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Indo-Pacific in a Churn: Too many Naval Exercises

The possibility of Australia joining the India-led Malabar naval exercises to be held later this year in the Bay of Bengal1 has generated an intense debate among the Indian strategic community who responded with a mixed bag of ‘exciteme....

Libya: Dangerous Escalation

The UN Secretary-General in a briefing to the UN Security Council on 8th July said that the conflict in Libya has entered ‘a new phase with foreign interference reaching unprecedented levels’. He remarked that ‘Time is not on our side.’1....

Is South Asia ready to develop a robust Regional Value Chain?

The first transhipment cargo between India and Bangladesh was received at the Agartala (Tripura) Integrated Check on 23 July 2020 morning. The Indo- Bangladesh Coastal Shipment agreement signed in 2018 led to the cargo movement on the first trial con....

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....

The ‘Party’ that Controls the Gun!

In analysing the aggression shown by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in Eastern Ladakh since May 2020, and the intransigence apparent in the consequent negotiations to return to status quo, it is imperative follow the hierarchy dictating the sam....

The India - EU Summit: Implementation Remains the Key

The Strategic Partnership between India and EU was forged in 2004. The precursor to this partnership was a Joint Political Statement (1993) and a cooperation Agreement (1994)both of which laid the basis of this partnership. India and EU also agreed o....

Igniting Total Factor Productivity Growth in Indian Economy

For decades, India has looked upon China as competitor in the economic sphere and rightly so. Indian civilization has historically been an economic superpower for centuries ahead of China. It was inevitable in contemporary economic history that a gia....

भारत-चीन टकराव: रिश्तों में आया मोड़

लद्दाख में कई स्थानों पर और सिक्किम के नाकू ला में भारत और चीन के बीच जारी टकराव के कारण दोनों दे....

Parliament and India-China relations

The recent accusation and allegations by the opposition parties particularly Congress with regard to the government’s handling of the India-China relations, in the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the India-China border was unfortunate and irrespons....

The EU -USA- China Contradiction: the Friends Turned Foes and Vice Versa

The European Union (EU) is today facing a major contradiction. Its traditional ally, the USA has in several ways turned its back on Europe and is entering into trade and defence related quarrels. China which is the EU’s ‘systemic rival’ is on t....

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