Towards a New Defence Procurement Organisation: Some Points for Consideration

Lt Gen (Dr) V K Saxena (Retd), PVSM,AVSM,VSM

Abstract The Times of India reported on 15 May 17 that the Ministry of Defence (MoD) is considering of putting in place a new Defence Procurement Organisation (DPO) to streamline the mega arms acquisitions, as well as to lever

National Security and Strategic Studies, Defence

The Crisis facing the Buddhist World

Senaka Weeraratna

The Buddhist World lacks an effective mechanism to help save a Buddhist Nation in Danger Colombo, Sri Lanka -- The crisis facing the Buddhist world is neither a decline in religious conviction nor an apprehension

Historical and Civilisational Studies

जब कुलीनों के अधिकार मानकर मांगे जाएं विशेषाधिकार

Rajesh Singh

क्या भारत में लोकतंत्र का अर्थ विशेषाधिकार वालों के अधिकारों के जरिये, विशेषाधिकार वालों के द्

Governance and Political Studies, Hindi

China’s Belt and Road Initiative: India Must Stay Out

Brig Gurmeet Kanwal, Visiting Fellow, VIF

Furthering China’s Grand Strategy Leaders from almost 30 countries gathered in Beijing this week to endorse President Xi Jinping’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ (OBOR) initiative, now called ‘Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The p

Neighbourhood Studies, China

India - Mauritius: An Umbilical Relation

Neha Sinha, Research Associate, VIF

Located about 900 km east of Madagascar, Mauritius is the ‘Little India’ of the southwest Indian Ocean. While the vast majority of ethnically heterogeneous nations have struggled to form successful democracies, Mauritius has not. Since independen

International Relations and Diplomacy, Indian Ocean Region

Who is Better at Avoiding Wars: Hawks or Doves?

Martand Jha
Policies & Perspectives

‘आधार’ योजना को मजबूती

Shreya Kedia

आधार की भूमिका को समाज कल्याण की विभिन्न योजनाओं से चोरी और सेंधमारी रोकने के लिए बनाए गए स्वैच

Governance and Political Studies, Hindi

Critical Requirement of VSHORADS - A User's Perspective

Lt Gen (Dr) V K Saxena (Retd), PVSM,AVSM,VSM

Abstract The ongoing procurement case of Very Short Range Air Defence (VSHORAD) weapon system for the three Services is currently in the news both in the print, as well as, the digital media. Understandably, the information content in both of t

National Security and Strategic Studies, Defence

Iran's Presidential Election

Amb D P Srivastava, Distinguished Fellow, VIF

Iran's just concluded 12th Presidential election attest the stability of the Iranian system. The election witnessed high voter turn-out of above 73 percent. Rouhani won 57 percent or 23,549,616 votes out of total of 40 million votes cast. He improved

International Relations and Diplomacy, West Asia