Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Creating space for a limited conventional response

The events over the last twenty days on the sensitive India—Pakistan Line of Control (LOC) have meant that this protracted conflict has once again...

Rating Modi’s foreign policy

At first sight, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s foreign policy appears awe-inspiring. The sheer energy he has invested in his 46 foreign visits has taken...

Balochistan in India’s Pakistan policy: Time to up the ante

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort in New Delhi would have endeared him to the ‘hawks’...

India’s non-alignment ship hasn’t sailed yet

Since Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power, India has developed a distinct maritime outlook in its diplomacy and security policy. For years, there...

Military Industrial Complex= National Security?

“In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential...

Creating space for a limited conventional response – Part 2

The first step of constructing an India—Pakistan conflict escalation framework is to understand the conventional and nuclear thresholds for both states. This step will...

Radicalised Individual: A New Aspect of Terrorism

The word ‘terrorism’ dates back to the French Revolution of 1789 as the label used by the establishment to describe the conduct of revolutionaries. ...

India’s NFU Strategy – Sane and Safe

Recently, India’s Defence Minister was asked a question by a young girl on how India proposed to protect her in case of nuclear war....

Comments and Complacency – The pitfalls in combating left wing extremism

“The most effective ally of terrorism is complacency”, opines MJ Akbar in his op-ed piece in The Indian Express dated 01 April 2016. Although...

Gauging the Importance of China-Mongolia-Russia Economic Corridor in ‘One Belt, One...

Ever since China unveiled its plans for two massive trade and infrastructure networks connecting Asia with Europe and Mediterranean through New Silk Road or...

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