National Security and Strategic Studies
Significance of Exercise ‘Gagan Shakti-2018’

The Indian Air Force (IAF) carried out a massive pan-India Exercise ‘Gagan Shakti 2018’ from 08-22 Apr 2018 involving practically the entire operational and logistic component of the IAF. What is the significance of the exercise? India faces f....

Commentary: Constitution of the new Defence Panel Chaired by the NSA

Recently, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has constituted a Defence Planning Committee (DPC) chaired by the National Security Advisor (NSA) with the objectives of: (1) Drafting a national security strategy; (2) drawing up a capability developmen....

Commentary: Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa Explains the Role of Indian Air Force in the Changing Security Environment at a Public Lecture

At the invitation of Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), Air Chief Marshal B. S. Dhanoa delivered a public lecture on the “Role of Indian Air Force in National Security”. The lecture was attended by the members of the strategic community....

Commentary: Implications of Pakistan on the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Grey List

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) The ‘Group of Seven’ countries, commonly referred as G-7, was conceptualised prior to the 1973 oil crisis. It started with an informal meeting between the US Secretary of the Treasury and....

रक्षा बजट 2018-19 की एक झलक

रक्षा बजट 2018-19 में, पिछले वर्ष की तुलना में कोई विशेष फ़र्क नहीं है। कुल 4,04,365 करोड़ के परिव्यय, जिसमें ....

A Social and Psychological Approach to Conflict Management in Jammu and Kashmir

People of the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) region practiced Hinduism, Buddhism and Zoroastrianism at the time when Islam entered the Kashmir Valley. One aspect that remained constant in Kashmir was that in spite of the arrival of foreign Sufi Saints such ....

Sale of Chinese Advanced Tracking System to Pakistan: Impact and Implications

According to a statement by Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) reported in the South China Morning Post (SCPM) on 22 March 18, China has provided Pakistan a highly advanced Optical Tracking and Measurement System which will be a boon to its missile ....

Reflections on the Defence Budget 2018-19

The general features of the Defence Budget for 2018-19 are not different from those of the past. With a total outlay of Rs 4,04,365 cr, including Rs 1,08,853 cr towards pension liabilities, the defence outlay is 16.6 percent of the budgeted central g....

Defence Corridors Notwithstanding, the Real Challenge is "Make in India"

The Finance Minister, in his budget speech 2018 announced that two Defence Industrial Production Corridors (DIPC) will be developed in the country. Following this, the Govt., in early this month, announced that the first of this corridor will come up....

The Maoist Rebellion, in Limp

“ … for then only you will be strong, when you cherish the laws, and when the revolutionary attempts of lawless men shall have ceased …” – Aeschines. Greek statesman The Object of Discussion Much confabulat....

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