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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 
#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
#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
#4906, 17 August 2015
China-Japan
China's ECS Oil Fields: Widening the Japan-China Gulf

Dr. Pranamita Baruah writes about the escalating tensions in the Sino-Japanese bilateral and makes projections
#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
#4874, 18 May 2015
Indian Ocean Region
China-Sri Lanka: Maritime Infrastructure and India’s Security

Roshni Thomas writes about India's apprehensions and options vis-a-vis China's investment in Sri Lanka's maritime infrastructure
#4864, 20 April 2015
Strategic Direction of the PLA Navy: Capability and Intent Assessment
Book Review: "A Grope for Strategic Direction"

Vice Admiral (retd) Vijay Shankar reviews Kamlesh K. Agnihotri's 'Strategic Direction of the PLA Navy: Capability and Intent Assessment'
  
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
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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