Commentaries & Articles
Major Shift in India’s Counter-Terrorism Policy Over the Last 10 Years: A Layman Understanding

Although terrorism has yet to find a universally acceptable definition and continues to be contexed with insurgency and militancy, we in India go by a generic description. Terror is associated with acts of unbridled violence against established autho....

Combat Casualty Management is a Low-Cost Force Multiplier: Lessons from Ukraine War

Executive Summary The idea of war with an advanced adversary, or worse, a two front war is daunting, needing every bit of ingenuity that one can muster. Force multipliers are one such, employed to overcome the difficulties against a numer....

India’s Growing Defence Exports - Charting the Future

For a country that has long had the unenvious distinction of being the largest global arms importer, the narrative of `growing – arms exports’ is in itself a paradigm shift. It is with pride that the Raksha Mantri (Defence Minister) recen....

Hellfire from the Heavens – A Perspective on Contemporary Aerial Strikes

Punitive response with the employment of air power is nothing new, and goes back to the British ‘watch and ward’ missions that the Indian Air Force undertook with the Royal Air Force in 1937, towards policing the recalcitrant tribes of Waziristan....

Defence Corridor and Entrepreneurship in VUCA Times

Overview The big question is in these turbulent times, how can India's Defence Corridor strengthen national security while acting as a center of entrepreneurial innovation? Let us discover! In the dynamic landscape of VUCA (Vola....

Evolution of India’s Maritime Diplomacy Over the Last Ten Years

On the occasion of commissioning of the Mauritian Naval Ship Barracuda, built by M/s Garden Reach Shipbuilders Kolkata, for the Mauritian National Coast Guard, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 12 March 2015, made a commitment to the Indian Ocean litto....

The Changing Nature of Warfare: Lessons for India

The Russia-Ukraine war and the war in Gaza provide several pointers to how the nature of warfare is changing. Indian strategic thinkers need to carefully study these wars and imbibe the lessons. Indian armed forces are in the process of being reorgan....

Bengaluru Water Crisis: A Case of Inadequate Water Management

Introduction When Cape Town in South Africa faced a severe water crisis in 2018, it was predicted that soon many metropolitan cities across the globe would face the same fate. Unfortunately, this prediction came true for India as its thir....

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