National Security and Strategic Studies
Implementation of the Decision on the Chief of Defence Staff for Indian Armed Forces

Composition of the Study Group
The long awaited decision of the government to appoint a Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) for the Indian Armed Forces has finally been taken and is a welcome move. This reform would definitely bring better integ

Institutional Vulnerability in Handling Disaster

The recent Mumbai floods, now Kerala, Karnataka and children dying in Muzaffarpur raises questions that is it lack of resources or preparedness or institutional vulnerability that has led to loss of lives in all these places. M

Kashmir Urgently Needs a Fresh Intellectual Discourse

As the situation in Kashmir slowly but steadily seems to ease off, the baffling question in most quarters is that how should the Government move forward in restoring the confidence of large sections of people in the Valley. This question does not app

Centre-State Synergy shall Defeat Maoist Challenge

At long last, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs and the governments in the various affected States seem to have come on to the same page in addressing the challenge thrown-up by Naxalites of Communist Party of India (Maoist), CPI Maoist or Maoists,

Pakistan: Developing Narrative

Since the 05 August 2019 revocation of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), several strands have emerged in the developing Pakistani narrative that Prime Minister Imran Khan is spearheading. In this, the entire government machinery and espe

CDS Appointment: An Opportunity to Streamline Defence Acquisitions

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day announcement from the ramparts of Red Fort to create Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) constitutes a major milestone in the history of India’s defence reforms1. The appointment of CDS was one

कश्मीरी आतंकियों की नई नस्ल

कश्मीर में आतंकवाद के मौजूदा दौर के पीछे विचारधारा की मजबूत बुनियाद है। यह 1990 के दशक की विचारधार

Kargil War : Recollections

The Kargil war was fought from May through till 26 July 1999 across a trans-Himalayan front of about 150 km at dizzying heights of up to 18000 feet in what was the most inhospitable and unlikely battleground in history. The relatively rapid expulsio

Lead Role of JK Police, Synergy in Anti-Terrorist Operations

The security situation in the Kashmir region has been spiraling downward since 2008. This is essentially because Pakistan-backed separatists have devised a new strategy to sustain the unrest. The problem now is not the militant holding the gun, bu

Burhan Wani and the Rise in Militancy in South Kashmir

In the continuing trend of Kashmiri youth joining militancy, five youth from five villages under the jurisdiction of Srigufwara and Bijbehara police stations in Anantnag district went missing in the last week of June. They showed up on social media s

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