August 2019

National Security Strategy – what will it cover?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his Independence Day address, announced that India will soon get its first Chief of Defence Staff. Within a week, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh suggested a change in India’s nuclear doctrine and approved restructuring of Army headquarter. In the meantime, the defence circle began discussing the impending approval of the draft National Security Strategy (NSS).

Govt to provide test facilities to private sector

Inaugurating the Seminar on “Modernisation and Indigenisation Plans of the Indian Air Force”, organized by the Indian Air Force, CII and SIDM today in Delhi, the Hon’ble Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh said that “the government has just approved the proposal for providing test facilities of the Government entities to the private sector after incorporating the comments of stakeholders, particularly indigenous defence manufactures”.  A formal Government order would be issued soon which will remove various bottlenecks which used to come in the way of using these test facilities by private ent

Ship- Building with Chinese Characteristics 

Ships are considered vital for economic progress and military power from historical times. Maritime capabilities have facilitated for drastic changes in domestic political discourse and regional power dynamics. Large ships have facilitated the growth of global trade and the modern military to the next level. Asian Economies like China has hugely benefitted with colossal growth in ship-building capacities, which contributed immensely in China's emergence as the second-largest economy with the world’s second-largest defence budget.