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Why India needs a survival strategy
Bharat Verma | 20 Jun , 2012 3 comments
Why India needs a survival strategy

Imperial China first gobbled up pacifist Tibet and now demands major territorial concessions from pacifist India to protect the flanks of the conquered land. With the imminent withdrawal of the exhausted Western forces from Afghanistan, the emergence of an Islamic Emirate running from Kabul to Islamabad is inevitable. The Pakistan Army will be...

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Is India confused between ground and sea realities?
B Raman | 12 Jun , 2012 1 comment
Is India confused between ground and sea realities?

I found during my recent interactions in New Delhi that our strategic thinking continues to be largely enchained to ground-based perceptions and that we are unable to reach for the skies and the seas. The skies and the seas have realities of their own distinct from ground realities. Unless we are able to perceive them in due measure and make...

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Threat Perception: Is it China or Pakistan or China-Pakistan combine?
B Raman | 06 Jun , 2012 1 comment

For over a year now, a strategic debate has been going on in Delhi on future threat scenarios relating to State and non-State actors. Our preoccupation till now has been with the continuing threats from the State of Pakistan and from the jihadi terrorist organisations nursed by it. It has also been with China’s continuing collusion with...

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Is Army's profile changing?
Is Army's profile changing?

The incidence of ill discipline in an artillery unit at Nyoma field firing ranges in the Ladakh sector has drawn nation wide attention. While some of the TV channels went ballistic in over playing the incident, the police too has come out with its own version. This incident took place within the precinct of a military unit where no civilians...

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Modernisation of National Security Apparatus
B Raman | 30 May , 2012 0 comments
Modernisation of National Security Apparatus

The Government of India has taken the first important step towards the modernisation of our national security apparatus by commissioning a study of the apparatus as it stands today and as it ought to be to counter likely future threats from other States and non-State actors. National strength and national security go hand in hand. Without...

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