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  • India-US Relations: The Need to Move Beyond Symbolism

    Apart from the reluctance to move beyond viewing the India-US relationship through the prism of US-China or even US-Pakistan ties, the Indian political leadership and the strategic community have so far failed to define India’s role in the growing partnership with the United States.

    December 03, 2009

    26/11, The ‘Israeli Way’ and Relevance for India

    While countries need to adopt each other’s best practices to deal with the hydra-headed monster called terrorism, there cannot be a magic bullet or a single successful counter-terror strategy.

    November 26, 2009

    Whither Coastal Security?

    State governments have to be coaxed and cajoled into actively participating and cooperating with the Centre in the national endeavour to secure India’s coasts.

    November 26, 2009

    Coastal Security Arrangement: A Case Study of Gujarat and Maharashtra Coasts

    Coastal Security Arrangement: A Case Study of Gujarat and Maharashtra Coasts

    Lack of manpower, training, infrastructure and coordination coupled with other systemic flaws and state government’s indifference to coastal security have severely undermined the efficacy of the coastal security apparatus.

    A Year after 26/11: Soft Responses of a Reluctant State

    Why are the two largest democracies – India and the United States – starkly different when it comes to tackling terrorism? The answer to this perplexing question could lie in the two countries' divergent approach to security and management of national security resources. Equally relevant is the variance in their political resoluteness in exercising suitable responses to emergent threats.

    November 2009

    Mumbai Redux: Debating India's Strategic Response Options

    A year has elapsed since the Mumbai carnage and there are renewed intelligence inputs about further terrorist attacks on our seaboard. What could be the Pakistani motivations for a resumption of its terrorist assault on India ?The Military – ISI complex in Pakistan appears to be under severe pressure due to the ongoing Global War On Terror (GWOT). 28% of its rank and file are ethnic Pathans who are seriously affected by the ongoing operations in Swat and FATA.

    October 2009

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

    The advantage in foregrounding the military option is in the deterrence value. Further, it helps the military and the government prepare for the exercise of the option in case of a shift to compellence. However, it leads to a displacement of alternative approaches from center stage. These approaches arguably have greater potentiality for delivering on long term peace and stability. The nuclear age requires that these be explored to the fullest extent.

    October 2009

    Coastal Security Arrangement in Maharashtra: An Assessment

    Fellows' Seminar
    May 15, 2009
    1030 to 1300 hrs