Articles in Courtesy: CLAWS

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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Uncertainty and Risk in Military Decision Making

Uncertainty and Risk in Military Decision Making

By: Subhasis Das | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 29 Jul , 2018

“War is an area of uncertainty. The first thing here is a fine piercing mind, to feel out the truth with the measure of its judgement.” Clausewitz, On War  Uncertainty and Risk have similar...

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Counter Insurgency Operations in J&K: Future Steps

Counter Insurgency Operations in J&K: Future Steps

By: Ashwani Gupta | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 05 Jul , 2018

In a latest attempt by the central government to provide a healing touch in Kashmir, counter insurgency operations were suspended during the month of Ramzan. The positive initiative of the...

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Russia's Gamble in the Middle East

Russia's Gamble in the Middle East

By: Neha Dwivedi | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 01 Jul , 2018

On the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, Russia President Vladimir Putin openly criticised “those that found themselves at the top of the pyramid after the cold war” and conveyed that...

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Whither the Indo-US Defence Partnership

Whither the Indo-US Defence Partnership

By: Ambassador P Stobdan | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 30 Jun , 2018

The Indo-US defence relationship has been growing since the signing of the New Framework for Defence Cooperation in 2005 and more particularly after the US Congress passed the Hyde Act in December...

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Russian S-400 Air Defence System: Game Changer in India-Russia Relations

Russian S-400 Air Defence System: Game Changer in India-Russia Relations

By: Kritika Roy | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 18 Jun , 2018

India’s decision to move forward with a procurement of the Russian S-400 Triumf air and missile defence system, despite possible U.S. sanctions against Moscow came at a time when the bonhomie...

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An Analysis of the Trump-Kim Summit

An Analysis of the Trump-Kim Summit

By: Nikita Kohli | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 16 Jun , 2018

The Singapore summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un is now over. While the massive ups and downs leading up to the meeting had led to almost the entire world being interested in the summit...

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Employment of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVS) and Need for Unmanned Combat...

Employment of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVS) and Need for Unmanned Combat...

By: Maj Gen PK Chakravorty | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 15 Jun , 2018

Indian Perspective India’s three services have been operating UAVs for over 18 years. Surprisingly the Indian Army were the pioneers followed by the Air Force and subsequently the Indian Navy....

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An Early Preview of Trump-Kim Summit

An Early Preview of Trump-Kim Summit

By: Dr Mohammed Badrul Alam | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 14 Jun , 2018

The much hyped June 12 Singapore Summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, is likely to herald a new epoch in the security architecture of Northeast Asia with...

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Will Talks with North Korea Work?

Will Talks with North Korea Work?

By: Debalina Ghoshal | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 11 Jun , 2018

Recently the US President Donald Trump decided to hold talks with North Korea to resolve the nuclear issue. This is the country the United States had termed as ‘axis of evil’ with whom no...

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Misconduct by UN Peacekeeping Forces: Addressing a Critical Challenge

Misconduct by UN Peacekeeping Forces: Addressing a Critical Challenge

By: Sreoshi Sinha | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 04 Jun , 2018

More than 50 allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse involving the UN peacekeeping personnel and its partners serving in the field were received during the first three months of this year....

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Recent talks between Prime Minister Modi and President Xi Jin Ping and...

Recent talks between Prime Minister Modi and President Xi Jin Ping and...

By: Maj Gen PK Chakravorty | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 24 May , 2018

Essential Aspects President Xi Jin Ping and Prime Minister Modi met for the 13th time at Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province in China on 27 and 28 April 2018. President Xi told Prime Minister...

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Defence Planning Committee (DPC) and Beyond

Defence Planning Committee (DPC) and Beyond

By: Gautam Sen | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 23 Apr , 2018

Every major power of the world and more so the two superpowers in the post 1945 period had never ceased to carry out the intellectual and introspective methodology to bridge the gap between the...

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Opportunities and Potentialities in India-Jordon Relations

Opportunities and Potentialities in India-Jordon Relations

By: Nagapushpa Devendra | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 12 Apr , 2018

Jordanian King Abdullah  II, accompanied by a business delegation, arrived in India on February 27 for a three-day visit on the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his recent visit...

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