• 28 July, 2021
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Time for India to Answer the Afghan Conundrum

Can India, at least this time, go beyond tokenism in supporting the Afghan National Army (ANA) in its fight against the Taliban? Will the Indian think-tank give up its measured…

China’s Nuclear Forces: Dragon- Fire or Façade

“There is, in fact, an axiom of proliferation. It states that as long as any state holds nuclear weapons, others will seek to acquire them.”     Richard Butler The term…

Return of The Samurai Spirit – Japan Defense White Paper 2021

Return of The Samurai Spirit - Japan Defense White Paper 2021 Gurjit Singh The Defense of Japan 2021[1] (DOJ) White Paper is notable as it shows Japan's seriousness towards its defense…

The Great Churn in the Indian Armed Forces

The unseemly squabble in the Indian armed forces on establishment of Theatre Commands has plainly indicated that there exists incongruence in consolidation and synergistic application of combat power. The diktat…

Why Pakistan’s Kashmir Obsession is Good for India

To use a business term to describe a national security priority is never a good idea. You can be seen as unfeeling and cold. But unfeeling and cold is what…

The Drone Threat : A Progressive Fit Into The Sub-Conventional Threat Matrix

Sub-Conventional operations which form such an essential part of Hybrid War are never static by nature. Terrorists and insurgents find equipment and methodologies which transform the very nature of conflict.…

India-China Border Build-up: Pragmatically Speaking!

A recent news-item has proclaimed that India has redirected at least 50,000 additional troops to its border with China, in a historic shift towards offensive military posture.  Over the past…

Future Indian Forces With Indigenous Character

Future Indian Forces With Indigenous Character Lt Gen KJ Singh (Retd) PM’s Modi's statement at Kevadia, while addressing Combined Commanders conference has generated considerable interest, in strategic circles. The address…

Westward Ho! – India, China and Khalistan

Westward Ho! - India, China and Khalistan  Terry Milewski June 23rd marks the 36th anniversary of the 1985 Kanishka bombing, which took 329 lives aboard an Air India flight from…

Chanakya-Latent Influence on Indian Strategic Thoughts

Chanakya-Latent Influence on Indian Strategic Thoughts This platform with a quintessentially Indian soul and a vision to be a credible publication on geopolitics, foreign affairs, national security and defence, chooses…

When the Hunters Became the Hunted: The Galwan Valour

When the Hunters Became the Hunted: The Galwan Valour On the fateful night of 15 June 2020, the infamous Galwan Valley reverberated with 16 Bihar regiment’s war cry ‘Bajrang Bali…

Uninhabited Islands of Lakshadweep – A Major Security Threat

India's smallest Union Territory, Lakshadweep, is an archipelago consisting of 36 islands, and is comprised of ten inhabited islands and 17 uninhabited islands, attached islets, four newly formed islets, and five submerged reefs. It…