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Crystal Gazing: India-China Boundary Dispute

Crystal Gazing: India-China Boundary Dispute

By: Lt Gen (Dr) Vijay Kumar Ahluwalia PVSM, AVSM**, YSM, VSM (Retd.) | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 13 Jun , 2021

History is replete with examples where despite best efforts to predict or crystal gaze the conflicts of the future, most countries and the armed forces have gone wrong. One of the primary reasons...

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Army Officers and Professional Military Education (PME): Need for Focussed,...

Army Officers and Professional Military Education (PME): Need for Focussed,...

By: Lt Gen (Dr) Rakesh Sharma, PVSM,UYSM,AVSM,VSM (Retd.) | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 30 Apr , 2021

Profession of arms is unique because of lethality of weapons and breadth of operations. Warfare, including virtual ones like cyber and electromagnetic spectrum, and military strategy has become...

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Myanmar Coup: Threat to India’s Internal Security and Challenge to...

Myanmar Coup: Threat to India’s Internal Security and Challenge to...

By: Vaibhav Kullashri | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 23 Apr , 2021

On 01 February, Myanmar’s democratically elected members of the National League of Democracy (NLD) have been disposed of by the military junta, also known as ‘Tatmadaw.’ President Win...

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China’s Defence Budget – An Unchecked Primer to China’s Defence...

China’s Defence Budget – An Unchecked Primer to China’s Defence...

By: Dr Amrita Jash | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 20 Apr , 2021

In 2021, China issued a draft defence budget of 1.35 trillion yuan (US$ 209 billion), with a hike of 6.8 percent from 2020. To note, this single-digit growth rate is consecutively sixth in a row...

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Army Officers Cadre: Need for Positive Restructuring

Army Officers Cadre: Need for Positive Restructuring

By: Lt Gen (Dr) Rakesh Sharma, PVSM,UYSM,AVSM,VSM (Retd.) | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 16 Apr , 2021

Indian Army Officers are a class apart. That is why lakhs of young boys barely in their teens aspire and compete to join the profession of arms, which has traditionally been looked upon...

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India–Pakistan: New Peace Overtures

India–Pakistan: New Peace Overtures

By: Maj Gen Yashpal Singh Mor, SM (Retd) | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 12 Apr , 2021

On the second anniversary of the famous Balakot strike by India, another surprise awaited the region and world at large. In an uncharacteristic move the two arch rivals declared cessation of...

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Re-calibrating Strategies to Combat Maoists’ Violence

Re-calibrating Strategies to Combat Maoists’ Violence

By: Lt Gen (Dr) Vijay Kumar Ahluwalia PVSM, AVSM**, YSM, VSM (Retd.) | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 07 Apr , 2021

The recent dreadful attack by the Communist Party of India (Maoist), Maoists in short, on the joint team of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) including elite elements of Commando Battalion for...

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Looking for Chimera: Favourable End State

Looking for Chimera: Favourable End State

By: Col Harsh Vardhan Singh | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 04 Apr , 2021

In military circles, Clausewitz aphorism; “war is merely the continuation of policy by other means”[1] is generally accepted as a truism. However, the situation is more contentious amongst...

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Aksai Chin: From Napoleon to Nehru

Aksai Chin: From Napoleon to Nehru

By: Mehul Singh Gill | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 20 Mar , 2021

The Sino-Indian border conflict is a lesser-known border conflict than the well-known Indo-Pak border conflict, having remained mostly in obscurity ever since the 1962 Sino-Indian war, with public...

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Drone and Counter-Drone Warfare at Tactical Level

Drone and Counter-Drone Warfare at Tactical Level

By: Col Akshaya Handa (Retd) | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 12 Feb , 2021

Introduction The 2010s are often called the golden age of drones. In the military domain, they caught popular imagination due to their extensive use in Afghanistan post 9/11. Two decades later,...

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Modern Warfare and Contemplation of Strategic Victory

Modern Warfare and Contemplation of Strategic Victory

By: Lt Gen (Dr) Rakesh Sharma, PVSM,UYSM,AVSM,VSM (Retd.) | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 08 Feb , 2021

That is an old saying – victory has a thousand fathers, defeat is an orphan!  On the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln on 01 May 2003, US President George W. Bush announced Mission...

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Theatre Commands – A Conceptual Approach

Theatre Commands – A Conceptual Approach

By: Col Samir Srivastava | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 24 Jan , 2021

What should Theatre Commands essentially be? There is little information on the on-going deliberations regarding theaterisation emanating from the Department of Military Affairs (DMA). In the...

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India and China Swap Roles amid Nepal Political Crisis

India and China Swap Roles amid Nepal Political Crisis

By: Mohak Gambhir | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 19 Jan , 2021

As Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli dissolved Nepal’s parliament on Dec 20 last year[1], the country quickly descended into political turmoil again after a short stint of the Nepal Communist...

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Storm of the Swarms: Lessons for India

Storm of the Swarms: Lessons for India

By: Ajinkya Jadhav | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 14 Jan , 2021

“I visualize a time when we will be to robots what dogs are to humans, and I’m rooting for the machines.” — Claude Shannon The fourth industrial revolution has brought forth the evolution...

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Security State of Affairs in J&K Post Abrogation of Article 370

Security State of Affairs in J&K Post Abrogation of Article 370

By: Col Sumita Pattanayak | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 11 Jan , 2021

On August 5, 2019, in a significant move, the Government of India (GoI) abrogated Article 370, ending the semi-autonomous status of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). With that, a pronouncement was also...

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China as a ‘Rising Power’: Changing Rules to the Old Game of Power

China as a ‘Rising Power’: Changing Rules to the Old Game of Power

By: Dr Amrita Jash | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 26 Dec , 2020

While COVID-19 Pandemic takes precedence, but ‘Rise of China’ undeniably has been one of the important characteristic features that define the 21st Century. However, China’s economic rise...

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The Indian Army: Code of Conduct Amshipura and Beyond

The Indian Army: Code of Conduct Amshipura and Beyond

By: Roopesh Mehta | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 21 Dec , 2020

The fact that the Indian Army takes the ethics and moral upbringing of soldiers and officers very seriously is to be seen in its entirety. The Army believes that discipline is the bedrock of...

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Ladakh: Challenges Posed by the Harsh and Unforgiving Winter

Ladakh: Challenges Posed by the Harsh and Unforgiving Winter

By: Maj Gen Yashpal Singh Mor, SM (Retd) | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 17 Dec , 2020

“Trained to fight the enemy but now the fight is with elements of nature” Though the Indian Army has been defending the frontiers of the entire Ladakh region assiduously for the last 70...

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Indian Army Chief’s first-of-its-kind visit to Saudi Arabia and UAE and...

Indian Army Chief’s first-of-its-kind visit to Saudi Arabia and UAE and...

By: Dr Manjari Singh | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 13 Dec , 2020

The Chief of the Indian Army General MM Naravane has undertaken a first-of-its-kind six-day trip to Saudi Arabia and the UAE from 9-14 December.[1] Army Chief’s visit to the region indicates the...

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Iranian Nuclear Scientist’s Assassination: Its Implications and...

Iranian Nuclear Scientist’s Assassination: Its Implications and...

By: Dr Manjari Singh | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 09 Dec , 2020

While novel coronavirus is the persistent crisis that the world is facing, the assassination of a key Nuclear Physicist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh in Iran on 27 November[1], has the potential to further...

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