Commentaries & Articles
LCA Tejas Contract: Giving Indigenous Technology a “Chance”
One of the key highlights of the 13th Aero-India Show held in Bengaluru from 3rd to 5th February was the signing of a formal contract between the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for the supply of 83 indigenously developed Tejas Light Combat Aircrafts (LCA).
Political Crises in Myanmar
01 February 2021, the Myanmar military declared a state of emergency for a year and arrested Aung San Suu Kyi and other government officials. The coup’s timings have been critical as 01 February was supposed to be the first session of Parliament. Join Amb Gautam Mukhopadhya and Ms Cchavi Vasisht for insightful views on the recent political crises in Myanmar.
Assessment: Outcome of Vietnam’s 13th National Party Congress
Vietnam’s 13th National Party Congress concluded on 31 January two days earlier than planned for with a change in the leadership matrix and after approving the developmental plans. Vietnam’s political guidance and governance is based on a quartet of leaders i.e. the General Secretary of Vietnam’s Communist Party, President, Prime Minister and the Chairman of the National Assembly. These appointments are elected during the NPC meeting. Mr.
Biden’s Foreign Policy Priorities: Implications for India
President Biden’s 4th February speech1 at the State Department was designed to reassure Americans and signal to the world that “America is back” to resume the global leadership. Biden has emphasised re-engagement with the world with a strong emphasis on diplomacy. His attitude is just the opposite of Trump's “America First” approach which undermined America’s traditional alliances and put the US on a confrontationist course with its allies. Repairing the damaged alliances will be his top priority.
श्रीलंका: भारत और जापान के साथ समझौते के निरस्तीकरण के बाद क्या?
1 फरवरी को श्रीलंका की सरकार ने भारत और जापान के सहयोग से प्रस्तावित कोलंबो बंदरगाह के पूर्वी कंटेनर टर्मिनल का विकास करने के उद्देश्य से मई, 2019 में किए गए समझौते को रद्द करने की घोषणा कर दी। इस करार को रद्द करने की मांग विगत जुलाई से श्रीलंका के 23 ट्रेड यूनियन कर रहे थे और इसका समर्थन विपक्षी वामपंथी पार्टी जनता विमुक्ति पेरामुना (जेवीपी) समेत कई बौद्ध भिक्षु तथा उग्र राष्ट्रवादी समूह कर रहे थे। उनकी मांग थी कि इस टर्मिनल के विकास के लिए किसी विदेशी शक्ति को काम देना सत्तारूढ़ पार्टी के चुनावी घोषणापत्र के विपरीत था। हालांकि बताया जाता है कि उन्हें सरकार ने यह समझाने की बहुत कोशिश की
Employment of Hybrid Warfare in Recent Agitations
In the 21st century, waging conventional wars has become passé. New variations like Low Intensity wars, Information Wars and Hybrid War, have emerged.
किस तरह सुगा जापान की नीतियों को रूस की तरफ मोड़ रहे हैं ?
शिंजो अबे के प्रधानमंत्री पद से सहसा इस्तीफा देने के बाद योशिहिदे सुगा जापान के प्रधानमंत्री बनाए गए हैं, लेकिन उन्हें विदेशी राजनय के बारे में बहुत कम अनुभव है। इसलिए ये सवाल पूछे जा रहे हैं कि क्या वे जापान के अंतरराष्ट्रीय संबंधों को निभा ले जा सकने में पूरी तरह सक्षम हैं?
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Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor, 12 April - 18 April 2021

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International Development
January 22, 2021
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I. United States Politics and Society US and Iran ratchet up military activity as concerns increase ahead of Soleimani...

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April 20, 2021
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