National Security and Strategic Studies
The IOR Defence Conclave

The Ministry of Defence of India has undertaken useful initiatives in engaging with partners mainly on a south-south basis over the last year. The Indian Ocean Region Defence Ministers’ Conclave held on February 4, 2021 alongside Aero India 2021 wa....

LCA Tejas Contract: Giving Indigenous Technology a “Chance”

One of the key highlights of the 13th Aero-India Show held in Bengaluru from 3rd to 5th February was the signing of a formal contract between the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for the supply o....

Employment of Hybrid Warfare in Recent Agitations

In the 21st century, waging conventional wars has become passé. New variations like Low Intensity wars, Information Wars and Hybrid War, have emerged. Hybrid warfare is a planned, clandestine initiative launched by an interested party against th....

Influences and Performance of Intelligence: Assessment of Intelligence Inputs in 2020 Ladakh Military Standoff

‘The further one looks back, the further he looks ahead’ Historically, military might alone served as the primary instrument of national power and for securing national interests. Later diplomacy, economic power, science and technology ....

Air Defence Command – some salient points and imperatives

Air Defence Command (ADC) is going to be a reality sooner than later. This article looks at certain salient points related to the ADC and lays out certain imperatives that lie ahead for the decision-makers to make ADC a success.

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Vimarsh on Changing Contours of Competition and Conflict - Implications for Indian Navy by Admiral Karambir Singh, PVSM, AVSM, ADC, Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS)

As part of Vimarsh series of lectures on 21 Jan 2021, Admiral Karambir Singh, PVSM, AVSM, ADC, Chief of the Naval Staff spoke on “Changing Contours of Competition and Conflict - Implications for Indian Navy”. Admiral Karambir Singh brought out....

Implications of Migration of the Kashmiri Hindus from Kashmir

19 January 2021 "Started in January 1989, the forceful exodus of Kashmiri Hindus, also referred to Kashmiri Pandits, from Kashmir was an “evil strategy” of Pakistan's “thousand cuts” doctrine against India. Join Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain and....

International Security: Review of 2020 & Projections for 2021

The year 2020 shall be recorded as an unprecedented year in the modern history of humankind. The outbreak of China-origin Coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) has eclipsed the events in global security. On one side, the spread of coronavirus enforced....

Vimarsha: Talk by Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria, PVSM, AVSM, VM, ADC, Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) on 'National Security Challenges and Air Power'

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) invited Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria, PVSM, AVSM, VM, ADC, for a public discourse on “National Security Challenges and Air Power”. The talk was organised under the aegis of Vimarsha....

Dialectics of Political Aims, Modern War and Victory

The PLA transgressions of 2020 in Eastern Ladakh, the large induction of units and formations that followed brought the PLA and Indian Army face to face, often in a nail-biting situation. The Agreements signed with China over three decades had been l....

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