India’s Renewed Push on Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK)

The surge in official references to PoK has disrupted the inertia of the past years. Pushing PoK high on India’s strategic priorities will make India’s Kashmir policy more effective.

February 17, 2020

Defence Agenda for Modi Government 2.0

Implementing the outlined 27 reform measures in four broad areas – Planning, Defence Budget, Acquisition and Make in India – would strengthen defence preparedness and build a credible defence industrial base.

June 06, 2019

Pulwama Attack: Time to Get the Messaging Right

Pakistan’s hybrid war is a reality. India’s efforts need to be oriented towards countering such a war.

February 20, 2019

India’s Economic Opportunities in Central Asia

India needs to use economic leverages more efficiently to build closer ties with Central Asia.

September 17, 2018

India’s Defence and Security Priorities

This Brief offers an overview of India’s long established as well as more recent external defence and security priorities, and delineates the three options available to the Defence Planning Committee under the extant economic and geopolitical circumstances.

May 24, 2018

Return the Favour with a Thousand Cuts: India’s Pakistan Policy

The current policy is premised on the understanding that unless India hurts the principal architect of Pakistan’s Kashmir policy, that is, the Army, terrorism would continue unabated.

March 22, 2018

The Unintended Consequences of India’s Policy on Citizenship for Tibetan Refugees

The four conditions for acquiring Indian citizenship and new regulations to ease the travel abroad of Tibetan refugees could cause the dismantling of Tibetan settlements which are the nerve centres of the preservation and promotion of Tibetan civilization.

February 23, 2018

Resituating Menser and Darchen-Labrang in the Boundary Negotiations with China

The Doklam episode should prompt India and Bhutan to rethink their hitherto overlooked issue of resituating Menser and Darchen-Labrang in their academic discourse and policy positions.

February 16, 2018

Defence Reforms: Why is it Critical to Bite the Proverbial Bullet?

This policy brief attempts to suggest six critical policy imperatives that must act as guidelines for the ongoing attempt at defence reforms.

September 11, 2017

Countering Fidayeen Attacks

The antidote to fidayeen attacks is a well-trained and informed soldier, who is clinical in his task of neutralising the threat as and when it arises.

December 15, 2016