• 06 August, 2021
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Uninhabited Islands of Lakshadweep – A Major Security Threat

India's smallest Union Territory, Lakshadweep, is an archipelago consisting of 36 islands, and is comprised of ten inhabited islands and 17 uninhabited islands, attached islets, four newly formed islets, and five submerged reefs. It…

Security of Lakshadweep is Top Priority

The controversy surrounding the draft Bill ‘Lakshadweep Prevention of Anti-Social Activities Regulation 2021’ uploaded by the Lakshadweep administrator in January this year inviting comments and suggestions from the public, is…

Why India Needs a Blue Water Navy

Why India Needs a Blue Water Navy For eons it has been a proven fact that a maritime state enjoys greater economic benefits as compared to a land-locked one. A…

Navy’s Missile Arsenal – A Decisive Factor

Maritime operations feature one of the most sophisticated and asymmetric fighting environments, given their multi-dimensional threat scenarios and vastness of the area of operations, both surface and sub surface.  Moreover,…

US Navy FONOPS: Confused Messaging

US Navy FONOPS: Confused messaging   The content and timing of the US 7th Fleet release on its Freedom of Navigation Operations (FONOPS) in India’s Extended Economic Zone (EEZ) near…

INDIA-US Maritime Cooperation: Strengthening Security Arrangement in the Indian Ocean Region for Mutual Benefit

The Indian Navy inducted two American Predator drones on lease from the United States on 26 November 2020. Capable of operating for more than 30 hours, the drones are supposed…

Geopolitical Churning in the Indo-Pacific and the Persistent ‘Sea Foam’ of QUAD

Notwithstanding constraints of COVID Pandemic, Foreign Ministers of Australia, India, Japan and the United States met in person for the Second Quad Ministerial Meetings in Tokyo. This Quad meeting is…

China’s Kra Canal Dream: A Strategic Game Changer in Indo-Pacific and its Implications

Introduction There has been a long-standing idea that Isthmus of Kra in Thailand is the most suitable site to excavate a canal connecting the Gulf of Thailand and the Indian…