National Security and Strategic Studies
Non-Traditional Threats: An Analytical Perspective from South Asia

Non-Traditional Security (NTS), and threats to NTS, have gained much greater visibility. While NTS threats definitely qualify as a major component of security research, the scope of the term, and consequent analysis and prescriptions, are extremely w....

‘Designated Camps’ for the Ceasefire Insurgent Groups: Some QRs

One of the most important aspects that govern cessation of hostilities by an insurgent group is the anvilling of ground rules that would govern ceasefire and the setting up of “Designated Camps” for the insurgent group. While, it has been seen th....

Futile Review Of National Security

The Task Force appointed by the UPA Government for national security review is unlikely to produce a report that will carry weight and be accepted for implementation. Its limited remit and the fact that it comprises retired officials who carry no ....

Dialectics of Ceasefires with Insurgents in the North East

Ceasefire with an insurgent outfit is expected to adopt a progression of steps which would lead to a comprehensive resolution of conflict. Indeed, the path, which a peace process normally takes after a ceasefire is entered into, is expected to be les....

Indian Mujahedeen and Islamist Agenda in the North East

For some reason or the other, the three blasts that rocked Mumbai recently are being largely attributed to a group that is being termed as Indian Mujahedeen. However, at the time of writing, investigators are also reportedly looking into the possibil....

Government’s Credibility Seriously at Stake – Aftermath of 13/7 Mumbai Attacks

One of the infirmities of our national security discourse is our skewed approach to the issues involved. We get disproportionally focused on the threat – its intensity, manifestations, damage caused etc. than the response required to address them. ....

NSG stamp for Sino-Pak pact a blow to India

The June meeting of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) has legitimized the supply of two additional nuclear reactors to Pakistan by China in violation of its own NSG commitments. This is a blow to our security interests. China presented the NSG with ....

Mantra for Development is Peace and Security

ITANAGAR, Apr 16: Rapid development will happen only where there is peace and security said Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen JJ Singh, while inaugurating a two-day national seminar on development and security organized by Vivekananda International Foun....

The Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan of 11th March 2011: A Wake up Call for India

On 11th Mar 11 literally the hell struck the north eastern coastal areas of Japan in the form of a devastating earthquake of 9 magnitude which triggered a powerful tsunami with 10 meter high waves which travelled 10 km inland at jet speed. It has lef....

Need to move step by step

Good sense dictates that we remain open to the possibility of settling our differences with Pakistan, but common sense demands that we do not anxiously chase solutions. We seem to believe that our over-display of readiness to engage Pakistan will goa....

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