AREA OF SPECIALIZATION
The much awaited geopolitical change in the entire Middle East and North African region could create a big hole in the foreign policy of many Asian and African nations who could be caught unaware. The fallout of political instability and economic downturn can further create a new spate of problems for the MENA region which is already grappled with many disturbances. The left-over of history is also contributing as an added flavor to the current situation. Yet, the visible hope is that change is more perceptible this time than any point of history. Among other problems, the MENA region is facing religious divide and sectarian divide.
Both have negative repercussions for more than 25 countries in the region. In addition to this, the falling hydrocarbon prices can move mountains.
The Saudi Arabia-led GCC countries and Iran are at loggerhead for quite some time. On the top of it, OPEC and non-OPEC divide is adding further strain.
The hope that oil prices could climb beyond 50 USD barrel per dollar by mid-summer could be a big hype at a time when global economy is slowing down.
Already, the IMF and World Bank have warned that slowing economies will fuel public unrest and large scale migration appears to be heading in
South China Sea
NOV-DEC 2015: Maritime sovereignty disputes in the region, particularly in the South China Sea, have been a source of tension and a destabilizing fact
NOV-DEC 2015: High mountain terrain is often inaccessible, uninhabitable or of no apparent value, yet peoples and states still fight to possess it
NOV-DEC 2015: Submarine force is the most vital component of any military and it is the ultimate deterrence against the enemy but if the navy lose
NOV-DEC 2015: By dint of constant deployment over decades in the Himalayas in some of the highest battlefields in the world, Indian troops have accumu
Undersea sensors capability
SEP-OCT 2015: With concerted attempts to make the oceans transparent and the development of technologies that could make
Significance of UAVs
SEP-OCT 2015: In this day and age there can be no argument against the presence of the unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) and the unmanned aeri
SEP-OCT 2015: India is increasingly being confronted by a two-front war situation compounded by a Fifth Column of Pakistani trained jihadis operat
SEP-OCT 2015: The saga of the Indian Army’s acquisition programme for small arms and assault rifles is a scam wrapped within a farce.
JUL-AUG 2015: As modern battlefields get more and more complex, lethal, diverse and multidimensional, the fighting infantry soldiers need to be ar