Border and Coastal Security
Strike Corps for the Mountains: Upgrading India’s Military Strategy from Dissuasion to Deterrence

On July 17, 2013, the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) finally approved the army’s proposal for raising a Strike Corps for the mountains. Though the approval came after considerable delay, it is a pragmatic move that will send an appropriate mes....

India’s Military Strategy Vis a Vis China

“When there is everything to fear, be unafraid. When without resources, depend on resourcefulness”, - Sun Tsu.
A Legacy of Dispute The territorial dispute in the Trans-Himalayan Region is a legacy of the et....

India Internal Security Challenges and Responses

Kautilya wrote in the Arthashastra that a state could be at risk from four different kinds of threats – internal, external, externally-aided internal and internally-aided external. The internal security scenario in India has a mix of all the shades....

The Phenomenon of Urban Terrorism in India

Recent bomb blast in Bangalore (17 April 2013) and twin bomb blasts that took place in Hyderabad in February 2013 have reiterated that the phenomenon of urban terrorism has taken firm root in India. In less than a decade, the Indian urban areas like ....

The Evolving Threat from PLA along Indo-Tibetan Border: Implications

Early this month the Research and Analysis Wing in its threat assessment conveyed to the government that "there was a possibility of a skirmish or an incident triggered by China on the Line of Actual Control (LAC). ...Beijing was contemplating suc....

Military Threat from China: R&AW Report sets Alarm Bells Ringing

A recent intelligence report, purportedly issued by the Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), India’s external intelligence agency, has warned of the clear and present danger of a conflict being initiated by China along its border with India ostensibl....

Need to Augment Indian Missile Power

The highly disturbed and extremely volatile security environment in India’s neighbourhood underlines the need for India to substantially strengthen its national security apparatus with a range of strategic and tactical battlefield missiles featurin....

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