Raj Shukla

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  • Col. Raj Shukla was Research Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. <a href="/profile/rshukla">Click here for detailed profile</a>

    Nuclear Terrorism: Inevitable But Preventable?

    The phenomenon of nuclear terrorism has been the subject of intense debate as also much hype. This article seeks to cut through the hype and examine the real portents of the threat in terms of event possibilities. In doing so, it calls for sobriety and balance in discussion, emphasizes the need to guard against ignoring numerous scientific facts and real difficulties along the way, and cautions against embracing unduly alarmist overtones.

    Chasing The Dragon: Will India Catch Up With China? by Mohan Guruswamy and Zorawar Daulet Singh

    Chasing The Dragon: Will India Catch Up With China? by Mohan Guruswamy and Zorawar Daulet Singh
    Dorling Kindersley (India) Pvt Ltd., 2009, pp. 188, Rs 650, ISBN 978-8131724118

    May 2010

    Af-Pak and India’s Strategic Innocence

    Afghanistan was a test case for our foreign policy resolve, an arena where while leveraging other tools of foreign policy, use of instruments of force and military diplomacy/intelligence should have been predominant.

    April 02, 2010

    The Naxal Muddle - of Intellectual Haze, Governmental Clarity and Operational Realities

    The Naxal challenge is a wake up call to rejig our internal security instruments and restore their organizational ethos, autonomy and operational credibility.

    March 09, 2010

    Civil - Military Relations

    Event: 
    Fellows' Seminar
    January 15, 2010
    Time: 
    1030 to 1300 hrs

    Acquisition Reform - Lessons from Bernard Gray

    If India does not modernize in an evenly spread out manner, it will be faced either with the prospect of its armed forces not being prepared, or rushing to make purchases amidst crises, or creating needless hysteria when frenzied modernization occurs.

    November 10, 2009

    Afghanistan: Stability on the Cheap?

    Eight winters since the launch of Enduring Freedom, the turmoil in Afghanistan continues. When contrasted with the progress in Iraqi Freedom, the gloom only deepens. Having applied the necessary mid- course corrections to the ‘ wrong war ’ (Iraq), there is hope on the horizon; despite the Obama administration’s shift of gaze and focus to the ‘ right war ’ (Afghanistan) to include a renewed and reworked military thrust, the initiative continues to rest with the Taliban.

    August 17, 2009

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