Articles in Courtesy: CLAWS

Intelligence Key to Fighting Terrorism

Intelligence Key to Fighting Terrorism

By: Brig NK Bhatia, SM (Retd) | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 19 Sep , 2016

In a very significant statement in Parliament on 16 March 2016, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar stated that “intelligence build-up cannot take place overnight”. Referring to the setting up...

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India-Vietnam Relations Elevated to Comprehensive Strategic Partnership

India-Vietnam Relations Elevated to Comprehensive Strategic Partnership

By: Sumit Kumar | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 18 Sep , 2016

India’s foreign policy towards East Asia has witnessed a marked shift over the last two years, with the government intent on transforming India’s relations with this part of the world under...

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AFSPA in Manipur: Securing India’s Northeast

AFSPA in Manipur: Securing India’s Northeast

By: Surbhi Moudgil | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 15 Sep , 2016

The 8 July 2016 verdict by Supreme Court on the Extra-Judicial Execution Victim Families Association versus Union of India, Writ Petition (Criminal) No. 129 of 2012, turned the spotlight back onto...

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Smarter Eyes in the Skies

Smarter Eyes in the Skies

By: Sanatan Kulshrestha | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 12 Sep , 2016

“…[t]he main advantage of using drones is precisely that they are unmanned. With the operators safely tucked in air-conditioned rooms far away, there’s no pilot at risk of being killed or...

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Fall of ISIS at Manbij and its Implications on Syrian Conflict: An Analysis

Fall of ISIS at Manbij and its Implications on Syrian Conflict: An Analysis

By: Harsh Upadhayay | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 07 Sep , 2016

Introduction After months of preparation and 10 weeks of fierce fighting, a US-backed alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), took full control of Manbij on 12...

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Tejas Induction: A Boost to the Indian Aeronautical Technology

Tejas Induction: A Boost to the Indian Aeronautical Technology

By: Radhakrishna Rao | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 01 Sep , 2016

In what has been described as a shot in the arm for the Indian aeronautical technology, the fourth generation, home grown supersonic fighter, Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), that was once...

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Developments in PoK and the Kashmir Valley: An Analysis

Developments in PoK and the Kashmir Valley: An Analysis

By: SK Sharma and Ashish Shukla | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 20 Aug , 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made a statement on Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and expressed his concerns about the state of human rights there. The government as well as the establishment...

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China Links India’s NSG Prospects with Stand on South China Sea

China Links India’s NSG Prospects with Stand on South China Sea

By: Dr Monika Chansoria | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 17 Aug , 2016

Sensing the direction of renewed round two of negotiations over India’s Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) membership bid, a Xinhua statement heeds to the probability that “… the door for...

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Myanmar, India’s Act East Policy and Waning Chinese Influence

Myanmar, India’s Act East Policy and Waning Chinese Influence

By: Surbhi Moudgil | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 13 Aug , 2016

There has been a repeated emphasis on enhancing cooperation and trust between India and Myanmar as no “Look East Policy” (LEP) or “Act East Policy” (AEP) can be copiously achieved in its...

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J&K Conundrum: Ambiguous War with Unambiguous Objectives

J&K Conundrum: Ambiguous War with Unambiguous Objectives

By: Brig Narender Kumar (Retd.) | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 10 Aug , 2016

In 2001, I was posted in North Kashmir and one day my friend local Kashmiri asked me, “Sir why don’t you kill the militants in Pakistan before they cross over to Kashmir”? He further...

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The China Factor in India’s Strategic Discourse

The China Factor in India’s Strategic Discourse

By: Dr Mohammed Badrul Alam | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 05 Aug , 2016

The role of China in India-Pakistan security issues as well as in future conflict scenarios is crucial when considering two factors- (a) the historical nature of 1962 war and its follow up between...

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Will BrahMos Propel India’s Defence Export Drive?

Will BrahMos Propel India’s Defence Export Drive?

By: Radhakrishna Rao | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 14 Jul , 2016

Everything going as planned, the formidable, Indo Russian supersonic cruise missile, BrahMos, would be exported to Vietnam, with which India’s diplomatic, commercial and strategic relations are...

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India’s Transition from an Emerging Power to a Leading Power: Prescriptive...

India’s Transition from an Emerging Power to a Leading Power: Prescriptive...

By: Lt Gen Philip Campose | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 10 Jul , 2016

India has made phenomenal economic progress in the last two decades, to the extent of being accepted by most as an emerging or rising power and also being described in informed circles as a...

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Rebalancing and Resizing the Army

Rebalancing and Resizing the Army

By: Brig NK Bhatia, SM (Retd) | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 02 Jul , 2016

Two committees have been formed in the past few weeks to recommend policy reforms specifically relating to manpower issues of the Armed Forces. The first one is Defence Minister appointed...

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Of June, War Memorials, Martyrs and Military Hollowness Being not only Material

Of June, War Memorials, Martyrs and Military Hollowness Being not only Material

By: Ghanshyam Katoch | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 29 Jun , 2016

In June 1999 during the Kargil War, the over 5000m high complex of bare rugged mountain tops in Kargil Sector of J&K known as Tololing was captured which became a turning point of the War. This...

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China and Japan in Dangerous Waters

China and Japan in Dangerous Waters

By: Dr Rajeev Kumar | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 18 Jun , 2016

In response to the recent moves made by the US in the South China Sea and by Japan through its growing involvement in the South China Sea and its participation in the Malabar Exercise 2016, China...

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Defeat of ISIS Will Not Mark the Death of Violent Salafist Extremism

Defeat of ISIS Will Not Mark the Death of Violent Salafist Extremism

By: Brig Narender Kumar (Retd.) | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 14 Jun , 2016

At its peak ISIS/ ISIL, which was controlling territory equal to Great Britain with a population of approximately 9 million people, is eventually nearing its end. In Iraq ISIS controlled almost...

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Pentagon Report and China's Territorial Disputes: Conflict Scenarios

Pentagon Report and China's Territorial Disputes: Conflict Scenarios

By: Bhartendu K Singh | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 11 Jun , 2016

Since 2000, the US Department of Defence has been publishing an annual report on military and security developments involving China to gauge its military preparedness, particularly, against...

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Reusable Space Vehicle, Here Comes India

Reusable Space Vehicle, Here Comes India

By: Radhakrishna Rao | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 04 Jun , 2016

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on 23 May 2016 successfully pulled off the maiden test flight of the Technology Demonstrator (TD) version of the Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) in a...

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Killing of Mullah Mansour: Illusions of Peace

Killing of Mullah Mansour: Illusions of Peace

By: Brig NK Bhatia, SM (Retd) | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 02 Jun , 2016

Mullah Akhtar Mansour head of Afghan Taliban was killed in a US drone strike on the afternoon of 21 May 2016near Ahmad Wal town on the main highway connecting Quetta along Afghanistan-Pakistan...

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