Quad Foreign Ministers’ Meeting: Decoding the Joint Statement
By Cmde Abhay Kumar Singh (Retd) and Mr R. Vignesh
The recent Joint Statement issued after the Quad Foreign Ministers’ meeting in Melbourne indicates the grouping’s drive towards institutionalisation and coming close to achieving a concrete mandate for its existence.
The Ministry of Defence, Government of India, issued an advisory, prepared by the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses for all Indian nationals stuck in Kharkiv in the war-torn Ukraine, on 03 March 2022.
The advisory listed out potentially dangerous situations, ground rules, with dos and don’ts, and survival guidelines.
Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col D.P.K. Pillay’s article ‘Beginning of the End: Emergence of a New World Order’ has been published in Chanakya Forum on 04 March 2022.
The outcome of the Russia-Ukraine conflict will be that the stability which the world has seen for the better part of last century and the first two decades of this, will not be seen again in the coming decades. The world will no longer be the same. It is the beginning of the end for the powers that dominated for over a century, says Col Pillay.
MP-IDSA and Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) held a joint webinar on ‘India-Japan Cooperation in Drone Technology’ on 03 March 2022. Director General, MP-IDSA Amb Sujan R. Chinoy moderated the discussion with participation of DRDO, METI, Cabinet Secretariat Japan, NEDO HQ, Invest India, SIDM, and ACSL. Yoshiro Kaku, Chief Representative, NEDO India made the concluding remarks.
Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col D.P.K. Pillay’s article ‘The many sieges of Kyiv and twists and turns of history’, has been published in India Today on 03 March 2022.
As Russia continues its aggression against Ukraine, we look at the many sieges of Kyiv and twists and turns of history. What course human history takes will be very interesting to see at the end of this war, if we all survive, says Col Pillay.
In its weekly Centre meeting the Europe and Eurasia Centre discussed the recent developments in the Russia- Ukraine crisis and elaborated upon the supposed outcome of Putin-Zelensky talks.
The East Asia Centre discussed the Ukraine crisis and Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi's telephonic conversation with his Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba in its weekly centre meeting.
In the weekly meeting, the West Asia Centre members discussed the regional countries' reactions to the Ukraine conflict, its implications on the energy sector, and UNSC designation of Houthis as a terrorist organisation.
National Security Policy of Pakistan: Acknowledging Climate and Water Stress
By Mr Pintu Kumar Mahla
Outlining Pakistan’s vision and global engagement in the context of strategic and security trends, the recently released National Security Policy of Pakistan also acknowledges a serious need for a robust water management mechanism and an inclusive climate change policy.
Strategic Digest, Vol. 4 | No. 5 | 01 March 2022
Strategic Digest is a regular compilation of brief and crisp analyses of important developments impinging on India’s foreign and security policies in the immediate and extended neighbourhood.