National Security and Strategic Studies
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....

New Breed of Kashmiri Terrorists

The current phase of militancy in Kashmir has a very strong ideological basis. It is completely different from what it was in the early 1990s. Islamist theology originating from Wahabism and Maududism provides the requisite ideological input to the c....

India’s Lesser Known, yet Dangerous Maoist Groups

The Maoist movement in India is known by the violent activities of the Communist Party of India-Maoist [CPI-M] – the organization which took shape in September 2004 with the merger of the People’s War Group based in the southern state of Andhra P....

Severity of Economic Impact of the Maoist Movement

It is now well recognised that the Maoist movement in India is deeply rooted in socio-economic conditions in parts of India with large tribal populations. However, misunderstanding and misperceptions about this problem persists due to lack of economi....

Nano-Technology and its Military Application

General Aspects
Nano technology is science, technology and engineering conducted at nano scale of approximately 1 to 100 nanometre (nm).1 It is stated that physicist Richard Feynman is the father of this technology. It all star....

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