National Security and Strategic Studies
राष्ट्रीय सुरक्षा सलाहकार की अध्यक्षता में नई रक्षा समिति का गठन

रक्षा मंत्रालय ने हाल ही में राष्ट्रीय सुरक्षा सलाहकार की अध्यक्षता में एक रक्षा योजना समिति (....

20 Years of India’s Nuclearisation: Retrospect and Prospect

On 11th & 13th May 1998, India surprised the world by conducting five nuclear tests in the Pokhran deserts of Rajasthan.1 The tests marked the end of India’s long ambivalence vis-à-vis the nuclear weapons and set i....

India’s Fifth Largest Military Spending Rank by SIPRI – A Reality Check

The latest report on global military spending published by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) on 02 May has placed India as the fifth largest defence spender in the World in 2017. SIPRI attributes increase in the global mili....

Why S-400 Will Make Sense Despite (Un)Likelihood of US Sanctions

The open source is abuzz with the news that India and Russia are close to finalising the deal for the purchase of S-400 System despite the threat of US sanctions1. Making it a central issue during the visit of Defence Minister, Mrs ....

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 ....

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