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INTERFACE BETWEEN CONVENTIONAL AND NUCLEAR DETERRENCE : A CASE FOR THE INDIAN SUB-CONTINENT  By BRIGADIER GD BAKSHI, SM, VSM

India and Pakistan achieved overt nuclear status in 1998. Nuclear Theorists of the Kenneth Waltz school had felt that nuclear symmetry would usher in an era of stability on the subcontinent. Possibly India’s peace overtures at Lahore were prompted by this analysis. However, in May 1999, the two countries fought a sharp limited war in Kargil. Two years later in Dec 2001, terrorist attacks on the Indian Parliament’ led to Op PARAKRAM, a full scale mobilization of the Indian Armed forces for war. ...Read more >

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INDIA-CHINA RELATIONS RECENT TRENDS AND OUTLOOK FOR THE FUTURE  By BRIGADIER VINAY SHARMA, SM

The India and China are two dominant players in the Asian region and share a common, though still disputed border along the Himalayan range The Chinese questioning the legitimacy of the Mc Mahon Line was one of the main causes of the Sino- Indian conflict of 1962. The aftermath of the 1962 Sino-Indian war and China’s reluctance to vacate occupied territories brought relations between the two countries to their lowest ebb. In the past twenty-five years, the two nations have exchanged numerous ...Read more >

71 Pages
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THE IMPLICATIONS OF GLOBALISATION FOR THE SECURITY AND MILITARIES OF NATION-STATES  By Commodore Anil K Chopra, I.N.

Globalisation is by very definition a vast subject, and of great relevance to the sweeping and rapid changes being witnessed world-wide in contemporary times. Since economics has been the major driver of this phenomenon, it is but natural that the discourse on globalisation has been centered primarily on the global economy, and the international trade and currency regimes. 2. However, and especially since the events of Sep 11, 2001, it has become increasingly clear that globalisation is hugely ...Read more >

94 Pages
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A VIABLE STRATEGY TO FIGHT INSURGENCY IN THE NORTH EAST  By Brig Dhruv C Katoch, SM

This The longest insurgency that India has had to contend with and one that in some form or the other still continues is in the Northeast (NE). Each of the seven states in the region is currently afflicted by insurgent and terrorist violence, and four of these – Assam, Manipur, Nagaland and Tripura witness scales of conflict that can be categorised as low intensity conflicts. The region is tenuously linked with the rest of the country through the narrow Siliguri Corridor. The relative ...Read more >

54 Pages
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PAKISTAN A NATION AT WAR WITH ITSELF  By Raju S. Baggavalli

This thesis traces Pakistans strategy of Low Intensity Conflict against India in the state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and analyzes the gains and losses to Pakistan arising from its implementation. LIC was primarily intended to wrest control of the state of J&K from India, to weaken India and its army and to mobilize international support for Pakistans position on ...Read more >

121 Pages
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FOURTH GENERATION WAR : PARADIGM FOR CHANGE  By Ghanshyam Singh Katoch

This thesis argues that a shift in the doctrine, organization, equipment and training of armies is required due to a shift in the nature of war. This thesis refers to the new way of war as Fourth Generation War (4GW) and this analysis is restricted to the army component of the defense forces. Armies at present are geared to fight the earlier generation of attrition and maneuver wars. In 4GW, an army structured for earlier generations of warfare is militarily dysfunctional. The thesis statement ...Read more >

207 Pages
1.99 MB
DEFINING SOCIAL MARKETING FOR NATIONAL PRESTIGE PROJECTS –A PROPOSED SOCIAL CHANGE CAMPAIGN MODEL FOR THE COMMONWEALTH GAMES 2010   By Ms. S Sundari Nanda IPS

The Commonwealth Games 2010 to be hosted by the City State of Delhi is a National Prestige Project. Some of the prevailing undesirable attitudes and resulting behaviour of the citizens of Delhi, are not conducive to the smooth conduct of this Project. LEFT WING EXTREMISM – CAUSES AND PERSPECTIVES By Ashok Kumar Patnaik, IPS Threat to National Security : The armed movement carrying the name Naxalism, which was born in the turbulent 1960s, as a part of the worldwide impulse among radicals, ...Read more >

191 Pages
1.46 MB
E-COMMERCE AND ITS IMPACT ON TAXATION  By SATYA N. MOHANTY

The Internet has created what many refer to as the "New Economy." With this comes new means of doing business and new forms of social interaction and, following suit, new ways of governance. A primary function of governance is stewardship of public resources, most of which are raised through taxation. As the growth of e-commerce continues at an unprecedented rate, many now ask the question, "should the Internet be taxed?" 2. The powerful capabilities of the Internet have cleared the way for the ...Read more >

100 Pages
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DETERRENCE AND LIMITED WAR IN THE INDO-PAK CONTEXT  By Brigadier Prakash Menon, VSM

The foundations of limited war theory are laid on the perceived potential of nuclear and conventional deterrence theories. However, deterrence though a widely accepted notion amongst strategists, has not been found reliable. Fundamentally because, the option to be deterred or not lies with the deterree- the object of deterrent menaces. Historically, conventional deterrence has failed often even when chances of victory were perceived to be low. For more often the alterative of not going to war ...Read more >

88 Pages
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CHINAS GROWING POWER AND IMPLICATIONS FOR INDIA : WILL IT BE A COOPERATIVE AND COMPETITIVE OR A HOSTILE RELATIONSHIP  By Brigadier R K Jagga, M.Sc

The relations between India and China have been strained in the past due to border disputes, different political ideologies, outlook towards Tibet, contradicting spheres of influence and political ...Read more >

53 Pages
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POWER DYNAMICS IN SOUTH EAST ASIA AND ITS GEOSTRATEGIC IMPLICATIONS FOR INDIA : WHAT SHOULD INDIA DO TO REALIZE ITS VISION -PARTNERSHIP FOR PEACE AND SHARED PROSPERITY WITH ASEAN  By Brigadier YVK Mohan

From the early 1990s, when India launched its Look East policy, its relationship with East Asia has come a long way. ASEAN's experimental economic engagement with India, after many disappointments, has begun to yield ...Read more >

51 Pages
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THE ARAB UPRISING : ITS CAUSES AND THE ROLE THAT ISLAM CAN PLAY  By Brigadier Aamir Abbasi

Young bloggers and twitters in the Arab World (Middle East and North Africa) surprised the world by staging non-violent demonstrations that ended the three decades old dictatorial regimes in a record ...Read more >

39 Pages
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KREMLIN KONTROL: RUSSIA S POLITICAL-MILITARY REALITY  By Timothy L. Thomas

Authoritarian regimes are, by their very nature, insecure. They tend to view Western democracies as an existential threat to their way of rule and they fear the development of any type of opposition or protests in the streets. In Russia s case, the latter fear of protests leading to a "color revolution" often appears as important as the ISIS threat to its southern border.Lacking ...Read more >

280 Pages
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DECODING THE VIRTUAL DRAGON   By Timothy L. Thomas

Over the past several years, Chinese information warfare (IW) and information operation (IO) capabilities have become more visible and troubling. These capabilities have been used actively in a series of events aimed at a variety of countries. It is unknown exactly how many Chinese IW reconnaissance or offensive events have transpired or the actual intent of these incursions. Several episodes have leaked into the ...Read more >

303 Pages
2.29 MB
THREE FACES OF THE CYBER DRAGON  By TIMOTHY L. THOMAS

Because our research is always trailing one step behind countries with highly developed science and technology, we lack strategic innovation and industry-leading momentum. For these reasons, amidst this kind of mutual confrontation, the weaker party can only overcome its opponent by utilizing tactics dif erent from its opponent. This statement from Fang Binxing, the developer and so-called Father of China’s ...Read more >

263 Pages
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