Saturday, June 24, 2017

Make South Asia Nuclear-Weapon Free Again

Current politicisation of the nuclear-weapons debate has made them innocuously ‘sacred’ and ‘holy’ for right-wing ideologists. The debate of changing India’s nuclear doctrine by...

Creating space for a limited conventional response – Part 2

The first step of constructing an India—Pakistan conflict escalation framework is to understand the conventional and nuclear thresholds for both states. This step will...

Creating space for a limited conventional response

The events over the last twenty days on the sensitive India—Pakistan Line of Control (LOC) have meant that this protracted conflict has once again...

Counter Insurgency 3.0

India has been fighting Counter Insurgency in J&K since 1990. In the years before 2004, we suffered enormous casualties as seen in the graph...

‘Surgical strikes’ should become the norm against an errant Pakistan

"Surgical strikes" by the Indian military visited upon Pakistani terror launchpads in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir in the dark hours of Thursday should become standard operating...

Uri response: India must stay the course

The much awaited post-Uri response has now come into the public domain by way of a counter-terror "surgical strike". While the Modi government has remained...

Art of deception – Lesson for the Indian Government

Indian Army has replied to the Uri attack in the usual manner, in which it has been doing for years now. Commandos go behind enemy...

Modi needed to show ‘action’, but what would be reaction?

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had to show to the people of India that he could live up to his braggadocio - and he...

Would the situation been different if India and Pakistan were not...

When speaking of the fallout of the Uri attack, many analysts tend to say the military option should be avoided because it may spiral...

The rising war against virtual terrorism

Last week of August one of the largest microblogging site, Twitter Inc, issued a statement of suspending about 360,000 Twitter profiles for ‘promotion of...