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Post Covid World-Time to expand UNSC

Author: Mohinder Pal Singh (Col Mohinder Pal Singh,PhD  is  a  defence  Analyst  working for EGROW Foundation. Views expressed  are  personal) The world  is  passing  through  a  testing  time. As on today over nine lakhs people  are  affected with  over  40,000 deaths. The number seems to  be  going  out  of  control and  no  solution seems plausible in[Read More…]

A Heavy Stroke…

Is the present scene the outcome of a master-stroke deliberately unleashed by one or more nations or a mis-stroke that got the calculations wrong, or a simple act of nature trying to teach us some grave lessons? Difficult to say… Anyway, the whole wide world has been struck hard and heavily. The ‘fear’ of[Read More…]

Learn The Lessons Fast

It must be stated up front and immediately that the decision to impose the nation-wide lockdown was necessary and good. But there are lessons to be learned from the manner in which the policy decision announced by the Prime Minister was to be implemented within a four-hour timeframe. India has[Read More…]


The COVID pandemic is threatening governments, economies and societies in ways we are yet to fully comprehend. While controlling its spread is the priority , the likely aftermath which could engulf the world in an economic crisis of unprecedented magnitude and have a profound effect on global and regional geopolitics[Read More…]

Limited Access to Technology Growth Potential

Decisions for planning defence resources including futuristic technologies require concrete analyses that breaks down the categories of major military technological inventions and innovations one by one and examines each individually. The requirement is to mitigate own vulnerabilities in areas where military technologies are changing fastest, as also creative thinking to[Read More…]

The End Of Turf Wars?

Being chartered to provide integrated “single-point military advice” to the government, the CDS will have to rise above his own Service loyalties, and scrupulously and professionally prioritise conflicting inter-Service requirements in the larger interests of the nation. This aspect is far more important now, with India’s economy having dipped and the 2020-21 defence budget of Rs 3.37 lakh crore is under stress, as payment for many big ticket items like 36 Rafales from France, S-400 AA defence batteries from Russia, 155mm guns and attack Apache and heavy-lift Chinook helicopters from USA are already committed.

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