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22 November 2001
Territorial Army’s Greening Efforts in the Himalayas
Wg Cdr NK Pant describes the contribution of the territorial army in ecological conservation in India
22 November 2001
The Assam Rifles
Lt Col AK Sharma talks about the Assam Rifles
22 November 2001
Admiral Gorshkov: The Russian aircraft-carrier for India
Alok Kumar Gupta outlines the problems involved in the Admiral Gorshkov deal between India and Russia
31 October 2001
Profile of Indian Paramilitary Forces – I Central Reserve Police Force
Mallika Joseph profiles the Central Reserve Police Force, the oldest Indian paramilitary force
31 October 2001
Japan: Assertive Step in Defence Policy
Subhash Kapila encapsulates the changes in Japanese defence policy in the wake of the September 11 attacks
23 October 2001
A Supersonic Cruise for India
Lt Col AK Sharma comments on the joint development of the P-10 supersonic cruise missile by India and Russia
7 October 2001
Primacy of Air Power in Conduct of Warfare
Wg Cdr NK Pant traces the growth of air power in warfare and urges for modernization of the Indian Air Force
27 September 2001
The Intelligence Secret
Dr Bhashyam Kasturi comments on the recommendations made by the Group of Ministers on Reforming National Security for restructuring intelligence agencies
17 September 2001
Intelligence Agencies: Need for greater attention by the government
Sarath Ramkumar advocates chalking out a clear role of the different intelligence agencies as well as making them accountable to the legislature
10 September 2001
Border Management: A Rebuttal to Brig Chandel’s A Border Guards Organization for Anti-Terrorist Operations
Mallika Joseph gives a rebuttal to Brig Chandel’s article "A Border Guards Organization for Anti-Terrorist Operations"
28 August 2001
Pakistan Army’s Changing Profile: Analysis
Dr Subhash Kapila highlights the Islamic fundamentalist character of the Pakistan Army and argues why it is unwise to assume it to be as professional as the Indian Army despite sharing same origins
28 August 2001
Implications of the Sino-Russian Friendship Treaty
Dr Subhash Kapila analyses the strategic fallout of the recent Sino-Russian Treaty on the Asia Pacific region
28 August 2001
A Border Guards Organization for Anti-Terrorist Operations
Brig SS Chandel speculates on measures that can be adopted to make the Border Guards effective
18 August 2001
Russian Arms in Indian Forces
Wg Cdr NK Pant points to the recurrent problems in the Indo-Russian defence purchases and argues for a looking for alternative suppliers of defence equipment
17 August 2001
Sri Lankan Crisis – Time for an Active Role?
Sarath Ramkumar brings out the intricacies of Indian stand on the volatile situation in Sri Lanka
17 August 2001
Naturally Safe Nuclear Technology
Stanislav E Barkovskiy on the motivation, objectives and principles of developing a new technology for nuclear power of the next stage
15 August 2001
The Need to Conserve Energy for Health of the Environment
Col PK Gautam argues that conservation and efficient use of energy assumes greater importance for the environment at the local and global level and enlists various methods through which it can be achieved
11 August 2001
The New Bush Administration and India
Dr. Chintamani Mahapatra opines that the Bush Administration “seems interested in establishing a ‘strategic partnership’ with India
19 July 2001
The Equations of Environment Security
Col PK Gautam explains the E = PAT equation where E = environmental degradation, P = population, A = affluence, and T = type of technology
13 July 2001
India, China and No-First-Use : Strategic Culture or Realpolitik ?
Shivaji Mukherjee says that the No-First- Use policy of India and China are rooted in their defence culture and reflects their 'defensive defence'
25 June 2001
Indian Annual Defence Report : Chinese Criticism
Wg Cdr NK Pant dismisses the Chnes criticism as habitual bluffing
16 June 2001
Genes Warfare: The Dreaded Possibilty Coming True
Maj Gen Yashwant Deva is afraid that 'gene technology’ could be misused by war-mongers to spread the menace of 'gene-warfare’
31 May 2001
The Need for a Chief of Defence Staff
Maj Gen Ashok Krishna argues that the "CDS as a part of the MoD, makes good sense from the point of view of management and bureaucratic streamlining"
24 May 2001
A Chief of Defence Staff for Three Services!
Wg Cdr NK Pant comments on the debate on the appointment of CDS arguing that inter services rivalries must not impede the integration of the armed forces into a strategic command
24 May 2001
The National Missile Defence System: To back or not to back!
Parama Sinha Palit lauds India's endorsements of the NMD while cautioning that India will have to play a balancing act between its relations with the US and Russia
22 May 2001
China’s Intelligence Agency Operations in India
Dr Subhash Kapila documents the growth and current operations of Chinese intelligence service in India
22 May 2001
Asia Pacific Security: Australia’s Security Re-Defined
Subhash Kapila provides an analysis of the Australian Defence White Paper 2000
6 May 2001
Defence Budget: More Money Less Hardware
Wg Cdr NK Pant comments on the current defence budget and the need for judicious use of the increased outlay to modernize the armed forces
12 April 2001
Japan: Upgradation of Defence and Surveillance Capabilities
Dr. Subhash Kapila comments on the reasons for current upgradation of Japanese navy and air force
8 March 2001
Birds : Hazards To Safe Flying
Wg Cdr NK Pant highlights the seriousness of bird-hit accidents for aviation and points out measures that need to be adopted to prevent "loss of prohibitively expensive aircraft and trained pilots due to avoidable accidents".
2 March 2001
Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA) - II
Brig Chandra B Khanduri comments on the changes in military strategy with high technology becoming integral to all military operations
2 March 2001
Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA) - I
Brig Chandra B Khanduri comments on the changes in military strategy with high technology becoming integral to all military operations
14 February 2001
Armed Forces and natural disasters
Wg Cdr NK Pant argues that India is badly in need of formulating a perfectly workable disaster management policy and the armed forces with their experience can contribute to this
14 February 2001
The Smearing of the Sacrificial Goat
Chandra B Khanduri says the Hamdoor Enquiry has tarnished the image of uniformed people of Pakistan making them the sacrificial goat
10 February 2001
Indo-Pak Relations and Prospects of Re-enaganement
Report of the IPCS Seminar held on 31 January 2001
2 February 2001
Agni-II: A watered down response from China
Satyajit Mohanty and Bhartendu Singh analyse China’s response to India’s Agni –II missile
25 January 2001
US Sanctions Regime and Defence Preparedness
Wg Cdr NK Pant evaluates the impact of US sanctions against India on defence preparedness of the Indian Armed Forces
23 January 2001
Japan: The Emerging Defence Debate
Dr Subhash Kapila comments on the changing contours of Japanese strategic doctrine
16 January 2001
Russian Foreign and Security Policies at the Juncture of the Millennium
Report of the Seminar held on 5 January 2001
30 December 2000
The Indian Army - A Paper Tiger?
Brig. S. S. Chandel suggests a conscript Army

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