Articles in Courtesy: IPCS

Preventing the Next 26/11: Intelligence and India's Security Apparatus

Preventing the Next 26/11: Intelligence and India's Security Apparatus

By: Alok Joshi | Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 12 Jan , 2019

There is a long-standing debate on the role, means, and end goals of intelligence. Is dissemination the purpose? Do ownership issues come into play between intelligence and law enforcement only in...

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Limited Use of Nuclear Weapons: Political and Military Implications

Limited Use of Nuclear Weapons: Political and Military Implications

By: Manpreet Sethi | Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 06 Jan , 2019

Among the many things nuclear that 2018 will be remembered for, the rather cavalier statements made by leaders in the US, Russia and North Korea on the utility of nuclear weapons certainly stand...

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J&K: Addressing Security Challenges Amid Political Uncertainty

J&K: Addressing Security Challenges Amid Political Uncertainty

By: Sarral Sharma | Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 31 Dec , 2018

The ‘new’ phase of militancy in J&K that began after Burhan Wani’s killing in 2016 continues to present multiple security challenges. With an eye on upcoming elections, the security situation may...

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Collision on Course? An Assessment of EU-US Fall-Out Over the JCPOA

Collision on Course? An Assessment of EU-US Fall-Out Over the JCPOA

By: Manuel Herrera | Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 25 Dec , 2018

President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and resume US primary and secondary sanctions on Iran has positioned the EU and the US on a...

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The Contours of Xi’s Chinese Nationalism

The Contours of Xi’s Chinese Nationalism

By: Palden Sonam | Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 19 Dec , 2018

After China’s President Xi Jinping announced the ‘China Dream of Great National Rejuvenation’, the Communist Party of China (CPC) identified three important stages of development under three...

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A Non-Traditional Security Perspective on Sino-Indian Border Management

A Non-Traditional Security Perspective on Sino-Indian Border Management

By: Dr Siwei Liu | Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 02 Dec , 2018

The unresolved ‘border dispute’ is undoubtedly the core issue in Sino-Indian relations. Border issues are not only important for the two sides’ territorial and military security but also...

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Signalling with INS Arihant: Import of the Message and the Messenger

Signalling with INS Arihant: Import of the Message and the Messenger

By: Manpreet Sethi | Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 27 Nov , 2018

The announcement on 5 November regarding the completion of the first deterrent patrol of India’s first indigenous nuclear-powered submarine (SSBN), the INS Arihant, has evoked three kinds of...

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US-China Contestation and North Korean De-Nuclearisation

US-China Contestation and North Korean De-Nuclearisation

By: Sandip Kumar Mishra | Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 01 Oct , 2018

It is conventional wisdom that China’s role would be the most crucial in the process of de-nuclearising North Korea. North Korea and China share strong historical connections along with...

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Sinicisation under Xi Jinping: Key Features of the Implementation Strategy

Sinicisation under Xi Jinping: Key Features of the Implementation Strategy

By: Palden Sonam | Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 10 Sep , 2018

In July 2018, China issued an order banning underage Tibetan students from engaging in religious activities during their summer holidays. Although Beijing’s consistent effort to assimilate...

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Nuclear Security: The Focus Must Not Flag

Nuclear Security: The Focus Must Not Flag

By: Manpreet Sethi | Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 24 Aug , 2018

The last few weeks have witnessed the release of at least three reports (1, 2, 3) on nuclear security. This is a welcome development since the import of this subject has in no way diminished...

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Challenges to Securing India's Borders

Challenges to Securing India's Borders

By: Tim Walpot | Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 17 Aug , 2018

The pace of border security projects in India has accelerated over the past two years. A prime example of this has been the implementation of a Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System...

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The Challenges of AI-enabled Underwater Platforms

The Challenges of AI-enabled Underwater Platforms

By: Dr Vijay Sakhuja | Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 08 Aug , 2018

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) is likely to acquire a new type of submarine by the early 2020s. According to the South China Morning Post, the Shenyang Institute of Automation...

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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf: Performance in the Provinces & Potential...

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf: Performance in the Provinces & Potential...

By: Sarral Sharma | Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 04 Aug , 2018

Amid reports and allegations of election rigging and other irregularities by the opposition political parties, Pakistan’s cricketer-turned-politician and Chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf...

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China and the Shape of the Indo-Pacific

China and the Shape of the Indo-Pacific

By: Manpreet Sethi | Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 18 Jul , 2018

It is hardly surprising that China figures prominently in the idea of the Indo-Pacific. In fact, China’s behaviour and actions have provided the impetus and trigger for the revival of the...

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US Sanctions against Iran: What are India's Options?

US Sanctions against Iran: What are India's Options?

By: KP Fabian | Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 11 Jul , 2018

The US first imposed various sanctions on Iran in 1979 when the US embassy was occupied, with the staff taken hostage, following the fall of US-supported Shah. Oil sanctions were imposed in 2012...

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Iran's Economic Losses and the Nuclear Deal

Iran's Economic Losses and the Nuclear Deal

By: Shivani Singh | Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 03 Jul , 2018

On 8 May 2018, lingering tension regarding the future of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) culminated in US President Donald Trump officially withdrawing from the deal. This exposes...

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The Shaky Acquisition of Combat Aircraft in the Indian Air Force

The Shaky Acquisition of Combat Aircraft in the Indian Air Force

By: Air Cmde Prashant Dikshit, (Retd) | Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 02 Jul , 2018

There seems to be widespread scepticism among military air power experts in India regarding the future of the Indian Air Force’s (IAF) combat worthiness. At the heart of the matter is the process...

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India-Indonesia and Sabang Port: A Game Changer?

India-Indonesia and Sabang Port: A Game Changer?

By: Angshuman Choudhury | Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 22 Jun , 2018

During Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s May 2018 visit to Indonesia, New Delhi and Jakarta announced that they would set up a Joint Task Force to “undertake projects for port related...

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South China Sea: Unmanned Vessels and Future Operations

South China Sea: Unmanned Vessels and Future Operations

By: Dr Vijay Sakhuja | Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 16 May , 2018

Two recent developments in the domain of disruptive technologies have invited the attention of naval planners and the strategic community. These relate to US and Chinese investments in unmanned...

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Swarm Drones: Could they Shape the Future of Naval Warfare?

Swarm Drones: Could they Shape the Future of Naval Warfare?

By: Dr Vijay Sakhuja | Issue: Courtesy: IPCS | Date: 08 Feb , 2018

Drones operating in swarms are the new threat to militaries. In a recent case, Russian radars stationed around Latakia, Syria detected a swarm of 10 fixed-wing drones strapped with small rockets...

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