Narco-Terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) has witnessed a 2000 per cent surge in heroin-related drug seizures between 2017 and 2022, with significant national security and societal consequences.

September 12, 2022

Belt and Road Initiative and Environmental Challenges

Several Belt and Road Initiative projects pass through ecologically sensitive areas and in countries with weak environmental laws and governance.

August 31, 2022

LNG: Europe’s Ray of Hope?

European imports of Russian gas have steadily declined either voluntarily or on account of Russia weaponising energy, propelling the push towards LNG imports.

August 30, 2022

Applicability of CVC Guidelines to Defence Procurement

Given that the Department of Expenditure will henceforth be the nodal department for issuing procurement related instructions in future, the Ministry of Defence must institute a system to promptly incorporate them in the MoD procurement manuals.

August 29, 2022

India–Namibia Relations Get a Boost

The Namibian Foreign Minister’s visit to India saw the signing of a critical wildlife pact relating to relocation of African Cheetahs, and provided a boost to bilateral ties.

August 22, 2022

Issues in Co-Development and Co-Production of Defence Equipment

The success of the co-development-cum-production push in Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020 would depend on the commercial viability of the co-developed product, apart from overcoming a host of conceptual and procedural challenges.

August 17, 2022

Facial Recognition Technology and Counter-Terror Operations

The challenges associated with facial recognition technology (FRT) need to be studied in detail before deploying them in counter-insurgency/counter-terror operations.

August 05, 2022

Budgetary Reforms: The Forgotten Agenda

Micro and macro-level budgetary reforms are required to ensure optimum utilisation of the allocated resources for executing financially viable plans.

August 02, 2022

Iran Delinks Regional and Nuclear Diplomacy

Iran is focussing its diplomatic energies on advancing its ‘neighbourhood policy’ and long-term cooperation with China and Russia.

July 29, 2022

National Hospital Ship and India’s Maritime Security Strategy

Hospital ships play a critical role in supplementing a navy’s combat potential and enhance its soft power capability.

July 29, 2022