By the end of 2016, the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force (TTDF) was experiencing a rejuvenation occasioned by an infusion of new equipment, support packages and adequate budgetary support. Between 2011 and 2016, the strength of the TTDF reached over 4600 active personnel and over six hundred reservists. The...
During the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics at Pyeongchang, a spectacular pre-recorded display by a quadcopter drone swarm comprising of 1218 drones left spectators astounded. Through co-ordinated and pre-programmed flying, the drone swarm made dynamic aerial caricatures depicting a gyrating snowboarder, a flying bird, Olympic insignia, etc. The...
On June 11-12, 2018, an International Conference on “Role of Youth in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism and Radicalization that Lead to Terrorism” was organised by the Government of Uzbekistan along with the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in Tashkent and Samarkand. 164 experts from 22...
Past and Present Vietnam and India share a strong relationship with much scope for deepening of relations in the future. These relations have a history stretching back not only to 46 years of diplomatic ties since 1972, but to nearly 2000 years of interactions. During colonial times, people from both...
On June 11-12, 2018, an International Conference on “Role of Youth in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism and Radicalization that Lead to Terrorism” was organised by the Government of Uzbekistan along with the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in Tashkent and Samarkand. 164 experts from 22...
President Donald Trump’s first “State of the Union” address had something strangely familiar in its presentation. The stagecraft was superb, with powerful visuals of cheering members and moving shots of special invitees like the crippled North Korean defector. The delivery was energetic, full of hand gestures and the speech...
Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the UAE has emerged as India’s preferred partner in the Gulf. Since the coming to power of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in New Delhi in May 2014, India and UAE have exchanged four high-level visits. These included two by the Crown Prince...
Henry Kissinger offered a pithy definition of foreign policy a few years ago when he described it as “the art of establishing priorities”. This commonsensical definition can be applied to defence policy as well. But then, one of the staples of the popular and even academic discourse on India’s national...
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has now nearly finished what has proven to be a rocky visit to India – one that shed some unexpected light on the deep hidden mistrust creeping into Canada-India relations on his watch, which could destroy decades of patient diplomacy by both sides. What does “strategic...
A business (also known as an enterprise, a company or a firm) is an organizational entity involved in the provision of goods and services to consumers.Businesses serve as a form of economic activity, and are prevalent in capitalist economies, where most of them are privately owned and provide goods...