D. Padma Kumar Pillay

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  • Col (Dr) D.P.K. Pillay is Research Fellow at the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile.

    India's commitment to refugee protection: A legacy of inclusivity

    June 30, 2024

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col DPK Pillay’s article 'India's commitment to refugee protection: A legacy of inclusivity' has been published in Sunday Guardian on 30 June 2024.

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    Disclaimer: The views expressed by the author are personal and do not in any way reflect the views of MP-IDSA or the Government of India.

    Delivering on Agnipath's Promise: Creating Pathways within and Beyond Military Service

    June 28, 2024

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col DPK Pillay’s article ‘Delivering on Agnipath's Promise: Creating Pathways within and Beyond Military Service’ has been published in the Vivekananda International Foundation’s (VIF) website on 28 June 2024.

    New COAS Appointment Puts Controversy to Rest

    June 15, 2024

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA. Col DPK Pillay’s article ‘New COAS appointment puts controversy to rest’ has been published in The Blitz India on 15 June 2024.

    The controversy surrounding General Pande’s extension had generated debate about the Model Code of Conduct during elections, with some Opposition parties alleging that the extension was a violation of the MCC. However, the appointment of Lt General Dwivedi has put the matter to rest, allowing the Army to focus on its priorities and challenges ahead, says Col Pillay.

    Article 99: UN Charter Limitations and Enduring Insights from India’s Experience of R2P in 197

    June 14, 2024

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col DPK Pillay’s chapter ‘Article 99: UN Charter Limitations and Enduring Insights from India’s Experience of R2P in 197’ has been published in the Indian Army UN Journal 2024, Blue Helmet Odyssey - Resilience And Adaptability: The New Era Of UN Peacekeeping 2024.

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    Agniveer and the hidden costs of rebuilding a downsized military

    June 10, 2024

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col DPK Pillay’s article ‘Agniveer and the hidden costs of rebuilding a downsized military’ has been published in ‘The Economic Times’ on 10 June 2024.

    The Agniveer scheme, while aiming to modernise the Indian Armed Forces raises a few critical concerns, says Col Pillay.

    Harnessing Cutting-Edge Technology: Lessons from Project Beta

    India's pursuit of Atmanirbhar Bharat in defence technology is a multi-faceted endeavour, requiring strategic vision, robust collaboration, sustained investment and a commitment to innovation.

    May 29, 2024

    Harnessing the Potential for Defence Cooperation through Defence Attachés

    India's evolving defence diplomacy reflects its growing strategic ambitions.

    April 12, 2024

    UN Charter Limitations and Enduring Insights from India’s Experience of R2P in 1971

    April 10, 2024

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col DPK Pillay’s article ‘UN Charter Limitations and enduring insights from India’s Experience of R2P in 1971’ has been published in ADGPI, Centre for United Nations Peace Keeping flagship annual journal Blue Helmet Odyssey 2024. The article reflects on the world’s first case of responsibility to protect and how the UN didn't really stand up for the refugees escaping persecution from Pakistan.

    Remembering Naik Jadunath–II: Evacuation from Pak

    March 04, 2024

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col DPK Pillay’s article ‘Remembering Naik Jadunath–II: Evacuation from Pak’ has been published in 04 -10 March Issue of Blitz India.

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    Courage, sacrifice a way of life for Indian soldier

    February 26, 2024

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col DPK Pillay’s article ‘Courage, sacrifice a way of life for Indian soldier’ has been published in the 26 February-03 March 2024 issue of ‘The Blitz’.

    The British watched silently how hastily-drawn boundaries generated mayhem amongst communities that had found an uneasy equilibrium and harmony co-existing for centuries suddenly erupted into a communal frenzy, says Col Pillay.

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