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China Eyes Doklam Again

China has accelerated settlement-building along its disputed border with Bhutan, with more than 200 structures, including two-storey buildings, under construction in six locations, according to satellite image analysis conducted for…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum

Galwan – China Got it Wrong, Again!

Global Times, owned by the ‘People’s Daily’ the mouthpiece of the Chinese Communist party (CCP), tweeted on the new year “In the Galwan Valley near the border with India, under…

By Lt Gen Vinod Bhatia (Retd)

India Australia Trade Relations – Future Beckons

Today when Covid19 seems to be waning, other realities of the present times dawn onto us. The world is undergoing a major digital revolution; we are fighting climate change and…

By Mukesh Maru

The Third India-Central Asia Dialogue: Towards Greater Cooperation

Introduction The Third India-Central Asia Dialogue will take place in New Delhi on 18th-19th December, 2021. Foreign Ministers of all the five Central Asian states viz Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan…

By Amb Ashok Sajjanhar

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…