Spotlights

Defence Spending: More From Where?

Defence Spending: More From Where?

By: Dnyanada Palkar and N. Soundararajan | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 23 Jun , 2017

India spends 2.35 per cent of GDP on defence. This includes defence pensions; and pensions must be included because it is after all an integral part of defence expenditure. This is also the norm...

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Shri Amarnath Yatra: J&K poised to welcome pilgrims

Shri Amarnath Yatra: J&K poised to welcome pilgrims

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Jun , 2017

The pilgrimage to the holy cave of Amarnath in Kashmir is scheduled to commence on 29 June, the auspicious day of “Jesht Purnima” in accordance with the Hindu calendar and culminate on 07...

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Does Acquisition of Critical Technologies through ToT truly benefit India?

Does Acquisition of Critical Technologies through ToT truly benefit India?

By: Kevin A Desouza | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 21 Jun , 2017

The importance of developing critical technologies in the defence sector was first highlighted by the committee headed by the then Scientific Advisor (SA) to the Raksha Mantri (RM), Dr Abdul...

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Afghanistan 2017 Offers 'No Exit' Options to the United States

Afghanistan 2017 Offers 'No Exit' Options to the United States

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 20 Jun , 2017

Sensing that the violent paroxysms of the Pakistan Army-Taliban combine in 2017 in disrupting Afghanistan brook no conflict-resolution, the United States this week wisely decided to reinforce US...

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Digitised Battlefield and its Impact on War Fighting

Digitised Battlefield and its Impact on War Fighting

By: V Mahalingam | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 18 Jun , 2017

The evolution of modern technologies in the fields of communication, remote sensors, computers, and networking has transformed the fundamentals of the modern day battlefield environment and the...

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India’s SCO membership: What it means for the country

India’s SCO membership: What it means for the country

By: Anurag Tripathi | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 17 Jun , 2017

After a two-year process, India and Pakistan became full members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) on June 9, 2017. India’s membership was strongly pushed by Russia while...

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Disambiguation of OBOR in Sino-Indian Relations: Is It a Strategic Checkmate...

Disambiguation of OBOR in Sino-Indian Relations: Is It a Strategic Checkmate...

By: S Rajasimman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Jun , 2017

It’s the “Sea”, and not the “Land” OBOR includes a land-sea component (Silk Road Economic Belt (Land) and 21st Century Maritime Silk Road [Sea]). The following sections elaborates why...

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The Tibet-India Railway

The Tibet-India Railway

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Courtesy: http://claudearpi.blogspot.in/ | Date: 14 Jun , 2017

A ‘Tibet-South Asia’ promotion meeting for travel products was held in Lhasa on June 11. The theme was ‘crossing Himalaya, rambling paradise in the clouds’. China Tibet News, a Chinese...

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Astana to Washington: Modi needs to navigate through tricky strategic waters

Astana to Washington: Modi needs to navigate through tricky strategic waters

By: Commodore C Uday Bhaskar (Retd.) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Jun , 2017

Participating in the Beijing-led SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) summit at Astana, Kazakhstan on Friday (June 9) where both India and Pakistan were admitted as full members, after having...

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Changes in the SCOMET List: What it means for the Indian Defence Industry

Changes in the SCOMET List: What it means for the Indian Defence Industry

By: Laxman K Behera | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 10 Jun , 2017

India has recently announced a revised list of controlled items whose export is regulated. The revised list, which comes into effect from May 1, 2017, is part of “India’s International...

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