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Negative Imports List For Defence

The Negative Imports List For Defence: The Government has brought in few changes in its negative imports list policy. This includes: The armed forces will now be able to import defence equipment in certain circumstances even if it figures in the negative import list. This includes scenarios where there is an “immediate requirement” that domestic […]

Hypersonic Weapons

Hypersonic Weapons: US has said that China’s pursuit of hypersonic weapons “increases tensions in the region” and vowed the U.S. would maintain its capability to deter potential threats posed by China. China’s growing military muscle and its drive to end American predominance in Asia has triggered unease in Washington. China’s efforts to accelerate its military […]

Four Pronged Strategy On Srilanka Crisis: India and Sri Lanka

Four Pronged Strategy On Srilanka Crisis: India and Sri Lanka agreed to a four-pronged approach to discuss initiatives on food and energy security to help mitigate Sri Lanka’s economic crisis, during a two-day visit by Sri Lankan Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa to New Delhi. The decisions included a four-pillar initiative, comprising lines of credit for […]

Perform, Achieve And Trade Scheme

Perform, Achieve And Trade Scheme: A recent report released by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) mentions that the Perform, Achieve and Trade (PAT) scheme introduced in 2008 is not effective. The PAT scheme was introduced to improve energy efficiency in Indian industries and consequently reduce greenhouse gas. The report attributed the inefficiency of […]