Harinder Singh

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  • Colonel Harinder Singh is Research Fellow at Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. <a href="/profile/hsingh">Click here for detail profile</a>.

    Establishing India's Military Readiness Concerns and Strategy

    Military readiness is perhaps one of the least studied and understood concepts in the field of strategic studies. In the absence of any significant literature in the public domain, defence policy makers and practitioners worldwide tend to define military readiness in several different ways.

    2011

    Managing the 3Ms of Military Readiness

    Money, manpower and material (3Ms) determine a state's capacity to leverage its hard power for fulfilling its national security objectives.

    January 28, 2011

    Forging India’s Hard Power in the New Century

    The changing security environment calls for re-fashioning the use of hard power, which may have to be managed differently in the future.

    January 24, 2011

    Professional Military Education: The First Steps in the Indian Context

    Human resources will remain a critical element to any professional military education system and this entails careful selection of the senior leadership, faculty, and managerial staff.

    November 30, 2010

    A Passage Through India?

    Given the fragility of ISAF’s southern lines of communication passing through Pakistan, India could consider offering a passage through its territory as a meaningful alternative.

    October 21, 2010

    Kashmir: Time to Ring the Bell

    It is time that the Indian government through its yet-to-be appointed interlocutors clearly laid the limits and boundaries of the autonomy debate to all the stakeholders.

    October 13, 2010

    Afghanistan: A Firewall is Better than Partition

    India has been fairly successful in firewalling the radical blowback emanating from Pakistan in the past and need not be overly worried about the impending US withdrawal.

    October 07, 2010

    New Vocabulary and Imagery

    While explicit political control cannot be questioned, it is critical to involve the military as equal partners in the overall decision making process so as to leverage their knowledge, operational experience and unmatched organisational capacities for the well being of the state.

    August 03, 2010

    AFSPA: A Soldier’s Perspective

    An absence of legal statutes in the insurgency affected areas would adversely affect the utility and efficacy of the security capacity of the state.

    July 06, 2010

    Indo Pak Rapprochement: Unexplored Option of Military to Military Engagement

    A military to military engagement between India and Pakistan could help pave the way for greater understanding and opening up in the troubled relationship.

    June 25, 2010

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