national security
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INDIA AND CHINA
Following the yuan
INDIA AND CHINA : Following the yuan

A research paper published by Brookings India argues that while rising investment from China helps correct a lopsided trade relationship, the Indian government should also proactively safeguard security and privacy interests.

#Trade #Government
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
NUCLEAR AGE WAR : The myth of a nuclear peace

The  two-front war remark 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
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
NUCLEAR THREAT : The hovering nuclear clouds

Is India shifting its nuclear strategy in a new direction? Firdaus Ahmed analyses what that would mean.

#OP-ED #Subcontinental Musings
KASHMIRI WOMEN’S DAY OF RESISTANCE
The “disappeared” Kashmiris
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.

#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
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
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
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 #OP-ED #Peace #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
IROM SHARMILA’S 15-YEAR HUNGER STRIKE
Where suicide is a crime, but not murder
IROM SHARMILA’S 15-YEAR HUNGER STRIKE : Where suicide is a crime, but not murder

For the last 15 years, India has been unable to deal with a fasting, frail poet! Anjuman Ara Begum writes  how Irom Sharmila has been waging a protest against the cruel Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958, enforced in her home state of Manipur and other parts of northeast India.

#MANIPUR #Human Rights

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