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AI 144 emergency: A mirror to serious sectoral issues
Without a course correction, the Indian civil aviation industry, which grows at a staggering 18 percent per annum and is projected to carry 293 million passengers by 2020, may just crash completely.
 
Asian Security Dynamics
 
India, Israel and the Gaza war
Rajesh Rajagopalan
17 July 2014
India can leverage its traditional closeness to the Palestinians as well as its current friendly ties with Israel to help advance the peace process, even if in a small way. But this requires care and finesse, which is unlikely to be found in the parliamentary din.
 
Border infrastructure: Time to put rail tracks on track
Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
10 July 2014
The slow pace of rail track construction in India is a total contrast to the development across the border. China has already built a 1142 km-long electrified railway line from Golmud to Lhasa. Now it has plans to extend it to Shigatze and Yatung, reaching almost Nathu La pass.
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Space Security
 
Is there anything in domain name?
Mahima Kaul
15 July 2014
Shakespeare wondered what was in a name, but then again, it was a time before Top Level Domains, global brands with billions of dollars riding on them, and internet governance bodies like ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) existed.
 
EU courts support for Space Code of Conduct
Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan and Daniel A. Porras
15 July 2014
While there has been progress over the last few years in terms of garnering greater support for the EU space code, there appear to be a few outstanding issues that need further elaboration and alteration to make the code more appealing.
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Indian Defence
 
Seeking nuclear legitimacy
Dr. Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
11 July 2014
The sanctity of "NPT-signatory" is laughable because that is a crude way of assessing a country's nuclear non-proliferation record. China has signed the NPT but has flouted every single idea behind the treaty. On the other hand, while India is not a signatory, it has upheld all the principles.
 
Defence: Not really an ideal Budget
P K Ghosh
11 July 2014
Modi Govt's defence budget will only sharpen the divide between an increasingly assertive China and the Indian security establishment trying hard to cope up with the Chinese military modernisation programme. China's 2014 military budget is of $132 billion while Indian budget is of approximately US $ 37 bn only.
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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
 
India's Solar Mission: Make it work for the economy class not just the business class
15 July 2014
Praveen Kumar Kulkarni

India has been doling out subsidies to the solar Industry that includes cheap land, infrastructure, capital subsidy, income tax holiday,

 
Budget for Energy 2014-15: An Autopsy!
15 July 2014
ORF Energy Team,

The Budget 2014-15 is out and it is time to dish out customary observations and comments.

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National
First Xi-Modi meeting finds common ground
21 July 2014
Samir Saran

The crucial factor that can help transform India-China bilateral is Modi himself.

 
How woman friendly is the annual Budget?
21 July 2014
Nishtha Gautam

It is gratifying to note that women's safety did figure in the Annual Budget 2014-15 with an outlay of Rs 200 crore.

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International
China's increasing openness and self-confidence
22 July 2014
Manoj Joshi

China sees its primary focus as on neutralising the US- Japan challenge on its eastern seaboard.

 
BRICS Bank: A long overdue development
19 July 2014
Mohan Guruswamy

The BRICS bank, now tentatively called the New Development Bank, is indeed a new and long overdue development.

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Security
AI 144 emergency: A mirror to serious sectoral issues
19 July 2014
Prashant Kumar

Without a course correction, the Indian civil aviation industry, which grows at a staggering 18 percent per annum

 
India, Israel and the Gaza war
17 July 2014
Rajesh Rajagopalan

India can leverage its traditional closeness to the Palestinians as well as its current friendly ties with

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Economy
BRICS Bank: Shifting powers from West to developing nations
22 July 2014
Geethanjali Nataraj and Richa Sekhani

The major achievement of the recent BRICS Summit was the decision to create the long-awaited (BRICS)

 
India should follow China in export-oriented FDI
15 July 2014
Geethanjali Nataraj and Abhirup Bhunia

Export-oriented FDI has the potential to vault India into the league of industrial economies:

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