Commentaries & Articles
Contemplating Deterrence by ‘Integrated Missile and Rocket Force’
“Sorry to keep you waiting. I’m here! Dongfeng Express at your service!” is what Peoples Liberation Army Rocket Force (PLARF) wrote in February 2019, in its first post on Sina Weibo, the Chinese Twitter. PLARF took the name “Dongfeng Express,” as a nickname in support of its Dongfeng ballistic missile series, which range from short-range missiles like the DF-11 to intercontinental ones like the DF-26.
Resurgence of Tehreek-i-Taliban (TTP) in Pakistan
Pakistan and Afghanistan relations are on a boil. In the past few months while there has been simmering tensions on the Durand Line, the Tehreek-i-Taliban (TTP) threat has grown exponentially. On November 28, 2022, the TTP ended the indefinite ceasefire with the Pakistan government, which was called in June 2022. In its statement, the TTP accused the Pakistan state of not adhering to the ceasefire.
Overview of Geopolitics in 2022 and Looking at 2023
The Year 2022 saw the organizing principles of the international system become more fragmented even with facade of multilateral summitry. Despite US unipolar moment receding, China’s ascendancy has yet to translate into US decline. With absence of efficient balancing and weak multilateralism, the return of multipolarity today has been characterized by diffusion of dangers amidst growing interdependence among partners.
Defence Procurement & Production: A Feel of Fresh Air as the New Year Dawns
Premise A few days into the New Year and thinking of the year gone by, one gets a feel of ‘fresh air’ in the entire stance of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and their attitude towards the entire gamut of defence procurement. A resurgent mood is evidently visible in the defence and aerospace sector, especially in the private industry. This brief flags some important developments in the recent past that validate the above premise. ‘Framework’ – The Stagnant Water Gets a Move on Cutting the Status quo Practice
G20 Needs Inclusivity, Efficiency and a “Delhi Consensus”
The Indian presidency of the G20 has taken cognizance of the challenge of achieving just and equitable growth for all the peoples of the world in a sustainable, holistic, responsible, and inclusive manner. It is founded on the philosophy of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam- the world is one family. Accordingly, its motto is One Earth, One family, One future. It seeks to address challenges in a uniquely Indian way of living in harmony with the surroundings.[1]
Geopolitical mires of 2022 and the way forward for India
The challenge for India and other developing nations is to find an optimal adjustment to a segmented globalisation.
Central Asia: A Look Back at 2022 and Projections for 2023


The year 2022 has been challenging for the Central Asian region. In addition to the widespread anti-government protests resulting from the tumultuous internal socio-economic and political environment, the external impact of the Ukrainian Crisis has widened the fissures already existing.
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