Search: For - military

1110 results found

Military approach not enough to deal with IS
May 11, 2015

Military approach not enough to deal with IS

Only a military approach is not enough to solve the problem of Islamic State. A crucial part of the overall strategy to deal with the IS should include creation of an inclusive state apparatus inside Iraq and Syria, felt speakers at a conference on "Transformations in West Asia: Regional Perspectives" organised at ORF.

Military Build-up in the Indian Ocean: Implications for Regional Stability
Oct 12, 2015

Military Build-up in the Indian Ocean: Implications for Regional Stability

The Indian Ocean region is yet again witnessing another phase of strategic rivalries, with global powers including the US, China and India competing to create their own zones of power. The Indian Ocean has historical signicance as a key corridor for both trade and energy resources from the oil-rich Middle East to the big economies of East Asia. The nature of challenges facing the region are evolving. Economically, the Indian Ocean has become more

Military cares; does the State?
Oct 28, 2016

Military cares; does the State?

PM Modi and Manohar Parrikar have lately been attempting to set the record straight about the issue of disability pension of the military.

Military cooperation with MENA Region: An Indo-Egyptian connection
Sep 27, 2022

Military cooperation with MENA Region: An Indo-Egyptian connection

Strengthening bilateral ties between India and Egypt could lead to improved multilateral cooperation in the MENA region.

Military expansion among ASEAN members
Aug 23, 2023

Military expansion among ASEAN members

The changing world order and the growing Chinese aggression in the SCS have compelled the ASEAN countries to increase their military expenditures

Military Indianisation: Are we heading the right way?
Jun 15, 2011

Military Indianisation: Are we heading the right way?

At a time when India flaunts its 'arms card' to woo global arms suppliers, its attitude towards strengthening its R&D base has been pathetic. Indian spending on R&D (less than $2 bn) is one-fiftieth of that of the US ($96 bn) and one-fifteenth that of China ($32 bn).

Military industrial complex in the age of AI
Jul 06, 2024

Military industrial complex in the age of AI

Warfare is evolving from physical conflicts to invisible technological attacks, thus reshaping our understanding of security, power, and the military-

Military leadership: In the eye of storm
Oct 26, 2021

Military leadership: In the eye of storm

Politicians are trying hard to keep behind curtains the true state of affairs along the Line of Actual Control but it’s only adding to credibility deficit

Military matters deserve special care
Jul 03, 2012

Military matters deserve special care

While the defence of our motherland is the mandate of the toiling soldier, that soldier too needs to be shielded from unjust onslaughts. The defender must be defended. If we ignore this fundamental truth, we will do so at our own peril.

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 takeover in Gabon: A coup d’état or palace revolution?
Sep 15, 2023

Military takeover in Gabon: A coup d’état or palace revolution?

The coup in Gabon highlights a fundamental cause of coups throughout Africa: The demise of electoral processes and the rising popularity of military a

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.

Military-militant nexus in Pakistan and implications for peace with India
Apr 06, 2009

Military-militant nexus in Pakistan and implications for peace with India

On November 26, 2008, 10 terrorists who attacked Mumbai undid in less than 60 hours what governments of two sovereign nations had been struggling for over four years to achieve-peace and stability in the region. These terrorists were from Pakistan, recruited, trained and armed by Lashkar-e-Tayyeba (LeT), a terrorist group with visible presence across the country.

Military-mullah nexus wins another round in Pakistan
Dec 07, 2017

Military-mullah nexus wins another round in Pakistan

The military-mullah alliance is fundamental to the pervasive role of the army in Pakistan’s polity. This trend has led to many Islamist and terrorist organisations seeking the status of political parties, a move dubbed as ‘mainstreaming of terrorists.’

A fact sheet on the military capabilities of G20 countries
Feb 14, 2023

A fact sheet on the military capabilities of G20 countries

This fact sheet explains the defence spending and the defence exports of the G20 countries

A new China military base in Pakistan?
Feb 09, 2018

A new China military base in Pakistan?

It will be its second foreign military base, after Djibouti, which was set up in August 2017. China clearly is looking at the longer term.

A.I. in the Chinese military: Current initiatives and the implications for India
Feb 11, 2020

A.I. in the Chinese military: Current initiatives and the implications for India

The different service arms of China’s armed forces are all undergoing substantial transformation, including exploring the possibilities of integrating Artificial Intelligence (AI) to boost their combat power and effectiveness especially in a time of war. This paper evaluates the significance and potential of AI in improving China’s military capabilities. Chinese official documents and their enunciation of military doctrine indicate that the c

Africa’s coup contagion: Factors driving an upsurge in military intervention
Feb 11, 2022

Africa’s coup contagion: Factors driving an upsurge in military intervention

Several factors aside from mismanagement, corruption, and poverty under democratic rule have led to the rise of military coups in the African continen

After Uri: India should use covert action, diplomacy and limited military action
Sep 23, 2016

After Uri: India should use covert action, diplomacy and limited military action

The Poonch incident two weeks ago and in Uri indicate there is no fight left in the militants in the Valley.

Agnipath Military Recruitment Scheme: Embracing the Global Practice for the Indian Context
Aug 17, 2023

Agnipath Military Recruitment Scheme: Embracing the Global Practice for the Indian Context

The short-term military enlistment scheme, Agnipath, announced in June this year, is a radical departure from India’s past recruitment policies. This brief examines the military recruitment practices of other militaries such as those of the United States, China, Russia, and the United Kingdom. It finds that these Western militaries' adoption of short-term enlistment is driven by imperatives which may not apply in the Indian context. Ind

Amid Changing Nature and Character of War, the Need for Tech-Oriented Military Commanders for India
Feb 17, 2023

Amid Changing Nature and Character of War, the Need for Tech-Oriented Military Commanders for India

It has historically been assumed that while the nature of war remains the same—i.e., violence inflicted on the adversary to bend them to one’s will—the character of warfare changes with technology, organisation, politics and culture. This notion has changed. Over the past decade, the nature of war has also changed, with increased use of non-contact and non-kinetic modes of warfare expanding the battlefield spatially and temporally.

Another military coup in Sudan
Nov 08, 2021

Another military coup in Sudan

As Sudan’s dance with democracy was cut short by the recent military takeover, concerns have emerged as this puts regional security at risk

Armed drones in Indian military: Can machines understand the rules of war?
Jan 11, 2023

Armed drones in Indian military: Can machines understand the rules of war?

Despite their growing usage in armed conflict, artificially intelligent unmanned combat systems raise questions of law, ethics and accountability

Artificial Intelligence in military operations: Where does India stand?
Aug 02, 2019

Artificial Intelligence in military operations: Where does India stand?

Policymakers must have a sound understanding of the objectives that AI seeks to achieve in the strategic context of India to disseminate artificial in

As China signals the coming of a combat-ready and modern military, India must take heed
Oct 30, 2017

As China signals the coming of a combat-ready and modern military, India must take heed

At the congress of the Communist Party of China last week, Xi Jinping announced reforms for the People’s Liberation Army.

Asian Military Spending: A sign of worsening security environment
Mar 04, 2021

Asian Military Spending: A sign of worsening security environment

With no guarantee that the security environment in the Indo-Pacific will settle down any time soon, the expectation is that military spending will continue to increase.

At The Yasukuni Shrine - Militarism may not be behind the revival of Japanese military power
Jul 03, 2004

At The Yasukuni Shrine - Militarism may not be behind the revival of Japanese military power

Curiosity drew me to the Yasukuni shrine during a recent trip to Tokyo. When I lived in Beijing in the Nineties, I had been struck by the close attention paid by the Chinese authorities to every visit by a Japanese minister to this Shinto place of worship.

Ball is in Pakistan’s military court
Jul 19, 2019

Ball is in Pakistan’s military court

India’s multi-pronged strategy of using various instrumentalities of power — legal, diplomatic, economic and military — seems to have had some effect in shaping Pakistan’s behaviour.

Battle against naxals cannot be won purely by military means
May 30, 2013

Battle against naxals cannot be won purely by military means

The battle against naxals cannot be won purely by military means even though this may be the first requirement. It cannot definitely be won by introducing the Armed Forces in place of the para militaries. This would be the most retrograde of all steps and should not even be considered as an option.

Between the Maulana, the Military and the Munsifs
May 16, 2023

Between the Maulana, the Military and the Munsifs

The perfect storm that has engulfed Pakistan is unlikely to weaken anytime soon.

Biden’s election will bring continuity for India’s military
Nov 10, 2020

Biden’s election will bring continuity for India’s military

U.S. defense cooperation with India is one thing Democratic and Republican administrations agree on.

Biden’s space policy: Insufficient military thrust
Feb 09, 2021

Biden’s space policy: Insufficient military thrust

The Lagrange points in the dyads — Earth-Moon and Earth-Sun — are important because they allow movement of spacecraft or objects from point to ano

Cause and Effect: The Factors that Make Pakistan's Military a Political Force
Feb 28, 2024

Cause and Effect: The Factors that Make Pakistan's Military a Political Force

This issue brief assesses the enduring political influence of the military in Pakistan. It delves into the historical, social, and geopolitical factors that have propelled the military's rise in the nation's governance structure. The brief also examines the military-bureaucratic nexus and its role in perpetuating military dominance, and the implications of a weak civil society and its constrained ability to counterbalance military power.

China isn’t hearing Asia’s fears about its military buildup
Mar 12, 2019

China isn’t hearing Asia’s fears about its military buildup

The response to the country’s new defense budget suggests that Beijing continues to be tone deaf to regional anxieties.

China seeks to create military icons to win future wars
May 30, 2022

China seeks to create military icons to win future wars

Amidst student discontent, a plan to create influencers for Gen X is being undertaken