Articles in Courtesy: CLAWS

Ideating Force Modernisation: Negotiating Culs de Sac

Ideating Force Modernisation: Negotiating Culs de Sac

By: Lt Gen (Dr) Rakesh Sharma, PVSM,UYSM,AVSM,VSM (Retd.) | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 29 Mar , 2018

An intense debate on the doctrinal and force structuring basis of the Armed Forces, most significantly, the Army, is currently underway, becoming mordant as it goes. Four compelling threads merit...

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Iranian President Rouhani’s Visit to India: An Analysis

Iranian President Rouhani’s Visit to India: An Analysis

By: Nagapushpa Devendra | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 18 Mar , 2018

The relationship that has built up between Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has transformed New Delhi’s approach towards Chabahar port and Iranian nuclear...

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Shooting Across The Line—An Unfamiliar War

Shooting Across The Line—An Unfamiliar War

By: Ghanshyam Katoch | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 12 Mar , 2018

      “All quiet along the Potomac,” they say,                “Except, now and then, a stray picket      Is shot as he walks on his beat to and fro,                 By...

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Afghanistan’s Catch-22

Afghanistan’s Catch-22

By: Chayanika Saxena | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 02 Mar , 2018

For Afghanistan, there is nothing different about the year that has just begun except that there is more violence, increasing political fragmentation, a slowing economy, and rising discontent...

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Kashmir Valley Behind the Veil - Application of Soft System Methodology in...

Kashmir Valley Behind the Veil - Application of Soft System Methodology in...

By: AS Chonker | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 16 Feb , 2018

Kashmir as a Soft System Soft systems methodology (SSM) is an approach to organizational process modelling (business process modelling) and it can be used both for general problem solving and for...

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The Increasing Nuclear Weapons Stockpile of China

The Increasing Nuclear Weapons Stockpile of China

By: Neha Kumar Tiwari | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 13 Feb , 2018

Introduction China has always perpetuated the policy of ‘minimum deterrence’ since it carried out its first nuclear weapons test in 1964.[i] It was astonishing for the world to observe that...

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Line of Control Ceasefire - ‘Escalate to De-escalate’

Line of Control Ceasefire - ‘Escalate to De-escalate’

By: Lt Gen (Dr) Rakesh Sharma, PVSM,UYSM,AVSM,VSM (Retd.) | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 12 Feb , 2018

The Ceasefire Agreement is historic – dating to 2003, announced as it was initially unilaterally by Pakistan, and later on the Indian suggestion expanded to include Siachen Glacier.  As one...

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Ideating Force Management: Specialisation of Units

Ideating Force Management: Specialisation of Units

By: Lt Gen (Dr) Rakesh Sharma, PVSM,UYSM,AVSM,VSM (Retd.) | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 05 Feb , 2018

Warfare is currently in transformative phase – akin to the two military technological revolutions of the 21st century – the mechanisation of war and the advent of nuclear weapons.  The first...

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Augmented Soldier: Ethical, Social & Legal Perspective

Augmented Soldier: Ethical, Social & Legal Perspective

By: Arjun Tyagi | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 01 Feb , 2018

Historical Perspective Human Augmentation refers to the modern technologies that actively seek to combine biology, nanotechnology and neurologic elements with other information to provide for the...

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Pakistan-China: All Weather Friendship, or a Partnership of Limited Cooperation?

Pakistan-China: All Weather Friendship, or a Partnership of Limited Cooperation?

By: Neha Surwade | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 28 Jan , 2018

On inspecting the core nature of China and Pakistan as states, it comes out clearly that both the states are starkly different from one another. China, a colossal communist capitalist state...

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Buffer States a Shield to Protect the Frontiers

Buffer States a Shield to Protect the Frontiers

By: Brig Narender Kumar (Retd.) | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 23 Jan , 2018

Economic and military rise of China has shown early signs of expansionist mindset. China is clear that war or any conflict is waged and won through a strategy. China has put in place a strategy...

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Pakistan Mainstreams Terrorists & Radicals: Hafiz Saeed becomes the X-Factor

Pakistan Mainstreams Terrorists & Radicals: Hafiz Saeed becomes the X-Factor

By: Harsh Upadhayay | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 06 Jan , 2018

It was a historic moment for Pakistan when Nawaz Sharif became Pakistan’s Prime Minister for a record third term after staging a triumphant comeback in parliamentary elections in 2013 as it was...

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China's Foreign Policy Shift: Concerns for India

China's Foreign Policy Shift: Concerns for India

By: Praggya Surana | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 31 Dec , 2017

Keeping a Low Profile to Striving for Achievement Since the 1990s, China’s overarching foreign policy principle was taoguang yanghui, yousuo zuowei – ‘keeping a low profile and achieving...

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China’s One Child Policy: Military Implications

China’s One Child Policy: Military Implications

By: Praggya Surana | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 29 Dec , 2017

As part of the sweeping military reforms that were initiated in 2015, China is considerably reducing the number of personnel in the PLA to become a leaner, more efficient force. The total PLA...

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North Korea Conundrum - Unsustainable Logjam

North Korea Conundrum - Unsustainable Logjam

By: Brig Narender Kumar (Retd.) | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 28 Dec , 2017

North Korea has put its allies and adversaries on the edge by irrational and unpredictable behaviour. It has created a strategic predicament for China because the longer Kim Jong Un stays greater...

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Pakistan Military’s 2018 Poll Rigging Plot Underway

Pakistan Military’s 2018 Poll Rigging Plot Underway

By: V Mahalingam | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 23 Dec , 2017

A series of seemingly unconnected events that rocked Pakistan in 2017 appear to be an exercise with profound political motives and far reaching implications for the country and its democracy. The...

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A Road For a Road- Blocking Chinese Unilateralism

A Road For a Road- Blocking Chinese Unilateralism

By: AS Chonker | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 20 Dec , 2017

Introduction The Indo-Pacific region is becoming a playground of great Geopolitical powerplay and thus attracting many a scholar to analyze the power equations at play. The Indian Ocean is...

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The India Factor in China-Pakistan Defence Ties

The India Factor in China-Pakistan Defence Ties

By: Anushree Dutta | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 19 Dec , 2017

China and Pakistan have long-standing strategic ties, dating back five decades. China’s partnership with Pakistan first emerged during the mid-1950s when Beijing reached out to several developing...

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Iran: India’s Pivot to Connectivity

Iran: India’s Pivot to Connectivity

By: Brig Nalin Bhatia | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 18 Dec , 2017

India’s push to boost connectivity with Eurasia is set to be enhanced further with planned operationalisation of the International North South Transportation Corridor (INSTC) in mid January...

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Make in India: Indian Army Initiative since 2016 Interactions with Indian...

Make in India: Indian Army Initiative since 2016 Interactions with Indian...

By: MKK Iyer | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 15 Dec , 2017

Why this Initiative?  Since January 2016, the Indian Army has taken an unusual and extraordinary interaction which is generally miles away from the ‘Holy Cow’ syndrome that Army is generally...

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