IDSA ISSUE BRIEFS

India and the NSG Membership: What Lies Ahead

India will have to make a judicious political decision on accepting any additional criteria that the NSG might come up with as a precondition for accepting its membership application.

October 05, 2016

Uri, Surgical Strikes and International Reactions

Uri, Surgical Strikes and International Reactions

India’s diplomatic offensive launched post the Uri-attacks provided the broader context in which its decision to carry out the surgical strike needs to be seen.

October 04, 2016

Pakistan’s Tactical Nuclear Warheads and India’s Nuclear Doctrine

Pakistan’s Tactical Nuclear Warheads and India’s Nuclear Doctrine

The advocacy by Pakistani analysts of the Indian disinclination to retaliate massively in response to their use of TNWs on their own soil indicates either a flawed analysis or a bluff that the Indian armed forces would be inclined to call.

September 21, 2016

Deciphering Pakistan’s Kashmir Lexicon

India has failed the Valley by not countering the false narratives of Pakistan’s false lexicon on Kashmir.

September 08, 2016

The race for leadership in supercomputers – does India stand a chance?

India must move away from the perspective which it has allowed to dominate, namely, that the application of supercomputers is more important than supercomputer technologies themselves.

September 07, 2016

Developments in PoK and the Kashmir Valley: An Analysis

Developments in PoK and the Kashmir Valley: An Analysis

India will have to keep a close watch on the developments within PoK and highlight the Pakistani strategy of promoting terror in Kashmir and expose its policies towards both the regions within PoK

August 19, 2016

A Security Council for the 21st Century: Challenges & Prospects

A Security Council for the 21st Century: Challenges & Prospects

Security Council reform has proved over the years to be a stubborn and elusive goal, but it remains firmly within our reach if we muster the courage and determination to grasp it.

July 20, 2016

Online Radicalisation: The Example of Burhan Wani

Online Radicalisation: The Example of Burhan Wani

Effective use of social media fuelled Wani’s rise to prominence. His skills in this domain radicalised youth in greater numbers than had previously been achieved using more conventional methods.

July 16, 2016

The Terrorist Attack on Ataturk Airport – Portents and Pointers

Terrorist Attack on Ataturk Airport

The June 28 attack on Ataturk airport, as also the Zaventem attack in Brussels, have highlighted the security lacunae in all airports, which do not monitor the arrival terminals.

July 08, 2016

India’s NSG Bid: Let’s Set the Record Straight

India’s NSG Bid: Let’s Set the Record Straight

Membership in the NSG is essential to safeguard future Indian interests in nuclear commerce, even if it is not a necessary condition for India to engage in nuclear exports.

July 06, 2016

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