National Security and Strategic Studies
Border and Coastal Security
सीमा प्रबंधन: चुनौतियां और अवसर

(यह निम्नलिखित आलेख 26 अक्टूबर 2021 को सुरक्षा और नीति पहल (एसएपीआइ/सापी) सम्मेलन में वाइईएफ के निदेशक द्वारा दिए गए मुख्य भाषण का अद्यतन संस्करण है।)

सीमावर्त्ती क्षेत्र विविध प्रभावों के अधीन हैं। किसी देश की परिधि अत्यंत...

Youth Power for Nation Building

The story of nation-building by the charismatic, controversial founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, described in his seminal work, “From Third World to the First” caught my attention. While setting out to read the extraordinary accomplishments of...

Border Management: Challenges and Opportunites

(The following is the updated version of Keynote Address delivered by the Director VIF at Security and Policy Initiatves (SAPI)Conference on 26th October 2021)

Borderlands are subject to diverse influences. The peripheries of a...

Fore-warning that could not be Heeded

In mid-April of 2013, with Xi Jinping regime in saddle, the PLA set up a camp nearly 19 kilometres west of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) near the Raki Nala in India’s strategically sensitive Depsang Plains part of Eastern Ladakh. The intrusion...

Managing the LAC: Rules are Handrails, and Not Handcuffs!

The Dragon is awake, and is vigourously seeking to establish Pax Sinica! Of the two milestones of the 100th anniversaries of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the establishment of the People's Republic of China (PRC) in 2021...

Use of Precision Artillery on the Line of Control

Background

Artillery has been a major contributor in all conflicts which the nation has undertaken since independence. It has played important roles in Jammu and Kashmir where there has never been a peaceful moment ever since the...

जनता और वस्तुओं के सीमा पार आवागमन में जोखिम कम से कम करने पर विचार

वैश्वीकरण ने लोगों की आकांक्षाओं में ही वृद्धि नहीं की है बल्कि वेस्टफेलियन सिद्धांत पर चलने वाले राष्ट्रों की संप्रभुता को भी झकझोर दिया है। जैसे-जैसे देश अपनी क्षेत्रीय सीमाओं की पुष्टि करने के लिए क्षमता बढ़ा रहे हैं, वैसे-वैसे ही अंतरराष्ट्रीय...

Perspective on Minimising Risks in Cross Border Movement of People and Goods

Globalisation has not just raised the aspirations of people, but has also rocked the very sovereignty of the established Westphalian nation states. As countries are developing capacities to enforce their territorial boundaries, people staying...

Some Lessons from Doklam

While the resolution of the Doklam stand-off as reported by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on 28 Aug is being hailed as a diplomatic breakthrough and an achievement of sorts for India in the open source reports, this work tries to revisit...

Doklam Crisis: Road to Settlement

(Ambassador Ashok K Kantha was India’s envoy to China before the current incumbent took over from him. Retiring from the Indian Foreign Service last year, presently he is the Director of Institute of Chinese Studies and a Distinguished Fellow at...

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