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Like a Lady Macbeth
Throughout the 1990s, the Anglo-US duo remained obsessed with India's nuclear plans and virtually refused any discussions on Pakistani assistance to terrorism in India. The US also did succeed in delaying our missile programme even as they equipped Pakistan with nuclear capable F-16s.
 
Asian Security Dynamics
 
Managing Indo-Pacific crises
Koh Swee Lean Collin and Darshana M. Baruah
21 November 2014
Tensions in Asia are rising over unresolved territorial disputes and sovereignty issues. In contrast to the immediate post-Cold War period, recent tensions are characterised by the evident proclivity of some, if not all, parties towards the threat or use of limited force.
 
Chinese perceptions of Modi's foreign policy
Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
14 November 2014
Tibet and the Dalai Lama's status continue to worry the Chinese. India's stated policy that Tibet is part of China notwithstanding, Chinese feel that India has a hidden agenda. The fact that Lobsang Sangay was invited to Modi's swearing-in has made the Chinese nervous.
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Space Security
 
Redefining multi-stakeholderism for internet
R. Swaminathan
15 November 2014
Democratic multi-stakeholderism has the potential to mitigate the genuine concerns of sovereign nations in terms of protection of their cyber resources and infrastructure - not only from anonymous hackers and non-state actors, but also from the overarching surveillance mounted by the US and its allies.
 
Forward together we go in space?
Jennifer McArdle and Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
13 October 2014
With much fanfare, Indian Prime Minister Modi's trip to the United States came to a close September 30. However, beyond catchy slogans, are current Indo-US space cooperative initiatives living up to their full potential? Will space help India and the U.S. move forward together for a better world?
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Indian Defence
 
India's strategic Vietnam defence relations
P.K. Ghosh
13 November 2014
Vietnam has its own difficult history with China. It is not surprising, then, that this emerging country is often seen as a linchpin in India's counter-encirclement and "Look East" policies.
 
Ageing and insufficient submarines plague Indian Navy
P K Ghosh
15 October 2014
Indian Navy requires at least 30 submarines to fulfil its commitments. But the Navy currently has only 13 subs - that too fairly old diesel electric conventional submarines . Shockingly, only half of them are operational at any given time.
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Procurement & Self Reliance
 
Why India’s defence procurement is problematic?
Deba R Mohanty
10 April 2012
A country that spends 15 per cent of its Central expenditure on national defence (armed forces and DRDO) and 23 per cent on national security (armed forces and all other security forces like para-military, police) must explain to its citizens as to whether its spending on security is justifiably utilised or not.
 
From MIC to NSIC
Deba Ranjan Mohanty
11 October 2011
Nomenclature notwithstanding, the evolution of an Indian National Security Industrial Complex (NSIC) must be watched with interest and caution.
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Non-Traditional Security
 
Moves to enhance response to CBR attacks
Astik Sinha
27 December 2011
The recent Indian government’s decision to equip 800 police stations in 80 cities with radiation monitors is a clear indication of how serious the threats posed by chemical, biological and radioactive (CBR) weapons is being taken.
 
Winning the aerospace tech battle
Deba R Mohanty
29 August 2011
India had recently decided to partner Russia in a joint project known as Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA). A project like this is a rarity, like Brahmos, that India can ill afford to lose. Prudence would demand employment of a realist strategy of engagement by India in convincing the Russians to expand the scope of involvement.
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Energy/Coal/Power
 
The German Energiewende turns around Market Structures and Prices (part I)
09 December 2014
Thomas Elmar Schuppe,

The ongoing Energiewende in Germany ("energy turnaround") is not only turning around the structure of the energy market and prices - particularly in the power generation sector but also requires considerable transformation of the utilities' business models.

 
When Elections Start Pushing Electrons
09 December 2014
Lydia Powell,

The propaganda material of the BJP available on its web site says that it is time to have all of India lit up like Gujarat.

 
Solar or Grid Power?
09 December 2014
Ashish Gupta,

It has been observed that the States which are less electrified are mostly the backward States.

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International
War against ISIS: The picture is gloomy
17 November 2014
Ravi Joshi

In the war against ISIS, the picture is gloomy. The ISIS is unlikely to be pushed back as long as the Coalition's War against it remains only aerial.

 
Modi's Canberra visit: Continuing the momentum
15 November 2014
Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan

Prime Minister Modi's visit to Australia, taking place nearly 30 years after the last Indian Prime Ministerial visit (Rajiv Gandhi in 1986), comes at a critical time for both countries - when strategic equations are being redrawn, creating new Asian security dynamics.

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National
Redefining multi-stakeholderism for internet
15 November 2014
R. Swaminathan

Democratic multi-stakeholderism has the potential to mitigate the genuine concerns of sovereign nations in terms of protection of their cyber resources and infrastructure - not only from anonymous hackers and non-state actors,

 
Nehru's realism
14 November 2014
C. Raja Mohan

As India's most influential voice on foreign affairs in the run-up to Independence and its chief diplomat for the first 17 years of the republic, Nehru said and did things that can't be stuffed into one box labelled "Nehruvian".

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China
Chinese perceptions of Modi's foreign policy
14 November 2014
Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan

Tibet and the Dalai Lama's status continue to worry the Chinese. India's stated policy that Tibet is part of China notwithstanding, Chinese feel that India has a hidden agenda.

 
Japan walks the extra mile
11 November 2014
Manoj Joshi

The four-point agreement that was worked out by State Councillor Yang Jichei and Japanese National Security Adviser Shotaro Yachi to enable the meeting between President Xi Jinping of China and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan indicates that Tokyo has walked the extra mile to assuage the Chinese.

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Security
Like a Lady Macbeth
13 November 2014
Vikram Sood

Throughout the 1990s, the Anglo-US duo remained obsessed with India's nuclear plans and virtually refused any discussions on Pakistani assistance to terrorism in India.

 
India's strategic Vietnam defence relations
13 November 2014
P.K. Ghosh

Vietnam has its own difficult history with China. It is not surprising, then, that this emerging country is often seen as a linchpin in India's counter-encirclement and "Look East" policies.

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