Managing Capabilities with Constraints: A Case for Defence Outsourcing

By Debasis Dash Omega KC-707 aerial tanker refuelling U.S. Navy E-2D Tactical Airborne Early Warning aircraft(Courtesy: U.S. Navy) The proliferation of dual use platforms with military and civilian application has not only improved warfighting capabilities, but also brought the economies of scale approach to defence systems manufacturing and service support. It is evident, as we … Continue reading Managing Capabilities with Constraints: A Case for Defence Outsourcing

Is U.S-India Indo-Pacific strategic alignment taking shape?

  The United States and India finally concluded their twice delayed 2+2 ministerial dialogue in New Delhi, that marked the signing of historic Communications Compatibility and Security Cooperation Agreement (COMCASA) between two countries. However, the road to such close cooperation wasn’t an easy ride given the obvious Indian skepticism towards the U.S geopolitical intentions and … Continue reading Is U.S-India Indo-Pacific strategic alignment taking shape?

Druzhba-Dosti: 45th Anniversary of Indo-Soviet Treaty of Friendship, 1971

      The humiliating defeat of India in 1962 Sino-India war and the following bonhomie between its archrival Pakistan and the communist eastern neighbor China, India was left to fend herself in the emerging cold war in south Asia. Despite the United States' arms embargo on Pakistan and India, it actively supported Pakistan during … Continue reading Druzhba-Dosti: 45th Anniversary of Indo-Soviet Treaty of Friendship, 1971