India's Trade Options
Amita Batra. · 28 Sep, 2017 · #5370 · Commentary · Column
The Indo-Pacific economic space continues to be open to reconfiguration, triggered as it has been by the US withdrawal from the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) earlier this year. There have since been many conjectures on how the region may see a Ch ...
Weapons in Space: Conventional War in the Cosmos?
Allyson Rimmer. · 26 Sep, 2017 · #5369 · Commentary
Outer space has been called the last frontier, but could it become the battleground of the future? Warfare in space seems difficult to imagine outside works of science fiction, but the concept and advantages of weapons in space have been under seri ...
The People Next Door: The Curious History of India's Relations With Pakistan
Report. · 25 Sep, 2017 · #5368 · Commentary
Report on 'The People Next Door: The Curious History of India's Relations With Pakistan', a book reading and discussion held on 14th September 2017.
The interaction was chaired by Ambassador (Retd) Salman Haidar, Patron, IPCS, and fo ...
A Looming Nuclear Arms Race In East Asia?
Nopur Siingh. · 21 Sep, 2017 · #5367 · Commentary
The current East Asian security dynamics have two determinants. The first is the challenge posed by North Korea’s aggressive nuclear and missile development programmes coupled with direct threats to the US, and the second is the rise of China as ...
India-Japan Civil Nuclear Cooperation: Contextualising Abe's Visit
Shivani Singh. · 21 Sep, 2017 · #5366 · Commentary
The strong Indo-Japan bilateral relationship is a testament to the growing economic, cultural and strategic exchanges that both countries have shared in the past and this dynamic has continued to flourish under the regimes of PM Narendra Modi and S ...
Russia-Turkey: Implications of the New Arms Deal
Monish Gulati. · 21 Sep, 2017 · #5365 · Commentary
Recently, Turkey signed an agreement with Russia to purchase the S-400 Triumf air defence system. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip ErdoÄŸan told the Turkish media that Ankara has put down a deposit of US$2.5 billion on the sale after it found ...
The Bomb Banned: By and For the NNWS, For Now
Manpreet Sethi. · 18 Sep, 2017 · #5364 · Commentary · Column
As the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), popularly referred to as the Ban Treaty, opens for signature on 20 September 2017, it is most likely that it will garner the 50 endorsements that are necessary for its entry into force. Afte ...
In Context: NA-120 Lahore By-election
Sarral Sharma. · 15 Sep, 2017 · #5363 · Commentary
The by-election for Lahore's National Assembly constituency (NA)-120 - previously NA-95 - seat will take place on 17 September. The seat fell vacant after the disqualification of Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's on 28 July follo ...
Tibetan Caravans: Journeys from Leh to Lhasa
Report. · 15 Sep, 2017 · #5362 · Commentary
Report on 'Tibetan Caravans: Journeys from Leh to Lhasa', a book reading and discussion held on 30 August 2017.
The discussion was chaired by Amb (Retd) Salman Haidar, Patron, IPCS, and former Foreign Secretary of India.
Talking about ...
Chinese Military Reform, 2013-2030
Report. · 15 Sep, 2017 · #5361 · Commentary
Report of the discussion on Chinese Military Reform, 2013-2030, held on 23 August 2017.
Opening Remarks by the Chair
Col (Retd) Ajai Shukla
Columnist, Business Standard
The People's Liberation Army (PLA) has not fought any sizable war ...