Strategic Perspectives and Articles Published by Members

  • FIRST NEPAL INDIA THINK TANK SUMMIT ON 31st JULY 2018 AT KATHMANDU: KEY TAKE AWAYS

    By:  Major General Rajiv Narayanan, AVSM, VSM (Retd)
    With the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in 2015 by the UN, South-South Cooperation (SSC) assumed a new importance across various international fora. It entailed a new coalition and information exchange among the Southern research i..

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  • CHINA’S HYPERSONIC TEST A PRECURSOR TO ARMS RACE: INDIA’S OPTIONS

    By:  Dr Roshan Khanijo
    China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics (CAAA) has been very active in the last few years in developing niche technologies. One such effort has been to develop hypersonic aircrafts, which the CAAA is undertaking in collaboration with the China’s Aero..

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  • INDIA REQUIRES TECHNOLOGICALLY DRIVEN APPROACH FOR INTERNAL SECURITY

    By:  Brigadier Narender Kumar, SM, VSM (Retd)
    In the Chinese city of Zhengzhou, a police officer wearing facial recognition glasses spotted a heroin smuggler at a train station. In another instance in Wuhu, a fugitive murder suspect was identified by a camera as he bought food from a street vendor...

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  • PEACEFUL PASHTUN PROTESTS : NEW CHALLENGE FOR PAKISTAN ARMY

    By:  Colonel Shaman Chodha
    Manzoor Pashteen, a 26-year-old veterinary student from Pakistan's militancy-hit tribal areas of FATA, has emerged as a mass leader of a peaceful new protest movement advocating for the rights of Pakistan's Pashtun minority . His Pashtun Protection Moveme..

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  • INDIA AT SCO: CHALLENGES SUPERSEDE OPPORTUNITIES

    By:  Mr Gaurav , Kumar
    The leaders of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states, including newly inducted India and Pakistan attended the 18th annual meeting of SCO in Qingdao, China from 9 June to 10 June. This was the first meeting for India after it was..

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  • PAKISTAN ELECTIONS 2018—SALEABLE SYMBOLS AND MALADROIT MANIFESTOS

    By:  Lieutenant General GS Katoch, PVSM, AVSM, VSM (Retd)
    Pakistan votes for a new National Assembly on 25 July 2018. There are 342 seats in the National Assembly. Voting will take place for 272; ten seats are reserved for religious minorities and 60 for women, filled by proportional representation among parties..

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  • ROLE OF HISTORY IN NARRATIVE BUILDING: WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO MAHARAJA GULAB SINGH

    By:  Manu Khajuria
    The recent imposition of Governor’s rule in Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) and an upsurge in violence has again brought to fore the vexing issue of finding a way to bring peace in J&K. While there would be many steps required both military and civil, one step that..

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  • ACCOMMODATION AND ADJUSTMENT A WAY FORWARD FOR NAGA CONFLICT RESOLUTION

    By:  Brigadier Narender Kumar, SM, VSM (Retd)
    The Government of India signed a landmark Framework Agreement with National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM) at Delhi on August 3, 2015. Prime Mister Modi had described the Framework Agreement as “historic”. He said, “Today, we mark not merely the..

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