Strategic Perspectives and Articles Published by Members

  • TRUMP’S JERUSALEM CARD, IMPACT ON MIDDLE EAST SECURITY: IMPLICATIONS FOR INDIA

    By:  Major General Rajiv Narayanan, AVSM, VSM (Retd)
    True to form Donald Trump has announced that USA recognizes Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel, and has directed the State Department to shift the US Embassy there. While the decision to shift the embassy to Jerusalem was taken as far back as 1995 by....

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  • BRAHMOS ALCM WITH SU-30 MKI FIGHTER PROVIDES SIGNIFICANT DETERRENCE CAPABILITY

    By:  Air Cmde (Dr) Ashminder Singh Bahal, VM (Retd)
    BrahMos, a 290 km range ramjet propulsion supersonic cruise missile, is the fastest cruise missile in the world. Flying at a speed of 2.8 Mach it can attack targets with pin point accuracy. Its two variants, land and ship launched, have already enter......

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  • 3rd INDIA – AFGHANISTAN SECURITY DIALOGUE & THE 6TH HERAT SECURITY DIALOGUE : OPTIONS FOR INDIA

    By:  Major General Rajiv Narayanan, AVSM, VSM (Retd)
    The United Service Institution of India (USI), New Delhi and Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS), Kabul signed a MOU, on 15 March 2015 under which the two institutes host annual “Afghanistan-India Security Dialogue”. This is a Track 1.5 eve....

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  • REFERENDUMS AND MUSCULAR NATIONALISM

    By:  Lieutenant General GS Katoch, PVSM, AVSM, VSM (Retd)
    In the past 30 days two referendums grabbed headlines, the first was the referendum in Northern Iraq on the question of independence for Iraqi Kurdistan held on 25 September 2017. The results showing approximately 93 per cent of votes cast favoured i....

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  • AFGHAN TALIBAN PEACE TALKS: UNCERTAINTY REMAINS

    By:  Mr Gaurav Dixit
    In a recent call for reviving peace talks, the representatives of the US, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and China gathered in Muscat on October 16 to resuscitate the peace dialogue initiated by Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) to restore peace in Afgh..

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  • 3RD AFGHANISTAN – INDIA SECURITY DIALOGUE: 08 SEP 2017 A Report

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    The United Service Institution of India (USI), New Delhi and Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS), Kabul signed a MOU, on 15 March 2017, under which the two institutes host annual “Afghanistan-India Security Dialogue”. This is a Track 1.5 ev....

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  • INGLORIOUS ANNIVERSARIES I - THE JAFFNA UNIVERSITY RAID, 12 OCT 1987

    By:  Lieutenant General GS Katoch, PVSM, AVSM, VSM (Retd)
    On 12 September 2017, a glorious anniversary was celebrated by offering ‘Ardas at two Saragarhi Gurudwaras in Amritsar and Ferozpur especially constructed in British times. On this day in 1897, the Battle of Saragarhi in the North-West frontier ende....

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  • IS CHINA’S ‘FRONTLINE STATE STRATEGY’ GOING OUT OF CONTROL OR IS NORTH KOREA CRAZY?

    By:  Major General SB Asthana, SM, VSM (Retd)
    When President Trump on taking over the Presidency, tried to outsource the problem of resolving North Korean crisis to China, presumably in exchange of some trade concessions, in doing so, his administration overlooked the fact that China was part o......

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