National Security and Strategic Studies
A Welcome Verdict on Rafale Deal

In a landmark judgment last week, India’s Supreme Court has summarily dismissed all the petitions challenging the price and propriety of the deal involving the acquisition of 36 Rafale Fighter Jets.1 Declining the petitions, the Supreme ....

Decoding Threat to India from Terrorism and Insurgency

Introduction
Extremists and terrorists have redoubled their efforts to pursue their ill-founded objectives of creating violence and instability across the globe. Of the last 16 years, the worst year for terrorism was 2014, with 93 countri....

Amritsar Grenade Attack – Stoking ‘Khalistan’ Disturbance?

The holy city of Amritsar was shaken by a grenade attack by two masked men who brandished pistols and forced their way into a weekly congregation of the Nirankari Sect and lobbed grenades into the prayer hall of the Nirankari Bhavan of Adliwal villag....

India’s Nuclear Triad is now Fully Operational

With a sense of pride, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced in early-November 2018 that INS Arihant, India’s indigenously designed and built nuclear-powered submarine, ship sub-surface ballistic nuclear (SSBN), armed with nuclear-tipped submarine....

भारत की परमाणु तिकड़ी की प्रासंगिकता

शायद याद हो कि भारत की 1999 की परमाणु नीति के मसौदे में स्पष्ट कहा गया था कि इसकी परमाणु ताकतें विमा....

Is Pakistan Losing its Asymmetric Warfare through Nuclearised-Terrorism to India’s Security Posture?

Successful completion of INS Arihant’s war patrol signaled the operationalisation of India’s nuclear triad. This event has been deliberated extensively by the academics, professionals and media the world over. Whilst some have appreciated this ev....

Impasse in Jammu and Kashmir

Political Situation
On 19 June 2018, the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) pulled out of the Mehbooba Mufti Government in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). The alliance was formed after the elections in 2015. The mandate during the elections was fractur....

INS Arihant’s Deterrence Patrol: A Critical Milestone in India’s Nuclear Posture

On November 05, the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the successful completion of deterrence patrol by country’s first indigenously designed and built nuclear power submarine, INS Arihant.1 This marks an important leap in co....

Architecture in Success of a Strategic Platform : Lesson from Arihant

The Programme
INS Arihant Ship Submersible Ballistic Nuclear (SSBN), which completed its ‘deterrence patrol’ recently and was commended by the Prime Minister, is a three decades old pursuit of a survivable, nuclear launch option. It....

Arihant to India’s defence: Nuclear triad is now fully operational and provides us with credible strategic deterrence

Monday, 5 November 2018, was indeed a red letter and historic day in the history of India’s security paradigm when a visibly proud Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared the completion of a maiden ‘deterrent patrol’ by INS Arihant, India’s fir....

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