National Security and Strategic Studies
Climate Change
COVID-19 Pandemic and Lessons for Climate Change Responses

Introduction

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is simultaneously a public health crisis and an economic crisis. On the public health front, it has resulted in 21,527,747 total confirmed cases and 772,370 deaths in 188 countries as of 16...

Sino- Iran Proposed Accord: China’s Expansionism Continues

Introduction

Sometime back there was a news item that Iran has decided to undertake construction of the Chabahar- Zahedan Railway Line on its own. The reason given was that India who was earlier building that Railway line was going slow...

Locust Invasion in India

Introduction

It has been a double whammy. As the nation is reeling under the effects of COVID-19 pandemic, India has to fight another menace: locust invasion. Massive swarms of desert locusts have devoured crops across seven states of...

Renewable Energy is the Way Forward

In a span of just seven days recently, two varying bits of information emerged on the climate change front for India. The first is that India lost 2,018 lives in 2018 due to the fallout of this crisis. And the second is that the country entered...

Air Defence Cover for Mechanised Forces: The Bigger Picture

The Event

On 10 May 2019, it was reported in the media that India had finally selected the South Korean made Hanwha K 30 Biho (Flying Tiger), a highly mobile short range Ground Based Air Defence (GBAD) weapon system, to protect its...

विश्व पर्यावरण दिवस – भारत को खराब भूमि और बंजर भूमि की पारिस्थितिक बहाली के लिए शुरू करना चाहिए राष्ट्रीय अभियान

भारत इस वर्ष 43वें संयुक्त राष्ट्र विश्व पर्यावरण दिवस की मेजबानी कर रहा है, जो 5 जून को मनाया जाता है। इस बार इसका विषय “प्लास्टिक प्रदूषण को मात देना” है। 2015 में दुनिया भर में 32 करोड़ टन से भी अधिक प्लास्टिक कचरा तैयार हुआ था, जबकि 1950 में...

World Environment Day - India should Launch a National Mission for Ecological Restoration of Degraded Lands and Wastelands

This year India is hosting the 43rd edition of the UN World Environment Day, celebrated on the 5th of June, this time the theme being “Beat the Plastic Pollution”. In 2015, over 320 million ton of plastic waste was produced...

Indo-US Cooperation and Perspectives on Climate Change

Climate change is an environmental problem that has various environmental, social and economic dimensions. Nations and citizens must determine how they can limit their own contributions to the negative impacts of climate change. India is one of...

Delhi’s Craven Policy on Syria

The position India is taking on the unfolding Syrian crisis does not do honour to our diplomacy. We supported last week the western resolution providing for sanctions on Syria under Chapter V11 of the UN Charter unless its government effectively...

The Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan of 11th March 2011: A Wake up Call for India

On 11th Mar 11 literally the hell struck the north eastern coastal areas of Japan in the form of a devastating earthquake of 9 magnitude which triggered a powerful tsunami with 10 meter high waves which travelled 10 km inland at jet speed. It has...

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