Articles in Courtesy: CLAWS

China's Panda Diplomacy

China's Panda Diplomacy

By: Ankit Kumar | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 06 Apr , 2019

In 2010, China expressed its discontent byrecalling one of its Panda Tai Shan from United States after US provided €4.6 billion weapons assistance package to Taiwan. This was further catalysed...

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The Super Power Buckles

The Super Power Buckles

By: Lt Gen Kamal Davar (Retd) | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 31 Jan , 2019

Eighteen years after the US launched the first global war on terrorism in Afghanistan, the end state desired at its commencement by the US and its Afghan supporters for this impoverished and...

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West Asia: An Overview of Recent Important Developments

West Asia: An Overview of Recent Important Developments

By: Kanchana Ramanujam | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 18 Jan , 2019

India considers West Asia her extended neighbourhood. The region is of paramount importance to us in terms of energy security, diaspora, foreign remittances, shared concerns in security,...

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Kashmir: The Victim of a Non-Linear Conflict Trap

Kashmir: The Victim of a Non-Linear Conflict Trap

By: Brig Narender Kumar (Retd.) | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 11 Jan , 2019

Strategy of Conflict Trap Civil wars have replaced conflicts between states as the most pervasive and violent armed struggles in the world. The conflict in Kashmir is also a by-product of the...

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Exceptional and Cherished Ties

Exceptional and Cherished Ties

By: Raghunandan MC | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 29 Dec , 2018

Introduction Bhutan has historically shared deep religious-cultural links with India. Guru Padmasambhava, a Buddhist saint who went to Bhutan from India, played an influential role in spreading...

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US-China Trade War: Trump’s Leadership Style and the world order

US-China Trade War: Trump’s Leadership Style and the world order

By: Rashmi Muraleedhar | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 15 Dec , 2018

Introduction On the sidelines of the G20 meeting in Buenos Aires, US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping met and the former has agreed to temporarily halt the escalation of the...

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India’s renewed Afghanistan Strategy – a welcome change

India’s renewed Afghanistan Strategy – a welcome change

By: Col Anurag Bharadwaj | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 10 Dec , 2018

Neutrality to Assertion Since independence, India has maintained a foreign policy of neutrality. In other words, our foreign policy has been too measured or cautious in nature. The reasons can be...

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China’s Move Towards A Smart Military

China’s Move Towards A Smart Military

By: Col Sunil Gupta | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 07 Dec , 2018

After the World War and certainly after the end of the cold war, the US military started to maintain a clear advantage over the whole world in the various technologies of modern warfighting—from...

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Al-Hodeidah: The Potential Game-Changer

Al-Hodeidah: The Potential Game-Changer

By: Kanchana Ramanujam | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 04 Dec , 2018

The Battle for Hodeidah, code-named Op Golden Victory, which commenced in June this year, has seen some very violent and critical clashes in the past few weeks. Hodeida seems to be the decisive...

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Reflecting on Mumbai 2008 Attacks Ten Years on

Reflecting on Mumbai 2008 Attacks Ten Years on

By: Nikita Kohli | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 24 Nov , 2018

November 2018 marks ten years since the devastating Mumbai attacks which claimed the lives of 166 individuals[i], injured hundreds more, and brought one of India’s largest metropolis to its...

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Pakistan’s Dream to be Ottoman Empire East of Middle East a Strategic...

Pakistan’s Dream to be Ottoman Empire East of Middle East a Strategic...

By: Brig Narender Kumar (Retd.) | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 19 Nov , 2018

Pakistan’s desire to become the leader of the Islamic World has its roots in the history of the Ottoman Empire that survived for seven centuries. Post-Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan, a...

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Globalisation to Anti-Globalisation: The Security Fallout

Globalisation to Anti-Globalisation: The Security Fallout

By: Lt Gen Rameshwar Roy (Retd) | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 18 Oct , 2018

While globalisation is being touted as one of the best thing to have happened to the world in recent past, the contrarian view may just be equally influential. An article in The Washington Post...

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Xi Jinping’s Theorem of “Fight and Win”

Xi Jinping’s Theorem of “Fight and Win”

By: Dr Amrita Jash | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 09 Oct , 2018

Unlike the era of Mao Zedong, where People’s Liberation Army (PLA) aimed at ‘Protracted War’ fought on Chinese soil, with a heavy reliance on guerrilla warfare, China in 21st century...

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When the Defenders become Defenceless: The Irony behind AFSPA

When the Defenders become Defenceless: The Irony behind AFSPA

By: Lt Gen Rameshwar Roy (Retd) | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 02 Oct , 2018

Is it not ironic that the State which wants a soldier to save it from its external and internal vulnerabilities, threats, and challenges, does not seemingly wish to provide an instrument of legal...

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Response Strategies for Over Ground Workers- The Mainstay of Militancy in J&K

Response Strategies for Over Ground Workers- The Mainstay of Militancy in J&K

By: AS Chonker | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 12 Sep , 2018

Over ground workers (OGWs) have always been the mainstay for an insurgency movement. Previously, OGWs were primarily involved in logistics support and intelligence gathering. Of late the...

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Military Applications of Nanotechnology: Lessons for India

Military Applications of Nanotechnology: Lessons for India

By: Kritika Roy | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 09 Sep , 2018

Nanotechnology has been gaining considerable momentum across a range of industries varying, from medical applications to military usage. Indeed, nanotechnology has been hailed as the next big...

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Reduction of Manpower in the Indian Army: Need to Tread with Caution

Reduction of Manpower in the Indian Army: Need to Tread with Caution

By: Lt Gen Rameshwar Roy (Retd) | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 06 Sep , 2018

There has been talk of late on balancing the “Teeth to Tail Ratio” in the Indian Army. Proposals for discussions on the above have been in the offing for almost over two decades. This has...

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India-US 2+2 Dialogue: Skepticism and Hope

India-US 2+2 Dialogue: Skepticism and Hope

By: Col Rajeev Kapoor | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 01 Sep , 2018

India and the United States of America (USA)  have established a new two plus two (2 + 2) ministerial dialogue to enhance strategic coordination between them and for maintaining peace and...

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Commentary on Pakistan Elections 2018: Verdict is out & the Winner is -...

Commentary on Pakistan Elections 2018: Verdict is out & the Winner is -...

By: Dr Jyoti M Pathania | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 23 Aug , 2018

The people of Pakistan casted their vote on the 25th of July 2018 for their Wazeer-E-Azam/Prime Minister. The results though expected in favour of PTI (Pakistan-Tehreek-e-Insaaf) were confirmed...

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Trends in Nuclear Modernisation and Strategic Choices for India

Trends in Nuclear Modernisation and Strategic Choices for India

By: Ankit Kumar | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 03 Aug , 2018

According to a new report published by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) on 18 June 2018, the world’s total nuclear arsenal marked a slight decrease. Minuscule reduction...

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