Force, counterforce

Force, counterforce

There is more to a country’s deterrence capacity than acquiring a nominal second strike capability.... Continue Reading »

Turf war

Turf war

Infighting has added to India’s geopolitical drift.... Continue Reading »

Not guns

Not guns

At a time of economic crisis, it is scandalous to splurge on weapons.... Continue Reading »

Full circle

Full circle

Hiroshima and Nagasaki have ironically made nuclear weapons ineradicable.... Continue Reading »

Containment II

Containment II

Vladimir Putin has invited disaster for Russia and himself.... Continue Reading »

Dreadful PR

Dreadful PR

India’s security lies within itself, not in foreign bases.... Continue Reading »

Blundering on

Blundering on

India had better control over the Kashmir situation before.... Continue Reading »

Blunderer

Blunderer

The army chief must be reined in.... Continue Reading »

Credibility deficit

Credibility deficit

The Arihant incident and the thermonuclear gap need immediate redress.... Continue Reading »

Trust in deterrence

Trust in deterrence

An ABM shield is a mirage.... Continue Reading »

Getting serious

Getting serious

Hurling threats against Pakistan’s nuclear forces is best avoided.... Continue Reading »

Before CDS

Before CDS

India needs a strategic plan for defence reorganization.... Continue Reading »

Taking that call

Taking that call

If the United States and China have a showdown on the South China Sea dispute, India should do the right thing.... Continue Reading »

Future tense

Future tense

Unless there is a turnaround, 2017 augurs poorly for India in the strategic domain.... Continue Reading »

Grand strategy

Grand strategy

India has to plot its way to the top.... Continue Reading »

Gathering storm

Gathering storm

The military should be left alone to fulfil its tasks.... Continue Reading »

Past & present

Past & present

The Kashmir tensions will pass.... Continue Reading »

Keep your head...

Keep your head...

...And learn from the Pathankot attack.... Continue Reading »

Peace & the army

Peace & the army

Status quo on Kashmir will benefit Pakistan.... Continue Reading »

Silence, please

Silence, please

As a ranking military power, India could do without chest-thumping.... Continue Reading »

Good & bad

Good & bad

Perhaps the government’s new engagement policy with Pakistan will work.... Continue Reading »

Iron hand, velvet glove

Iron hand, velvet glove

The success of special operations will be their own advertisement.... Continue Reading »

Imposing costs

Imposing costs

India has let off Pakistan for militarism and terror.... Continue Reading »

Unlearnt lessons

Unlearnt lessons

Government secrets and secret adversaries require sophisticated handling.... Continue Reading »

The tribal question

The tribal question

There cannot be a military solution to the Maoist violence.... Continue Reading »