D. Padma Kumar Pillay

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  • Applying Human Security in the Indian Context

    This article explores the concept of human security and examines the scope for its adoption as a normative and policy framework in India. Human security prioritises non-military methods as a means of achieving security without compromising the priorities accorded to traditional security threats. It requires the fulfilment of people’s basic needs and rights.

    January 2016

    Wrong Weapons in Wrong hands: Ensure compliance with readiness

    Chemical weapons can cause large scale death and destruction. To give an example, a pinhead size drop of nerve agent can kill an adult within minutes. In a country like India which has a large density of population, a large scale attack is almost impossible to prepare against. Chemical weapons are ideal for terror seekers because they are cheap and easily accessible. They are also easy to transport.

    January-June 2015

    Exit from Afghanistan: Playing the Game and not learning the lessons

    US calculation in backing Pakistani designs for controlling Afghanistan will bring even greater dangers to its own doorsteps.

    March 03, 2010

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