National Security and Strategic Studies
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Corporatisation of Ordnance Factory Board –An Analysis

A Bold Decision – Govt Walks the Talk

Something big happened on 16 June 2021. In a run time of less than a year from first open announcement, the Govt of India has gone ahead to approve the Corporatisation of the Ordnance Factory Board (...

Eastern Ladakh – In Focus Again!

With a meeting of the EAM Jaishankar with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi, Eastern Ladakh has come in focus again. Most information and analysis of the events in Eastern Ladakh of 2020 and the first half of 2021 have been analysed in fine detail...

Drone Terror in India: A Challenge to Deter

Introduction

Presently, drones have become an integral part of military’s arsenal for superpowers, while for others it is just a work in progress. From Yemeni soil against the Saudi oil installations to eliminating a high-ranking serving...

Drone Threat – The Big Picture

The media was in frenzy post the drone attack on Jammu Air Force Station on the night of 26/27 Jun 2021. The volcano of breaking news and minute-to-minute reporting was trying to show us the face of danger that awaits us from the little monsters...

Launch on Demand: Relevance in Future Wars

General

There are many emerging trends in warfare, which impact the conduct of warfare, security structures and decision-making apparatus. These are driven by technology as well as dynamic strategic considerations. However, three of...

Pandemic Factor in Military Organisation

Curse of the Pandemic

All-pervasive adversities brought about by the Covid-19 Pandemic have occupied, seized in fact, the universal human consciousness in a manner seen never before. That is only to be expected when the Pandemic has...

With Defence Production and Procurement Policies in Place – Are We Headed Correctly?

‘Year of Covid’ – an Important Year for Defence Sector

The stigma, ‘year of Covid’ notwithstanding, 2020 has been a very important year when it comes to self-reliance in defence and aerospace sector. It was in this year when the Ministry...

“Indigenize India’s Military Doctrines, Procedures and Customs too”: PM at Kevadia

PM’s Observation that Created the Ripple Effect

On 06 March 2021 the Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi delivered the valedictory address to the Combined Commanders’ Conference at Kevadia in Gujarat. He stressed the “importance of...

The Absence of Air Power in India’s Security Narratives

India’s security narrative of the region has been largely driven by the coercive diplomacy which China has chosen to pursue as a part of its national security strategy. Border stand offs in Arunachal in the near recent past and Ladakh currently,...

Freedom of Navigation Operation (FONOP) by USS John Paul Jones in the Indian EEZ – A violation or unwarranted assertion?

On Apr 7, the 7th Fleet of the US Navy released a statement about Freedom of Navigation Operation (FONOP) undertaken by USS John Paul Jones in the Indian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) without requesting India's prior consent. Join Rear Admiral...

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