Ali Ahmed

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

Furthering 'No First Use' in India-Pakistan Context

July 2009

Pakistan has not subscribed to No First Use. That it could do so has been expressed informally by its President Zardari.

The central debate in India’s civil military relations

July 6, 2009

Critics have it that the last bout of reforms in India’s defence sector in the wake of Kargil has not been taken to its logical conclusion.

Seizing the moment: India and the ‘moderate Taliban’

June 8, 2009

The Taliban is doubtless a menace and requires to be combated.

Reviewing India’s Nuclear Doctrine

April 24, 2009

There is a case for terminating any nuclear exchange at the lowest level possible and the nuclear doctrine needs to reflect this. A review of the doctrine a decade after it was first expounded is in order.

Exit Points and the Updation of Cold Start Doctrine

April 22, 2009

The Army Commander’s conference is a much looked forward to biannual feature in the strategic calendar.

Initiatives to transform the Army Officer Corps

March 5, 2009

The defence forces have prided themselves in their consistent engagement with the frontiers of their profession. This is an index of their professionalism.

Rethinking Strategic Doctrine in the Indo-Pak Context

February 20, 2009
Fellows' Seminar

Chair: Hari Prasad
Discussants: Arun Sahgal and Manpreet Sethi

Foregrounding ‘Non-Combatant Immunity’

January 30, 2009

A fundamental principle of humanitarian law, non-combatant immunity, has been virtually consigned to history during the Bush years.

Indian Army: Vision 2020

Winter 2008

Kanwal, G., Indian Army: Vision 2020, New Delhi, Harper Collins, 2008, pp. 342, Rs. 495/-, ISBN 13: 978-81-7223-732-5

The Post 26/11 Regional Strategic Predicament

December 3, 2008

Evidence gathered in the aftermath of by far the most deadly terrorist attack in Mumbai indicates conclusively that the attack was planned by the Pakistan based Lashkar-e-Toiba.

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