Sanjay Badri-Maharaj

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  • Dr. Sanjay Badri-Maharaj was a Visiting Fellow at IDSA. He is an independent defence analyst and attorney-at-law based in Trinidad and Tobago. He holds a PhD on India's nuclear weapons programme and an MA from the Department of War Studies, Kings College London. He has served as a consultant to the Trinidad and Tobago Ministry of National Security.

    The Decline of the Cuban Armed Forces

    While the Cuban armed forces are but a shadow of their former self with unserviceable equipment and massive reductions in personnel strength, the country still retains combat capabilities far in excess of any of its Caribbean neighbours.

    January 18, 2017

    Decommissioned Military Hardware – A Potential Diplomatic Asset for India

    Decommissioned Military Hardware can be gainfully be used as “gifts” in order to forge greater ties with recipient countries and potentially, make way for possible purchases of military hardware from India in the future.

    January 10, 2017

    The State of the Smaller Latin American Air Forces

    While the larger air forces are capable of sustaining their existing and future inventories for some time to come, the combat assets available to the region’s smaller air forces are facing a problem of pending obsolescence.

    December 22, 2016

    The Jamaica Defence Force – Balancing Priorities with Resources

    The Jamaican Defence Forces have retained their cutting edge due to a skillful balancing of priorities with resources, the weak economy notwithstanding.

    December 09, 2016

    The Royal Bahamas Defence Force: Poised for Capability Growth

    The capabilities of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force will be significantly boosted in the current phase of modernisation but the air wing still lacks resources.

    November 30, 2016

    Internal Security Challenges Preclude Military Reorientation in Trinidad & Tobago

    The Trinidad Military, which should be concentrating on the maritime domain, is forced by expediency, to take on internal land operations.

    November 15, 2016

    Caribbean Air Arms Requirements Offer an Opportunity for India

    India can become a player of significance as its current MR/ LTA – the Dornier Do-228 – is admirably suited to meet the requirements of Caribbean Air Arms.

    November 07, 2016

    Colombian Naval Development: Emphasis on Indigenous Capabilities

    COTECMAR has emerged as a viable and innovative supplier of naval vessels to the Colombian Navy.

    October 28, 2016

    Colombian Air Force: Innovation in Counter-Insurgency

    While the fate of the peace process between the Colombian Government and FARC remains uncertain, innovative use of technology and tactics on the part of the Colombian Air Force has played no small part in convincing the rebel group that its military struggle was doomed to fail.

    October 25, 2016

    More Latin American Air Forces Prepare to Resume Shooting Down Narco-Trafficking Aircraft

    The policy of shooting down aircraft suspected of narco-trafficking is one fraught with problems without any tangible impact on the narco-trade.

    October 05, 2016

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