Contributions 
Modernisation of the Armed Forces of China: Wake Up Call for India
Issues Meriting Importance
The People’s Republic of China was established in 1949 under the Chairmanship of Mao Ze Dong. The Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) defeated Generalissimo Jiang Jieshi (Chiang Kai-shek), and formed the government....

Armed Forces of Vietnam
Introduction
The Armed Forces of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is known as the People’s Army of Vietnam (PAVN). The PAVN was formed by Ho Chi Minh and General Vo Nguyen Giap on 22 December 1944. The Service Branches comprise of the ...

Strategy for Defence Exports: Need for Alternative Measures

Issues Meriting Importance

India currently is the highest importer of weaponry in the World. While our adversaries China and Pakistan import weapons, both have scaled down their imports and enhanced their exports. Our adversaries are by a...

Commentary: Implications of Pakistan on the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Grey List The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) The ‘Group of Seven’ countries, commonly referred as G-7, was conceptualised prior to the 1973 oil crisis. It started with an informal meeting between the US Secretary of the Treasury and...

Commentary: Suspension of United States Aid to Pakistan Issues Meriting Consideration The United States policy to Pakistan remains an enigma and has moved through ups and downs. 2018 began with a tweet from the President that the ‘United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than ...

Occasional Papers 
Current Military Situation in Afghanistan ... insurgency in Afghanistan is a political problem; the military can create the right conditions for diplomatic talks to begin ... currently, Taliban is in no mood to negotiate ... Taliban who are ready to come around must be granted favourable opt...

Weapons and Missiles in the Indian Environment Firepower in the current era is characterised by multiple combat platforms– guns, howitzers, multi-rockets and missiles - managed through the means of surveillance, target acquisition, engagement, destruction, and finally, damage assessment. For ...

Book Reviews 
‘Sharpening the Arsenal: India’s Evolving Nuclear Deterrence Policy’, Gurmeet Kanwal, Harper Collins Publishers Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India, 2017, pp 268, INR 599 The book deals comprehensively with India’s nuclear arsenal and finally suggests as to what must be done to sharpen it in the current environment. The book has 13 Chapters and six interesting Appendices. The first Chapter deals with the reluctan...

India’s National Defence; Gautam Banerjee, Pentagon Press, New Delhi, 2017, pp 278, INR 995 The book India’s National Defence defines India’s Defence Reforms and Military Modernisation which it must undertake to meet the strategic challenges of the 21st Century. The book lucidly brings out India’s inability to optimise its military su...

The New Arthashastra, Ed Gurmeet Kanwal, Harper Collins Publishers, Noida (Uttar Pradesh), 2016, pp 436, INR 799 The Arthashastra is an insight into the political thoughts of Kautilya. The book was written around 250 BCE. The most interesting idea presented in the book is the Mandala theory of interstate relations. Mandala represents the universe and our own k...

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