From Intent to Implementation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent state visits to the United States and France have garnered significant attention due to their symbolic value and strategic implications. The June visit to the […]

India’s Bold Leap into Defence Exports

“Military strength cannot be built overnight. The process of developing indigenous military technologies and weapon systems takes a much longer time. Building organisations capable of taking up such challenging tasks […]

Steady Strides in Defence Aspirations

The Indian defence industry ecosystem is buzzing with optimism. Stocks of defence companies are soaring with record price-to-earnings ratios, while venture funds and angel investors are vigorously hunting for defence […]

From Arms to AI

‘Aatmanirbharta’ or autarky is a unique idea, denoting the ability to produce commodities largely on one’s own, with less reliance on external help. It has gained popularity in India’s economic […]

Aatmanirbharta in Defence: Strides and Snags

The world experienced a seismic shift during the COVID-19 pandemic, with global norms bending and nations re-evaluating their reliance on others to support their development. In the aftermath of India’s […]

Aatmanirbharta: Beyond Rhetoric

Launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in May 2020 with a Rs 2,000,000 crore (US$ 262 billion) package (10 percent of India’s GDP), the Aatmanirbhar Bharat campaign aims to foster […]

Is the Asian Century Truly Here?

The 21st century was hailed to be the century of Asia. A continent that had earned the name for a colonised land was considered to be the leader of the […]

India-France Defence Bonhomie

On 14 July 2023, Prime Minister Narendra Modi marked his special presence as the guest of honour at the majestic Bastille Day Parade in Paris. The parade commemorates the French […]