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Sunday, October 17, 2021

Amit Cowshish


The writer, former Financial Advisor (Acquisition), Ministry of Defence, is a Distinguished Fellow with the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses.

While India should continue search for peaceful solution, military odds are in no way stacked in China’s favour
Sat, Jul 04, 2020

Over decades India has negotiated an uneasy peace with China, largely through economic compromise and security concession, but this has not worked. While India should not abandon hope of finding a peaceful solution via diplomacy and negotiation, the sombre reality is that China appears to be in no mood to relent.

Battling the squeeze
Thu, Jul 11, 2019

Defence plans will have to factor in the shortage of government funds

A blunt instrument
Thu, May 24, 2018

Effort to address problems in defence planning is welcome. But defence planning committee’s wide mandate makes swift reform difficult.

Decoding the deal
Mon, Feb 12, 2018

Procedural aspects need to be factored into the public discourse on the Rafale and other defence deals. Granular details should be disclosed, to the extent it is possible to do so without compromising security.

Not On A War Footing
Tue, Feb 14, 2017

The defence budget, 2017-18, raises serious concerns

A recurring scandal
Fri, May 06, 2016

In the first round of tendering, the EH-101 helicopter (later renamed AW-101) offered by AgustaWestland did not make the cut as it was certified to fly only upto an altitude of 4,572 metres against the requirement of 6,000 metres specified in the Request for Proposal (RFP).