Articles in Courtesy: IDSA

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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US-Taliban Peace Talks and the Disquiet

US-Taliban Peace Talks and the Disquiet

By: V Mahalingam | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 03 Jan , 2019

Following the September 11, 2001 attacks, the US, supported by its western allies, invaded Afghanistan with the stated aim of dismantling the Al Qaeda network, removing Taliban from power and...

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BIMSTEC: An Unprecedented Opportunity for Collaboration and Cooperation in...

BIMSTEC: An Unprecedented Opportunity for Collaboration and Cooperation in...

By: Brig Ashish Chhibbar | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 24 Dec , 2018

The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is a regional grouping of seven countries i.e. Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and...

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Xi Jinping’s Politics and What it Means for India

Xi Jinping’s Politics and What it Means for India

By: M S Prathibha | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 22 Dec , 2018

President Xi Jinping inherited a host of problems when he came to power in 2012: an economic slowdown, disruption of market supply by the all-powerful State-Owned Enterprises (SOE), bribery and...

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India’s First Step Towards Regulating Drones

India’s First Step Towards Regulating Drones

By: Gp Capt Atul Pant | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 02 Nov , 2018

After a prolonged wait, the Director General Civil Aviation’s (DGCA’s) Civilian Aviation Requirements (CAR) for Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), popularly called drones, were finally released...

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India-Russia Summit: Reading between the Lines

India-Russia Summit: Reading between the Lines

By: Aleksei Zakharov | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 20 Oct , 2018

The 19th bilateral summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Vladimir Putin left a mixed feeling about the current state of the Indo-Russian relationship and its future prospects....

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Issues in Defence Costing

Issues in Defence Costing

By: Amit Cowshish | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 03 Oct , 2018

Costing is one of the foremost weakest links in the defence procurement process. The Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP), which applies to all capital acquisitions for the armed forces, requires...

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CAATSA Sanctions and India

CAATSA Sanctions and India

By: Dr G Balachandran | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 30 Sep , 2018

Ever since the Countering American Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) was enacted on August 2, 2017, there had been much speculation in India about its potential impact on India-Russia...

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India’s Economic Opportunities in Central Asia

India’s Economic Opportunities in Central Asia

By: Ambassador P Stobdan | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 25 Sep , 2018

Shavkat Mirziyoyev, the new President of Uzbekistan, will pay a visit to New Delhi towards the end of this month, seemingly to give yet another shot for cementing strong economic ties with India....

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The First India-US 2+2 Dialogue: An Assessment

The First India-US 2+2 Dialogue: An Assessment

By: Dr G Balachandran | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 16 Sep , 2018

Sufficient time has passed since the first India-US 2+2 meeting was held to make an objective assessment of the outcome. Before the meeting there was much speculation about the issues that will...

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