Friday, August 17, 2018

Heightened threat perceptions since the assassination of late Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi has meant that all but one of her successors have had to deliver their Independence Day addresses to the Nation from behind a thick bullet proof screen...
       The Doklam standoff was a watershed moment in the history of Sino–Indian border tension, just like the Sumdorong Chu escalation by Gen K Sundarji in 1987.  Last year, India's abrupt disruption of Chinese road construction (extension) in Bhutan's Doklam...
Chinese President Xi Jinping announced a ‘Made in China 2025’ strategy that broadly outlines the aim of the People's Republic of China to first attain self-sufficiency in several high-tech areas such as aerospace, industrial robotics, semiconductors etc. with a...
  Whether one likes it or not , in this new era of protectionism and domestic value capture, India needs a smart Industrial Policy to grow its manufacturing sector and exports. Exports have fallen since 2013, and our manufacturing sector...
Mr Sanjay Mitra is the Defence Secretary of India and belongs to the 1982 batch of the Indian Administrative Service. In the past, He has been the Chief Secretary of the Indian state of West Bengal and Secretary, Ministry...
The Department Defence Production (DDP), under India’s Ministry of Defence (MOD), oversees defence manufacturing in India and has direct control over nine defence public sector undertakings (DPSUs) and the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) besides some other entities. In recent...
This past Thursday, Air Chief Marshal (ACM), B.S Dhanoa, Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Indian Air force (IAF), while speaking at the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) made a number of interesting statements with respect to India's military position in...
India’s biennial Defence Exposition (Defexpo) is usually an event that resonates in the main with those who have a deep engagement with the military-industrial side of things. However, this year’s Defexpo stood out for being an event that went...
‘The moment that justice must be paid for by the victim of injustice it becomes itself injustice’, said Benjamin R Tucker.   No contemporary published work elucidates this quote more than the book, Maimed By The System, a book that needed,...
India has long sought to maintain an air power advantage over its potential adversaries as a key aspect of its conventional deterrence posture. To get a view of how Indian air power continues to evolve in relation to its...

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