• 03 October, 2023
Geopolitics & National Security

Policy & Governance


India conducted an Anti-Satellite (ASAT) weapon test on March 27, 2019, as part of Mission Shakti. After the US, Russia, and China, India became the fourth state in the world…

By Air Cmde SP Singh (Retd)

India Needs Large Aircraft Carriers

The recent public statement by the serving Naval chief that the navy hopes to place a repeat order on Cochin Shipyard for another Vikrant class is only partly encouraging. Partly…

By Rear Admiral K Raja Menon (Retd)


The Indian Air Force (IAF) on 13 Sep 23 took the delivery of its first C-295 transport aircraft from Airbus Defence and Space, at Seville in Spain. The aircraft is…

By Air Marshal Anil Khosla (Retd)

J&K Battle Of Narratives

On 6th May 23 Pakistan FM on G20 event in Srinagar said “We will respond to this in time, and they will remember it”[i]. On same day LeT/PAFF released a…

By Maj Gen Roopesh Mehta, SM,VSM

Punjab – Seeking Way Forward In Simmering Crisis

Introduction Role models like Rishi Sunak, PM of the UK, and Ajay Banga, recently appointed President of World Bank, bolster Punjab’s image, giving it a larger-than-life narrative. The community is…

By Lt Gen K J Singh (Retd)

The Crisis In Manipur : An Assessment

“The situation in Manipur has not yet been resolved, the violence not yet abated and the actual truth not yet clear. Much of the narrative you hear about the violence…

By Lt Gen Shokin Chauhan (Retd)

Defence Attaches And Intelligence Agencies: Enabling Defence Exports

In a much-needed policy initiative, the Government of India decided to redeploy military attaches to countries where they can help increase domestic defence exports. This will reduce the number of…

By Pavithran Rajan

Semiconductors For Self-Reliance In Aerospace Manufacturing

The initiative on Self-reliance and Atmanirbhar Bharat has propelled the Indian defence industry towards higher pursuits and undertaking ambitious projects. The Indian defence industry, specifically the aerospace industry, has paved…

By Air Vice Marshal Samir Borade, VSM (Retd)

G20 In Srinagar : Threats And Opportunities

With two days left for the G20 Tourism Working Group Meeting in Srinagar on May 22-24, 2023, national and international focus on this unusual event is becoming rife. There are…

By Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd)

Financial Sanctions – Hastening The US Economic Decline?

With the pivotal role played by the US military-industrial complex in WW II, the US displaced Britain as the dominant global economy and since then the US dollar has been…

By Col Deepak Kumar

India’s Rising Defence Exports – Can India Be A Major Arms Exporter?

The official declaration of India’s defence exports in 2021-22 to be at an all-time high of Rs 15,920 crores marks a watershed in a sector that was traditionally viewed as…

By Subhash Chandra

Time For Review Of ‘No First Use’ Nuclear Policy

Since the launch of nuclear strikes by the USA on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on 06 Aug 1945 and 09 Aug 1945 in Japan resulting in unprecedented destruction,…

By Maj Gen Ashok Kumar (Retd)