Defence
Malabar Joint Naval Exercise – A Viable Deterrent of Quad in the Indo Pacific?

Malabar 2021
The Phase-II of Indian Navy’s (IN) Multilateral Maritime Exercise Malabar2021 (25thedition) kicked off in the Bay of Bengal on 12 October 2021 with participation from the Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF), Royal Aus....

Defence Exports: Challenges, Opportunities and Imperatives

Premise
This work is based on the premise that the current level of defence exports in India is well short of its stipulated targets and there is a need for revamping the same.
Layout
The analysis is laid out as under:- ....

Corporatisation of Ordnance Factory Board –An Analysis

A Bold Decision – Govt Walks the Talk
Something big happened on 16 June 2021. In a run time of less than a year from first open announcement, the Govt of India has gone ahead to approve the Corporatisation of the Ordnance Factory Board ....

Vimarsha Address by Dr Ajay Kumar, Defence Secretary, Govt. of India talk on 'India's Defence Reforms'

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) invited Dr Ajay Kumar, Defence Secretary, Govt. of India for a public discourse on 'India's Defence Reforms'. The talk was organised under the aegis of Vimarsha, a platform offered by the VIF to enable e....

Eastern Ladakh – In Focus Again!

With a meeting of the EAM Jaishankar with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi, Eastern Ladakh has come in focus again. Most information and analysis of the events in Eastern Ladakh of 2020 and the first half of 2021 have been analysed in fine detail, an....

Drone Terror in India: A Challenge to Deter

Introduction
Presently, drones have become an integral part of military’s arsenal for superpowers, while for others it is just a work in progress. From Yemeni soil against the Saudi oil installations to eliminating a high-ranking servin....

Drone Threat – The Big Picture

The media was in frenzy post the drone attack on Jammu Air Force Station on the night of 26/27 Jun 2021. The volcano of breaking news and minute-to-minute reporting was trying to show us the face of danger that awaits us from the little monsters cal....

Launch on Demand: Relevance in Future Wars

General
There are many emerging trends in warfare, which impact the conduct of warfare, security structures and decision-making apparatus. These are driven by technology as well as dynamic strategic considerations. However, three of these ....

Pandemic Factor in Military Organisation

Curse of the Pandemic
All-pervasive adversities brought about by the Covid-19 Pandemic have occupied, seized in fact, the universal human consciousness in a manner seen never before. That is only to be expected when the Pandemic has turn....

With Defence Production and Procurement Policies in Place – Are We Headed Correctly?

‘Year of Covid’ – an Important Year for Defence Sector
The stigma, ‘year of Covid’ notwithstanding, 2020 has been a very important year when it comes to self-reliance in defence and aerospace sector. It was in this year when the....

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