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INS Kochi and the ‘Big-Warship’ Debate

October 09, 2015

Nothing conveys strategic intent as effectively as the large conventional warship whose mere presence can provide a decisive psychological advantage in strategic scenarios.

The Need for Haste on Pakistan-occupied Kashmir: China Pakistan Economic Corridor Needs a Counter Strategy

October 07, 2015

An India-China Silk Route Corridor could have multiple advantages for both countries without at the same time compromising their security concerns.

Russian Military Intervention in Syria

October 06, 2015

Will the action of Russia make it easier to find a negotiated political agreement on transition among Syrians? Most unlikely.

Sri Lanka: Would a Domestic Judicial Mechanism Deliver Justice to the Tamils?

October 06, 2015

International oversight in the form of a panel of judges and the UNHRC mechanism in general are likely to help address the apprehensions of the Tamils about a domestic investigation mechanism.

China as a Peer of the United States: Implications of the Joint Statement of September 25, 2015

October 01, 2015

China is emerging as a peer and partner of the United States in international affairs. India’s response should be to work with China to make the ‘Asian Century’ a reality and shape the future global agenda.

Reaffirming India’s Ties with Palestine

October 01, 2015

Prime Minister Modi’s meeting with President Abbas in New York reaffirms the government’s commitment to maintain continuity in India’s Palestine policy.

Aftermath of the Enactment of Controversial Statutes in Manipur

September 29, 2015

The political imbroglio in Manipur has to be analysed through the prism of likely political gains and losses for the State`s major players, in juxtaposition to the scenario prevailing in adjoining States as well as inclinations of the Central Government.

Contextualizing Madhesi Frustration in the Wake of Nepal’s New Constitution

September 28, 2015

The only way to resolve the crisis is to acknowledge Madeshis as genuine citizens of Nepal, whose respect and dignity can be protected by a clear recognition of their rights in the new constitution.

Post-Constitution Shivers in Nepal and India’s Response

September 28, 2015

The Indian reaction has led to notes of caution by some major countries. China, for instance, has suggested to Nepalese leaders that they should make the Constitution broad based.

New Nepal, Old Politics

September 28, 2015

The issue of ‘consensus’ that has been at the core of writing a constitution has been eroded through majoritarianism to secure the entrenchment in power of the hill political elites.

Nepal's New Constitution: An Analysis from the Madheshi Perspective

September 24, 2015

What the country needs is goodwill and support from all stakeholders inside and outside to move the reconciliation process forward and build on the peace, and all at the right pace.

The Indian Navy's Arabian Gulf Diplomacy

September 24, 2015

By engaging GCC navies through joint exercises, port calls, and training programmes, the Navy has successfully created a durable template of maritime relations in the Western Indian Ocean.

Journal of Defence Studies, October-December 2015

The current issue includes articles on organisational change in the Indian Army, professional military education, the Indian Corps in France in 1914-15, India’s defence offset policy, and the coming together of the UNLFWSEA in the North-East and its implications. There is also a perspective on India’s maritime strategy. More details [+]

Indigenous Historical Knowledge: Kautilya and His Vocabulary

This book is the first in a series of three volumes on “Kautilya and His Vocabulary” as a part of the “Indigenous Historical Knowledge” project undertaken by the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi. The edited volumes contain select papers presented in a series of workshop, national and international seminars organised by the institute. More details [+]

Air Power and National Security: Indian Air Force Evolution, Growth and Future

In over a century since the first manned flight, air power has made spectacular progress. Every conflict since World War II has seen an increasingly bigger role of air power, but despite this, to a general reader, air power continues to be esoteric. The study highlights major air power lessons of all the major conflicts, and explains air power roles and missions. More details [+]

Strategic Analysis, Volume 39, Issue 5

As the Institute celebrates 50 years of its founding, the current issue of Strategic Analysis, carries important reminiscences by scholars, policy planners and former directors, on  how or to what extent the Institute has played a decisive role in shaping the country’s defence, security and strategic studies agenda through its writings and discussions from time to time.  More details [+]

Australia’s Defence Policy and Relationship with India

Address by Hon'ble Australian Minister for Defence, Kevin Andrews More details [+]