S. K. Saini

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  • Colonel S. K. Saini was a Research Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses.

    Storming of Lal Masjid in Pakistan: An Analysis

    Religious places are being increasingly used by fundamentalists and terrorists as their hideouts and strongholds to propagate their subversive ideology and launch attacks. This has often compelled states to use the military to flush them out. This use of the army has far-reaching consequences and can even alienate the population. To check and prevent such adverse fallout, a state needs to take decisive action at an early stage.

    July 2009

    Problems and Prospects of Combating Terrorist Financing in India

    Choking the flow of funds to terrorists is one of the vital aspects of combating terrorism. While its importance has been realized post 9/11 by the international community, counter measures for terrorist financing remain largely ineffective. In India, more resources and effort need to be devoted to launch a financial war against terrorists. In this context, the article attempts to establish the significance of emerging challenges in denying funds to terrorists globally and recommends a focused national response by outlining an integrated strategy.

    January 2009

    Role of Intuition in Military Command

    Historically, the use of intuition by commanders to anticipate events in battle to exploit fleeting opportunities has remained obscure. One likely reason is that it has not been a fashionable subject for the great military commanders to talk about, being outside the realm of a logical thought process. Recently researchers have begun to unravel the aura of mystery and give scientific explanations to intuition.

    Winter 2008

    Storming of Lal Masjid in Pakistan: An Analysis

    Fellows' Seminar
    September 26, 2008
    1030 to 1300 hrs

    Emerging Challenges In Combating Terrorist Financing

    Fellows' Seminar
    June 13, 2008
    1030 to 1300 hrs

    Revamping the Military Training System

    “Victory smiles upon those who anticipate changes in the nature of war.”
    -- Giulio Douhet


    Summer 2008