Articles By Dr Krishna S Dhir, PhD

Terrorism as a Cancer: Does this Metaphor Work for India?

Terrorism as a Cancer: Does this Metaphor Work for India?

By: Dr Krishna S Dhir, PhD | Issue: Vol. 33.4 Oct-Dec 2018 | Date: 09 Feb , 2019

Though primarily a medical term, the word ‘cancer’ is increasingly being applied to ideas associated with ‘terrorism’. It is generally understood that cancer is triggered by conditions...

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A Tribute to INAS 310 Cobra Squadron in the 1971 Eastern Theatre

A Tribute to INAS 310 Cobra Squadron in the 1971 Eastern Theatre

By: Dr Krishna S Dhir, PhD | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Nov , 2018

As Spring began in Hyeres, France, On twenty-first March of Sixty One, The Cobras began their history With Alizés’ founding an arial den. Before too long, in a mere decade, While thriving still...

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Gallant Response to Militant Threat

Gallant Response to Militant Threat

By: Dr Krishna S Dhir, PhD | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Feb , 2018

Militants tend to attack innocent citizens, usually in places where people come together in relatively high concentrations.  In the experience of Indians, militants have targeted aircrafts and...

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Two King Cobras Named Ravi Dhir

Two King Cobras Named Ravi Dhir

By: Dr Krishna S Dhir, PhD | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Oct , 2017

In the Indian Armed Forces there are two Cobra Squadrons, both engaged in reconnaissance, albeit in different Services, and, amazingly, both had a Ravi Dhir for their Commanding Officers …...

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Was Tahrir Square Revolution a Failed Effort in Applying Nonviolence?

Was Tahrir Square Revolution a Failed Effort in Applying Nonviolence?

By: Dr Krishna S Dhir, PhD | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Jul , 2017

Although Islamic groups do not hold a monopoly on violence, the prevailing trends are such that many in the West, and also in the East, now conflate Islamic traditions with a propensity for...

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Prerequisites for Success of Nonviolent Strategies

Prerequisites for Success of Nonviolent Strategies

By: Dr Krishna S Dhir, PhD | Date: 23 Feb , 2017

In a recent essay published in this periodical on 9th of February, 2017, Martand Jha addressed the role of nonviolence and Gandhian thought in Indian strategic thinking. [1]  Gandhi was part of...

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