India@75: Moments of Reflection

Since achieving independence in 1947, India has come a long way from a post-colonial “Third World” country. As India celebrates 75 years of its independence, Indians can take pride in […]

India’s Strategic Realignment Amidst Global Chaos

Geopolitical Landscape Nations around the world are witnessing uncertainties hitherto unheard of in recent history. The storming of the Capitol Hill, Russian incursion into Ukraine, the forced eviction of the […]

Harnessing India’s Demography

The United Nations Population Fund defines a demographic dividend as the potential for substantial national economic payoff in a period in which the working-age population is healthy, educated, and gainfully […]

Maturing of India’s Defence Diplomacy

Diplomacy is as old as the ancient Roman Empire. However, with the evolution of international political structure and the evolution of human cognition, the nature of diplomacy has undergone myriad […]

Soaring Ever Higher

In sync with the Prime Minister’s vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat, the Defence Ministry has notified three positive indigenisation lists to further push self-reliance in defence production. It has also been […]

Decoding the Final Frontier

India’s space programme has a very interesting history. It is important to look at India making investments in the space domain not in isolation, but against the backdrop of India’s […]

Glorious India @75: India Matters to the World

“Hele verden vil være venner med Indien” (Everyone wants to be friends with India) These were the headlines of prominent Newspapers in Denmark when the PM of India visited Denmark […]

Ukraine Conflict: India’s Watershed Period

The war itself The Ukrainian conflict is complex, even in its military aspect alone. The dissymmetric confrontation between a sizable but aging army (insofar as most of the equipment deployed […]

Ukraine Conflict: India’s Balancing Act

America blames Russia for the Ukraine conflict overlooking its own history, as also that Russia rarely attempts territorial expansion unless its security is threatened, that too after establishing conditions that […]

Harnessing Oceans For Trade and Security

This year, the nation is celebrating Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav marking 75 years of India’s independence. India’s Navy will celebrate 15th August 2022  to showcase its consistent ‘Make in India’ […]

Walking a Tightrope

The West and Ukraine want India to condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraine in unequivocal terms. Belying their hopes, India has so far batted for “the sovereignty and integrity of […]

India’s Defence Reform: Way to Go

With INR 107.45 billion ($1.54 billion) in arms exports and export authorisations, India met its highest annual defence export goal in 2018–19. India has aimed even higher with a target […]

Funding Ki Amrit Varsha and Atmamanthan

Funding for Atmanirbhar Defence Amrit Varsha of funding is happening for defence research and product development funding for the private industry. The key highlights are: Earmarking 25% defence R&D budget for […]

Global Terrorism and India

In mid-July 2022, as I was about to proceed towards the Rhine Falls from Hotel Hilton in Zurich, I decided to hire an Uber taxi instead of boarding trains from […]