Articles

The Rise and Fall of MGP: Case History of Regional Failure

One significant outcome of India’s federal structure has been the formation and the rise of regional parties. The federal nature of the state, enshrined in the Constitution and represented in our socio-cultural ethos, allowed space for the...

In Perspective, Governance and Political Studies

Reversing Trend of India’s Arms Trade

The recent news of India’s proposed export of Akash Air Defense missiles to Vietnam, and the assertion of Shri Manohar Parrikar, the Raksha Mantri, of raising India’s defense exports six fold to US $ 2 billion1 in the next two years or...

National Security and Strategic Studies

अमेरिकी सरकारी ऋणपत्र: अमेरिकी ऋण रखना पूर्वी एशिया में क्यों है महत्वपूर्ण

निर्यात से चलने वाला और सकल घरेलू उत्पाद (जीडीपी) में व्यापार की अधिक हिस्सेदारी वाला क्षेत्र होने के कारण पूर्वी एशिया ने विनिमय दरें अनुकूल बनाने के लिए प्रायः मौद्रिक साधनों का प्रयोग किया है। विनिमय दरों में कमी यह सुनिश्चित करने में...

Hindi, Economic Studies

11th Aero India: Some of the Likely Technologies at Display

Professionals and Subject Matter Experts look forward with awaited breadth, the unfolding of the 11th Edition of Aero India at the Air Force Station Yelahanka, slated from 14-18 Feb 17; that is precisely 18 days on the countdown today. With more...

Technological and Scientific Studies

In the Season of Elections, Who Will Bloom?

2017 is politically the most important year ahead of 2019, when the Lok Sabha election will be held. Elections to five State Assemblies are in the process. Of them, Goa and Punjab have already voted, while Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Manipur...

In Perspective, Governance and Political Studies

Combined Commanders’ Conference 2017: Operational Preparedness and Defence Reforms need the Prime Minister’s Urgent Attention

Defence Preparedness

On January 21, 2017, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the army, navy and air force commanders’ conference at the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun.While the text of the PM’s address has not been released,...

National Security and Strategic Studies

International Conference on Security in the Indian Ocean Region, Vivekananda International Foundation, 07 Feb 2017

The Indian Ocean is the third largest ocean of the world whose essential importance to global economic engagement, because of the hydrocarbon reservoir in the Gulf and dense sea lanes, has made it the locus of global geopolitics. It is possibly...

International Relations and Diplomacy

New Blacklisting Policy - Some Thoughts

While the new blacklisting policy issued by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) on 21 Nov 16 under the caption "Guidelines of the MoD for Penalties in Business Dealings with Entities" is indeed a forward looking document that moves miles ahead...

National Security and Strategic Studies

Disabilities Bill, a Landmark Achievement

Of the current decade, the people of this country will remember month of December 16 for two reasons: One of a shocking reminder and the other of jubilation. The first pertains to the ghastly and shocking incident of gang-rape of a 16-year-...

Governance and Political Studies

राष्ट्र और जनताः पाकिस्तानी पाठ्यपुस्तकों का नजरिया

इतिहास लेखन को हमेशा ही जूझना पड़ता है, एक ओर मूल्यों वाले इतिहासकारों के झुंड से और दूसरी ओर निष्पक्षता के उस नियम से, जिस पर समझौता नहीं किया जा सकता। किंतु अतीत के चित्रण को राष्ट्र स्थापना और सामूहिक पहचान की आकांक्षा वाली लंबी दौड़ में...

Hindi, Pakistan, Neighbourhood Studies