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  • India’s Cold Start Doctrine and Strategic Stability

    Cold Start is a good doctrine from India’s point of view, but one that could adversely impact strategic stability given since Pakistan’s nuclear strategy is premised on countering Indian conventional military superiority with a nuclear shield.

    June 01, 2010

    MMRCA: A difficult choice for the IAF

    As an old fighter pilot, I would always pitch for a light, easily manoeuvrable, agile and relatively inexpensive fighter that delivers every time, generates high sortie rates and is easy to maintain and train on a day to day peace time schedule.

    May 19, 2010

    The message from mock battles

    Even though the respective military exercise held by Pakistan and India are about handling of respective offensive reserves, the message that emerges is that their employment is best avoided.

    May 07, 2010

    Anti-Naxal Operations: Employment of Armed Forces

    Whereas employing Armed Forces may appear to be an attractive idea to control the naxal menace, the adverse effects of their long term commitment, particularly of the Army, need to be understood.

    May 04, 2010

    Getting Ready for a Hot Summer

    The defence minister is indeed correct that ‘sacrifices’ would have to be made but this time India should offer that privilege to the Pakistani Army.

    April 05, 2010

    Building Road Infrastructure along the Line of Actual Control: Hurdles and Constraints

    Though the target date for completing the 73 envisaged roads is 2012, only nine have so far been completed.

    April 01, 2010

    Reprioritising Defence Acquisitions

    The Indian armed forces appear to be driving defence budgets rather than a cold calculation of the country’s desire for ‘adequate’ military capability.

    March 30, 2010

    Political Dimensions of Limited War

    While limitation in aims set is acknowledged as the primary way of conflict limitation, the point lost sight of usually on the politico-military facet is war termination.

    March 29, 2010

    Sustaining Motivation in Sub-Conventional Warfare

    Event: 
    Fellows' Seminar
    March 12, 2010
    Time: 
    1030 to 1300 hrs

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