Wednesday, December 19, 2018

As part of the World Trade Organization (WTO), India signed the Information Technology Agreement (ITA) in 1996. The ITA requires each participant to eliminate customs duties and bind them at zero levels for all products specified in the Agreement....
Chinese President Xi Jinping announced a ‘Made in China 2025’ strategy that broadly outlines the aim of the People's Republic of China to first attain self-sufficiency in several high-tech areas such as aerospace, industrial robotics, semiconductors etc. with a...
  Whether one likes it or not , in this new era of protectionism and domestic value capture, India needs a smart Industrial Policy to grow its manufacturing sector and exports. Exports have fallen since 2013, and our manufacturing sector...
Mr Sanjay Mitra is the Defence Secretary of India and belongs to the 1982 batch of the Indian Administrative Service. In the past, He has been the Chief Secretary of the Indian state of West Bengal and Secretary, Ministry...
The Department Defence Production (DDP), under India’s Ministry of Defence (MOD), oversees defence manufacturing in India and has direct control over nine defence public sector undertakings (DPSUs) and the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) besides some other entities. In recent...
This past Thursday, Air Chief Marshal (ACM), B.S Dhanoa, Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Indian Air force (IAF), while speaking at the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) made a number of interesting statements with respect to India's military position in...
India’s biennial Defence Exposition (Defexpo) is usually an event that resonates in the main with those who have a deep engagement with the military-industrial side of things. However, this year’s Defexpo stood out for being an event that went...
India has long sought to maintain an air power advantage over its potential adversaries as a key aspect of its conventional deterrence posture. To get a view of how Indian air power continues to evolve in relation to its...
The recent withdrawal of the move to import 114 'single-engine fighters' (SEF) by India's Ministry of Defence (MoD) opens a window of opportunity for the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA), controlled by the Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO), to...
During his recent visit to India, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani offered to resume  negotiations with India for the development of his country's Farzad-B gas block, after being lukewarm to Indian offers to develop the same for quite some years now....

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