Articles By Col Anil Athale

The ‘Why’ of Rethinking Indian Nuclear Deterrence!

The ‘Why’ of Rethinking Indian Nuclear Deterrence!

By: Col Anil Athale | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Jul , 2014

Indian nuclear decision making was always in the global political context. These were almost exclusively political decisions with the armed forces not in the loop. The 1974 Pokhran I tests were...

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Counterinsurgency: No Win Situation and Inflexion Point

Counterinsurgency: No Win Situation and Inflexion Point

By: Col Anil Athale | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Jun , 2014

It has become a popular cliché to describe insurgency and counter-insurgency as struggle for hearts and minds of the people. It must be reiterated that it is also a struggle between hearts and...

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Insurgency, Counter-Insurgency and Peace - I

Insurgency, Counter-Insurgency and Peace - I

By: Col Anil Athale | Issue: Vol. 27.1 -Mar 2012 | Date: 26 Mar , 2012

Counter-insurgency is a complex phenomenon demanding a complex solution. Any attempt at reductionism can be an invitation to disaster. Although it is very much a form of warfare fitting into the...

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Insurgency, Counter-Insurgency and Peace - II

Insurgency, Counter-Insurgency and Peace - II

By: Col Anil Athale | Issue: Vol. 27.1 -Mar 2012 | Date: 25 Mar , 2012

Counter-insurgency is a complex phenomenon demanding a complex solution. Any attempt at reductionism can be an invitation to disaster. Although it is very much a form of warfare fitting into the...

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Defence Research : India's Achilles Heel

Defence Research : India's Achilles Heel

By: Col Anil Athale | Issue: Vol 25.3 Jul-Sep 2010 | Date: 06 Oct , 2010

While India seems well set on the path of becoming an economic power house, this castle is being built on shifting sand. India remains vulnerable as ever to the rouge nations in our neighbourhood...

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