which is likely to continue in the future if no reform is undertaken.

February 28, 2020

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