India would do well to consider its options in light of its national interests. Loose nukes are certainly a concern, but talk of taking
them out is cavalier, and we must put the brakes on that, writes
The top brass doesn't agree with the State government's plan to draw-down forces in the Kashmir valley.
But should the military air its view publicly, and how does that impact policy-making, wonders
India risks being sucked into the incipient global rivalry between a hegemon and a rising challenger. Keeping economic growth on
track will be pivotal to retaining an independent stance, writes
The multi-ethnic reality of India must find expression in its institutions, especially those charged with security. Plus, there are other reasons to
broadbase recruitment further, writes
Despite two high-level recommendations to repeal the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, the law remains in place. The Army is right to insist on its view, but
there are things that can be done to improve matters, writes
The armed services have given a long wishlist of material to be procured, but the Defence Minister is in no hurry to accommodate them. In the process, he's
ruffling some feathers, writes
Some months after advocating limited and focused attacks on Pakistan-based terror camps, FICCI has a rethink. Corporate concerns and the armed forces'
unpreparedness are finding common ground, writes
New developments in India's nuclear posture vis-a-vis China inevitably impact the Pakistani nuclear program as well. We must recognise this
implicit risk in our attempts at military parity with China, writes
The common thread between our external and internal security predicaments is our approach to time. Most security issues are long-standing and seemingly interminable. If we understood why this is so, we can change it, writes Firdaus Ahmed.
The two protagonist South Asian states got their independence in the middle of the last century, and it is about time that they seize control of their
mutual and intertwined destiny, writes
If Lt. Col. Purohit's activities are only one instance of something wider, then the Army has a real problem - namely, the penetration of
majoritarian religious ideology into the historically secular defence forces, writes
Firdaus Ahmed is a freelance writer on security affairs, and writes a monthly column on peace, security, and related issues for India Together.