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A Foreign Policy for the Next Decade

A report authored by eight strategic thinkers, including two former foreign secretaries and hosted on the website of the Centre of Policy Research (CPR), entitled ‘India’s Path to Power: Strategy…

By TP Sreenivasan

Combating Trans-Border Crimes With Operationally Empowered BSF

The notification of 11 October 2021 from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) amending the area of jurisdiction for Border Security Force (BSF) to carry out search, seizure and arrest…

By B N Sharma

Corporatisation of Ordnance Factories – Overcoming the “Last Great Problem”

With the dedication of seven new units of the Corporatised Ordnance Factories, Ministry of Defence seems to have summited the “last great problems” which to mountaineers denotes a peak that…

By Col (Dr) DPK Pillay (Retd)

The CIA’s New Adaptation Strategy Against China

Earlier this month, the US’ Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) released a story on its official website that stated, “CIA makes changes to adapt to future challenges”. The title of the…

By Dr Dheeraj Paramesha Chaya

Exclusive-Afghan central bank drained dollar stockpile before Kabul fell – document

By John O'Donnell and Rupam Jain FRANKFURT/MUMBAI (Reuters) - The Afghan central bank ran down most of its U.S. dollar cash reserves in the weeks before the Taliban took control…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum

Remembering the Journey of the Montreal Protocol On World Ozone Day – Its Future and the Role of the Armed Forces

The International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer – September 16 – is a reminder to the international community of the need for fostering international cooperation to tackle…

By Dr Dhanasree Jayaram

The National Monetisation Pipeline (NMP) – Unleashing India’s Economy

Public assets all over the world have been recognised as a definite and easy source of revenue for governments in dire need of resources. Unlocking the potential of unused and…

By Dr Seshadri Chari

Body Packing in International Drug Trafficking

A Nigerian, who arrived on a flight from Johannesburg via West Asia, was intercepted by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), on 17th August 2021, at Bangalore Kempe Gowda International…

Revamping The Defence Acquisition Process-A Revolution in Procurement Affairs ?

Revamping The Defence Acquisition Process-A Revolution in Procurement Affairs ? Brig Arvind Dhananjayan (Retd) In order to invoke a paradigm shift in leviathan processes, change has to be risk-bearing and…

Climate Chaos Aggravates as Agreements Fail

Climate Chaos Aggravates as Agreements Fail TP Sreenivasan The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) invented a new phrase, “Climate Chaos” to describe the situation in its latest report to…

Kashmir Rises Above Pakistan’s Wicked Plans

Twitter handle Hidden Roots has exposed a whole range of anti-India propaganda campaigns across Europe and beyond that is being planned by the Strategic Communication Division of Pakistan's foreign ministry. It…

The Chanakyan Prime Minister

The Chanakyan Prime Minister Dr Kajari Kamal A year-long, grand scale, centenary celebrations to mark the 100th birth anniversary is a fitting homage to former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao…