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Defence Planning Committee – IDSA Summary

By | 2018-04-22T19:46:42+00:00 April 22nd, 2018|Categories: Around The World, GS Paper 2, GS Paper 3|

In a significant defence policy reform notified on April 18, 2018, the government has revamped the existing defence planning system by establishing a Defence Planning Committee (DPC) under the chairmanship of the National Security Adviser (NSA). Details - This new institutional mechanism, set up as a permanent body, is intended to “facilitate a comprehensive and integrated planning for defence matters”. The new measure, arguably the boldest defence reform in decades, is likely to have a far reaching consequence on the way defence planning is undertaken and on defence preparedness. Composition of DPC - The Committee has a cross-section of members drawn [...]

Trump’s Afghan Policy | AIR Summary

By | 2017-08-26T12:08:47+00:00 August 26th, 2017|Categories: AIR Spotlight, Around The World, GS Paper 2, International Relations, PIB/AIR Updates|

President Trump has outlined a revised version of US strategy for the war in Afghanistan. He has pledged an end to the strategy of “nation-building” and instead focused on a policy with an aim more squarely at combatting the terrorist threats emanating from the Afghan-Pakistan region. Good news for India - In the speech outlining his Afghan policy, President Trump said, “We appreciate India’s important contributions to stability in Afghanistan and we want them to help us, especially in the areas of economic assistance and development.” Hence, he has announced that he wishes to further develop strategic partnership with New Delhi to achieve [...]

Astana Summit 2017 and Beyond

By | 2017-06-24T10:36:43+00:00 June 24th, 2017|Categories: Around The World, Director's Desk, GS Paper 2, International Relations, Science and Technology, World Affairs|

After being an observer in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) since 2005, India finally gained entry to the multilateral grouping during the Astana Summit 2017 held in June. Background | Astana Summit 2017 India had applied for the full membership in 2014 after weighing very judicially the opportunities and challenges that might be presented to it after its accession to the SCO. Significance of SCO | Astana Summit 2017 Undoubtedly, the SCO has evolved over the years as a very significant regional organisation for forging cooperation amongst its members in diverse fields. With both India and Pakistan becoming members the profile of SCO [...]

The United States Of America (Around the World)

By | 2015-11-18T15:06:31+00:00 November 18th, 2015|Categories: Around The World|Tags: , , , |

The episode is of 5 minutes and talks about The United States of America and aims is to highlight India’s bilateral relations with The United States of America in an interesting radio format, bringing to the listeners the different aspects of the country after detailed research and airing the bytes of the Indian ambassador of each country. If you like what you see here please click one of the share buttons below and help fellow aspirants. Embed Music Files - Embed Audio Files - The United States of America

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