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An innovative think tank and consultancy deeply committed to producing meaningful change. Based in New Delhi, we offer various services, including independent analysis, policy advisories, and consulting solutions to aid governments, businesses, and institutions navigate complex challenges and seize new opportunities.

The Council for Strategic and Defense Research is a New Delhi based think-tank that combines rigorous academic
research with policy advocacy and strategic consultancy

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for better policies.

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India’s Telecommunications Act 2023: Optimizing the Utilization of Satellite Spectrum

The Telecommunications Act 2023 allows administrative spectrum assignment for fixed satellite services (FSS) and mobile satellite services (MSS). The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) will draft administrative guidelines based on the Act's provisions. Given India’s experience with administrative spectrum assignment and the 2G controversy, TRAI guidelines must be equitable...

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Our core values of independent research, informed advocacy, and inclusive dialogue guide everything we do. We are committed to delivering in-depth, non-partisan analysis that cuts through the noise and helps you make informed decisions.

With a team of highly competent researchers and practitioners and a focus on the Indian subcontinent, Eurasia, and the Indo-Pacific, we are uniquely positioned to help you navigate the complex challenges of this century.