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Journal of Defence Studies, Vol. 10, No. 3, July-September 2016

This issue includes research articles on the Chinese maritime militia; India’s growing importance in Japan’s geo-strategic outlook; and observations on UN peace keeping with a focus on UNIFIL. It also features a perspective on Golden Bird, a counter-insurgency operation conducted by the Army in 1995, along with four book reviews.



Perspective Operation Golden Bird: Revisiting Counter-Insurgency on the India-Myanmar Border
Rumel Dahiya


The Chinese Maritime Militia: A Perfect Swarm?
Michael D. Armour

India in Japan’s Geo-strategic Outlook
Titli Basu

UNIFIL: The Many Challenges of Successful Peacekeeping
A.K. Bardalai

Book Reviews

Die in Battle, Do not Despair: The Indians on Gallipoli 1915, by Peter Stanley
Adil Chhina

The US Pivot and Indian Foreign Policy: Asia’s Evolving Balance of Power, by Harsh V. Pant and Yogesh Joshi
Niranjan Chandrashekhar Oak

Revisiting Nuclear India: Strategic Culture and (In) Security Imaginary, by Runa Das
S. Samuel C. Rajiv

Networks of Rebellion: Explaining Insurgent Cohesion and Collapse by Paul Staniland
Shyam Hari P.

Guidelines for Contributors