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Atmanirbhar Bharat: Missing a focus on air pollution and climate change
May 12, 2023

Atmanirbhar Bharat: Missing a focus on air pollution and climate change

Will the government’s ambitious mission, ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat (self-reliant India)’ eventually prove to be a missed opportunity? Earmarking funds worth 10 percent of India’s GDP, the mission not only aims to respond to the devastating blow caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, but also to serve as a long-term roadmap to growth. It is largely hinged on business-as-usual practices, including providing a push to the coal sector, which may be under

Civil-military fusion for Atmanirbhar Bharat
Dec 31, 2023

Civil-military fusion for Atmanirbhar Bharat

Given India’s history and ethos, India must forge its own unique structures to achieve jointness and integration and civil-military fusion in the br

India’s defence budget: The navy and its Atmanirbhar Bharat Mission
Jul 16, 2022

India’s defence budget: The navy and its Atmanirbhar Bharat Mission

The budgetary restrictions on the Indian Navy stifle the indigenisation and innovation process.

A flight of opportunity: COVID-19 and India’s drone industry
Jun 18, 2020

A flight of opportunity: COVID-19 and India’s drone industry

The government should look at realigning the regulations of the drone industry with the central policies of ease of doing business and Aatmanirbhar B

Aiming for mega-market
Sep 01, 2020

Aiming for mega-market

Beijing understands the vagaries of global trading system and the need to hedge.

Atma Nirbhar: Indian Space Start-ups and the Armed Services
May 23, 2020

Atma Nirbhar: Indian Space Start-ups and the Armed Services

This is a real opportunity for establishing a taut and symbiotic relationship between the three services and space unicorns, fostering an ecosystem th

Atmanirbhar reality
Aug 17, 2020

Atmanirbhar reality

We don’t need bans but an industrial ecosystem within which a defence sub-system can flourish

Bigger, Not Necessarily Better: India’s Defence Budget 2022-23
Aug 11, 2023

Bigger, Not Necessarily Better: India’s Defence Budget 2022-23

This brief examines India’s defence allocations for 2022-23. It outlines the conceptual and definitional aspects of the defence budget, examines defence allocations from the prism of state of the economy and public finance, and explores the potential impacts of the budget announcements on the defence production sector of the government’s self-reliance mission, Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. The analysis also utilises a comparison of India’s mi

Can the Indian economy afford boycotting Chinese products?
Aug 21, 2020

Can the Indian economy afford boycotting Chinese products?

This article attempts to put forth alternatives that could better India’s fight against China’s economic monopoly and envisage a plausible route t

Charging India’s battery manufacturing capacity
Aug 27, 2020

Charging India’s battery manufacturing capacity

India could jump a complete technology phase by moving straight to novel battery technologies and strategically reduce its battery import dependence a

Committing to a ‘national’ defence industrial capability
May 18, 2020

Committing to a ‘national’ defence industrial capability

While pushing the case for Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan, there exists a need to address those areas where India should aspire to develop and possess na

Covid-19: Breathing new life into ‘Make in India’
Aug 19, 2020

Covid-19: Breathing new life into ‘Make in India’

The ‘Make in India’ scheme launched in 2014 could be the starting point in galvanising the economic resurgence in post-pandemic India.

Critical materials in India’s quest for self-reliance in solar technologies: Silicon
Mar 05, 2022

Critical materials in India’s quest for self-reliance in solar technologies: Silicon

India's desire to obtain self-sufficiency in solar energy needs to be backed with the necessary technology required to achieve it

Defence Indigenisation: Progress and Perils
Mar 16, 2023

Defence Indigenisation: Progress and Perils

The long-term challenge for India is in ensuring deep and sustained investments in defence R&D and a defence industrial ecosystem that can, if not comprehensively, but for the most part, service the requirements of the Indian military.

Equitable access for the education sector in a pandemic-stricken India
Jun 17, 2020

Equitable access for the education sector in a pandemic-stricken India

A pandemic-stricken India frantically grapples with a jolt to an education system that is seemingly ill-equipped to handle the transition to distance

Export-oriented growth in India would need policy changes at the state-level
Dec 10, 2020

Export-oriented growth in India would need policy changes at the state-level

India has a unique opportunity to capture the emerging trends of globalisation and realise the export potential of the states.

Five tracks for the next ten years: Could this be India’s decade?
Mar 19, 2021

Five tracks for the next ten years: Could this be India’s decade?

As the nation swam through the challenges actuated by the pandemic, its economy faced a fair share of learnings along the way.

India’s Defence Industry: Achievements and Challenges
May 06, 2024

India’s Defence Industry: Achievements and Challenges

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has launched many reforms under the ‘Make in India’ and ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ initiatives to strengthen India’s moribund defence industry. These reforms have led to some visible improvements, as evidenced by increased defence production and exports, and a large bank of in-principle government approvals for future domestic production. However, several challenges persist that require urgent attenti

Lessons from India's past for its semiconductor future
Jun 22, 2023

Lessons from India's past for its semiconductor future

The compounded incentives offered by the Indian government along with smooth approvals and licenses, would be critical in moving India up the global s

Leveraging exports for economic growth
Sep 01, 2022

Leveraging exports for economic growth

Reducing the trade deficit is essential for economic growth. Better policymaking can aid to that end.

Modi's push on hard power
May 29, 2024

Modi's push on hard power

A decade of far-reaching defence reforms under Modi has transformed the Indian military’s reputation and capabilities

Prioritising Indian connectivity: ‘Mission Purvodaya’ and Nepal in perspective
Dec 28, 2021

Prioritising Indian connectivity: ‘Mission Purvodaya’ and Nepal in perspective

India is concentrating more on connectivity projects to strengthen the India-Nepal relations and to cater to its security needs in the Northeast

The dynamics of self-reliant India
Jul 04, 2020

The dynamics of self-reliant India

Both — Aatmanirbhar Bharat and Make in India — are great ideas, and are misinterpreted in due to vested interests, or due to lack of communication and lack of understanding among the public.

The Indian Navy’s aircraft carrier dilemma
Mar 13, 2023

The Indian Navy’s aircraft carrier dilemma

Seen as a vital asset to maritime strategy, large “supercarriers” are nonetheless very expensive.

The Policy and Operational Challenges in Formulating India’s New Foreign Trade Policy
Oct 07, 2021

The Policy and Operational Challenges in Formulating India’s New Foreign Trade Policy

In 2022, the Government of India is set to introduce the new Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) that will provide direction to the country's broader trade policy regime in the succeeding five years. This FTP will be more difficult to draft than the previous ones, for various reasons including the increased global pressure to address trade policy uncertainties, the need for alignment with the self-reliance mission, Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan, and the tenu

The proof of the pudding is not in the import negative list
Jun 03, 2021

The proof of the pudding is not in the import negative list

A mismatch between words and actions will not only harm defence modernisation but also India’s fledgling defence industry.

The world is in flux. Self-reliance is vital
Mar 14, 2022

The world is in flux. Self-reliance is vital

Trusted connectivity, diversified sources of materials, and resilient financial and trading arrangements have become a strategic imperative for India

Theater Commands: Prospects and challenges
Feb 03, 2021

Theater Commands: Prospects and challenges

The debate now focuses on the actual implementation of the proposal of Theatre Commands, and the differing interpretations of the same.