Pakistan has not subscribed to No First Use. That it could do so has been expressed informally by its President Zardari.
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.
The Taliban is doubtless a menace and requires to be combated.
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.
The Army Commander’s conference is a much looked forward to biannual feature in the strategic calendar.
The defence forces have prided themselves in their consistent engagement with the frontiers of their profession. This is an index of their professionalism.
Chair: Hari Prasad
Discussants: Arun Sahgal and Manpreet Sethi
A fundamental principle of humanitarian law, non-combatant immunity, has been virtually consigned to history during the Bush years.
Kanwal, G., Indian Army: Vision 2020, New Delhi, Harper Collins, 2008, pp. 342, Rs. 495/-, ISBN 13: 978-81-7223-732-5
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.