• 29 September, 2023
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TP Sreenivasan
TP Sreenivasan

TP Sreenivasan is a former Ambassador of India and a member of the National Security Advisory Board and presently the DG of the Kerala International Centre. He has nearly 20 years of experience in multilateral diplomacy and has represented India at a number of international conferences organised by the UN, the Commonwealth and the NAM. He has chaired several UN Committees and Conferences.


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J&K’S TACTICAL BATTLES: MISNOMERS AND NUANCES IN THE CURRENT TIMES : PART 1

The Kokernag encounter received considerable attention in the media. Social circles in various towns and cities I have recently visited were also discussing it, especially if they happen to have someone in the know from the Army, who is reasonably experienced in operations of this kind. Lots of misn

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 because India needs another carrier; disappointing because it will be only of 40000 tons. A 40000 tons carrier will embar

C 295 AIRCRAFT INDUCTION INTO IAF: CAPABILITY ENHANCEMENT AND ADVANTAGES

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 the first of the 56 such planes ordered by the IAF under a ₹21,935-crore project to replace its aging Avro fleet. The aircraft is expe

MILITARY DIPLOMACY AND INDIA’s PROJECTION OF HARD POWER

The recently concluded G 20 summit in Delhi could be largely concluded to a diplomatic victory for India as the much elusive consensus emerged after extreme prolonged negotiations culminating in the “Delhi Declaration”. If one sees this issue in its entirety there has been a major role of milita

G-21: FORGING THE FUTURE

Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp Or what's a heaven for? - Robert Browning The arc lights have dimmed in New Delhi and the international leaders who came for the G-20 (now G-21) Summit have returned home, carrying lasting memories of their magical experience in the land of eterna

Over The Horizon Radars : Situational Awareness Beyond The Horizon

As part of the United States of America (US) strategy for ‘containment’ of its perceived strategic rivals in the Western Pacific, the US Department of Defense announced on 28 December 2022, that it had awarded a US$ 118.4 Million contract for construction of reinforced concrete pads/foundations

Hunting Khalistani Network And Question of Intelligence Agencies

Since past three months important Khalistani leaders were assassinated by unknown assailants. The incidents of killings were quite suspicious and carried out in what may be called one hit job. The Khalistan Tiger Force Hardeep Singh Nijjar was shot dead in the parking lot of gurudwara in Canada. Sim

PM Modi’s State Visit Reflects Deep-Rooted India-US Ties

The State Visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the United States reflects the deep roots of the ties between the two largest democracies, India and the US. It was more than a century ago that immigrants from India began to settle in the US, and today there are nearly six million Indian American

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 video statement threatening to strike at G20 meetings in Srinagar. They were blatantly on the same page!  The terror indices are down in J&

Afghanistan’s Throes Of Instability And Conflict

Introduction Afghanistan, the 'graveyard of empires,' has experienced continuous conflicts and instability within its borders and with Pakistan and Iran. The Taliban has enforced strict rules on ordinary Afghans, leaving them no means to evade their oppressive regime. Simultaneously, hostile fac

Overview of India – Brazil Bilateral Relations

Introduction Recently the President of Brazil, Shri Lula Incaico Da Silva met the honorable PM of India Shri. Narendra Modi on the sidelines of G-7 meet in Japan. In the past 8 years under the leadership of EAM Jaishankar & Sushma Swaraj there has been a face rise between the 2 countries who ar

Ukraine’s Offensive: Is This The Last-Ditch Battle?

In the context of the Russia-Ukraine war, since April 2023 we have been constantly hearing of a likely ‘counter-offensive’ by Ukraine to overcome the negatives of the alleged defeat at Bakhmut where a battle of attrition raged for the last ten months. An offensive action by the Ukrainian army ha