National Security and Strategic Studies
Relevance of India's Nuclear Triad

It may be recalled that India's 1999 Draft Nuclear Doctrine had stated that its nuclear forces would be based on a triad of aircraft, mobile land-based missiles and sea-based assets. The summary of the official Nuclear Doctrine of 2003 also mentioned....

Iran, US Sanctions and Oil

US oil and banking sanctions against Iran have gone into effect on 4th November. President Trump announced that these are toughest ever sanctions imposed by the US. The date is symbolic. It is the anniversary of the take over of US Embassy in Tehran ....

Artillery Today

Introduction
The Indian Artillery has ever been performing creditably during war and peace. Its motto ‘Sarvatra’ signifies its employment in all operations including Low Intensity Conflicts. Artillery is actively involved in surveilla....

Strategic Policy Group - Evolution of Integrated National Security Structure

In a significant decision that could have major implications for India’s over all approach to national security, the Government of India, through a notification (October 8, 2018), announced reconstitution of the Strategic Policy Group (SPG) of the ....

Defence Cooperation: India-Russia Strategic Partnership in Recess

The wide ranging agreements signed during President Vladimir Putin’s trip to New Delhi for the annual summit meeting with Prime Minister Narender Modi on October 4-5, 2018, and the bonhomie on display (warm hugs, long handshakes and plenty of smile....

Modernisation of the Armed Forces of China: Wake Up Call for India

Issues Meriting Importance
The People’s Republic of China was established in 1949 under the Chairmanship of Mao Ze Dong. The Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) defeated Generalissimo Jiang Jieshi (Chiang Kai-shek), and formed the government.....

India’s Geopolitical Posturing and Conflict Termination

The Issue
A nation needs to assess her geo-political position in consonance with regional threat environment, aspirations of her people, economic growth and military power. Excessive aggression leads to instability. At the same time, indi....

COMCASA - The Bigger Picture

In the context of the signing of Communication Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA) between US and India on 06 Sep 2018 during the 2+2 dialogue1, this article attempts to analyse the bigger picture. In that, it traces the journe....

Visit of the Chinese Defence Minister: A Missed Opportunity to Establish Hot Line between the Two Armies?

The Chinese Defence Minister, Lieutenant General Wei Fenghe, visited India for four days, from 21 to 24 Aug 181. This visit was significant from more than one perspective. First, it was the first visit by a defence minister from China not ....

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