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#5376, 4 October 2017
The Strategist
The Curious Case of USS McCain

Vice Admiral (Retd) Vijay Shankar considers the vulnerabilities of computerised warship systems to cyber-attacks
#5361, 15 September 2017
IPCS Discussion
Chinese Military Reform, 2013-2030

Report of the discussion on Chinese Military Reform, 2013-2030, held on 23 August 2017
#5352, 5 September 2017
New Indian Defence Minister: A List of Priorities
Gp Capt (Retd) Murli Menon says that Nirmala Sitaraman has the opportunity to orchestrate a transformation in India’s defence capabilities
#5335, 7 August 2017
The Strategist
A Pug, a Terrier and the Doklam Stand Off

Vice Admiral (Retd) Vijay Shankar assesses the standoff at Doklam and says any conflict will be waged on terms advantageous to India 
#5310, 28 June 2017
Three Years of the Modi Government
India-Sri Lanka: Reorienting the Relationship?

Husanjot Chahal assesses the trajectory of India-Sri Lanka relations over the past three years and identifies trends in three key areas 
#5308, 27 June 2017
Three Years of the Modi Government
Maritime Issues: Proactive Initiatives

Dr Vijay Sakhuja argues that over the past three years, India’s focus on 'matters maritime' have become more proactive and comprehensive

#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 
#5171, 8 November 2016
East Asia Compass
PM Modi’s Visit to Japan: Prospects and Prudence

Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra examines India’s growing proximity to Japan in light of Modi’s upcoming visit to Japan, while recommending a simultaneous need to exercise caution
#5135, 23 September 2016
Encirclement of the Arctic Circle: The Russian Military Buildup
Adarsh Vijay assesses Russia’s growing ambitions in the Arctic Circle and how these will play out in the current geopolitical scenario 
#5085, 19 July 2016
The Strategist
South China Sea: China’s Double Speak and Verdict at The Hague

Vice Admiral (Retd) Vijay Shankar weighs in on the tribunal’s verdict on the legality of China’s claim to the waters within the “nine-dash line”
#5069, 28 June 2016
Rightsizing the Armed Forces: Problems and Prospects
Dr Bhartendu Kumar Singh discusses manpower reductions in the Indian military modernisation discourse.

#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
#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
  
SEMINARS/CONFERENCES/DISCUSSIONS
IPCS Briefing for the US Air Force School for Advanced Nuclear Deterrence Studies
22 March 2017

   

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Japan's Strategic Trajectory: Implications for India
21 July 2015 , 1400 to 1530 Hrs

   
News
Indian Navy keen on developing Tuticorin Port as a Naval Base
Defence News, 9 December 2014
Indian Navy is planning to further develop the port capabilities of Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu to be able to make it as one of its forward operating base, a senior naval official has said.

HMAS Canberra a national asset
ABC News, 28 November 2014
Today's commissioning of HMAS Canberra marks a milestone for the Royal Australian Navy, but the taxpayer can get more from this ship than just what the ADF needs. Anthony Bergin writes.

U.S. Navy strategy for long warship deployment starts in Asia
Defence News, 14 November 2014
An upcoming 16-month deployment of the USS Fort Worth, a new coastal warship built by Lockheed Martin Corp, kicks off a new strategy by the U.S. Navy that it says will save money and help maintain a presence overseas despite tighter budgets.

Indo-Israeli LR-SAM Crucial for Defence of Indian Naval ships
Defence News, 14 November 2014
NEW DELHI: There is finally some hope for frontline Indian warships being commissioned without an adequate "area defence weapon" to guard against enemy aircraft, drones, missiles and helicopters. 

Taiwan Calls for Calm Over Territorial Disputes
Defence News, 22 October 2014
TAIPEI — Taiwan serves as a “pivot point” from a geostrategic perspective and a cornerstone for Asia-Pacific regional stability, Taiwan’s Navy chief warned last week.

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
Meeting Maritime Challenges: Indian Navy Looks Skywards
Radhakrishna Rao
Issue Brief 141
Arihant: Strengthening India’s Naval Capability
Rajaram Panda
Issue Brief 115
Maritime Security: Japan Self Defence Force in Somalia Coast
Issue Brief 95
Book reviews
Vice Admiral (retd) Vijay Shankar reviews
A Grope for Strategic Direction
 
 

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