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Is Transfer of Defence Technology an undesirable route for India?

Is Transfer of Defence Technology an undesirable route for India?

By: Kevin A Desouza | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 13 Apr , 2016

India’s march towards the acquisition of competitive defence technology and thus gain assured capability against the military threats it confronts has essentially two routes. The first is...

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The Clarion Call from the Atolls: Marshall Islands Puts the Nuclear Powers...

The Clarion Call from the Atolls: Marshall Islands Puts the Nuclear Powers...

By: A Vinod Kumar | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 07 Apr , 2016

The story of the Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) evokes awe as well as sympathy. This Pacific island republic has for long been at the forefront of projecting the perils that small island...

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Moving Cyber from the Orbit to the Nucleus of the Nuclear Security Summit

Moving Cyber from the Orbit to the Nucleus of the Nuclear Security Summit

By: Munish Sharma | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 02 Apr , 2016

World leaders are gearing up to discuss pertinent issues at the final edition of the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington D.C from March 31 to April 2, 2016. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is...

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Defence Procurement Procedure 2016: Rebooting Defence Production and Procurement

Defence Procurement Procedure 2016: Rebooting Defence Production and Procurement

By: Amit Cowshish | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 01 Apr , 2016

An incomplete version of what would be the ninth version of the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) was released by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) on 28 March 2016 to coincide with the opening of...

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Defence Budget 2016-17: The Bigger Worry

Defence Budget 2016-17: The Bigger Worry

By: Laxman K Behera | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 26 Mar , 2016

The presentation of the Union Budget has often been an occasion for the broader strategic community to express its worries about the government’s so-called ‘apathy’ towards national...

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Garo National Liberation Army: An Emerging Threat in Meghalaya

Garo National Liberation Army: An Emerging Threat in Meghalaya

By: Brig Sushil Kumar Sharma, YSM, PhD | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 20 Mar , 2016

On November 02, 2015, the Meghalaya High Court, while hearing a matter pertaining to frequent calls for bandh in the state by the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA), had asked the central...

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Union Budget 2016-17: Deciphering the Defence Budget

Union Budget 2016-17: Deciphering the Defence Budget

By: Gp Capt Vinay Kaushal (Retd.) | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 12 Mar , 2016

It probably is the first time that there was no mention of ‘Defence’ in the Finance Minister’s February 29 budget speech. To make the task of the strategic community tougher, the Demands...

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China’s Military Reforms: Is all Well with the PLA?

China’s Military Reforms: Is all Well with the PLA?

By: Brig Mandip Singh | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 11 Mar , 2016

The announcement of military reforms has been touted in the official Chinese media as a major transformational change in the history of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). While the...

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Metamorphosis of the Defence Budget 2016-17

Metamorphosis of the Defence Budget 2016-17

By: Amit Cowshish | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 09 Mar , 2016

There was no mention of the allocation being made for defence for the coming fiscal in the finance minister’s budget speech on February 29. It would be pointless to second guess the reason for...

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All About Pay and Perks: India’s Defence Budget 2016-17

All About Pay and Perks: India’s Defence Budget 2016-17

By: Laxman K Behera | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 07 Mar , 2016

“At a time when major powers are reducing their forces and rely more on technology, we are still constantly seeking to expand the size of our forces. Modernisation and expansion of forces at the...

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Defence Budget 2016-17: A Clear Message to the Armed Forces

Defence Budget 2016-17: A Clear Message to the Armed Forces

By: Air Commodore Ramesh Phadke | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 04 Mar , 2016

At first I thought I had missed it but it soon became clear that the finance minister had in fact chosen not to mention the defence outlay in his long budget speech. There could be many reasons...

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New Defence Procurement Procedure: A Stimulating Preview

New Defence Procurement Procedure: A Stimulating Preview

By: Amit Cowshish | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 27 Jan , 2016

In the first meeting of 2016 held on January 11, the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) took some policy decisions that will eventually get incorporated, along with other policy and procedural...

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Gilgit Baltistan: Province, No Province?

Gilgit Baltistan: Province, No Province?

By: Dr Priyanka Singh | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 13 Jan , 2016

Gilgit Baltistan, part of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), has been subjected to political and constitutional exclusion. It remained disenfranchised and was denied representative governance for...

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‘Make in India’ in Defence Sector: An Overview of the Dhirendra Singh...

‘Make in India’ in Defence Sector: An Overview of the Dhirendra Singh...

By: Laxman K Behera | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 12 Jan , 2016

In a significant departure, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has made public the report of the 10-member Experts Committee that was set up in May 2015 to both evolve a policy framework for...

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Nuclear India through a Western Eye

Nuclear India through a Western Eye

By: Rajiv Nayan | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 05 Jan , 2016

In the middle of December 2015, the US-based Center for Public Integrity came out with a series of four articles on different aspects of India’s nuclear programme. Of the four articles, one is...

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2015: A Year of Work-in-Progress for Defence

2015: A Year of Work-in-Progress for Defence

By: Amit Cowshish | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 31 Dec , 2015

One does not know what the Ministry of Defence (MoD) set out to achieve in the calendar year 2015 or the current financial year that will draw to a close in another three months. But if one were...

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Make in India and the Expanding Scope for India-Japan Defence Cooperation

Make in India and the Expanding Scope for India-Japan Defence Cooperation

By: Titli Basu | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 29 Dec , 2015

India’s Act East policy and Prime Minister Modi’s Make in India drive coincide with the shifts in the Japanese post-war security policy and the April 2014 easing of the self-imposed arms...

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