IDSA COMMENT

Time IAF Upgraded its Largest Combat Fleet

While Rafale’s enhanced combat capabilities has added punch to India’s airpower, the developing threat scenario in India’s neighbourhood lends urgency to upgrading the IAF’s largest combat fleet, the Sukhoi fighters, to retain edge over the enemy.

September 30, 2020

The China-India-US Triangle: Changing Balance of Power and a New Cold War

China is no longer interested in maintaining previous patterns of its relationships with India and US. It seeks to forge new types of relationships that are reflective of the extant balance of power. China expects India to demonstrate awed subservience and refrain from security cooperation with US.

September 21, 2020

Need For a Proactive Policy Towards Bangladesh

Given the assertive foreign policy followed by China and the desperation of Pakistan after the abolition of Article 370, India has to follow a proactive foreign policy. It is only India’s proactiveness that can keep both China and Pakistan in check in Bangladesh.

February 04, 2021

Increase in FDI Cap Alone Not Enough for Defence Sector

Raising the FDI limit by itself may not enthuse the foreign investors as per the expectations. To make the defence sector more attractive for foreign investment, a whole lot of other related issues will have to be addressed by the government.

September 14, 2020

Abe Shinzo: Japan’s Visionary Statesman

Abe Shinzo made his mark as an astute statesman in international politics with intellectual bandwidth and a global vision to conceptualise grand strategic constructs such as the Free and Open Indo-Pacific anchored on universal values.

September 03, 2020

The UAE-Israel Agreement: A Step Towards Peace?

The normalisation of relations between the UAE and Israel is a historic development and a step forward in the rapprochement between the Arab Gulf and Israel.

August 21, 2020

India and Mexico: Celebrating 70 Years of Diplomatic Relations

India and Mexico can jointly push for an effective response to international terrorism, reforming the multilateral system, and the adoption of a comprehensive approach to promoting international peace and security.

August 20, 2020

Israel and UAE: From Tacit Cooperation to Full Diplomatic Ties

Formal diplomatic ties between Israel and the UAE, two of India’s critical strategic partners, is indeed a welcome development.

August 18, 2020

Impact of Embargo on Defence Imports

It would be helpful if MoD issues a formal order addressing the concerns expressed by various stakeholders about certain aspects of the negative list, especially its impact on projects that involve foreign OEMs and the purpose of bifurcating the capital budget.

August 14, 2020

Atma Nirbhar through Arms Import Ban

The negative list of embargoed defence items is one more step towards creating a strong domestic arms industry and making India self-reliant in defence production.

August 13, 2020

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