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India should anchor maritime policies on a strong navy
Manoj Joshi
20 February 2014
Even as India engages China in a dialogue, or becomes a way station in the sea silk route, New Delhi needs to take some lessons from China and anchor its maritime policies on a strong navy. As of now, we can more than hold our own in the Indian Ocean against all but the US Navy. But, tomorrow is another day.
Silk routes
C. Raja Mohan
19 February 2014
As China reconfigures India's neighbourhood through its active promotion of new silk routes ?over the Great Himalayas and across the Indian Ocean ?New Delhi must make up its mind on how best to respond.
Internet realpolitik
Samir Saran
11 February 2014
Our "strategic interest" will be served when we acknowledge where our current and future interests lie, in terms of economy and politics. Thereafter, we must negotiate India's role at institutions that govern the internet, be it ICANN, IANA or any other body. Our "self-respect" will be enhanced when we negotiate this role from a position of strength.
The limitations of India-Japan partnership
Rajesh Rajagopalan
04 February 2014
While it might be politically palatable to consider a purely Asia-Pacific strategic partnership to maintain stability in the region, this will be strategically short-sighted because no such partnership will have the military muscle or diplomatic heft to achieve its objectives.
Significance of China's hypersonic missile vehicle test
Manoj Joshi
24 January 2014
The report of a Chinese hypersonic missile vehicle test is yet another signal that the People's Republic of China intends to contest the hegemony of the United States across the spectrum.
India, Japan should focus on the Asian strategic framework
Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
16 January 2014
Both Tokyo and New Delhi want to create a stabler Asian order by redefining partnerships in the region. Can India and Japan take the lead in this regard and form a concert of nations that would bring about balance of power in the Asia-Pacific?
India-US cyber relations
Rahul Prakash
14 January 2014
Although India's entry into the field of cyber security has been relatively late and much of the internal institutional streamlining is yet to take effect, the level of cooperation between India and the US in the field of cyber security has been substantial.
GSLV success: A major technology boost
Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
07 January 2014
From a strategic perspective, the successful launch of the GSLV means India is self-reliant in the area of satellite launching, including heavier satellites. This also means that India will not have to depend on foreign agencies to carry their heavier payloads.
India's GSLV launch: A major milestone for ISRO
Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
04 January 2014
India's GSLV launch is significant both from the commercial and strategic perspectives. In addition to the large number of domestic satellites ready to be launched using the heavier launch vehicle, a successful launch will also mean India's ability to cash in on the large lucrative foreign satellite launch market.
Why such a hue and cry over Yasukuni Shrine visits?
Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
31 December 2013
While the visits by political leaders to the Yasukuni Shrine potentially exacerbate regional tensions, it is the right of every country to honour those who have sacrificed their lives for their country. All countries have war memorials where they honour such sacrifices. The Yasukuni Shrine should not be seen as an exception.
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