The successful missile test has restored credibility to the Nirbhay programme, which the government had previously considered scrapping.
The idea of a 'quad' between India, the US, Japan, and Australia is gaining traction once again. But there are obstacles ahead.
According to new reporting, the army brass wants to adopt two separate rifles firing two different cartridges. That’s only likely to worsen the Indian Army’s small arms muddle.
The ongoing visit of the Bhutanese royal family to India, the first since the Doklam standoff ended, is rich with significance.
The shipment is largely symbolic, but signals India’s determination to build an alternate corridor to landlocked Afghanistan.
Besides strengthening the prospects for joint operations, the three-day exercise might hold another attraction for the Indian Navy.
The statements from Ghani and Tillerson may add to public pressure on the Pakistani state, but they’re unlikely to change its behaviour or its strategic calculations.