National Security and Strategic Studies
Defence Cooperation: India-Russia Strategic Partnership in Recess

The wide ranging agreements signed during President Vladimir Putin’s trip to New Delhi for the annual summit meeting with Prime Minister Narender Modi on October 4-5, 2018, and the bonhomie on display (warm hugs, long handshakes and plenty of smile....

Modernisation of the Armed Forces of China: Wake Up Call for India

Issues Meriting Importance
The People’s Republic of China was established in 1949 under the Chairmanship of Mao Ze Dong. The Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) defeated Generalissimo Jiang Jieshi (Chiang Kai-shek), and formed the government.....

India’s Geopolitical Posturing and Conflict Termination

The Issue
A nation needs to assess her geo-political position in consonance with regional threat environment, aspirations of her people, economic growth and military power. Excessive aggression leads to instability. At the same time, indi....

COMCASA - The Bigger Picture

In the context of the signing of Communication Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA) between US and India on 06 Sep 2018 during the 2+2 dialogue1, this article attempts to analyse the bigger picture. In that, it traces the journe....

Visit of the Chinese Defence Minister: A Missed Opportunity to Establish Hot Line between the Two Armies?

The Chinese Defence Minister, Lieutenant General Wei Fenghe, visited India for four days, from 21 to 24 Aug 181. This visit was significant from more than one perspective. First, it was the first visit by a defence minister from China not ....

Making Sense of Missile Shield

The media picks up the tag line "India puts up a missile shield" every time there is news related, one way or the other, to the plan to acquire a surface-to-air-missile (SAM) system. The so called "missile shield" filled the media space when there wa....

National Register of Citizens (NRC) - The Next Steps

The process of filing appeals against the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) for the State of Assam, published on July 30, is underway. Individuals can file for review till October 28 and hearings will begin from December 15 this year. About 4....

A Threat Looming Large: India must display Resolve and Unity

India is in transition in many ways: From agricultural to industrial to information age with constantly varying coincidence amongst them. There is transformation to digital economy, new tax regime, infrastructure development and extension of service....

US-India 2 Plus 2 Dialogue: Significance of Strategic Partnership

“Want of foresight, unwillingness to act when action would be simple and effective, …confusion of counsel until emergency comes … are the features which constitute the endless repetition of history” – Anon

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