Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Appointment of the Army Chief: Avoidable Controversy

In India there is nary an issue that remains without controversy. Thus far, military matters had been kept out of public debate. That seems...

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....

China’s Encirclement of India – Infrastructure Challenges in the Northeast Sector

China has been actively encircling India and it is no secret that our policy is one of catch up. While the communist state of...

An Emerging Synergy between India and Indonesia

India and Indonesia share lot of commonalities in their diverse multicultural composition, foreign policy postures and historical linkages. There have been several reciprocal ministerial...

Balochistan at the nucleus of Indo-Pak relations

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s reference to Balochistan in his Independence Day speech should be seen within the larger context of India’s shift in its...

Is India prepared to deal with hybrid war?

Samba, Gurdaspur, Pathankot, Pampore, Uri, Macchail, about 200 ceasefire violations targeting civilians and now Nagrota -- the list is endless and increasing. After every...

Soldiers are Emotional About their Ranks: Make No Mistake to...

Job of a military commander is to lead soldiers into battle with utmost commitment and focus by an authority bestowed in him by an...

Declining Readiness Affecting Rapid Response Against Hybrid Threat

If security forces are always reactive and not proactive, they are bound to suffer unacceptable losses, because the initiative is always with the adversary....

Has Jammu and Kashmir’s Economy Been Affected by Terrorism?

Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) has been suffering from the scourge of terrorism for more than 25 years. There is not much doubt that the...

Eurasian ‘Shatranj’

Since the break-up of the Soviet Union, the Eurasian game is in a fluid situation. India, because of its civilisational linkages, can engage itself...

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