Articles in Courtesy: IDSA

Decoding Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020

Decoding Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020

By: Amit Cowshish | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 24 Nov , 2020

It is a challenge to encapsulate the Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020 (DAP 2020), released by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) on September 30, 2020.1  It is spread over 12 chapters and runs into...

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Can India be the Next Global Manufacturing Hub?

Can India be the Next Global Manufacturing Hub?

By: Dr Kogila Balakrishnan and Saurabh Kukreja | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 21 Nov , 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic laid bare the vulnerability of existing global manufacturing supply chains. It is likely to lead to global suppliers rethinking the resilience of their supply chain...

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The Forgotten Fact of “China-Occupied Kashmir”

The Forgotten Fact of “China-Occupied Kashmir”

By: Amb Sujan R Chinoy | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 20 Nov , 2020

China’s role as an interested party and its status as a disputant in the territorial issue of Jammu & Kashmir has been obfuscated because the international narrative has been limited to the...

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New Internet Protocol: Redesigning the Internet with Chinese Characteristics?

New Internet Protocol: Redesigning the Internet with Chinese Characteristics?

By: Munish Sharma | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 12 Nov , 2020

The radical idea of a New Internet Protocol (IP), replacing the prevalent TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol and Internet Protocol), was put forward together by Huawei, the Chinese Ministry of...

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

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

By: Dr S Kalyanaraman | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 23 Sep , 2020

China’s ascent to great power status during the last 30 years has altered the power equation that had existed in the 1990s between China and India and China and the United States (US). In 1990,...

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The UAE-Israel Agreement: A Step Towards Peace?

The UAE-Israel Agreement: A Step Towards Peace?

By: Md. Muddassir Quamar | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 26 Aug , 2020

The US-Israel-UAE joint statement of August 13 might have come as a surprise for many, but for those following the trajectory of the growing contacts between the Arab Gulf States and Israel, this...

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Impact of Embargo on Defence Imports

Impact of Embargo on Defence Imports

By: Amit Cowshish | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 21 Aug , 2020

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced an embargo on the import of 101 items through a press release issued on August 9, 2020.1 The annexure to this press release lists a wide range of embargoed...

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Atma Nirbhar in Defence Technology

Atma Nirbhar in Defence Technology

By: Laxman K Behera | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 19 Aug , 2020

Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Vocal for Local” call and launch of Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan (Self-Reliant India Campaign), the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has tweaked its capital...

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Expediting Negotiation in Defence Contracts

Expediting Negotiation in Defence Contracts

By: Amit Cowshish | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 26 Jun , 2020

Commercial negotiations are virtually the last stage in the long-drawn capital procurement process. Negotiations are conducted with the lowest bidder or L1 by a Contract Negotiation Committee...

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The Next Step in Building India-China Military to Military (M2M) Relations

The Next Step in Building India-China Military to Military (M2M) Relations

By: Maj Gen Mandip Singh | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 01 Oct , 2019

The most convincing argument in support of a successful India-China military relationship is the fact that not a shot has been fired across the entire length of Line of Actual Control (LAC) in...

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‘No First Use’ is Not Sacrosanct: Need a Theatre-Specific Posture for...

‘No First Use’ is Not Sacrosanct: Need a Theatre-Specific Posture for...

By: A Vinod Kumar | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 05 Sep , 2019

What would be the response of India if it comes across credible intelligence that Pakistan is preparing to launch nuclear-armed missiles as a means to escalate military hostilities? Would India...

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C2D2: An Agile Defence Acquisition Model

C2D2: An Agile Defence Acquisition Model

By: Gp Capt Atul Pant | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 08 Aug , 2019

In the fall of 2017, Vice Admiral Mathias Winter, the Programme Executive Officer for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Programme, had proposed a new futuristic acquisition strategy for the United...

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No Further Increase in Defence Outlay: Need to Move On

No Further Increase in Defence Outlay: Need to Move On

By: Amit Cowshish | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 12 Jul , 2019

It is pointless bemoaning that there was no reference to defence in the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s speech and that she did not further enhance the allocation in the union budget...

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Implications of the ISIS ‘province’ in Kashmir

Implications of the ISIS ‘province’ in Kashmir

By: Dr Uddipan Mukherjee, PhD | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 30 May , 2019

On the face of it, the proclamation by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) that it has established a ‘province’ in India appears to be a case of hollow propaganda and far removed from...

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What pales the counter-terrorism regime

What pales the counter-terrorism regime

By: Arpita Anant | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 08 May , 2019

Mohammad Masood Azhar Alvi was listed as an international terrorist to be subject to sanctions on May 1, 2019 by the 1267/1989/2253 ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee of the United...

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India at the OIC: Recognition of a Rising Global Power

India at the OIC: Recognition of a Rising Global Power

By: Amb Sujan R Chinoy And Md. Muddassir Quamar | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 27 Mar , 2019

On March 1, 2019, history came full circle. In an epochal development, India participated as the “guest of honour” in the 46th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization...

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Servicing Committed Liabilities: Kicking the Can down The Road Will Not Help

Servicing Committed Liabilities: Kicking the Can down The Road Will Not Help

By: Amit Cowshish | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 16 Mar , 2019

It was known even before the financial year (FY) 2018-19 started that the budget allocated for capital acquisitions was inadequate even to service the committed liabilities related to the ongoing...

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AK-203: A Boost for the Army and Make in India

AK-203: A Boost for the Army and Make in India

By: Amb Sujan R Chinoy And Laxman K Behera | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 13 Mar , 2019

Nearly 10 years after the Army expressed a strong desire to replace the INSAS with a modern assault rifle, the government has zeroed in on AK-203 as the basic weapon for the vast majority of the...

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Mohammed bin Salman walks the India-Pakistan tightrope

Mohammed bin Salman walks the India-Pakistan tightrope

By: Prasanta Kumar Pradhan | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 27 Feb , 2019

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visited Pakistan on February 17-18 and India on February 19-20, 2019. His visit, coming barely days after the terrorist attack on security forces in Pulwama...

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Pulwama Attack: Time to Get the Messaging Right

Pulwama Attack: Time to Get the Messaging Right

By: Col Vivek Chadha (Retd.) | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 23 Feb , 2019

Suicide attacks are one of the most potent and effective options available to terrorists.1 They have been used with telling effect in conflict torn areas like Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. The...

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