May 4, 2021

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A defence minister with military background — a risk India needs to take

In December 2019, a long-pending and critical evolutionary process of structural reforms in defence was unleashed by the Narendra Modi government. It was a commendable PMO-driven initiative. It encompassed the creation of the post of Chief of Defence Staff, triple hatted as military adviser to the defence minister, the permanent chairman of the Chiefs of...

Prateek Waghre mentioned in DW on COVID misinformation

Prateek Waghre was mentioned in DW on how COVID misinformation has complicated India’s fight against the pandemic. Speaking on the ubiquity of misleading images and posts on social media, Prateek said, “Many of these videos and memes are recycled as...

In India’s Covid-19 challenge, China’s hopes and anxieties

The second wave of Covid-19 in India has been among the biggest international stories being covered across the Chinese media. The coverage reflects a sense of anxiety and opportunity. In terms of the former, there is concern about the spread...

All Things Policy: France, India and the Seas

How does France view its relationship with the world’s oceans? And how does that shape maritime cooperation with India? In this episode, Dr Virginie Saliou, Research Professor at France’s naval school, discusses her country’s unique approach to maritime affairs, its...