IDSA COMMENT

The People’s Liberation Army at Ninety – Poised for a ‘Great Leap’

The People’s Liberation Army at Ninety

It will take some time before the PLA can claim to be a modern military, at par with Western armies, capable of undertaking extended global missions. But the PLA is poised for a “Giant Leap”, and that is bound to dramatically change the ‘balance of power’ dynamics.

August 07, 2017

13th Five-Year Defence Plan (2017-22) – A re-run of the past

13th Five-Year Defence Plan (2017-22) – A re-run of the past

Achieving the intended outcomes of the 13th five-year defence plan is critically dependent on the ability of the Ministry of Finance to increase the defence budget by at least 100 per cent from next year onward.

July 31, 2017

Way Forward to a final Naga Settlement

Maximum autonomy may be accorded in ethnic, cultural and developmental realms to autonomous councils for all Naga areas in Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and even Assam, through suitable amendment to the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution.

July 31, 2017

Is the GCC Crisis De-escalating?

While the GCC crisis seems to be de-escalating, there is no end in sight as yet.

July 26, 2017

Formulation of a European Union Budget

The moot point is whether member countries are clear about the EU’s economic dysfunctions and the degree of economic unification they desire for surmounting them.

July 24, 2017

Labour’s Downhill Journey in Israel

Israel’s Labour party has been going through turmoil since losing monopoly over power in 1977 and is unable to regain its erstwhile pre-eminence and even relevance.

July 24, 2017

The Malabar Exercises: An Appraisal

India should take the lead in forming an overarching security quad along with Australia, Japan and the US in the Indo-Pacific region.

July 18, 2017

Need for nurturing the ‘Make’ projects

It would be a bold gesture if MoD decides to categorise all development projects under Make-II. This will send a strong message to the industry and to the nation about MoD’s earnestness to promote private sector participation.

July 14, 2017

Saudi Aramco’s IPO

If India gets a stake in the proposed Aramco IPO, it would mean getting a share of profits from one of the world’s largest and most profitable companies.

July 13, 2017

The Tejas One Year After Induction – HAL must take ownership of the project

The Tejas One Year After Induction – HAL must take ownership of the project

It behooves both HAL and ADA to work in synergy to meet the target of 16 aircraft per annum and ensure the successful and prompt completion of the Tejas Mk.1A project.

July 12, 2017

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