India's Arctic Endeavours: Capacity Building and Capability Enhancement

India needs to adopt a whole-of-nation approach, involving industry, academia, and think tanks, to build a comprehensive institutional base on Arctic issues.

July 27, 2023

India’s G20 Presidency: Opportunity to Resume Engagement in the Arctic

India could help in the resumption of the suspended scientific exchanges by the West in the Arctic.

February 17, 2023

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

Yes, The Quad Will Endure!

The future of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) will depend on the choices that China makes.

April 09, 2021

The Cartographic Route to Deeper Strategic Partnerships

Considering that the US, Japan, Australia and India are committed to working for a free, open and rules-based Indo-Pacific, it is time for India’s strategic partners to review their cartographic positions on India’s borders.

July 03, 2020

Time to Leverage the Strategic Potential of Andaman & Nicobar Islands

A focused development plan for the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, which provide India with a commanding geostrategic presence in the Bay of Bengal and access to South and Southeast Asia, could greatly enhance the country’s geopolitical leverage in the Indian Ocean Region.

June 26, 2020

Refining Draft Defence Offset Guidelines 2020

The draft offset guidelines 2020, with revamped features, is a bold attempt at attracting technology and investment as well as promoting defence exports. However, the MoD may consider further refining some of the features of the revised guidelines.

June 08, 2020

Draft DPP-2020: Standard Contract Document

Inclusion of new clauses in the draft DPP-2020 and changes made in some of the existing ones are intended to make the SCD more comprehensive. However, there is a scope for bringing about textual clarity in the new as well as some of the existing clauses of the SCD, especially those which have been modified.

May 14, 2020

Defence Pension: A Comparative Study of India, US and UK

Given the rapidly rising pension liability in India and the concern expressed by the CDS, the experiences of the US and the UK could be useful in carrying out pension reforms in India.

April 23, 2020

Refining Draft DPP 2020: Some Suggestions

Draft DPP-2020 marks a paradigm shift from the past in many respects. It contains several new features intended to hasten the procurement process and provide a further fillip to the Make in India initiative in defence.

April 08, 2020