National Security and Strategic Studies
Amid Economic Woes, Pak Government Reports Revamping - A Review

Despite all odds…
Despite all the economic woes and downturns, despite spiralling debt trap, and sky-rocketing costs of imports in the face of sharp currency de-valuation, not to mention the IMF imposed economic re-structuring and the ....

The New EU Guidelines on 5G: Some Lessons for India

In September 2019, the European Union (EU) came up with a set of guidelines1 for the introduction of 5G communication technologies in the member countries. The guidelines are considered essential for security of 5G networks. Cyber securit....

The day paradise was lost

It is vital to sensitise people, especially the Kashmiri youth, who may not be aware of the history of the event and of the brutality their forefathers were subjected to at the hands of Pakistan. Silence is no longer an option. October 22, 1947, i....

Can the Integrated Battle Groups Reinforce India’s Conventional Deterrence?

In a significant decision last month, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has officially cleared the proposal for launching the first Integrated Battle Group (IBG) under the Indian Army’s 9 Corps, which will be deployed along India’s Western Border.

Global Norms for Stable Cyber Space: How Effective without Secure Supply Chain and Attribution to Attackers?

The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyber Space (GCSC), set up by The Hague Center for Strategic Studies and East-West Institute (EWI) in March 2017, in the Munich Security Conference will shortly release its report on norms of responsible stat....

Saudi Arabia Drone Attack: Sign of Changing Character of Hybrid War

Introduction
The Houthi militants carried out an audacious "large-scale" attack with 10 drones targeting Saudi Aramco oil facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais.1 Even in the past Houthi rebels had attacked Saudi Arabia but the preci....

Post August 5, the Many Truths of Kashmir

Post the abrogation of Article 370, with restrictions in Kashmir - clampdown on communication channels through mobile and internet services - the information coming out through media outlets cannot be the depiction of the complete truth of the situat....

तालियां! - जम्मू-कश्मीर अब सचमुच भारत का हिस्सा है

तेजतर्रार हमला, सर्जिकल अभियान और अचंभा शब्दों का इस्तमाल सैन्य अभियानों में सबसे अधिक किया जा....

Counter-Terrorism Framework of the United Nations and India’s Approach of De-Radicalisation1

Introduction
Due to lack of an internationally accepted definition, terrorism continues to haunt every nation in the World. The perspective of terrorism differs from a nation to nation; therefore, every country has its own definition and ....

Impact of Attack on Saudi Aramco Facilities on India

The Scenario
On 14 September 2019, an attack by drones was launched on the Saudi Aramco oil pro-cessing facilities at Abqaiq and Khurais in Eastern Saudi Arabia. The Houthi movement in Yemen claimed responsibility for the attack. The atta....

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