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First Person View (FPV) Drones: When Quantity Equals Quality

First Person View (FPV) drones, combined with artificial intelligence (AI), are the next evolution in warfare as they offer a cheaper and scalable alternative to precision weapons.

February 27, 2024

Bhutan Election Paves Way for Political Transition

Prime Minister Tsering Tobgay’s government has to deal with Bhutan’s significant economic, social and diplomatic challenges.

February 27, 2024

Pakistan Elections 2024: ‘Same Politics’ and Some New Trends

The fragmented mandate will further exacerbate Pakistan’s many political, economic and security challenges.

February 23, 2024

Antarctica: The Icy Continent and Indian Engagements

India’s continuous and growing presence in Antarctica is in accordance with its commitment to science and protection of fragile Antarctic ecosystems.

February 23, 2024

India–Japan Strategic Partnership and the Indo-Pacific

India–Japan strategic partnership has gained momentum due to the alignment of their geo-economic and geo-strategic interests.

February 21, 2024

Bhutan’s 2024 National Elections: New Dawn with an Old Guard

Bhutan's National Assembly elections reflect a commitment to democracy amid economic challenges.

February 21, 2024

“Partners in Progress”: The Transformation of the India–UAE Relationship

Convergences of interests and a mutually beneficial partnership have significantly reshaped the India–UAE relationship.

February 20, 2024

The Indian Navy and Maritime Security in the Red Sea

The Indian Navy has played a vital role in securing maritime trade routes in the Red Sea.

February 19, 2024

Defence Budget 2024-25: Trend Analysis

The budget estimates for the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for 2024-25 are Rs 621,540.85 crore, constituting 13.04 percent of the total Union Budget and 4.7 per cent higher than BE 2023-24.

February 16, 2024

The Balticconnector Incident: Hybrid Attacks and Critical Infrastructure Protection

The pressure on north Europe to bolster capabilities to protect its critical infrastructure in the light of the Balticconnector incident is high.

February 16, 2024

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