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Can SMIC lead China’s semiconductor self-reliance dream?
Oct 04, 2021

Can SMIC lead China’s semiconductor self-reliance dream?

China is struggling to achieve its aim of becoming independent in semiconductor manufacturing as the US-China trade war is adversely affecting this in

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 budget 2022-23: Securing India, pursuing self-reliance
Feb 01, 2022

Defence budget 2022-23: Securing India, pursuing self-reliance

Keeping in line with the security needs of India, the defence budget saw a significant increase. Will this be enough to boost defence research and dev

From Buyer to Builder: The Indian Navy’s Rocky Road to Self-Reliance
Sep 10, 2020

From Buyer to Builder: The Indian Navy’s Rocky Road to Self-Reliance

This paper evaluates deficiencies in India’s naval shipbuilding programme, and identifies factors that adversely impact naval warship construction in the country. It argues that despite considerable effort, India’s shipbuilding endeavours continue to suffer from systemic deficits that cannot be addressed through ad hoc policy interventions and short-term solutions. Through an assessment of strengths and weaknesses of India’s defence shipyar

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

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

China’s economic plans: Reading the tea leaves
Nov 04, 2020

China’s economic plans: Reading the tea leaves

The emphasis on self-reliance, innovation and the whole business of “dual circulation” seems to be aimed at convincing the country that the proces

Coal Beneficiation Policies: Sticks but no carrots
Jul 15, 2022

Coal Beneficiation Policies: Sticks but no carrots

With the increase in demand for coal, the only viable option left for the government is to go against its policy of self-reliance with coal beneficiat

Confronting Cascading Disasters, Building Resilience: Lessons from the Indian Sundarbans
Jan 29, 2021

Confronting Cascading Disasters, Building Resilience: Lessons from the Indian Sundarbans

The intersecting impacts of COVID-19 and climate change are compounding the vulnerabilities of coastal communities.  This paper examines the disastrous effects of cyclone Amphan in the Bengal delta region of the Indian Sundarbans amidst a countrywide lockdown triggered by the pandemic, and their cascading consequences for a rural community inhabiting this climate hotspot. It highlights the livelihood crisis experienced by internal rural-urban mi

Examining India’s Interim Defence Budget 2024-‘25
Feb 26, 2024

Examining India’s Interim Defence Budget 2024-‘25

Presenting the Interim Budget 2024-’25 on 1 February, the finance minister announced an allocation of INR 6,21,541 crore (approx. US$75 billion) for the Ministry of Defence (MoD). Representing 1.9 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and 13 percent of Central Government Expenditure (CGE), MoD’s new budget is an increase of 4.7 percent over the previous outlays. This brief examines the MoD’s latest budget and contextualises it in the curr

Got the policy, where's the plan?
Jan 27, 2011

Got the policy, where's the plan?

The Defence Minister's annual review of progress in self-reliance in defence efforts will end as a ritual unless a common minimum quantification of self-reliance efforts is arrived at. Else, we will be perpetually confused as to how self-reliant we are in defence production.

India could help shape a whole new global consensus
Feb 12, 2024

India could help shape a whole new global consensus

The Davos model of globalization is in need of a successor that New Delhi could potentially offer

India must attain e-SWARAJ
May 24, 2023

India must attain e-SWARAJ

India is a sovereign nation; is it digitally sovereign, too? This paper examines the degree to which India is self-reliant in electronic hardware. After all, for a country to be self-reliant in the information age, it has to either attain indigenous capability in electronic manufacturing and services or be equipped to protect data and mitigate the threats associated with supply chain vulnerabilities. This paper refers to self-reliance in electron

Population health in India: Challenges and strategies for improving public well-being
Jul 31, 2023

Population health in India: Challenges and strategies for improving public well-being

A comprehensive approach needs to be undertaken by raising awareness of rights and encouraging community involvement and self-reliance to improve the

Tejas is no longer a mirage
Jan 14, 2011

Tejas is no longer a mirage

India needs LCA for a variety of reasons. First, it is a requirement, not a 'symbol of statehood' project as scholars like David Kinsella and Jugdeep Cheema might like to argue. Basic principles of self-reliance in defence would necessitate such projects.

The 20th Party Congress and China’s New Roadmap
Aug 28, 2023

The 20th Party Congress and China’s New Roadmap

The 20th Party Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in October 2022 and the subsequent leadership reshuffle gave a new mandate to a ruling elite that will sit at the helm till 2027. It happened at a time when the CPC is facing strong headwinds, among them a tech war with the United States (US) and a downturn in the domestic economy as a result of President Xi Jinping’s ‘zero-COVID-19’ policy. The CPC saw the protests that ensued a

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 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 State of India’s Public Sector Defence Industry
Oct 26, 2023

The State of India’s Public Sector Defence Industry

India’s large defence industrial base has historically been dominated by public sector entities, although they have failed in meeting the growing requirements of the armed forces. The public sector suffers from inefficiency in productivity, innovation and international sales, rendering New Delhi highly dependent on arms imports. The government is taking steps to reform the public sector, even as it accords greater importance to the private sect

चीन: कोविड-युग के बाद आत्मनिर्भरता की ओर शी जिनपिंग का रोडमैप!
Jan 25, 2024

चीन: कोविड-युग के बाद आत्मनिर्भरता की ओर शी जिनपिंग का रोडमैप!

तीन रुझानों ने चीन के लिए साल 2023 की रूपरेखा गढ़ दी: अर्थव्य�

প্রতিরক্ষা বাজেট ২০২২-২৩: ভারতকে নিরাপদ করা ও আত্মনির্ভরতার পথ অনুসরণ
Feb 11, 2022

প্রতিরক্ষা বাজেট ২০২২-২৩: ভারতকে নিরাপদ করা ও আত্মনির্ভরতার পথ অনুসরণ

ভারতের নিরাপত্তার চাহিদার সঙ্গে সামঞ্জস্য রেখে প্রতিরক