Ali Ahmed

Ali Ahmed was Research Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile

The Army’s decade in review

November 30, 2009

Over the short term, events in Pakistan dictate higher order readiness. In the middle term, equations have to be managed with China so as to gain time to get the second strike capability and infrastructure organised.

Military Response to a Future 26/11 – A Dissuasive Analysis

October 2009

The advantage in foregrounding the military option is in the deterrence value.

India-Pakistan Conflict Outcome Probability

October 27, 2009

The Prime Minister in his address to the Combined Commanders conference of the armed forces exhorted the Services to remain alert, due to the unfolding situation in Pakistan.

Limitation in Nuclear War: Doctrinal Implication for India of Pakistani Nuclear Use

October 23, 2009
Fellows' Seminar

Chairperson: Aditya Singh
Discussants: R. Dahiya and Gaurav Kampani

Aim and Scope

Re-visioning the Nuclear Command Authority

September 9, 2009

In a new book Nuclear Strategy: India’s March Towards a Credible Deterrent, Dr. Manpreet Sethi has recommended a restructuring of India’s Nuclear Command Authority.

The Interface of Strategic and War Fighting Doctrines in the India–Pakistan Context

September 2009

There has been a shift to a deterrent strategic doctrine with an offensive bias. India's strategic doctrine is thus potentially a compellent one.

India’s response to the next terror attack

August 26, 2009

“There is credible information of ongoing plans of terrorist groups in Pakistan to carry out fresh attacks.

For an Indo-Pak strategic dialogue forum

August 4, 2009

India is taking its time to reopen the dialogue process with Pakistan that has been suspended since 26/11. The meeting between Indian Prime Minister, Mr. Manmohan Singh and Pakistan’s President, Mr.

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