Articles written by: Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

India Abstains and Exposes the Arms Trade Treaty

India Abstains and Exposes the Arms Trade Treaty

Once again India has been forced to abstain from voting in favour of a discriminatory global Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) – after its unpleasant experience with the NPT and the CTBT in the past. The treaty, aimed at laying down […]


Impressions on China’s Second Missile Interceptor Test

Impressions on China’s Second Missile Interceptor Test

China is reported to have conducted the second test of its missile interceptor system on January 27, 2013 in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.1 Quite symbolic of China’s postural patterns, the reported test comes exactly three years (and 16 days) […]


Defence Acquisition: International Best Practices

Defence Acquisition: International Best Practices

This book is a compendium of papers presented and circulated in the International Seminar on Defence acquisition organized by the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses on July 12-14, 2011. It contains 29 chapters organized in nine key themes: technical […]


DF-41: China’s Answer to the US BMD Efforts

DF-41: China’s Answer to the US BMD Efforts

China had recently test fired the mobile, MIRV capable DF-41 missile which is reported to have a range of 14000 km. This missile adds to the existing ICBM inventory of the Second Artillery, which already operates the older DF-5A and […]


India’s Defense Industry: Need for Urgent Decisions

India’s Defense Industry: Need for Urgent Decisions

India’s growth prospects are increasingly uncertain, says a respected commentator. This was no doubt said before the Government of India (GoI) announced its decision on FDI in retail and 49 per cent in aviation. But Indians are known to swing […]


A Critique of India’s Defence Offset Guidelines 2012

A Critique of India’s Defence Offset Guidelines 2012

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) recently announced its revised Defence Offset Guidelines (DOG), which have come into effect from August 1, 2012. The guidelines have, for the first time, articulated the key objectives of the policy document besides adding some […]


Rafale MMRCA Deal: Last Minute Glitches?

Rafale MMRCA Deal: Last Minute Glitches?

Media reports recently surfaced stating that the Indian Air Force’s (IAF’s) Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) deal, which had zeroed in on the French Dassault Rafale as the fighter of choice leading to commencement of exclusive negotiations with Dassault for […]


Japan’s Defence White Paper 2012 and China’s Critical Response

Japan’s Defence White Paper 2012 and China’s Critical Response

On July 31, the Japanese government released the 2012 edition of the Defence White Paper titled ‘The Defense of Japan 2012’. While submitting the report for Cabinet approval, Defence Minister Satoshi Morimoto delivered a speech throwing some light on the […]


India Launches Radar Satellite

India Launches Radar Satellite

On 26 April 2012, India successfully launched its remote sensing Radar Imaging Satellite (RISAT-1). This success, when viewed along with the successful launch of the first long-range ballistic missile Agni 5 just six days back, speaks volumes about India’s technological […]


 
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