National Security and Strategic Studies
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....

Socio-Cultural destabilisation of Arunachal Pradesh by Insurgent Groups and other Anti National Forces

Janjati Dharm Sanskriti Suraksha Manch would like to draw your kind attention on the topic – “Christianity: For a New Status in Arunachal Pradesh”, published in ‘The Sentinel’ dated 19th March 2011 written by Wangpon Sabin, Ex-Presid....

Internal Security – Need for Course Correction

India is on a surge; a great destiny awaits it. If there is one single factor that could negate or retard it, it will be its failure to govern itself. Ensuring safety and security of its people, upholding the rule of law, managing change with order a....

Major Glaciers Receding: Shyam Saran

Shyam Saran, former Special Envoy of the Prime Minister on India-US Nuclear Issues and Climate Change and former Foreign Secretary, says that there is “anecdotal evidence” that major glaciers have been receding. There is no precise data as to ....

Intelligence in India’s Internal Security

As an instrumentality of the state, a seemingly simple doctrine that security interests of a state are best served when addressed from a position of knowledge dominance is the mother of intelligence. Unfortunately, states often do not act in their....

No More Marching Orders

Many are seeing Friday’s supreme court directive on police reforms as the beginning of an era of good policing. Will it show India’s colonial cop the door?

Concerned that political interference and politicisation of police were eating....

Growth of Maoists Fuelled by Politicians

In November 2004 when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that Left Wing extremism constituted “an even greater threat to India than militancy in Jammu & Kashmir and the North East”, the country took it seriously. They expected that the governm....

Changing Paradigms of National Security – Need to Transform and not Reform Intelligence Apparatus

Ever since the Chinese debacle of 1962, whenever the nation suffered any serious security setback there has been a clamoring for intelligence reforms. As if following a well rehearsed drill, Government assures urgent reforms, committees are forme....

Op Moshtarak: Post Surge Operations in Afghanistan

Courtesy the Iraq diversion, the critical Counter- Terrorist campaign in Afghanistan had been deliberately underfunded and under-resourced for nearly a decade. The situation began to deteriorate steadily from 2005 onwards and the Taliban steadily ....

Terrorists Changing Tactics, but are We?

A small island of shopkeepers dominated the largest part of the world for the longest period with Genghis Khan, the brute, being a distant runner-up. The two, separated by several centuries, had nothing in common except their genius for innovation....

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