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Panchsheel 2014
Jul 04, 2014

Panchsheel 2014

As an increasingly powerful China seeks to reorder Asia, Delhi must firmly locate China's Panchsheel campaign in a clinical assessment of Asia's rapidly evolving geopolitics and its consequences for Indian security. China is doing what rising powers, including the US, have done before. But Delhi appears a long way from developing an appropriate strategy to cope with Asia's new power play.

Pandemic Reopens Contentious Issues in Nepal-India Ties
Jan 12, 2021

Pandemic Reopens Contentious Issues in Nepal-India Ties

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted two features of the Nepal-India economic relationship: Nepal’s ballooning trade deficit, and unrestricted cross-border movement of people of both countries. Attributing the trade deficit entirely to supply-side constraints is neither accurate nor conducive to the overall health of the relationship. This brief suggests ways towards more sustainable trade relations between India and Nepal, among them, India r

Paris plays spoiler on NATO’s deepening Indo-Pacific ambitions
Jul 27, 2023

Paris plays spoiler on NATO’s deepening Indo-Pacific ambitions

Despite plans for a Tokyo liaison office being on hold for now, NATO cooperation with the Indo-Pacific4 is likely to deepen

Partners in unfamiliarity: India-Gulf intelligence relations in a changing West Asia
Mar 14, 2024

Partners in unfamiliarity: India-Gulf intelligence relations in a changing West Asia

A fluid global security landscape does not alter the fundamentals of intelligence cooperation between India and its Gulf partners, but widens the rang

Passive on Syria
Sep 19, 2013

Passive on Syria

Although China is a permanent member of the UN Security Council, the second largest economy in the world and a rising power on the global stage, its approach to the current Syrian crisis has been nearly as passive as India's policy.

Paving the way for digital green economy in Indian agriculture
Jan 27, 2021

Paving the way for digital green economy in Indian agriculture

The need for the sector to transition from the traditional industrial model into a modern, digital and sustainable one is more urgent than ever.

Pentagon leaks: Heralding a new counterintelligence era
Apr 25, 2023

Pentagon leaks: Heralding a new counterintelligence era

The Pentagon leaks represent yet another challenge for the Biden administration as it confronts many pressing geopolitical challenges

Pentagon rings the alarm
Dec 02, 2022

Pentagon rings the alarm

A recent report by Pentagon states China’s intention of tripling its nuclear arsenal by 2035. This has significant implications for India

Perception of Kashmiri youth towards Pakistan’s current imbroglio
Jun 07, 2023

Perception of Kashmiri youth towards Pakistan’s current imbroglio

Kashmir now stands at the cusp of definite change vis-à-vis its attitude towards Pakistan

Picking up the tab for peace
Sep 29, 2015

Picking up the tab for peace

As the world today looks up to India as a net security provider, Delhi needs to recast its peacekeeping strategy by modernising its decision-making structures, expanding domestic defence capabilities, and strengthening its military diplomacy.

Pipelines to swords: How Covid-19 shifted focus from energy cooperation to securitisation in the Eastern Mediterranean
Jun 06, 2020

Pipelines to swords: How Covid-19 shifted focus from energy cooperation to securitisation in the Eastern Mediterranean

Covid-19-related economic repercussions have rendered the unifying, cooperation-creating element of a common energy market in the Eastern Mediterranea

Piracy and sea terrorism: An increasing worry for India, China
Jan 06, 2012

Piracy and sea terrorism: An increasing worry for India, China

Piracy in the Arabian Sea has been coming dangerously close to the Indian shores. Piracy and sea terrorism also affect the security and commercial interests of major powers like China who seek to ensure continued supply of energy across the Arabian Sea. The pirates collect logistical data and raise funds for Al-Shahbab, in exchange for protection.

Pivotal regulatory considerations for #AIForAll
Jan 15, 2022

Pivotal regulatory considerations for #AIForAll

MeitY needs to spearhead the initiative to draft a suitable framework to regulate Artificial Intelligence by working closely with relevant stakeholder

PLA at 96: A new phase of continued military reforms
Aug 05, 2023

PLA at 96: A new phase of continued military reforms

At 96, after eight years of relentless ongoing military reforms, the PLA’s continued investment in reforms implies a seriousness in achieving China�

Plight of Madagascar: Severe Drought, Raging Famine and Lack of Adaptation Funds
Nov 24, 2021

Plight of Madagascar: Severe Drought, Raging Famine and Lack of Adaptation Funds

Reeling under droughts and famines, Madagascar finds itself in desperate need of long-term adaptation funds.

PM Modi eyes US-Russia ‘de-hyphenation’
Aug 03, 2023

PM Modi eyes US-Russia ‘de-hyphenation’

India’s policymakers signal that historically strong ties with Russia should not become an obstacle to an equally strong relationship with the US

PM's  Myanmar visit to strengthen Look East policy
Feb 28, 2014

PM's Myanmar visit to strengthen Look East policy

As Manmohan Singh meets Myanmar's President in the sidelines of the Bimstec summit, this will give an opportunity for the two leaders to further deepen bilateral ties. As part of the two neighbours growing relations, a border security pact is expected to be signed during Dr Singh's visit.

Police reform must target weakest link
Sep 28, 2018

Police reform must target weakest link

While technocentric threats pose evolved security problems that need to be addressed, overhauling the police force is essential to move forward.

Political repercussions of Trump’s indictment
Jun 21, 2023

Political repercussions of Trump’s indictment

Would the recent indictment of Donald Trump impact his re-election prospects?

Political Salafism in South Asia
Dec 12, 2022

Political Salafism in South Asia

Salafist politics varies in different nations based on the broader political context

POSHAN Abhiyaan: Fighting Malnutrition in the Time of a Pandemic
Dec 14, 2020

POSHAN Abhiyaan: Fighting Malnutrition in the Time of a Pandemic

While India’s malnutrition rates have improved over the recent years, the country is still home to the largest number of stunted and wasted children in the world. To combat the dismal state of nutrition in the country, the government launched the Prime Minister’s Overarching Scheme for Holistic Nourishment (POSHAN) Abhiyaan (‘movement’) in 2017, a flagship mission that aims at a convergence mechanism for the country’s response to malnut

Post Covid-19 world: How AI can ensure a more inclusive digital economy
Jul 30, 2020

Post Covid-19 world: How AI can ensure a more inclusive digital economy

Developing economies with large informal sectors can take advantage of the ‘impact sourcing’ model to create a digital economy where the low skill

Potential for further improving India-Bangladesh relations, say visiting MPs
Sep 03, 2016

Potential for further improving India-Bangladesh relations, say visiting MPs

Experts at the event opined that it is a win-win situation for India and Bangladesh to have a functional river, rail and road network.

Power crisis in Bangladesh: An overview of its economic and strategic implications
Nov 18, 2022

Power crisis in Bangladesh: An overview of its economic and strategic implications

Bangladesh must invest to enhance its energy security as the current crisis can have economic implications

Practising digital osmosis: India’s role in the global splinternet
Feb 07, 2023

Practising digital osmosis: India’s role in the global splinternet

Through digital osmosis, India attempts to balance profits from international engagements with national security considerations

Preparing for a post-Covid reality
Sep 30, 2020

Preparing for a post-Covid reality

Integrating their economies will help Bangladesh and India rise up global and regional value chains

Presence of US troops in Afghanistan has only increased terrorism: Iran
Feb 01, 2013

Presence of US troops in Afghanistan has only increased terrorism: Iran

The presence of US and NATO troops in Afghanistan has been counter-productive and has only led to increase in terrorism, according to Dr. Saeed Jalili, Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council of Iran.

President Donald Trump and future of the Iran deal
Dec 07, 2016

President Donald Trump and future of the Iran deal

One of the foremost questions around Trump's victory has been in relation to the future of the Iran nuclear deal, one that the President-elect has cri

Preventing proliferation: Tracking Uranium on the blockchain
Aug 20, 2023

Preventing proliferation: Tracking Uranium on the blockchain

Advances in technology, the shifting sands of the global nuclear energy market, and the extant standards and practices surrounding the monitoring of radioactive materials raise important questions about the future of nuclear security. Technological advancements have enabled the retrieval of radioactive materials from unconventional sources and made fuel fabrication easier. The emergence of new players in the nuclear energy market also flags conce

Priorities for a Technology Foreign Policy for India
May 11, 2023

Priorities for a Technology Foreign Policy for India

On 1 January 2020, the Ministry of External Affairs announced the establishment under its wing of the New, Emerging and Strategic Technologies (NEST) division. This marked a welcome addition to the government’s organisational capacities in an era increasingly being characterised by the interplay of technology, trade, security and geopolitics. This brief outlines the global and domestic context that will surround the operations of the NEST divis

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

Prospects for India, Ghana defence, military, and civil nuclear cooperation
Jul 17, 2019

Prospects for India, Ghana defence, military, and civil nuclear cooperation

New avenues — fighting terrorism, nuclear energy for civilian purpose, trade in small arms — presents Ghana and India with opportunities to streng

Protecting enterprise secrets and intellectual property in a volatile world
Oct 24, 2020

Protecting enterprise secrets and intellectual property in a volatile world

As technology evolves and new solutions emerge, governments have taken greater interest in regulatory matters, particularly in Indo-Pacific economies

Protecting India's interests in the Middle East: Militancy and non-state actors
Apr 07, 2017

Protecting India's interests in the Middle East: Militancy and non-state actors

Although the trajectory of India's relations with the Middle East remains a grey area, in the future, it can become a defining relationship to global security.

Protecting personal data: Who is the governor?
May 20, 2019

Protecting personal data: Who is the governor?

African countries should learn from mistakes that have already been made while pursuing their own path in Internet security.

Public policy lessons from Pakistan’s experience with COVID-19
Sep 25, 2020

Public policy lessons from Pakistan’s experience with COVID-19

Pakistan must proceed beyond providing immediate relief to its people by investing in programmes that reduce vulnerability and lead to sustained impro

Pulwama suicide attack: An extremely dangerous development
Feb 15, 2019

Pulwama suicide attack: An extremely dangerous development

In many ways, some of the worst fears of the security forces have come true.

Pune exposes policing lapses
Aug 14, 2012

Pune exposes policing lapses

A study done in 2010 by Observer Research Foundation for the Integrated Defence Staff, Government of India, Navigating Near: Non Traditional Security Threats to In dia, 2022', highlighted the huge deficiency that India faces and also recommendations to address some of the gaps

Putin’s Ukraine strategy: Will it be decisive?
Feb 28, 2022

Putin’s Ukraine strategy: Will it be decisive?

Will Russia be able to deftly put an end to the Ukraine war on its own terms or would it get drawn into a protracted war?

PWG Naxalites: Set-back in the bastion, expansion elsewhere
Jan 17, 2004

PWG Naxalites: Set-back in the bastion, expansion elsewhere

The striking capability and influence of the People¿s War Group (PWG) Naxalites¿ has steadily been declining in their flagship North Telengana Special Zone (NTSZ) area since the past few years. The death of some experienced, capable and important leaders of the NTSZ, especially in the past couple of years, in security force operations has weakened the Naxalites there.

Quad Summit Indicates Growing Strength
May 26, 2022

Quad Summit Indicates Growing Strength

The latest Quad meeting underscored continued growth, but when will the four countries seriously confront the matter of direct security cooperation?

Quadrilateral को लेकर चीन परेशान है
Jan 19, 2018

Quadrilateral को लेकर चीन परेशान है

Quadrilateral Security Dialogue सुनिस्चित करेगा की दक्षिण चीन सागर और भारतीय

QUAD—A force for global good: India’s strategic imperatives
Nov 08, 2021

QUAD—A force for global good: India’s strategic imperatives

India’s assertion of the QUAD as a force for global good is expected to make an impact in establishing peace, economic prosperity, and geostrategic

Race heating up for next UN Secretary General
Sep 14, 2016

Race heating up for next UN Secretary General

The UN Charter states that the Secretary General should be appointed by the General Assembly upon recommendation of the Security Council.

Rajapaksa’s dysfunctional regime in Sri Lanka and its impact on South Asia
Sep 23, 2021

Rajapaksa’s dysfunctional regime in Sri Lanka and its impact on South Asia

How the island nation’s security conundrums will worsen an already threatened South Asia post the reemergence of the Taliban

Re-envisioning the future of Asian regionalism in the Post COVID19 era
May 25, 2020

Re-envisioning the future of Asian regionalism in the Post COVID19 era

The COVID-19 pandemic has made clear that global health crises are geopolitical events with far-reaching and long-lasting effects across the globe. It creates prodigious disruptions across economic, security, and social sectors, with spillover effects through trade, financial linkages, and tourism, to name the least. This essay argues that as the American-led order in Asia arguably falters, instead of China rushing to fill the post COVID-19 vacuu

Rebooting the Indian Army: A Doctrinal Approach to Force Restructuring
Feb 03, 2021

Rebooting the Indian Army: A Doctrinal Approach to Force Restructuring

The ongoing conflict on the Sino-Indian border has highlighted the need for structural reforms in the Indian Army. This paper examines the impact of the Joint Doctrine of Indian Armed Forces, 2017 (JDIAF) and the Indian Army’s Land Warfare Doctrine, 2018 (LWD) on the development of the Indian Army’s tactical concepts, organisational structures, and the weapons and equipment profile. It discusses the importance of formulating a formal National