IDSA COMMENT

Strategic Partnership Model – formulation of the scheme a big challenge

May 22, 2017

The objective of promoting Indian industry can be achieved in a simpler manner if after selecting the platform to be inducted MoD leaves it to the foreign OEM to tie up with the Indian company of its choice.

Preference for Local Industry in Defence Contracts: What India Can Do

May 22, 2017

The new enabling provision in GFR-2017 provides the MoD a chance to amend its own procurement document and include a provision of production reservation and price preference for domestic industry.

Need for incorporating a limitation of liability clause in defence contracts

May 17, 2017

It would be both graceful and fair to pay a reasonable amount that is seen as equitable compensation for infringement of the fundamental right to life or damages arising from tortious liability of the government.

Salafi-Jihad in Kashmir: New Cat among the Pigeons

May 15, 2017

The growing vilification of the Kashmiri movement by Salafi-Jihadi terror groups is a part of their overt radicalization attempts aimed at hijacking the sub-nationalist insurgency.

Pakistan, Masood Azhar and Terrorism

May 15, 2017

The revival of Jaish indicates that Pakistan will continue to utilise terrorism as an instrument to advance its geo-strategic agenda in South Asia.

The Agni-II Trial Failure: Evaluation rather than Flagellation is needed

May 15, 2017

The Agni family has had a successful series of user trials extending over several variants and a number of years which should give some confidence in the robustness of the design, development, testing and induction process.

Furthering India-Japan Defence Cooperation: Arun Jaitley indicates a new approach

May 15, 2017

While there is no doubt that India could do with help from Japanese defence firms, the modality of acquiring technologies from foreign companies in general requires to be clearly articulated.

Hydropower as an Energy Source: Need to Find the Right Balance

May 12, 2017

While hydropower projects are critical for economic growth and development, it is equally important to fully assess their potential social and environmental impact in the long-term. The challenge lies in finding the right balance between the need for development and the necessity of protecting the environment.

Ways And Means to Choke Maoist Finances

May 11, 2017

It is difficult, if not impossible, to completely clamp down on Maoist finances. However, it is possible to restrict the flow of money into their coffers.

A Defining Moment for France and Europe

May 09, 2017

Two clashing visions of France were before the French voters. They chose, with many reservations, Macron and rejected Le Pen, but not wholly, for, her opposition to the EU, in some measure, enjoys the support of a sizeable section of French society.

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