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Iran’s Nuclear Quandary

The European Union-3 and Iran are indeed up against formidable odds to keep the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) alive going forward.

February 21, 2020

Third Bodo Accord and Insurgency in Western Assam

While the third Bodo accord is a momentous development in the history of the Bodo conflict, caution must be exercised to ensure that it does not fall victim to the factional politics that undermined previous accords.

February 19, 2020

Ensuring a Level Playing Field in the Indian Army

The Indian Army is at the cusp of a huge change. It has to concurrently manage the matter of Women Officers as seamlessly as possible. Success in this venture is predicated squarely on the mindsets of the seniors in charge and the WO community

February 19, 2020

India’s Renewed Push on Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK)

The surge in official references to PoK has disrupted the inertia of the past years. Pushing PoK high on India’s strategic priorities will make India’s Kashmir policy more effective.

February 17, 2020

Is Lowering Colour Service a Suitable Option?

The adverse impact of lowering of colour service of soldiers below pensionable service will not only be felt at the structural and functional level but also the psychological level.

February 14, 2020

Defence Budget 2020-21

The slowdown in economic growth not only seems to have cast its shadow on the allocation of the defence budget for 2020-21 but has also compounded the challenges for the country’s first CDS.

February 12, 2020

Israel’s Laser-based Missile Interception System

The laser-based aerospace defence assets, as and when they are fully developed and deployed, could prove to be a potent deterrent.

February 07, 2020

India-Africa Defence Ministers’ Conclave: A Fresh Initiative

The India-Africa Defence Ministers’ Conclave is a step towards engaging the African countries on peace and security. It is hoped that the conclave leads to a candid discussion on common security challenges and examines the ways and means to further enhance cooperation between India and the African countries.

February 06, 2020

India’s Defence Budget 2020-21

Considering that the defence capital expenditure already accounts for a very high share in the central government’s overall capital spend, any substantial hike in the former’s share looks less likely. This is more so given the government’s priority to spend on infrastructure and other non-defence capital assets to revive the economic growth.

February 04, 2020

Air Defence Command – A Bold Test Case

The proposal to create an Air Defence Command is a bold move. Rather than resorting to less contentious issues to commence the integration process, the CDS has selected a very pertinent and significant operational issue. However, the way the proposed Air Defence Command is structured will be crucial as it will set the tone for further integration of all three services.

January 27, 2020

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