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August 2013: Arms Trade Treaty & India Russia Strategic Relationship

Arms Trade Treaty: A Wake-up Call For India by Maj Gen Mrinal Suman

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Author: Maj Gen (Dr) Mrinal Suman AVSM, VSM (Retd))
Surprisingly, an ominous development that impacts India’s security concerns gravely has gone unnoticed in the Indian media. Adoption of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) by the United Nations General Assembly on 2 April 2013 has rendered arms importing nations vulnerable to the machinations of the exporting countries.


Arms Trade Treaty And India by Dr Rajiv Nayan

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Author: Dr Rajiv Nayan
This is a clause by clause analysis. India actively participated in the treaty and evolved its position towards the ATT in the course of discussions in different committees and organisations. However, India was opposed to record-keeping, notification and discussion of denials, reporting, inclusion of technology in the scope of the treaty and so on.


Promoting Russia-India Cooperation In Military and Energy Spheres by VI Trubnikov

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Author: VI Trubnikov
The strategic partnership between Russia and India is an evident and natural phenomenon. The two countries’ national interests either coincide, or at least do not contradict each other. Fortunately enough, Russia enjoys great competitive power in the spheres that are of mutual interest for the two states – energy and military technology.


Indo-Russian Aviation Hug: Fifty Years And Counting by Air Marshal Anil Chopra

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Author: Air Marshal Anil Chopra PVSM, AVSM, VM, VSM (Retd)
The US approach was to form formal alliances through treaties. ‘You are either a friend or a foe’ was the choice. Soviets wanted to take into their fold developing countries to prevent American grand plans.

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