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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.

Pak Terror in Uri-What needs to be done?

Paper No. 6170                         Dated 20-Sept-2016

By Bhaskar Roy

The Pakistan-based terrorist strike on an Indian army camp in Uri, Kashmir in the early hours of September 18, has put enormous pressure on Prime Minister Modi to retaliate. Seventeen Indian soldiers were killed and around thirty injured, some of them critically.

Pakistan’s Terrorism – A case of Dangerous Psychological Disorder?

Paper No. 6169                            Dated 17-Sept-2016

By Bhaskar Roy

Narendra Modi, a sharp critic of Pakistan when he was in the opposition, completely changed his approach when elected an Indian Prime Minister in 2014. 

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

China’s Mythification as Superpower by United States Fades

Paper No. 6167                                     Dated 08-Sept-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Perceptionaly, United States mythification of China as a potential Superpower seems to have lasted as long as China confined itself to use of ‘Soft Power’ strategies to gain influence in Asia Pacific. The switch to ‘Hard Power’ under President Xi Jinping from 2012 signalled the end of America’s ‘China Dream’.

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.

Nepal: Dahal 2.0. Will he do better this time? Update No. 337

Note No: 771                              Dated 30-Aug-2016
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan.
 
Maoist Chief Dahal took over as the 39th Prime Minister of Nepal on 3rd August.  
 
Dahal’s first stint as Prime Minister was a disappointing one.  He showed little statesmanship and was seen more as a leader of a party than as a leader of the nation.  
 

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