National Security and Strategic Studies
Joint Military Operations against Daesh in Southern Philippines

Pertinent Issues Terror as a tool has been used through the ages to achieve political and military objectives. Currently it is often described as Fourth Generation Warfare. Broadly it is an asymmetric tool that is normally used....

How Strong are Our Offset Guidelines?... A User's Perspective

Abstract The Minister of State for Defence Mr Subash Bhamre announced in Jan 17 this year, that nearly $14 billion worth of defence offset obligations would be discharged in India by foreign Original Equipment Manufacturers (O....

Small Wars are National Wars: Need Potent Force to Secure India from Threat Within

Sun Tzu said, “Great results can be achieved with small forces provided those leading them are skilled at war.” It becomes easy for a “small and skilled to fight big and leaderless crowd.” Left Wing Extremism (LWE) is expanding at a rapid....

KPS Gill: Tribute to a Supercop

Kanwar Pal Singh Gill has been hailed as one of the most successful fighters against terrorism. He vanquished what was one of the most lethal and one of the most devastating terrorist movements in the history of the world. He has also been criticized....

Towards a New Defence Procurement Organisation: Some Points for Consideration

Abstract The Times of India reported on 15 May 17 that the Ministry of Defence (MoD) is considering of putting in place a new Defence Procurement Organisation (DPO) to streamline the mega arms acquisitions, as well as to lever....

Critical Requirement of VSHORADS - A User's Perspective

Abstract The ongoing procurement case of Very Short Range Air Defence (VSHORAD) weapon system for the three Services is currently in the news both in the print, as well as, the digital media. Understandably, the information content in both of t....

India : Confronting Internal Security Challenges

Since the advent of independence, India has faced multitude of security challenges to its nationhood - both external and internal - and to its emergence as a deservingly significant player in the global order. Located in one of the most security a....

Jammu & Kashmir- On the Path to Nowhere: Review of Security and Political Developments

From security perspective, the events in Jammu & Kashmir during the year 2016 and in the first four months of the current year, present an extremely confusing, disturbing and challenging scenario. These also necessarily got reflected in the overall p....

Stoke the Indigenous Fire - A Way Ahead for Army Air Defence

Abstract Having been associated first hand with the twin process of sustenance of an ageing and vintage inventory of Ground Based Air Defence Weapon Systems (GBADWS) of the Corps of Army Air Defence (AAD) on one hand and the ....

“जब तक मैं रहूं, शांति रहे” की फितरत है कश्मीर में संघर्ष प्रबंधन की घातक रणनीति

“शांति का अर्थ यह नहीं है कि संघर्ष नहीं है’;शांतिपूर्ण साधनों से संघर्ष को रोकने की क्षमता ही ....

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