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Examining the Case for Complete Transfer of Technology

Examining the Case for Complete Transfer of Technology

By: Kevin A Desouza | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 24 Mar , 2017

A common refrain in the Indian defence sector is that all defence procurement contracts should contain the clause for full Transfer of Technology (ToT).1 India’s Defence Procurement Procedure...

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India's Aerospace Industry: In Privatisation Lies the Key

India's Aerospace Industry: In Privatisation Lies the Key

By: Gp Capt AK Sachdev | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 23 Mar , 2017

India made its debut entrance into the international air show circuit two decades ago with an aerospace and defence event — the Aero India Show. The tenth edition (in 2015) was used by Prime...

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Dual Charge – An Opportunity to Fix Financial Management in Defence

Dual Charge – An Opportunity to Fix Financial Management in Defence

By: Amit Cowshish | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 22 Mar , 2017

In what is clearly a stop-gap arrangement, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is back to holding additional charge of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for the second time in less than three years,...

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Should India be Playing the 'Taiwan Card' with China?

Should India be Playing the 'Taiwan Card' with China?

By: Namrata Hasija | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 21 Mar , 2017

A three-member Taiwanese parliamentary delegation led by ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislator Kuan Bi-ling visited India to celebrate the 1st Anniversary of India-Taiwan...

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Modi's Neighbourhood First Policy Must March on, With or Without Pakistan

Modi's Neighbourhood First Policy Must March on, With or Without Pakistan

By: Kamal Madishetty | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 20 Mar , 2017

When Narendra Modi took oath as the 14th Indian Prime Minister in May 2014, he made an unprecedented diplomatic outreach to India’s neighbours by inviting their heads of government. The...

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China’s Warning: Give us Tawang, or else

China’s Warning: Give us Tawang, or else

By: Bhaskar Roy | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 19 Mar , 2017

India-China relations have broadened over the years with not a single shot fired along the disputed borders since the signing of the Peace and Tranquillity Treaty between the two sides.  Military...

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Valley necessitates a change in strategy

Valley necessitates a change in strategy

By: Harsha Kakar | Issue: Courtesy: www.dailyexcelsior.com | Date: 18 Mar , 2017

Recent intelligence and media inputs are indicative of a changing trend in the Valley. Last year witnessed a quantitative increase in the number of locals picking up weapons against the state....

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Prospects of US–German Relations under Trump

Prospects of US–German Relations under Trump

By: Gautam Sen | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 17 Mar , 2017

Chancellor Angela Merkel will be engaging in her first substantive summit discussions with President Donald Trump shortly. Both countries are at a sensitive stage in their bilateral relationship....

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The IAF Fleet Needs Rejuvenating, And Needs It Now

The IAF Fleet Needs Rejuvenating, And Needs It Now

By: Dr. Sanjay Badri-Maharaj | Issue: Courtesy: www.swarajyamag.com | Date: 16 Mar , 2017

On 3 January 2017, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar made a series of pronouncements on the country’s intended “Make in India” fighter project. Among the pieces of information revealed was...

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Defence Expenditure: A Challenge for Defence Economists

Defence Expenditure: A Challenge for Defence Economists

By: Amit Cowshish | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 15 Mar , 2017

The only sub-theme that vies for pride of place alongside the debate on the alleged shenanigans of an inept civilian bureaucracy is the gross inadequacy of defence outlays. Governments have come...

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