POLICY BRIEF

The Imperative of Public Private Partnership in the Defence Aviation Industry

The Imperative of Public Private Partnership in the Defence Aviation Industry

It is necessary to evolve a long term strategy keeping in mind all the aircraft acquisition programmes, review the factors that contribute to determining the right numbers and begin the process of building a long term partnership with the private industry.

December 03, 2014

India-China Relations: Time Not Ripe for a Prime Ministerial Visit

India-China Relations: Time Not Ripe for a Prime Ministerial Visit

Prime Minister Modi’s visit to China must take place in extremely well prepared and ‘ripened’ circumstances, after there is clarity on China’s response on vital Indian strategic concerns.

December 22, 2014

‘Make in India’ for Defence: A Roadmap

‘Make in India’ for Defence: A Roadmap

The ‘Make in India’ drive of Prime Minister Narendra Modi offers a way of improving the country’s self-reliance in defence production. But for the MII to succeed in the defence manufacturing sector, the government needs to address some legacy issues.

February 05, 2015

Kashmir: Finding Lasting Peace

Kashmir: Finding Lasting Peace

India continues its elusive search for peace in Jammu and Kashmir(J&K), in the face of Pakistan’s proxy war and dissatisfaction among some sections of the youth in Kashmir Valley.

June 26, 2014

Foreign policy agenda for the new government

Foreign policy agenda for the new government

India has unprecedented opportunity to follow a foreign policy to meet its developmental aspirations and security needs, both of which are complementary. Sustained economic growth is essential for India to follow a proactive foreign policy.

May 27, 2014

Defence Reforms – Agenda for the New Government

Defence Reforms – Agenda for the New Government

A country’s response to external threats and internal security challenges is based on its defence preparedness, advance planning for contingencies and the political will. The new government will have to make key decisions on different aspects of defence reforms. This Policy Brief puts forward some suggestions.

May 22, 2014

Internal Security Priorities for the New Government: Institutional Reforms

Internal Security Priorities for the New Government: Institutional Reforms

The IDSA policy brief looks into the complexity of internal security challenges and how best to deal with it. The brief suggests building a Centre-State synergy to cope with contemporary trends like increasing urbanization, growth of mega cities, demographic shift, rising expectations of the youth and social media.

May 19, 2014

India and Maldives: Ties Must Be Consolidated

India and Maldives: Ties Must Be Consolidated

President Yameen decision to visit India soon after his election in November 2013, is an indication that he wants to put India-Maldives relations on a positive track which had received a setback since President Nasheed was deposed in 2011. A notable feature of the visit was a joint declaration recognising India-Maldivian cooperation not only in the context of South Asia but also in the context of the Indian Ocean.

January 13, 2014

‘Arab Spring’: Implications for India

 ‘Arab Spring’: Implications for India

As India–Gulf relationship is taking an upward trajectory, and India’s stakes and interests are growing with time, it is time for India to adopt a formally articulated “Look West Policy” in line with the successful “Look East Policy”. This Policy Brief by the West Asia Centre of IDSA explores some policy options for India.

January 02, 2014

India and China: Exploring Partnership in Afghanistan

India and China: Exploring Partnership in Afghanistan

In this final part of the Policy Paper series, P Stobdan deliberates that if India and China make a calibrated move for working together in Afghanistan, the outcome could be more harmonizing than conflicting. So when India reviews its post-2014 Afghan policy, the China factor should not be seen in a zero-sum perception for many in the West may press India playing a countervailing role to China.

December 02, 2013

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