Strategic Perspectives and Articles Published by Members

  • ‘MARITIME SILK ROUTE’ IN THE ARCTIC

    By:  Cdr Subhasish Sarangi
    In recent decades, the Arctic region has witnessed the decline of the ice cover on the Arctic Ocean due to global warming. This has opened up opportunities to commercially utilise the three Arctic maritime routes, exploit the natural resources of the....

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  • US NATIONAL DEFENSE STRATEGY: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE SUMMARY

    By:  Air Cmde (Dr) Ashminder Singh Bahal, VM (Retd)
    The US National Defense Strategy (NDS) was released in Jan 2018 after nearly a decade. It flows from the National Security Strategy (NSS) 2017, however, with different emphasis on key priority areas. The NDS, prepared by Department of Defense (Pentag....

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  • THE GROWING OPIUM ECONOMY IN AFGHANISTAN AND THE ROLE OF THE TALIBAN

    By:  Mr Gaurav , Kumar
    The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has released its annual report on the Afghan Opium Survey. The report depicts worrying trends of opium cultivation in an increasingly fragile and unstable Afghanistan. According to the report, the....

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  • LINKING KASHMIR CONFLICT AS A WAR AGAINST MUSLIM A DOGMA

    By:  Brigadier Narender Kumar, SM, VSM (Retd)
    Usama Mehmood, second in command of Al Qaeda Indian Sub-Continent (AQIS), has given a call that war on Indian cities, is key to victory in Kashmir. This is a profound declaration of a strategy, and should not be brushed aside as a rhetoric. Revolutio....

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  • BEYOND SHAKSGAM – CHINA SCORCHING HIMALAYAS BLATANTLY

    By:  Lieutenant General PC Katoch, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SC (Retd)
    Barely two months after the India-China Doklam standoff was peacefully resolved, satellite images appeared in media on August 28, 2017, of continuing Chinese build-up close to the contested point on Doklam plateau. PLA units having heavy and lethal......

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  • TO DIE ON THE BATTLEFIELD IS TOO SACRED TO BE EVALUATED BY MONEY

    By:  Brigadier Narender Kumar, SM, VSM (Retd)
    No nation can pay the cost of martyrdom, it is highest price paid by humans for restoration of peace on earth. Our claim to liberty, equality, dignity and a life without fear is written with the blood of those who died guarding every inch of our coun..

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  • CHINA - CONSOLIDATING IN IOR AT INCREDIBLE PACE

    By:  Lieutenant General PC Katoch, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SC (Retd)
    An article in the China Daily in mid-2014 had revealed Chinese plans to build 18 bases in the IOR termed, “Overseas Strategic Support Bases”. It mentioned three specific categories: peacetime fueling and material supply bases like Djibouti, Aden and......

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  • RESPONSE TO TERROR ATTACKS IN THE NUCLEARISED SUB-CONTINENT: AN APPRAISAL

    By:  Colonel GG Pamidi, (Retd)
    Ties between India and Pakistan have waxed and waned right since the time of independence from British rule in 1947. The intent of this article is not to go into the background of their differences and causes of the friction between them as this has......

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