National Security and Strategic Studies
BIMSTEC Think Tanks Dialogue on Regional Security

The first BIMSTEC Think Tanks Dialogue on Regional Security was held at the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) on 13-14 November 2018. Delegates from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Sri Lanka and BIMSTEC Secretariat parti....

India's Foreign Policy and National Security Strategy

Has India always been a part of someone else's strategy? A RAND Corporation study argues that India thinks defensively due to the geography and cultural belief systems, so India never had a strategic culture. There is also the argument that India's s....

क्या भारत को चाहिए पाकिस्तान के साथ युद्ध की नई नीति?

पिछले 70 वर्ष से पाकिस्तान भारत से सीधे या दूसरों को शह देकर छद्म युद्ध करता आ रहा है। सीधे युद्ध ....

Japanese Polity Weighs on Abenomics

The next round of elections to the Upper House of Parliament, the Diet in Japan will be held on 10 July. The Diet, divided into an Upper House or the House of Councilors and a Lower House, the House of Representatives, has a varying schedule of elect....

Hard Choices

ARMS PRCHASES ARE POLITICAL IN NATURE AND NOT SIMPLE COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS The decision on the MMRCA contract has provoked a discussion on the degree of strategic thinking that goes into arms purchases by the Indian government. India is one of t....

“…We are fighting for Tibetan Dignity, Tibetan Identity, Tibetan Freedom, and what we are seeking is Equality…”

Thank you very much Ajit Dovalji for your very kind and generous introduction and Mr. T.C.A. Rangachari and others for organising the Conference today. It is a great honour to be in the presence of so many esteemed guests and I would like to begin by....

Tawang: Locals Boycott Chinese Goods

A youth camp of 645 young college students of some 28 colleges and technical institutions of Arunachal Pradesh was held at Itanagar. The Camp was conducted from 11-16th October 2010. It was inaugurated by Mr. Bosiram Siram, the Honourable Cabinet Min....

Indian Intelligence: Awaiting Still Its Tryst with Destiny

Indian Intelligence is frequently in the news, often for the wrong reasons. It is a favourite kicking target for a large number of those who compulsively articulate, like the media, political leaders, academics etc. Why should it be so when its stell....

India’s Strategic Criticality: Need for an Effective National Response

In the last six decades there has indeed been substantial accretion in India’s National Power. The economic progress, technological advancements, human resource development, infrastructural improvements and, to some extent, up-gradation in military....

Prime Minister’s Visit to J&K : June 7-8, 2010

Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh’s two day (June 7/8, 2010) visit to Srinagar is being generally described as rather uneventful. In UPA-II avatar, this was his second visit to the state, the earlier one being in October 2009. It may be mentioned....

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