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#5222, 12 January 2017
India: Crises in Command?
Gp Capt (Retd) Murli Menon assesses the appointment of India's new army chief and makes recommendations for the process of reforms to the personnel policies of the Indian armed forces 
#5141, 30 September 2016
India-Pakistan: Whither Surgical Strike?
Muhammad Faisal comments on the possibility, feasibility and potential implications of the recently announced 'surgical strike' by India
#5069, 28 June 2016
Rightsizing the Armed Forces: Problems and Prospects
Dr Bhartendu Kumar Singh discusses manpower reductions in the Indian military modernisation discourse.

#5038, 26 May 2016
Brass Tacks of the Emerging Afghan Taliban
Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy contextualises the emerging dynamics within the Afghan Taliban structure and identifies potential implications
#5017, 11 April 2016
India's Air Power Crisis

Abhijit Iyer-Mitra reviews a Carnegie Endowment for International Peace report authored by Dr Ashley J Tellis on the problems facing the IAF

#5013, 7 April 2016
Role of Airpower and Enhanced Jointry in the Indian Defence Forces
Gp Capt (Retd) Murli Menon draws from Parrikar's recent announcement of governmental clearance for the appointment of a Chief of Defence Staff
#4999, 15 March 2016
East Asia Compass
What is the Efficacy of Sanctions on North Korea?

Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra considers the impact of the instrument in bringing about changes in the regime's provocative behaviour
#4997, 14 March 2016
Spotlight West Asia
Current Syrian Peace Processes Sterile: A New Approach Needed

Ambassador Ranjit Gupta explains why a fundamentally different approach to peace is needed in Syria
#4979, 1 February 2016
East Asia Compass
‘Brilliant’ Comrade: The Design in North Korean Madness

Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra argues that North Korea's actions are not as arbitrary or plain reckless as it may appear to be, and explains why
#4964, 20 January 2016
Looking East
Contours of Sino-Indian relations in 2016

Wasbir Hussain analyses the potential trajectory of New Delhi-Beijing relations in the coming year
#4962, 18 January 2016
Strategic Space
Forecast 2016: Nuclear Issues That Will Dominate the Year

Dr Manpreet Sethi takes stock of key nuclear issues in 2016
#4956, 13 January 2016
The Pathankot Terrorist Attack and India’s Afghanistan Policy

Monish Gulati writes that the strengthening New Delhi-Kabul bilateral lies at the core of the terrorists' motivations to attack Indian assets in Pathankot and Afghanistan

#4936, 27 November 2015
West Asia
Turkey: The Proverbial Spanner in the Works

Gp Capt (Retd) PI Muralidharan explains why Turkey's shoot-down of the Russian SU-24 was not a stray incident
#4929, 2 November 2015
Spotlight West Asia
Potential Implications of Russia’s Military Involvement in Syria

Ambassador Ranjit Gupta takes stock of the Russian intervention in Syria and the potential outcomes of the same
#4902, 27 July 2015
Voice from America
The Iran Deal: Is it Hard to Resist?

Prof Amit Gupta explains the two options the US has vis-a-vis the Iran nuclear deal in the face of opposition from different quarters
#4892, 22 June 2015
US-China
China’s Wu-14: Racking Tensions in the South China Sea

Hugo Chene analyses the new developments in the South China Sea and US-China relations
  
SEMINARS/CONFERENCES/DISCUSSIONS
Japan's Strategic Trajectory: Implications for India
21 July 2015 , 1400 to 1530 Hrs

   
India and its Neighbourhood: An Audit of Conflict and Peace
10 July 2015

   
News
Deal for BrahMos 'Mini Missile' likely during Vladimir Putin's visit
Defence News, 9 December 2014
India and Russia are likely to ink a key deal for the joint development of a BrahMos 'mini missile' during the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin later this week.

Iran Shows Its Copy of US Drone In Flight
Defence News, 14 November 2014
TEHRAN — State television aired footage Wednesday of the test flight of a drone which Iran says it reverse engineered from a US aircraft that came down over its territory in 2011.

Rafale Jet Deal with France Next on Modi Government's Radar
Defence News, 31 October 2014
NEW DELHI: After clearing defence acquisitions of over Rs 1 lakh crore, the much awaited multi-billion French Rafale combat aircraft deal is expected to be next on the agenda for the Narendra Modi Government on defence procurement.

After submarine training, India likely to train Vietnamese pilots to fly Sukhois
Defence News, 29 October 2014
NEW DELHI: After kicking-off submarine training for Vietnamese sailors last year, India is likely to coach Vietnam Air Force pilots in flying Sukhoi fighters as well, in keeping with the stepped-up defence cooperation between the two countries.

No softlanding in sight for $20-bn Rafale deal
Defence News, 28 October 2014
The wait for the $20-billion 126 medium multi-role combat aircraft for the Indian Air Force is going to get longer due to budgetary constraints and the delay in concluding the negotiations with the French company Dassault.

Issue Briefs, Special Reports, Research Papers
Roots of the Syrian Crisis
VP Haran
Special Report 181
Modi in Lahore: Indian and Pakistani Reflections
Special Report 180
Air Tigers’ Maiden Attack: Motives and Implications
N Manoharan
Issue Brief 45
Book reviews
Gp Capt (Retd) Ajey Lele reviews
Drone Operations and Legality
 
 

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