Comments and Briefs

India–Russia Cooperation in Indian Ocean Region, Arctic and Russian Far East

India–Russia cooperation in the Indian Ocean and the Arctic, including the Russian Far East, could give strong thrust to their deepening engagement. However, there is a need for heavy lifting from both sides to achieve the desired potential.

December 06, 2021

Developments in Pakistan: The More Things Change…

As the civilian political space shrinks and the capacity of the state gets hobbled by political dissension and internal resistance from forces armed with an alternate blueprint for action, Pakistan is likely to rely more on its anti-India stance to build national unity, seeking especially to suck in the militant religious groups into its orbit.

December 03, 2021

Defence Procurement in India: A Historical Perspective

Defence procurement in India needs to adopt a mix of procurement avenues in which the indigenous solutions, foreign equipment and futuristic R&D continue together in a balanced manner. Considering that piecemeal solutions are not effective in the long term, there is a need to adopt a ‘Systems Approach’ to come up with a holistic solution which is enduring and progressive.

December 02, 2021

Beijing’s Lead in Renewable Energy: Why India Needs to Introspect?

As India’s strides in the renewable sector are increasingly gaining pace, it gives an opportunity to assess what potential challenges and opportunities arise for India in the face of China’s growing dominance in the renewable energy industry.

November 30, 2021

Indian Defence Diplomacy: A Handbook

The discipline of defence diplomacy picked up salience as an important component of foreign policy with most major militaries by the end of the Cold War. Particularly, in the last three decades, it has become a vital instrument in the diplomatic tool-bag of most countries.

2021

ASEAN–India Summit 2021: Outcomes and Prospects

The 18th ASEAN–India Summit reaffirmed commitment to shared values and norms that underlie ASEAN–India Dialogue relationship that started in 1992, i.e., the commitment to support ASEAN Community building and strengthening the ASEAN–India strategic partnership across the whole spectrum of political-security, economic, socio-cultural and development cooperation.

November 29, 2021

The ETIM Question: Taliban’s Moment of Truth

The coming of Taliban to power in Afghanistan could upset the geopolitical applecart in Central Asia and adjoining regions. The growing association of radical Uyghur groups like the ETIM, with IS-K and the spread of jihadist operations in Central Asia could have significant implications for regional and international powers, particularly for China and its ambitious plans for Silk Road imperialism.

November 29, 2021

High Time for India’s First Polar Research Vessel

Melting of the polar ice-sheets and their scientific inter-linkages to Indian monsoons, necessitate India to undertake scientific studies in the Arctic and Antarctica. An independent PRV with required icebreaking capabilities will be a crucial requirement in this regard. It is also important considering the pace of the geo-political and geo-economic transitions happening in the Arctic.

November 25, 2021

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Talk by Prof. Efraim Inbar on "Israel’s new government and its Foreign Policy”

Chair: DG Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy
July 21, 2021

Webinar on ‘India-Nigeria: Facing the COVID-19 Pandemic Together’

Opening Remarks by DG Amb Sujan R. Chinoy and Lt. Gen. Aliyu Gusau Mohammed
March 30, 2021

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