Neighbourhood Studies
India Accepting Taliban in Afghanistan?

India has clear strategic interests in Afghanistan but not a clear strategy to pursue them. An independent, sovereign Afghanistan, free of external interference would best serve India’s interests. So would an Afghanistan that is a transit hub betwe....

Redefining Sri Lanka - Pakistan Ties an Indian Perspective

Introduction Since 1948, when Sri Lanka became free from British rule, it has enjoyed a close and cordial relationship with Pakistan. Sri Lanka openly supported Pakistan during the Soviet military intervention in Afghanistan. During the Ind....

Treat Pakistan’s Ailments with Strong Medicine

What are the policy changes towards Pakistan that the US must make in the wake of the Osama bin Laden treachery? Business as usual between the two countries would be a folly. The US has to draw hard lessons from the enormity of the deceipt practised ....

New Leadership and Challenges for Tibetans-in-Exile

Tibetan society did not enter into transformational stage until it had faced brutal forces of the communist China in 1950 which led to the so-called revolutionary transformation of the subjugated community. The real transformation of the traditional ....

Indian Options in Afghanistan

President Obama, while agreeing to the ‘surge’ as suggested by General Stanley A. McCrystal announced in 2009 that US Army will start pulling out of Afghanistan after July 2011. This has resulted in a suspected loss of morale of the US Army and ....

Analysis: Chinese Military “Buildup” in Gilgit

Selig Harrison’s report on the deployment of 7-11,000 Chinese troops in the Gilgit Region of POK has caused considerable concern in India. By way of denial the Pakistanis and Chinese have not refuted the presence of the troops but their purpose. Th....

Pakistan's Military Exercise AZM-E-NAU: Need To Monitor Scale and Scope


Pakistan’s Director General of Military Training(DGMT) Maj Gen Muzzammal Hussein and the DGISPR, Maj Gen Athar Abbas at a recent joint press conference in Rawalpindi outlined the details of a large scale Military Exercise code named Azm-e-N....

Climate Change = War?

Missed in the debate over climate change has been the strategic implications, says Rajeev Sharma. In Asia they could be catastrophic.

For all the heat generated by discussions of global warming in recent months, it is an often overlooked f....

Tectonic Shift in India’s Pak policy

The recent CNN-IBN interview of Mr M.K. Narayanan, the nation­al security adviser (NSA), in defence of the government's assertions on Pakistan-sponsored terrorism, including the setting up of the anti terrorism mecha­nism, has added to the wides....

A Strategic Setback for India - Reg. Havana Statement India - Pakistan

Pakistan’s military leadership may consider Havana statement a dividend for the terror attacks in India

 India has suffered its first strategic setback in the fight against terrorism by certifying that Pakistan is not an aggressor but ....

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