Articles in Vol. 35.4 Oct-Dec 2020

Nuclear Submarine Ahoy: Whither Bound?

Nuclear Submarine Ahoy: Whither Bound?

By: Rear Adm AP Revi | Issue: Vol. 35.4 Oct-Dec 2020 | Date: 15 Jan , 2021

The idea of nuclear propulsion for ships and aircraft for India was first mooted by Dr Homi Bhabha in 1954. In 1965, he sought assistance from US Atomic Energy Commission for developing nuclear...

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Bay of Bengal: The Emerging Undersea Battlefield and the Concomitant ASW...

Bay of Bengal: The Emerging Undersea Battlefield and the Concomitant ASW...

By: Cmde CP Srivastava | Issue: Vol. 35.4 Oct-Dec 2020 | Date: 10 Jan , 2021

Bay of Bengal, a 2,600,000 sq km water body, NE of Indian Ocean, is the largest water body called a “bay” in the world. It has seven basin countries, Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Indonesia, Sri...

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Need for a Defence Industrial Ecosystem for Atmanirbharta in Defence

Need for a Defence Industrial Ecosystem for Atmanirbharta in Defence

By: Maj Gen Rambir Singh Mann, VSM | Issue: Vol. 35.4 Oct-Dec 2020 | Date: 04 Jan , 2021

The rapidly evolving global politico-strategic environment and the manner in which security challenges are now crystalising before our nation necessitate urgent transformational reforms in our...

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Israel’s Peace Agreement with UAE and Bahrain: Compulsions and Implications

Israel’s Peace Agreement with UAE and Bahrain: Compulsions and Implications

By: Maj Gen Nitin P Gadkari | Issue: Vol. 35.4 Oct-Dec 2020 | Date: 20 Dec , 2020

On Sep 15, 2020, a historic accord, now named as the ‘Abraham Accord’, was signed between the governments of Israel and the Arab states of United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain, at the White...

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Changing the Demography of the Border

Changing the Demography of the Border

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Vol. 35.4 Oct-Dec 2020 | Date: 17 Dec , 2020

The Sixth Tibet Work Forum (TWF), held in Beijing on August 24 and 25, 2015, was a turning point for the Tibetan plateau. Tibet Work Forums are large meetings called every five to ten years to...

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Rising Jihadist Recidivism in Tamil Nadu: A Red Flag

Rising Jihadist Recidivism in Tamil Nadu: A Red Flag

By: Dr V Balasubramaniyan | Issue: Vol. 35.4 Oct-Dec 2020 | Date: 15 Dec , 2020

On 08 January 2020, two alleged terrorists inspired by the Islamic State1, Abdul Shameem and Y Thowfeek, shot and killed Wilson, a Special Sub Inspector of Tamil Nadu Police at Kaliyakavalai,...

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The United States and India: Active Partnership in Defense and Commercial...

The United States and India: Active Partnership in Defense and Commercial...

By: Peter Marko Tase | Issue: Vol. 35.4 Oct-Dec 2020 | Date: 11 Dec , 2020

In one of his academic papers, Turkish retired admiral Cem Gürdeniz emphasized that: “the collapse and the demise of the Soviet Union created huge geopolitical and economic tsunamis as well as...

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Is India Finally Emerging: From its Strategic Reticence?

Is India Finally Emerging: From its Strategic Reticence?

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Vol. 35.4 Oct-Dec 2020 | Date: 07 Dec , 2020

“The world is a gymnasium where nations come to make themselves strong.” — Swami Vivekananda Ancient Indian identity was forged by distinct geographical reality that insulated India from...

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Pakistan Democratic Movement and the Military Proclivity

Pakistan Democratic Movement and the Military Proclivity

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Vol. 35.4 Oct-Dec 2020 | Date: 28 Nov , 2020

Although India continues to be the eternal enemy of Pakistan, the people of Pakistan no longer blindly yield to the establishment’s narrative – a narrative inventively built by showcasing some...

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