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  • Decoding Key Naval Responses to the Red Sea Crisis

    The peaceful resolution of the civil war in Yemen is key to addressing the maritime security challenges in the Red Sea region.

    July 10, 2024

    India and the Scorpene Club

    The creation of a ‘Scorpene Club’ could collectively benefit India, Brazil, Malaysia and Indonesia, all operators of the French-origin submarine.

    April 24, 2024

    How Dharma Shapes Strategic Thought On War in the Mahabharata

    The Occasional Paper employs the dharmic viewpoint of the Mahabharata to derive the fundamental elements of ancient Indian strategic thought. It evaluates the role of dharma as it shapes war as a defining element of strategic thought.

    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 Road Ahead for AUKUS in 2024

    As the roadmap and scope of the two pillars of AUKUS are now clearly defined, near-term tangible outcomes can be expected to materialise from 2024 onwards.

    January 12, 2024

    Mahabharata: A Strategic Overview

    The Indian way of conceptualising war, employment of force, use of diplomacy, guidance for soldiering and capability development has a long and rich tradition that emerges from texts like the Mahabharata.

    November 22, 2023

    Attack on Sevastopol: Key Takeaways

    The successful Ukrainian missile strike on the Russian naval base in Sevastopol, Crimea on 13 September 2023 could force the Russian Navy to relocate the Black Sea Fleet to Novorossiysk on the Russian mainland, which could increase supply chain vulnerabilities.

    October 04, 2023

    Hybridity in Warfare: A Compelling Dimension in Modern Wars

    Policy-makers need to recalibrate modernisation programmes from the earlier focus on traditional military capability needs to a mix of kinetic and non-kinetic hybrid war-fighting capabilities.

    July 21, 2023

    US Cluster Munitions for Ukraine: Military Context and Legal Considerations

    The provisions of the Convention on Cluster Munitions are not relevant in the extant case of supply of dual purpose improved conventional munitions (DPICM) to Ukraine.

    July 14, 2023

    Tech Giants at War in Ukraine

    To fight hybrid wars, militaries would have to themselves hybridize, through public-private partnerships, and field required hybrid war-fighting capabilities and competencies.

    June 02, 2023

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