Op-eds

Pak’s Time of Reckoning

Book Review: Fighting to the Muzzle: A Tradition of Valour and Professionalism

Defence deal may repair India-Russia ties

India-U.S. Relations: Continuing to Move Forward

Tri-Service Special Forces Command: An idea whose time has come

Gaining momentum

Are we heading to World War III?

Staring down the dragon

Will General Bakshi be India’s first CDS?

Lack of good bulletproof jackets reflects the holes in military modernisation

With another deal stuck, ageing weapons can cost us dear in war

Demographic dividend should not turn into a disaster

Cold Start: India’s Pro-active Offensive Operations Doctrine for War in the Plains

Rise of the Islamic State: New Threat to Stability

India-China Territorial Dispute: The Growing Challenge

Indo-US Strategic Partnership: A Force for Cooperative Security in the Indo-Pacific

Policy Options for Trans-border Covert Operations

PM Modi’s plain speak on Balochistan, POK and Gilgit-Baltistan has rattled Nawaz Sharif and the Pakistan Army

India Will Talk To Pakistan, But Only About Terrorism

Managing the Rise of China and its Collusion with Pakistan

Kashmir doesn't need guns, it needs a healing touch

Defence: New FDI norms will aid indigenisation

Pampore attack: Pakistan doesn't want peace with India

The historic blunder of India no one talks about

Why India needs a national security strategy

Thanks to Modi, a new symphony in India-US defence partnership

NYT editorial attacking India's NSG claims shallow and ignorant

US’ Pakistan policy is hurting India-America ties

Preparedness, military modernisation need govtt’s attention

Defence Budget 2016-17: Needed more Funds and Timely Spending

Changes in Defence Procurement Policies to Boost Make in India

High on Aspirations (On the PM’s address at the Combined Commanders Conference)

Why India suffers from the Panipat Syndrome

For National Security’s Sake, Govt Must Push for Military Reforms

Get Pro-active, India

The Indian Soldier is a Role Model for the Nation: An Army Day Tribute

General O P Malhotra – A Personal Remembrance

Unstable environment

Preventing another Pathankot: A soldier's solution

India-Russia Defence Cooperation: Strategic Partne

'Defence contracts of Rs 90,000 cr signed'

Fighting the Islamic State: Role of the P-5 Nation

Cohesion in fighting IS

The Islamic State and ‘New Terrorism’

Defence Minister’s One Year Positive Record

ULFA Leader Anup Chetia’s Return Will Aid Assam Pe

It’s Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif who Pulls String

Pakistan Atrocities in PoK and Gilgit-Baltistan

OROP Only Partially Implemented: Open Letter by Veteran to PM Modi

Negotiations with Pakistan: A New Policy

The general who saved Punjab in the 1965 War

OROP Only Partially Implemented: Open Letter by Ve

Defence Procurement: Learning from Experience

‘Hot Pursuit’: Capability, Ramifications must drive Policy Options

India and US sign 2015 Defence Framework Agreement

Strategic Preparedness Must

China’s Emerging Doctrine and Military Modernisation

Budget 2015: What finance minister Arun Jaitley should do for defence

Delhi Results: The People have Voted for New Politics

Aero-India: UAVs as force multipliers on future battlefields

Adding Wings to India’s Firepower

Beyond the Modi-Obama hugs, a solid India-US partnership

India-Russia ties: Strategic cooperation to transactional relationship

India-US strategic partnership

An Agenda for India’s new Defence Minister

Parrikar prioritiesFrom procurement to production,

No easy fixes in India-China relations

Xi must rein in the PLA from running its own foreign policy

A full-time boss

Getting Aggressive on Defence

How measly spending may jeopardise India security

A feel-good agreement with China BDCA fails to address the root cause of face-offs on border

Defence Technology Indigenisation: Need to go beyond Lip Service

Modernising the Army’s Tactical-level Communications Systems

DPakistan’s Afghan challenge National security remains a major concern

Security challenges require more funds

Peace, stability in Afghanistan

HarperCollins Publishers India

Peace and Stability in Afghanistan: The Role of Neighbours

Demilitarisation of Siachen

Reforming national security decision-making

Tackle China with firmness

Ayo Gorkhali! The war cry that has done us proud

India-Myanmar Strategic Cooperation

Troubles increase for the US-Pak relationship

Wars in mountains Capacity building needed for future conflict

China’s Defence Policy: Speak softly but carry a big stick

US needs viable Afghan exit plan

China preparing Tibet as future war zone

Worst-case scenario: Implosion

What can India learn from Operation Osama

Afghanistan: No Cause for Hope

HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION IN LIBYA

India Attempts at Conflict Resolution: A Balance Sheet

The Dragon Bares its Fangs China Increasing Defence Expenditure is a Cause for Concern

Defence and Strategic Affairs Blog

South Asia and beyond Raging conflicts

Strategic stability, tactical aggression

Where is the Strategy?

Indo-US Defence Cooperation: Set to Chart a New Trajectory

Column: Use that buying clout

Time is ripe for the resolution of Kashmir issue

Comprehensive Military Doctrine for Future Conflict

De-fanging the Armed Forces Special Powers Act

So, what will the Kashmiri people accept?

The Pakistani Army: Still the Conductor of Pakistan

Why India needs Myanmar on its side

IDSA COMMENT Strategic Stalemate in Afghanistan

Justice for a Kargil hero

Defence Doctrine Facing up to war on two fronts

Need to modernise army communications

India ignored at Afghanistan summit

Waziristan: New battleground in war against terror

Close Air Support to Land Forces New thinking is needed

Tunes of glory

ARTILLERY Delays Plague Modernisation

Apocalypse soon?

Flawed intelligence gathering Need to revamp the system

India has the Edge Bruised in NWFP and FATA, Pakistan Army is in no Shape for

Military options are never easy

End of an Era Defence technology apartheid is over

No stealth hazards

Tackling Pakistan Should it become necessary, many military options are available to the Government

Guilty Before Being Tried!

Safety of Nukes Are Pakistan’s Nuclear Warheads in Danger of falling into Jihadi Hands?

Indian Army Urgently needs to Enhance its Counter-intelligence Capabilities

Pakistan: problem of failed leadership

Regiment of Artillery: Firepower keeps the Peace

Maritime Cooperation: Indian Navy’s Gallant Effort

The Lankan Tigers’ Air Attacks Threat to Region

Post-Musharraf Pakistan: At the Edge or Over?

Ugly Stability: Failing to Read the Danger Signals in Kashmir

N-deal hangs in balance Whether it is McCain or Obama, Indo-US nuclear deal will see more downs than ups.

Indian Army Vision 2020

The increased allocation for defence in Chinese budget has a message for India

Defence cooperation: Need for a considered approach

Pakistan's future under Musharraf

What does the Post Emergency Worsening Situation in Pakistan Portend for India?

Indian Border Security: Poor Management in Evidence

LTTE’s growing air power A threat to regional security

A nuclear Iran is not in India’s interest

Demilitarisation of the Siachen Conflict Zone: An Idea whose Time Has Come

Creeping instability around India

Foolish Noises to Cover up History

Rotten politics behind police atrocities?

Does Siachen have Major Strategic Significance?

Lessons from LTTE strikes

Lessons from LTTE’s Air Strike

Pervez Runs into a Rough Patch He needs to relent on his own people’s right to civil liberties

IN PERSPECTIVE Gains for both US and India

India Lacks Offensive Punch Integrated Planning is the Bottom Line for Winning Wars in the Himalayas

West Asia in Turmoil

Musharraf under siege: Endgame for Pakistan’s Military Regime

Joint Operations in the Mountains

India's Reactive Strategic Culture must Change

Lingering dispute with China India must strive for an early settlement

No Map in Sight: The India-China Boundary Dispute

Hu Jintao's Visit: More Form than Substance

Musharraf's shoddy attempt to rewrite military history

America’s Summer of Discontent

India: Need for an Air Assault Brigade and Rapid Reaction Force

Uncle Sam’s bear hug

Siachen Conflict and the Indo-Pak Rapprochement