THE NEWS IN PROPORTION
16 OCTOBER 2018
Government : Nat. Security
NUCLEAR POWER
What nuclear weapons have done to us

Pokhran-II  happened on May 1998, Firdaus Ahmed writes if nuclear weapons have made us more secure in these last twenty years.

OP-ED Subcontinental Musings

ARMY POLITICS
Dissension in the top brass?
Firdaus Ahmed reflects on the possibility that there is a budding pushback from the army commanders to their Chief’s increasing proximity with the ruling party at the Center.

OP-ED Subcontinental Musings
NUCLEAR WEAPONS
Are India’s nuclear weapons in safe hands?
Firdaus Ahmed ponders if India’s nuclear weapons are in safer hands or not.

OP-ED Subcontinental Musings
NUCLEAR AGE WAR
The myth of a nuclear peace
The two-front war remarks made by the Indian Army Chief recently makes Firdaus Ahmed question the usage of nuclear weapons in case of such a war.

OP-ED Subcontinental Musings
NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY
Mapping India’s doctrinal movement
The recently released joint doctrine shows a movement in India's strategic, nuclear, conventional and sub-conventional doctrines. Firdaus Ahmed claims that this necessarily will not make India any safer.

OP-ED Subcontinental Musings
NUCLEAR THREAT
The hovering nuclear clouds
Is India shifting its nuclear strategy in a new direction? Firdaus Ahmed analyses what that would mean.

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KASHMIRI WOMEN’S DAY OF RESISTANCE
The “disappeared” Kashmiris
Pushpa Achanta writes about the challenges and aspirations of people in Kashmir on Kashmiri Women’s Day of Resistance which is observed today (Feb 23rd).

Human Rights Jammu and Kashmir
SENIORITY ISSUE
A better way of selecting the top brass
Nothing is lost by abandoning the principle of seniority, but the armed forces need restructuring says Nitin Pai.

Government
INDO-PAK RELATIONS
The Parrikar thesis
Firdaus Ahmed analyses the recent comments made by the Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar's in case of India being provoked by Pakistan.

OP-ED Subcontinental Musings
NUCLEAR APOCALYPSE
Our present and terrifying danger
With the tension between India-Pakistan rising, Darryl D’Monte reports a recent discussion about the confrontation between these two nuclear states.

Government Peace
CONFLICT IN NUCLEAR AGE
World War II redux in the nuclear age
A mega Indian Army exercise aimed at sharpening Army's deep strike capabilities in enemy territory concluded last month in Rajasthan. Firdaus Ahmed analyses why having the strike capabilities in this nuclear age might be a mixed blessing.

OP-ED Subcontinental Musings
DOCTRINAL DISCONNECT
Modi worsens India’s doctrinal muddle
In light of events in Pathankot, Firdaus Ahmed analyses Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech, given to the military brass last month at the Combined Commanders’ conference aboard the INS Vikramaditya, on the way forward with Pakistan.

Firdaus Ahmed Peace OP-ED Subcontinental Musings
INDIA’S PAK STANCE
Pakistani “idiocy”: A general gets it half right
Commanding general of Western Command, KJ Singh recently described Pakistan’s repeated military posturing in the broad framework of history as “the hallmark of being idiotic”. But can India really afford to say that? Firdaus Ahmed presents an incisive inward-looking analysis.

Firdaus Ahmed OP-ED Subcontinental Musings
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