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India’s Ascendant Power Trajectory Arrested by ‘Strategic Restraint’ and ‘Risk Aversion’ Policies

Paper No.  6175                                Dated 29-Sept-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

India in 2016 perceptionaly viewed globally as an ascendant power with potential to emerge as an independent power centre ironically stands weighed down miserably by its legacies of ‘Strategic Restraint’ and ‘Risk Aversion’ which perceptionaly emasculate its Pakistan policies

The Indus Water Treaty in Post Uri Situation

Paper No. 6174                               Dated 26-Sept-2016

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

In the over frenzied atmosphere post Uri attack in Kashmir, the media as well as the analysts have been freely discussing ways to punish Pakistan.   Options that should be left to the Army, the Intelligence agencies and the Ministry of External Affairs are being openly discussed with pros and cons and even recommendations are being made!

Russia’s Unfriendly Political Signalling to India on Pakistan

Paper No. 6173                                    Dated 26-Sept-2016

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

Russia’s promiscuous relationship with Pakistan while at the same time professing enduring commitment to its long-standing ‘Special Strategic Partnership’ with India should no longer fool India. Contextually, Russian troops landing in Pakistan for joint exercises with Pakistan Army is an unfriendly act against India.

Jihad in India: Time to Review, Re interpret and Understand:

Paper No. 6172                                Dated 22-Sep-2016
 
by R. Upadhyay
 
Some news reports in May last from Washington indicated that the terror group ISIS had launched a new propaganda video that showed off the Jihadists allegedly from India fighting against the Syrian forces in the Homs province.
 

Pakistan Army Chief’s Adventurism 2016 and India’s Options

Paper No. 6171                                              Dated 20-Sept-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Pakistan Army Chiefs have compulsively resorted to Kashmir-centric military adventurism against India based on flawed and misconceived assessments on Kashmir Valley being ripe for secession from India and a misreading of firmness of resolve of Indian political leaders in responding to their military adventurism.

South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Needs Disbandment

Paper No. 6168                                 Dated 12-Sept-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Contemporary politico-military developments in the Indian Subcontinent in the run-up to 2016 clearly posit that SAARC which was raised with great hopes in December 1985 to foster regional cooperation has not served its intended purpose. There is no point in perpetuating the charade of a failed organisation

Afghanistan: The Imperatives of Military Capacity Building by India

Paper No. 6166                                                  Dated 31-Aug-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Afghanistan in mid-2016 presents a bleak security picture with the country once again being subjected to series of suicide bombings in Kabul and Taliban again becoming active against the State as part of Pakistan Army’s ISI- directed proxy war against Afghanistan.

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