• 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…

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…

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…

Himalayan Blunder 2020: This Time It’s China

Himalayan Blunder 2020: This Time It’s China One year after a course of related strategic events is perhaps just the right time to take stock and analyze those aspects of…

Climate Change as a Threat to India’s Military Strategies

Climate Change as a Threat to India’s Military Strategies As the climate crisis worsens across the world and in India (more specifically), it will have significant implications for the country’s…

Discerning China’s Game Plan

Discerning China's Game Plan “Let China sleep, for when she wakes, she will shake the world” - Napoleon Bonaparte Exactly a year ago, China in a surprise move occupied Finger…

Armed Forces as Disaster Responder

Armed Forces as Disaster Responder   The disaster management matrix is based on immediacy, measured in terms of response time and quantum of effort to be applied, dictated by scale…

Western Front-Mechanised Operations

Western Front-Mechanised Operations "Battles are won by slaughter and manoeuvre. The greater the general, the more he contributes in manoeuvre, the less he demands in slaughter." – Winston S. Churchill …