P. K. Gautam

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  • P. K. Gautam was a Consultant at Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detail profile.

    The Upcoming Nalanda University

    The new Nalanda University now being planned to be rebuilt will soon provide momentum to the systematic study of Buddhism in India of various shades and nuances.

    August 31, 2010

    Chinese Oil and Gas Pipelines and Sea Routes

    Fellows' Seminar
    October 29, 2010

    Extreme weather events in Ladakh of August 2010

    The cloudburst in the high altitude cold desert region of Ladakh of the first week of August 2010 is not the usual but an extreme weather event.

    August 11, 2010

    Some Issues of Civil Military Relations

    The current discourse which is mostly about the role or the absence of such a role for the military in decision making misses out on key currents and issues like overcoming the massive import syndrome and sustaining the positive image of the soldier in society.

    July 22, 2010

    Research and Think Tanks

    Zina O'Leary, The Essential Guide to Doing Research, Vistas Publications, New Delhi, 2005, pp. 226, Rs 350

    Nicholas Walliman, Your Research Project: A Step-by-step Guide for First-time Researchers, 2nd ed., Vistaar Publications, New Delhi, 2005, pp. 450, Rs 560

    Clive Opie (ed.), Doing Educational Research: A Guide for First Time Researchers, Vistaar Publishers, New Delhi, 2004 (originally published Sage, London, 2004), pp. 244, Rs 340

    May 2010

    Global Warming, Environmentalism and Related Issues: The Other View

    The sloppy work of the IPCC in noting that Himalayan glaciers will melt by 2035 has raised many questions, with even the credibility of scientific opinion coming under doubt.

    February 11, 2010

    Environmental Security: New Challenges and Role of Military

    • Publisher: Shipra Publications

    The book gives an overview of the Ecological Task Forces and institutions of the army. The Thar desert, Kumaon hills, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and the Northeast have been used as case studies.

    • ISBN 978-81-7541-524-9

    Trends in Thinking about Warfare

    Militaries the world over need to study and understand lessons from the ongoing military operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Lebanon, and the new knowledge needs to be placed in context. Neglected military history itself provides enduring lessons. This article attempts to capture the trends and debates in the understanding of current warfare and outlines how lessons of war are interpreted with a focus on future trends in war-fighting. The article concludes with some policy suggestions and areas for further inquiry.

    November 2009

    Climate Change and the Military

    India is a responsible regional and global power. The military is a highly energy and material intensive part of a nation. It is also destructive in its primary mission. It is incumbent that the Indian military also must be part of the adaptation and mitigation process of climate change and related matters such as arresting environmental degradation and restoration of natural capital. This article shows some indirect linkages of climate change and war in the past.

    October 2009