• 26 March, 2023
Geopolitics & National Security


Faux Pas In Punjab

History, as Karl Marx said, “repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce”. What we witnessed in the 1980s was a tragedy when, as has been rightly said, there was…

By Prakash Singh

Grey Zone Warfare – Need for Inoculating India

“It is not a matter of what is true that counts, but a matter of what is perceived to be true.”                                                                            ― Henry Kissinger The sense of justice, equality…

By Pavithran Rajan

Punjab: On The Boil Again

Punjab—the land of saints and seers, the granary of India, nursery of the nation’s exceptionally gallant soldiers and outstanding sportspersons--- appears to be once again, sliding to the brink of…

By Lt Gen Kamal Davar (Retd)

An Internal Security Challenge Brewing in the Northeast

A class 12 student from Manipur needed money for an outing with his friends, so he decided to approach a woman who had offered him Rs 1000 per “soap case”…

By Levina

Minimizing Casualties on Indo-Bangladesh Borders

India shares over 15000 Km of borders with its seven neighbours. The circumstances leading upto independence and partition gave rise to many new borders and ever since then India has…

By Sanjiv Krishan Sood

Revisiting India’s Intelligence Architecture

“A Government that has an intelligence system that ensures a surprise does not become a surprise will be successful in securing its people and the nation”: Vikram Sood, Former R&AW…

By Srijan Sharma

China’s Latest Headache – Baloch Black Widow Strategy

In 2015, China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi had said, “If the Belt and Road Initiative [BRI] is like a symphony involving and benefiting every country, then construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is the…

By Levina

Book Review – ‘On the Cusp of a Holocaust : The Talibanization of Kerala’

Dr B S Harishankar, author, historian, archaeologist and member of the academic council of the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla, has written a brief monograph that makes for compelling…

By Rajeev Srinivasan

Book Review – ‘Crunch Time: Narendra Modi’s National Security Crises’

With a catchy title– Crunch Time– and an attention-drawing picture of our Prime Minister in the commander’s cupola of the Arjun Tank! What is this book about? As per the…

By Lt Gen AK Singh

After OROP, Time to Make Indian Defence Pensions Tax Exempt

The President’s Commission order given to each Gentleman Cadet (GC) before he passes out from the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun and the Officers Training Academy (OTA), Chennai to become…

By Lt Col JS Sodhi (Retd)

Book Review – ‘The Force Behind The Forces’

Books have immense healing power. Reading is an intimate process; it is between you and the book which is silent and yet it contains words powerful enough to bring revolutions.…

By Radha Sharma

China Eyes Doklam Again

China has accelerated settlement-building along its disputed border with Bhutan, with more than 200 structures, including two-storey buildings, under construction in six locations, according to satellite image analysis conducted for…

By PTI and Chanakya Forum