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Indian Army Downsizing -Strategically Imprudent:

Paper No. 6530                Dated 23-April-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The Indian Republic to attain and sustain the status of a credible predominant military power in South Asia and to ascend the aspirational ladder of emerging as a Major Global Power needs a 2 million strong Indian Army. Any advocacy in political, strategic and military hierarchy circles to downsize the Indian Army from its present levels of 1.3 million is strategically imprudent and negates India’s national aspirations.

Theatre Military Commands for Indian Military is a Flawed Concept

Paper No. 6260                                 Dated 22-May-2017

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

The Indian Republic faces today a hostile military environment with two of its major military threats having coalesced raising spectre of war at short notice which thus militates against any tinkering with existing operational “Commands “of the three Services.

India’s Surgical Strikes into Pakistan: The Unintended Consequences

Paper No. 6181                                  Dated 10-Oct-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

India’s surgical strikes into Pakistan has not only been a game-changer for India’s strategic assertions but as an unintended consequence stirred more notably a domestic debate within Pakistan on its ISI-sponsored Jihadi terrorist outfits and Kashmir.

Some thoughts on Victory Day

Paper No. 5845                                Dated 18-Dec-2014

By Col. R. Hariharan

[Based on excerpts from an interview in a TV channel beamed on the occasion of ‘Vijaya Divas’ on December 16, 2014.]

Q: On the occasion of the Victory Day commemorating India’s victory in the 1971 India-Pakistan War, what are your thoughts in general?

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