• 28 May, 2023
Geopolitics & National Security
Prof Madhav Das Nalapat
Prof Madhav Das Nalapat

Professor Madhav Das Nalapat is Director, Department of Geopolitics & International Relations at Manipal University, India.

Articles Lists

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 military officers stationed in countries where the country traditionally imports military equipment. Of

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 its way ahead in the last few years by investing in producing aircr

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 more than 200 meetings undertaken with the G20 banner all over India, since India is the Chairman of G20 for 2023. Why then

Emerging Bhutanese Intransigence

The recent statements of Bhutanese Foreign Minister Tandi Dorji indicating substantial progress in their boundary talks with China is a serious cause of concern for India. The minister indicated the conclusion of 24 rounds of boundary talks and deliberations by the expert group. Such inputs have bee

Peaceful Pakistan: A Utopian Vision?

Pakistan's recurring political crises can be traced back to its inability to fortify democratic institutions and build a robust state-society relationship since its independence. The present political conundrum is the latest outburst of this crisis that commenced in 2022. The opposition parties band

Pakistan – Withering State

Introduction.   Pakistan is witnessing probably the most dangerous implosion of institutions triggered by Imran Khan and his followers. Citadels and symbols of Army supremacy, residences of Corps Commanders, HQs, and even Mianwali airbase were plundered by crowds. Social media (SM) posts of mobs m

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 the world’s dominant currency. This is consistent with the dollar’s wide international use as the most favoured reserve curre

Surviving The Burnout: A Virtual Coup By The Pakistan Army Is Already In The Making

Pakistan has been in turmoil for some time, especially since its economy started showing signs of near-total collapse a little more than a year ago. The IMF placed tough conditions for its US$6 billion loan to be handed out, and the Saudis and UAE conditioned their loan bailouts on the demands of th

PLA Air Force: Significant Air Power – Time India Must Act

Like the Americans and the Russians, China realised very early that one who controls the aerospace, controls this planet. They began setting up aircraft building plants, initially with the help of the Soviet Union, and later during their honeymoon with the Americans, they could get better technologi

The Chinese Intransience During Foreign Ministers’ Meet At Goa SCO Summit

Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in September 2022 at Samarkand, Uzbekistan resulted in China accepting withdrawal from Gorga-Hot Spring Area (PP-15) on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Eastern Ladakh in run up to this event wherein withdrawal had commenced on September 8, 2022

‘Project Zorawar’ Light Tank: A New Sentinel For India’s High-Altitude Borders!

                                                                     Image Source: TFIPost As is true for most modernisation projects in Defence Forces the world over, the Indian Army’s proposal for acquisition of Light Tanks was catalysed by the dynamics of t

The 9 PARA (SF) Setback Is Temporary : Bounceback Is Inevitable

India’s Special Forces (SF) are its pride and the entire nation follows their actions and achievements with great interest. Hence the setback on May 5 in a recent operation in Rajouri’s Bhatta Durian Forest, where five brave hearts of 9 Para SF were killed in the line of duty, has obviously crea