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Defence Production and Export Promotion Policy 2020: Effective Implementation is the Key

Following closely on the heels of Draft Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) 2020, which was open for comments till 10 Aug 2020, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has formulated another document called Defence Production and Export Promotion Policy...

Countering the Dragon: A Perspective on Strategic Space Capabilities

Background

The successive standoffs between India and China on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) have highlighted the requirement of enhancing our strategic space capabilities. Space assets are primary facilitators of a country’s...

India’s Air Defence: What Needs to be Integrated?

The issue of creation of Air Defence Command is very much relevant in the current context with many subject matter experts (or otherwise) giving their special comments on what needs to be done and what must be avoided.

While the author’s...

Indonesian Defence Minister’s visit to India

The defence minister of Indonesia, General Prabowo Subianto was on a three day-visit to India from 26-28 July. The meeting was aimed at strengthening bilateral defence relationship. Two years ago, both countries elevated their relationship to a...

Indian Navy Takes Lead to Build Indigenisation-Innovation Architecture

Earlier this month, the Indian Navy put out plans for the twinning of Indigenisation-Innovation, and announced setting up of the Naval Innovation and Indigenisation Organisation (NIIO).1 This initiative is in pursuance of the draft...

सीमा पर चीन का ख़तरनाक रुख : चीन से हो गई चूक

पिछले दो महीनों से पूर्वी लद्दाख़ में भारतीय और चीनी सैनिक ख़तरनाक ढंग से आमने-सामने हुए हैं और इस वजह से उस सीमा पर कई बार हिंसक घटनाएँ हुई हैं। यह सैनिक तनातनी सीमा पर चीन के ख़तरनाक रुख के कारण पैदा हुआ है जो चीन की दशकों पुरानी ‘धीमी...

वास्तविक नियंत्रण रेखा पर भारत-चीन टकराव का विश्लेषण

हाल ही में एक प्रतिष्ठित लेखक ने एक प्रमुख भारतीय अखबार में एक लेख में भारत-चीन सीमा विवाद के बारे में विस्तार से बात करते समय कुछ उचित और प्रासंगिक तथ्य सामने रखे हैं। हालांकि तथ्य उपयुक्त हो सकते हैं मगर पश्चिमी सेक्टर में वास्तविक नियंत्रण...

AIR DEFENCE IS EVERYWHERE

Introduction

The term Air Defence (AD), is simplistically understood by most as defence of a nation’s territory from an enemy’s air attacks. For a professional air power practitioner however, AD today means much more. It encompasses a...

Border Brinkmanship: A Miscalculation by China

India and China have been engaged in a tense military faceoff that has witnessed numerous violent incidents over the last two months in Eastern Ladakh. The standoff has resulted from an aggressive border brinkmanship triggered by China, to assert...

FDI in Defence: Some Thoughts

When our Finance Minister announced the raising of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) limit in the defence sector under the automatic route from 49% to 74%1 it was reported as a ‘big push’ for Make in India. It was simultaneously reported...

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