IDSA COMMENT

Cross LOC Strike and India’s Reputation for Resolve

October 21, 2016
Cross LOC Strike and India’s Reputation for Resolve

India needs to factor in the critical issue of reputation for resolve in future crisis situations in order to build its credibility and enhance its deterrence potential.

Enhanced Role of Japanese SDF in UN Peacekeeping Operations

October 18, 2016

The indication by Defence Minister Tomomi Inada post her visit to South Sudan that security conditions are conducive for an increase in SDF roles points to a pragmatic outlook and mature understanding of Japan’s role in international issues.

Implications of a Complete Sealing of the India-Pakistan Border

October 18, 2016
Implications of a Complete Sealing of the India-Pakistan Border

Instead of erecting static structures or walls with mounted electronic complements, a more dynamic mode of border management and surveillance may be expedient and cost-effective with concomitant mobile patrols by all-terrain vehicles, hovercraft, etc.

Syria’s Sad Predicament

October 14, 2016
Syria’s Sad Predicament

Is it a matter of such transcendental importance to keep Assad in power or remove him even at the cost of the lives of hundreds of thousands of ordinary Syrians and the displacement of half of the country’s total population?

More Latin American Air Forces Prepare to Resume Shooting Down Narco-Trafficking Aircraft

October 05, 2016

The policy of shooting down aircraft suspected of narco-trafficking is one fraught with problems without any tangible impact on the narco-trade.

Deactivating the Permanent Indus Waters Commission

October 03, 2016

It is in India’s interests to continue to adhere to the Treaty provisions and try to obtain maximum benefit by subscribing to it.

The Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Bill 2016 – The Long Journey of an Important Maritime Legislation

October 03, 2016

The Admiralty Bill 2016 has been in the making for nearly 30 years. It will finally become an Act of Parliament during the upcoming winter session.

Post-Uri Response by India

September 30, 2016
Post-Uri Response by India

What has emerged over the past two weeks is a well calibrated strategy meant to increase the costs for Pakistan of continuing its policy of supporting cross border terrorism as an instrument of state policy.

China’s One-Road-One Belt Initiative: A New Model of Global Governance

September 29, 2016
China’s One-Road-One Belt Initiative: A New Model of Global Governance

India should seek to ‘redefine’ OROB to add a strong component for a ‘Digital Asia’, as that is where our comparative advantage lies, and for Asian connectivity to have two nodes, in China and in India, as has been the case throughout history.

Cancellation of the SAARC Summit: Has India Succeeded in Isolating Pakistan Regionally?

September 29, 2016
Cancellation of the SAARC Summit

The reactions of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan and India indicate a new regional consensus that state sponsored terrorism cannot be dealt with only at the bilateral level.

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