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Russian Yard Increases Production of Subs

In a significant development, Russia has reportedly increased its production of submarines, which has traditionally been considered the country’s forte. As per a recent report, Russia is building four submarines simultaneously in Sevmash shipyard in the northern city of Severodvinsk. Two hulls of the Borei class SSBNs and two Yasen class attack submarines (SSNs) constitute the present spree of production.

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Politics of Reclamation in South China Sea

The recent spate of reclamation in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea has been reported and analyzed widely by SCS observers. They indicate mammoth reclamation and construction efforts by China to incrementally expand tiny shoals into islands capable of hosting airstrips.

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Arrest Of Opposition Leader On Terror Charges Brews Political Storm In Maldives

MH Rajesh analyzes the worsening political situation in the geo-strategically important island state of Maldives, following the arrest of the country’s former President and current opposition leader Mohammed Nasheed and the removal of the defense over fears of him plotting a coup against the current President, Abdulla Yameen.

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Future of IBSA: The South –South Initiative

The South –South cooperation started way back in 2003 between India-South Africa and Brazil in what is called as India-Brazil-South Africa Dialogue Forum (IBSA). It was an important forum then between the developing countries and still has the potential to grow.