S. Kalyanaraman

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  • S. Kalyanaraman was Research Fellow at Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile.

    India’s Wars: A Military History, 1947–1971, by Arjun Subramaniam

    In this first of two volumes, Air Vice Marshal Arjun Subramaniam offers excellent and concise histories of India’s wars and military operations, starting with the rescue and partial liberation of Jammu and Kashmir in 1947-48 from depredating Pakistani irregulars and ending with the 1971 war for the liberation of Bangladesh from Pakistan’s genocidal rule. Based on published material available, and supplementing it with interviews, Subramaniam’s India’s Wars provides a layered perspective on the strategic, operational and tactical aspects of these wars and operations.

    July 2017

    Was The Non-Aligned Movement Ever Relevant for India?

    September 29, 2016

    It is a widely held belief that the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) was highly relevant for India and its foreign policy interests during the bipolar era of the Cold War and that it has, since the 1990s, lost this relevance in a unipolar international order.

    Asia-Pacific – Fulcrum of the International System

    July 14, 2016

    Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr S Kalyanaraman’s article on Asia-Pacific, titled ‘Asia-Pacific – Fulcrum of the International System’ was published in the July, 2016 issue of the Defence and Security Alert magazine.

    Rethinking India’s approach towards Pakistan-occupied Kashmir

    Rethinking India’s approach towards Pakistan-occupied Kashmir

    Ceding PoK as part of a settlement does not comport with India’s national and strategic interests, especially in terms of dealing with the challenge posed by China-Pakistan collaboration.

    May 03, 2016

    The Context of the Cease-Fire Decision in the 1965 India-Pakistan War

    The Context of the Cease-Fire Decision in the 1965 India-Pakistan War

    The ceasefire decision was influenced by the combination of three factors: absence of the prospect of a swift victory, concerns about Chinese military intervention, and concerted diplomatic pressure from major powers.

    September 21, 2015

    India and Pakistan: An Eternal Conflict!

    Shooting for a Century: Finding Answers to the India–Pakistan Conundrum, by Stephen P. Cohen

    July 2015

    Fear, Interest and Honour: The Thucydidean Trinity and India's Asia Policy

    Nearly 2,500 years ago the Greek historian Thucydides noted that the foreign policy of Athens was driven by fear, interest and honour.

    July 2013

    The Limits of the India-United Kingdom Defence Relationship

    The United Kingdom (UK) is keen on establishing a ‘stronger, wider and deeper’ relationship with India. It is ‘determined to make’ defence cooperation ‘an essential part’ of this relationship. London sees such a relationship with an India that will shape the twenty-first century as ‘an essential pillar’ in its ‘broader strategy’ to fashion a role for itself in Asia.

    January 2013