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Indo-US Foundational Agreements: Contributing to India’s Military Capabilities

Key Points: India and the United States (US) have signed several bilateral agreements based on their shared interests, which greatly enhance India’s military capabilities. For the US, countering China comes…

Analysing Pak-Turk Joint Naval Exercises ‘Turgutreis’ (I-V) Articles Asia Defense & Security

Analysing Pak-Turk Joint Naval Exercises ‘Turgutreis’ (I-V)

Maritime defence relations between Pakistan and Turkey go as far back as 1967, when the computers of Pakistan’s US-origin submarine, the PNS Ghazi, were upgraded at the Gölcük Naval Shipyard….

Pakistan’s Cartographic Move: Rationale and Prospects Articles Asia Defense & Security

Pakistan’s Cartographic Move: Rationale and Prospects

Pakistan categorically rejected the outrageous abrogation of Articles 370 and 35-A by India. Post-abrogation, the Indian map depicted the unlawfully occupied territories of Jammu and Kashmir as a part of…

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Whither Strategic Autonomy? India Signs BECA

India has finally signed the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA) with the US after years of discussion and US insistence. The BECA agreement is the last of the four…

Effectiveness of Pakistani Defence Diplomacy Articles Asia Defense & Security

Effectiveness of Pakistani Defence Diplomacy

The growing role of defence diplomacy has been a catalyst for change in the Pakistani military as foreign dignitaries are increasingly praising its effectiveness, marking progress for international perceptions of…

Enhancing Pakistan’s Maritime Domain Awareness through the BRI Articles Asia Defense & Security

Enhancing Pakistan’s Maritime Domain Awareness through the BRI

Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) refers to the effective awareness of any maritime activity that has repercussions for the safety, security, economy, and environment as per the International Maritime Organisation. MDA…

Dissecting the Reunification of TTP Articles Asia Defense & Security

Dissecting the Reunification of TTP

On August 17, two disgruntled splinter factions – the Jamat-ul-Ahrar (JuA) and the Hizb-ul-Ahrar (HuA) re-joined the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). The Pakistani Taliban’s main spokesperson, Mohammad Khurasani, said in a…

Type 054A Frigates: How They Factor in for Pakistan Navy Articles Asia Defense & Security

Type 054A Frigates: How They Factor in for Pakistan Navy

China’s Hudong Zhonghua has launched the first Type 054A Frigate for Pakistan Navy (PN) on August 23, 2020. After systems and weapons integration and tests, it will be handed over…

Examining Bilateral India-Japan Maritime Exercises Articles Asia Defense & Security

Examining Bilateral India-Japan Maritime Exercises

The three-day bilateral Japan-India Maritime Exercise JIMEX 2020 concluded recently. It involved the Indian Navy (IN) and Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF). The exercise included non-contact, sea-based drills in the…

South China Sea: A Geopolitical Tinderbox Americas Articles Asia Defense & Security

South China Sea: A Geopolitical Tinderbox

As a vicious pandemic has massively impacted the world, it has also created a power vacuum for great power rivalry in the South China Sea (SCS). The region is turning…

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