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Vivek Chadha

Col Vivek Chadha (Retd) is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile

Economic Sanctions as an Option to Fight Pakistan Sponsored Terrorism

April 2017

Nuclearisation of the Indian subcontinent limits conventional military options available to India for punishing Pakistan’s employment of terrorism as a tool of state policy. While India has rightly balanced the use of diplomatic and limited military means over a period of time, even as these remain relevant, the option of economic sanctions deserves deeper analysis for its efficacy and impact. Economic measures can be undertaken both in the form of direct and indirect actions against a target country, individual or an organisation with varied degrees of impact.

Countering Fidayeen Attacks

December 15, 2016

The antidote to fidayeen attacks is a well-trained and informed soldier, who is clinical in his task of neutralising the threat as and when it arises.

Demonetisation and Beyond: Addressing the Finance of Terrorism

November 18, 2016

Demonetisation is an important step in the fight against the finance of terrorism. However, it should neither be the first nor the last, if the interlinked threats of corruption, crime and the finance of terrorism have to be controlled.

What scrapping Rs 500/1,000 notes means for countering terrorism

November 09, 2016

Research Fellow, IDSA, Col Vivek Chadha’s commentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent currency revamp, titled ‘What scrapping Rs 500/1,000 notes means for countering terrorism’, was published in ‘Daily O’ on November 9, 2016.

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Uri, Surgical Strikes and International Reactions

October 04, 2016
Uri, Surgical Strikes and International Reactions

India’s diplomatic offensive launched post the Uri-attacks provided the broader context in which its decision to carry out the surgical strike needs to be seen.

By shutting the door on talks, Hurriyat has betrayed Kashmiris and Kashmiriyat

September 08, 2016

Research Fellow, IDSA, Col Vivek Chadha’s article on reasons for Hurriyat's refusal to talk with the government and its potentially dangerous consequences, titled ‘By shutting the door on talks, Hurriyat has betrayed Kashmiris and Kashmiriyat’ was published by ‘Daily O’ on September 8, 2016.

Even If It Ain’t Broke Yet, Do Fix It: Enhancing Effectiveness Through Military Change

2016

Publisher: Pentagon Press
ISBN 978-81-8274-919-1
Price: Rs. 795

Bringing about change in any setup, especially major shifts, is a challenges. This challenges is accentuated further in a strictly hierarchical organisation like the army, presenting an unenviable contradiction to both senior military practitioner and the governing elite, wherein, change is inevitable, yet, it is most likely to be resisted.

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10 steps to renew hope in Kashmir

July 15, 2016

Research Fellow, IDSA, Col Vivek Chadha’s article on Kashmir, titled ‘10 steps to renew hope in Kashmir’ was published in ‘Daily O’ on July 15, 2016.

China does not want India to have a seat at the nuclear high table

June 08, 2016

Research Fellow, IDSA, Col Vivek Chadha’s article on China’s reservations on India’s entry in the Nuclear Supplier’s Group (NSG), titled ‘China does not want India to have a seat at the nuclear high table’, was published in ‘Daily O’ on June 8, 2016.

Army respects human rights: Sacrifice of soldiers in Pampore encounter

February 22, 2016

Research Fellow, IDSA, Col Vivek Chadha’s article on the recent ambush of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy at Pampore, near Srinagar, titled ‘Army respects human rights: Sacrifice of soldiers in Pampore encounter’, was published in ‘Daily O’ on February 22, 2016.

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