Articles

April 3, 2020

India’s Healthcare System and Response to COVID-19

Swapna Jambhekar The situation has never been so fluid. The number of COVID-19 cases is constantly changing and as new data is collected, responses to the pandemic are evolving. It is still too early to comment on or analyse either […]
April 2, 2020

Fate of Global Oil Sector amid COVID-19

In order to contain the spread of the coronavirus outbreak, many countries are under lockdown and this has resulted in a reduced demand for fuel to a considerable level with prices falling to their lowest in 18 years, dropping below […]
March 31, 2020

Will COVID-19 Reshape the Global Health System?

The article tries to look at the need for large-scale investments in the health sector, funding the research and management of pandemics; role and use of artificial intelligence to create a more efficient health system to manage and control pandemics; […]
March 30, 2020

COVID-19 and an Emerging Win-Win Situation

There is an urgent need to move at least parts of the manufacturing industry out of China to new manufacturing centres in other parts of the world, including India, to avoid the type of disruptions that were witnessed following the […]
March 26, 2020

India’s Healthcare Needs a ‘Healthy’ Balance between Federalism and Decentralisation

With the line of accountability between the State and the Centre regarding healthcare blurring time and again, is a judicious mix of federalism and decentralisation the key to addressing the sector’s woes? The highly decentralised healthcare model of Kerala holds […]
March 24, 2020

India should Tap GIS’ Potential to Combat Contagious Diseases

The prospect of Geographic Information System (GIS) in healthcare is remarkably broad. Its ability to link geography and data unleashes critical information which can guide health researchers, policymakers and medical practitioners to make targeted medical intervention. Although the usage of GIS […]
March 23, 2020

COVID-19: How Vulnerable is ‘Kerala Model of Development’?

Malayalees have been quite complacent about the achievements of ‘Kerala Model of Development’. But the COVID-19 outbreak has exposed our vulnerabilities. While acknowledging and appreciating the massive efforts of our government to minimise the damage, it is also worthwhile to […]
March 20, 2020

Covid-19 pandemic | A grim forecast for the tourism sector

The tourism and hospitality sector that is in need of financial assistance is less likely to find any favour from the banking sector as the past record of the hospitality sector is riddled with loan defaults. The Covid-19 outbreak, now […]
February 12, 2020

India’s Defence Production: Decades of Lost Opportunities (Part – 1)

This part of the article, written by Cdr Jaikrishnan Nair, looks at various challenges faced by the defence manufacturing sector in India and the lost opportunities during the past few decades. Introduction Defence production in India has been sub-optimal for […]
February 11, 2020

European Parliament Resolution on Citizenship (Amendment) Act

The article looks at the events that led to the European Parliament deferring a vote on the resolution critical of India’s Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA). It also discusses how India’s political and diplomatic interventions in various European capitals managed to […]
February 10, 2020

US–Iran Conflict: A ‘Pandora’s Box’

With the assassination of Iran’s top military general by the Americans, the possibility of escalation in Iran-US tensions looms large. The uncertainty over how things will turn around has led to apprehensions of possible involvement of Israel, Saudi Arabia and […]
January 23, 2020

Xi’s Myanmar Visit: Implications for Regional Politics

Sharing diplomatic ties since 1950, the relationship between China and Myanmar has seen rapid breakthroughs during the 1980s and thereafter. Xi’s visit to Myanmar at the time of a global economic slowdown has many implications for the region and the […]
January 11, 2020

Higher Defence—Reforms and Creation of the Post of CDS

The article looks into various factors that led to the creation of the post of CDS and how it will affect the strategic transformation of our Armed forces and augment India’s internal security architecture.  The Higher Defence Structure and Organisation […]
December 26, 2019

Rafale Aircraft–the Untold Story–Part II

Rafale Aircraft: Untold Story–Part II’, written by Cdr Jayakrishnan N Nair (Retd), is the second article in the three-part series In an air combat mission, the man behind the machine matters the most. Wg Cdr Abinandan Varthman VrC, the ace […]
December 20, 2019

Stemming the tide: India’s geopolitical future in IOR

When it comes to the geopolitics and control over the seas, Alfred Thayer Mahan—the renowned geopolitical and naval strategist—comes to mind. His theory of control over the sea—a determinant of global predominance—is very much relevant today. In 19th century, British […]