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      • Publisher: Pentagon Press
      The idea for this book emerged in the course of discussions during the initial stages of the Ukraine War. It was, however, realised that any attempt at drawing lessons prematurely could lead to misleading conclusions. Accordingly, instead of absolutist conjectures, the book is an exercise in identifying broader trends.

      Much water has flown under the bridge since then. Along the way, the world has been introduced to an array of new sophisticated weapons, missiles and drones that question the very relevance of established battlefield platforms such as tanks, for instance. In this volume, the contributors address several aspects of the war in an attempt to explain, elaborate and challenge existing notions with the larger aim of drawing lessons for policymakers and professionals alike.

      Ukraine War: Military Perspectives and Strategic Reflections, presents a comprehensive assessment of the ongoing conflict. Divided into five sections, the book delves into the geopolitical backdrop of the conflict, highlights its operational narrative, dissects the components of military power, explores the impact of disruptive technologies and examines the strategic ramifications of this ongoing war.

      • ISBN: 978-81-968722-8-1 ,
      • Price: ₹ 1495/-
      • E-copy available
    • The Occasional Paper employs the dharmic viewpoint of the Mahabharata to derive the fundamental elements of ancient Indian strategic thought. It evaluates the role of dharma as it shapes war as a defining element of strategic thought.

      IDSA Occasional Papers
    • The Indian way of conceptualising war, employment of force, use of diplomacy, guidance for soldiering and capability development has a long and rich tradition that emerges from texts like the Mahabharata.

      November 22, 2023
      Issue Brief
    • International cooperation is the key to curbing the menace of terrorism finance more effectively.

      December 09, 2022
      Issue Brief
    • Senior Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col Vivek Chadha’s article ‘Challenges galore in preventing terror funding’ has been published in ‘The Tribune’ on 16 November 2022.

      We tend to forget the role of a State in the control, recruitment and funding of some terror groups. It is unimaginable to think of the LeT and JeM without linking them to the ISI and the Pakistan Army. They have raised, nurtured and employed these tools of modern warfare, often referred to as hybrid warfare, in pursuit of their strategic ends, says Col Chadha.

      November 16, 2022
      IDSA News
      • Publisher: Pentagon Press
      India’s decisive and historic victory in the 1971 India–Pakistan War is considered to be one of the landmark geopolitical events in the history of the sub-continent. One of the shortest wars in world history, fought for a mere 13 days, the lightning campaign brought about a change in the world’s perception of India, marking its recognition as an important regional power.

      The combined impact created by the resolute people of Bangladesh and the professional approach of the Indian state, successfully converted a catastrophe of epic proportions into a victory of the people, won through their stoic resolve and the professionalism of the armed forces.

      There have been a number of books, memoirs and articles over the years that have documented first-person and academic accounts of events that marked this period of history. Not surprisingly, most were written during the period succeeding the war and after the birth of Bangladesh. This book is an attempt to evaluate events with the benefit of a five-decade time lapse. In doing so, the focus remains firmly on the military aspects of the war, accompanied by a brief account of political events, diplomacy, influence of major powers, public perception and the role of Mukti Bahini.

      • ISBN:9789390095698 ,
      • Price: ₹ 1495
      • E-copy available
    • Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col Vivek Chadha’s article ‘Modi Govt Must Utilise the Pause Period in CDS Rawat’s Replacement and Fine-tune the Role’, has been published in ‘The Print’ on 23 May 2022.

      Two aspects deserve a closer look: Should India continue with the triple-hatted appointment of the CDS? What should be the scope of their operational mandate?, says Col Chadha.

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      May 23, 2022
      IDSA News
    • The Indian subcontinent marked 50 years of the 1971 Indo-Pak War or the Bangladesh liberation war: on 16 December 2021. While this event was commemorated in India and Bangladesh, it is a time for introspection for Pakistan.

      Strategic Analysis
    • Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col Vivek Chadha’s article ‘Transformation of the Indian Armed Forces: Future Challenges’ has been published by the University of Pennsylvania, on 25 April 2022.

      April 25, 2022
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col Vivek Chadha’s article ‘Russia fighting conventional war against unconventional Ukraine has a lesson for India’ has been published in ‘The Print’ on 24 March 2022.

      A tank-versus-tank battle works when both countries are following a finite warfare strategy. But Ukraine’s objective is not the military defeat of Russia’s forces, says Col Chadha.

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      March 24, 2022
      IDSA News