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China demands a comprehensive strategy, not crisis management
Jun 25, 2020

China demands a comprehensive strategy, not crisis management

India needs to overhaul how it deals with China, and India’s military apparatus itself needs its own strategic rethink if it is to play a meaningful

Civil-military fusion for Atmanirbhar Bharat
Dec 31, 2023

Civil-military fusion for Atmanirbhar Bharat

Given India’s history and ethos, India must forge its own unique structures to achieve jointness and integration and civil-military fusion in the br

Counter-terrorism: आतंक-निरोध के क्षेत्र में भारत का अंतरराष्ट्रीय पटल पर बढ़ता रुतबा!
Jul 28, 2023

Counter-terrorism: आतंक-निरोध के क्षेत्र में भारत का अंतरराष्ट्रीय पटल पर बढ़ता रुतबा!

आतंकवाद के उभरते ख़तरों के मद्देनज़र भारत ने आतंक-निरोध �

Countering insurgency in Kashmir: The cyber dimension
Jan 10, 2017

Countering insurgency in Kashmir: The cyber dimension

Countering the militancy in Kashmir has become a highly challenging task due to the exploitation of new information and communication technology by insurgent groups. The battlefield is now a multidimensional one, encompassing both physical territory and cyberspace. The overall capabilities of insurgents have been enhanced by tools in cyberspace that are inexpensive, ever more sophisticated, rapidly proliferating, and easy to use. Militants are sy

Defence reforms get a fillip, but more needs to be done urgently
Jan 15, 2019

Defence reforms get a fillip, but more needs to be done urgently

At a time when advances in technology are revolutionising warfare, India is still debating the need to move towards leaner force structures. India needs to cut the flab on an urgent basis.

Did India just win at the Line of Actual Control?
Feb 25, 2021

Did India just win at the Line of Actual Control?

Beijing and New Delhi may be disengaging in the Pangong Tso lake region, but their divisions are more fraught than ever.

Did surgical strikes really deter Pakistan?
Jun 29, 2018

Did surgical strikes really deter Pakistan?

The relatively small tactical operation did not meet its military objective but generated spectacular political theatre. The release of the videos in the run up to the elections is further evidence of the true nature of the exercise.

Disempowering the soldier
Nov 30, 2018

Disempowering the soldier

By curtailing the effectiveness of the Armed Forces Tribunals, the Government is destroying the military justice system which is a disservice to serving and retired personnel

Explaining the Latest Clashes on the Sino-Indian Border
Dec 20, 2022

Explaining the Latest Clashes on the Sino-Indian Border

Last week’s clash near Tawang is only the latest along the increasingly tense China-India border. A lack of clarity on where the border lies foments continued trouble.

FOB job for Army: Beginning of a new trend?
Nov 06, 2017

FOB job for Army: Beginning of a new trend?

With the announcement of employing the Army to construct three Foot Over Bridges (FOB), there are questions that the government needs to answer.

GSLV Mk III: भारतीय सैन्य और नागरिक उद्यम पर अधिक ध्यान देना बेहद ज़रूरी है
Dec 28, 2022

GSLV Mk III: भारतीय सैन्य और नागरिक उद्यम पर अधिक ध्यान देना बेहद ज़रूरी है

वाणिज्यिक उद्यमों या अन्य सरकारी स्वामित्व वाले उद्यमो�

Honour the forgotten Army
Feb 01, 2019

Honour the forgotten Army

It’s ironical that the military is treated as an appendage by those very institutions that ascended to power post-Independence after collaborating with the British

Impact of 5G on India: Opportunities and risks for Indian defence forces
Dec 21, 2020

Impact of 5G on India: Opportunities and risks for Indian defence forces

Sourcing any piece of 5G equipment from China’s telecommunications giants is likely to be very risky from the standpoint of the Indian armed service

In bucking army seniority, Modi takes a leaf from Pakistani playbook
Dec 20, 2016

In bucking army seniority, Modi takes a leaf from Pakistani playbook

A hard look at our politics and society suggests it may be a good idea to go by seniority alone till we become more complete ‘Indians’

In comparing India to Israel, Modi ignores fundamental differences between the two
Oct 20, 2016

In comparing India to Israel, Modi ignores fundamental differences between the two

In bragging about the Indian Army post the surgical strikes by comparing with Israel Prime Minister has ignored the reality

India-Pakistan dynamics after Balakot: A different deterrence equation?
Mar 25, 2020

India-Pakistan dynamics after Balakot: A different deterrence equation?

Even before coming to office in 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had implied that his government would address Pakistan-sponsored terrorism differently.

India@75: आज़ाद हिंदुस्तान में जनता और सेना के बीच के रिश्तों की पड़ताल!
Aug 18, 2022

India@75: आज़ाद हिंदुस्तान में जनता और सेना के बीच के रिश्तों की पड़ताल!

आख़िर कैसे भारत अपनी सेना को राजनीति से दूर रखने में कामय�

Indian Frontier Administrative Service: An unexplored ace in India’s deck
Sep 28, 2020

Indian Frontier Administrative Service: An unexplored ace in India’s deck

If resurrected today, the role of the IFAS needs to be redefined, that is not to be an exact copy of the 1950s IFAS. The IFAS of the current day and a

Indian militaries theatre command plans: Where does the proposed overhaul stand?
Jul 10, 2023

Indian militaries theatre command plans: Where does the proposed overhaul stand?

Four years after creating the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) post, the landmark plan of integrated theatre commands still needs to be implemented

India–Saudi Arabia military cooperation takes a step forward
Feb 22, 2022

India–Saudi Arabia military cooperation takes a step forward

Even though India has little to offer in comparison to other countries in terms of defence technology, it can aspire to become a hub for cooperative d

India’s Agnipath Scheme and the Impact on Ties with Nepal
Aug 17, 2023

India’s Agnipath Scheme and the Impact on Ties with Nepal

The Gorkhas, a Nepali military community, have long been recruited by the Indian Army into its Gorkha regiments. Gorkha youth are keen to join the Indian Army since its perks and payments are superior to those of the Nepali Army. However, India's new short-term military enlistment scheme, Agnipath, could alter this association. This brief discusses the impacts of the Agnipath scheme on military labour migration from Nepal to India, and on

India’s clueless deterrence “strategy”
Mar 09, 2018

India’s clueless deterrence “strategy”

There is no reason to expect that India’s deterrence strategy will change in the near future.

India’s Defence Chief opposes aircraft carrier plans
May 14, 2020

India’s Defence Chief opposes aircraft carrier plans

Budget woes are unlikely to ease. The Chief of Defence Staff and the Army leadership are likely come under pressure to seriously think about downsizing the Army.

India’s surgical strikes: What they can and cannot achieve
Jun 28, 2017

India’s surgical strikes: What they can and cannot achieve

Nine months after the surgical strikes, what is the verdict on the efficacy to deter Pakistan from its sub-conventional warfare?

India’s tank problem and the two-front challenge
Oct 20, 2021

India’s tank problem and the two-front challenge

India must be more proactive in how it engages with China along its border

India’s ‘surgical strikes’ and the SAARC Summit
Oct 12, 2016

India’s ‘surgical strikes’ and the SAARC Summit

In aftermath of the Indian army’s ‘surgical-strikes’ on ‘terror launch-pads’ inside Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) has claimed it's first c

Influencing Chinese behaviour: A need for a strategic shift in India’s policy
Dec 07, 2022

Influencing Chinese behaviour: A need for a strategic shift in India’s policy

India will require both quantitative and qualitative augmentation of its nuclear capabilities if it hopes to deter Chinese military activities in its

Integrating unmanned platforms and enabling tech in India’s warfighting doctrine
Mar 24, 2021

Integrating unmanned platforms and enabling tech in India’s warfighting doctrine

India has the capacity, intellect, and research facilities — within and outside of government — to develop and field systems faster than ever befo

Is the recruitment of Nepali soldiers under the Agneepath scheme feasible?
Aug 29, 2022

Is the recruitment of Nepali soldiers under the Agneepath scheme feasible?

The Nepalese disinterest towards the ‘Agneepath’ scheme comes amid various criticisms against the program, even within India.

Jammu and Kashmir: On the Cusp of Change, But Challenges Remain
Jun 17, 2022

Jammu and Kashmir: On the Cusp of Change, But Challenges Remain

The recent killings of minorities, migrant workers, and local police officers in the Kashmir Valley have led to an impression that the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir is once again becoming uncontrollable. On ground, however, the situation is said to be firmly under the control of the Indian State. This does not mean that terrorism has been eliminated; small terrorist groups continue to operate and attack soft targets, heightening the sen

Learnings from the Ukraine battlefield for armed forces
Mar 22, 2023

Learnings from the Ukraine battlefield for armed forces

There are six key takeaways for India from the Russia-Ukraine conflict. The Indian armed services, especially the Indian Army, has its task cut out.

Making mountains out of molehills
Feb 26, 2018

Making mountains out of molehills

The military must only follow orders and do what it is told. “Charge of the Light Brigade” as a concept has no validity in this day and age.

Militaries, pandemics and leadership
Apr 10, 2020

Militaries, pandemics and leadership

To those at the helm of affairs and in the military, what leadership lessons do they derive from the ongoing worldwide crisis?

Military reforms have put China’s combat capability way ahead of India’s
Feb 08, 2019

Military reforms have put China’s combat capability way ahead of India’s

Indian decision makers face two hard choices: either reduce the size of the Indian Army or significantly expand the defence budget.

Military training in the times of social distancing
May 20, 2020

Military training in the times of social distancing

It would seem worth the effort for the Indian military to invest well — in a sustained manner, over the coming decade — in high-end simulators.

Myanmar operation strengthens Modi's no-nonsense reputation
Jun 15, 2015

Myanmar operation strengthens Modi's no-nonsense reputation

One needs to be cautious in pronouncing that the recent Myanmar Operation by the Indian army is a new, all-purpose security and counter-insurgency/counter-terrorism doctrine for every eventuality, circumstance and geography. In the case of Pakistan and the Kashmir theatre, for example, things will not be as simple.