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Professor P.R. Chari was a former member of the Indian Administrative Service (1960 batch/Madhya Pradesh Cadre). He served in several senior positions in the Central and State Governments, and sought voluntary retirement in 1992 after 32 years in the Government. During the course of his official career he served two spells (1971-75 & 1985-88) in the Ministry of Defence. His last position there was Additional Secretary. He retired from the position of Vice-Chairman (Chief Executive) of the Narmada Valley Development Authority.

On the academic side he was Director, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses New Delhi (1975-80); International Fellow, Centre for International Affairs, Harvard University (1983-84); Visiting Fellow, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (1998); Research Professor, Centre for Policy Research (1992-96); Co-Director and Director of the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS) New Delhi (1996-2003). He worked extensively on nuclear disarmament, non-proliferation and Indian security issues.

He published over 1400 op-ed articles in newspapers/web sites and over 130 monographs and major papers in learned journals/chapters in books abroad and in India. He lectured extensively and held seminars in India and abroad including the National Defence College and Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, Asia Society (New York), Brookings Institution, Henry L. Stimson Centre, Centre for Strategic and International Studies, US Institute of Peace, and Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (all in Washington), CISAC (Stanford), Centre for Non-Proliferation Studies (Monterey), Lawrence Livermore Laboratory (Livermore), All Souls College (Oxford), International Institute for Strategic Studies (London), and Peace Research Institute (Bradford).

Essays/Briefs/Reports

Commentaries

Prof. P R Chari
Former Visiting Professor, IPCS
PUBLICATIONS

Countering the Naxalites: Deploying the Armed Forces . ” Special Report, No.89, April 2010

Pokharan-I: Personal Recollections.” Special Report, No.80, August 2009

Recent Developments in North Korea . ” Special Report, No. 74, June 2009

Sam Manekshaw: India’s Finest Hour .” Special Report, No.56, July 2008

China’s ASAT Test .” Special Report, No.34, February 2007

Nuclear Materials Security: An Assessment of the NTI Index 201 .” Issue Brief, No.244, February, 2014

From CTBT to FMCT: The Nuclear Debate in India .” Issue Brief, No. 164, March 2011

Parsing the Separation Plan: The Indo-US Subsidiary Deal ,” Issue Brief, No.36, March 2006

PSI and the Emerging Non-Proliferation Regime .” Issue Brief, No. 32, September 2005

The NPT Review Conference: A Policy for India .” Issue Brief, No. 31, April 2005

Nuclear CBMs Between India and Pakistan .” Issue Brief, No.24, July 2004

Nuclear CBMs: What Is Possible? ” Issue Brief, No. 22, May 2004

Redefining the Non-Proliferation Norm .” Issue Brief, No. 10, September 2003

Impending Elections in Pakistan .” Issue Brief, No.1, January 2003

Resuming the Indo-Pak Dialogue: Evolving a New FocusIPCS Commentary, No. 4836, 18 February 2015

Defence Management in India: An Agenda for ParrikarIPCS Commentary, No. 4749, 20 November 2014

Pakistani Taliban and Al Qaeda in Afghanistan: Implications for Asian SecurityIPCS Commentary, No. 4699, 20 October 2014

Obama’s New Strategy towards the Islamic State: Implications for IndiaIPCS Commentary, No. 4659, 15 September 2014

Modi’s Tryst with AbeIPCS Commentary, No. 4606, 18 August 2014

Thinking the Unthinkable: Promoting Nuclear DisarmamentIPCS Commentary, No. 4570, 21 July 2014

The Enigmatic Case of Bowe BergdahlIPCS Commentary, No. 4511, 16 June 2014

India-Pakistan Relations: Modi’s OptionsIPCS Commentary, No. 4444, 19 May 2014

India and No First Use: The Doctrinal ConundrumIPCS Commentary, No. 4392, 21 April 2014

The Hague Nuclear Security Summit: Evaluating Major AchievementsIPCS Commentary, No. 4357, 28 March 2014

India and Nuclear Terrorism: Meeting the ThreatIPCS Commentary, No. 4339, 17 March 2014

Federalism: Centre as Coordinator and AdjudicatorIPCS Commentary, No. 4314, 17 February 2014

The Yasukini Controversy: Global ImplicationsIPCS Commentary, No. 4309, 15 February 2014

Can India be Cunning?IPCS Commentary, No. 4298, 9 February 2014

Limits of FederalismIPCS Commentary, No. 4265, 20 January 2014

Ten Years of Ceasefire along the LoC: An EvaluationIPCS Commentary, No. 4201, 30 November 2013

Technological Change and Security: Implications for IndiaIPCS Commentary, No. 4130, 1 October 2013

India and the Failed States IndexIPCS Commentary, No. 4097, 22 August 2013

India, Sri Lanka and the IPKF Debacle: Remembering 29 July 1987IPCS Commentary, No. 4064, 2 August 2013

Why Berlin is not Prague-IIIPCS Commentary, No. 4006, 24 June 2013

Carnegie Nuclear Policy Conference 2013: Deterrence and DisarmamentIPCS Commentary, No. 3897, 28 April 2013

Pakistan Elections 2013: Will things change?IPCS Commentary, No. 3890, 22 April 2013

India, Pakistan and the Nuclear Race: The Strategic EntanglementIPCS Commentary, No. 3879, 11 April 2013

India and Pakistan: The Kargil ReduxIPCS Commentary, No. 3806, 4 February 2013

India and Pakistan: Political Fallouts and Larger Questions of the LoC ViolationsIPCS Commentary, No. 3797, 19 January 2013

Book Review: Implications of Asia's Rising Powers for the USIPCS Commentary, No. 3761, 26 November 2012

Obama-II and the Indo-US Relationship: Old Issues, New OpportunitiesIPCS Commentary, No. 3754, 9 November 2012

India: Double Speak on Nuclear DisarmamentIPCS Commentary, No. 3711, 24 August 2012

Antony and Panetta: A Shakespearean Drama?IPCS Commentary, No. 3634, 12 June 2012

Agni V: What is its Strategic Significance?IPCS Commentary, No. 3612, 23 April 2012

The Seoul Nuclear Security Summit: Discovering an AgendaIPCS Commentary, No. 3591, 22 March 2012

North Korea and Iran: A Study in ContrastsIPCS Commentary, No. 3587, 19 March 2012

Analyzing 2011: Prognosticating 2012IPCS Commentary, No. 3548, 3 January 2012

Parsing the Addu DeclarationIPCS Commentary, No. 3486, 14 November 2011

Anna Hazare: Ex Fast FactoIPCS Commentary, No. 3443, 1 September 2011

US-Pakistan-India Equations Post-ObamaIPCS Commentary, No. 3397, 8 June 2011

Anna Hazare and his TimesIPCS Commentary, No. 3378, 13 May 2011

Pakistan's Strategic StabilityIPCS Commentary, No. 3364, 2 May 2011

K.SubrahmanyamIPCS Commentary, No. 3325, 5 February 2011

FMCT Negotiations: Games Pakistan PlaysIPCS Commentary, No. 3323, 31 January 2011

The Commonwealth Games and the Commonwealth – Still Relevant?IPCS Commentary, No. 3278, 11 November 2010

Civil Nuclear Liability: Fact and FictionIPCS Commentary, No. 3270, 1 November 2010

Remembering Gandhi (M.K.)IPCS Commentary, No. 3248, 29 September 2010

The Security Issue of Land: Industrialization vs DisplacementIPCS Commentary, No. 3239, 20 September 2010

Biological Weapons: the Neglected WMDIPCS Commentary, No. 3226, 30 August 2010

Non-Proliferation: What Can India Do?IPCS Commentary, No. 3181, 5 July 2010

Nuclear Dealing WheelingIPCS Commentary, No. 3123, 10 May 2010

The Upcoming NPT Review Conference: ProspectsIPCS Commentary, No. 3103, 30 April 2010

Modular Nuclear Reactors: Solution or Problem?IPCS Commentary, No. 3079, 31 March 2010

Waiting for the NSAIPCS Commentary, No. 3048, 21 January 2010

China at 60 - Sino-Indian TensionsIPCS Commentary, No. 2989, 26 October 2009

Pokharan II: The Incestuous DebateIPCS Commentary, No. 2976, 1 October 2009

Reducing Strategic Arms : From Prague to L'Aquila via MoscowIPCS Commentary, No. 2907, 16 July 2009

Release Authority: Who Will Press The Button?IPCS Commentary, No. 2858, 1 May 2009

The Mumbai Outrage and India’s OptionsIPCS Commentary, No. 2815, 26 February 2009

Benazir's Assassination and the Future of PakistanIPCS Commentary, No. 2469, 14 January 2008

The Hyderabad Bombers: Will Anyone Learn Anything?IPCS Commentary, No. 2366, 3 September 2007

Terrorism's True RootsIPCS Commentary, No. 2339, 25 July 2007

Decay of the Non-Proliferation Regime: Can it be Reversed?IPCS Commentary, No. 2301, 29 May 2007

Indo-US Nuclear Deal: Limping Along or Halting?IPCS Commentary, No. 2269, 18 April 2007

North Korean Nuclear Test: Implications for Non-proliferation SystemIPCS Commentary, No. 2138, 24 October 2006

The Mumbai Train Blasts: Questions and AnswersIPCS Commentary, No. 2069, 13 July 2006

Reservations for OBCs & Consequence ManagementIPCS Commentary, No. 2031, 6 June 2006

Varanasi Bomb Blasts : A Preliminary AssessmentIPCS Commentary, No. 1960, 8 March 2006

Waiting for BushIPCS Commentary, No. 1947, 21 February 2006

India's Upcoming Vote on Iran in the IAEAIPCS Commentary, No. 1888, 21 November 2005

Indo-US Strategic Cooperation: Constraints, LimitationsIPCS Commentary, No. 1788, 13 July 2005

India-Pakistan Relations: In Need of External Direction?IPCS Commentary, No. 1604, 30 December 2004

Revisiting the tragedy of 1984IPCS Commentary, No. 1552, 5 November 2004

The Iraq Survey (Duelfer) ReportIPCS Commentary, No. 1526, 15 October 2004

India-Pakistan Relations: Are They Ripe For Normalisation?IPCS Commentary, No. 1514, 30 September 2004

The 9/11 Report: Lessons for IndiaIPCS Commentary, No. 1464, 16 August 2004

Criminals and GovernanceIPCS Commentary, No. 1409, 12 June 2004

Understanding India’s General Elections, 2004IPCS Commentary, No. 1403, 4 June 2004

The Indian Elections: Why Everyone Got It WrongIPCS Commentary, No. 1397, 27 May 2004

Ill Begun, Half Undone: Congress in PowerIPCS Commentary, No. 1396, 27 May 2004

Pakistan: A Trip ReportIPCS Commentary, No. 1386, 5 May 2004

India Shining?IPCS Commentary, No. 1361, 12 April 2004

Developments in Indo-US-Pak RelationsIPCS Commentary, No. 1360, 12 April 2004

Trishanku, Pervez Musharraf and Atal Behari VajpayeeIPCS Commentary, No. 1350, 27 March 2004

Nuclear Proliferation by Pakistan: Implications for the Non-Proliferation Regime and IndiaIPCS Commentary, No. 1317, 27 February 2004

Corruption in BangladeshIPCS Commentary, No. 1206, 10 November 2003

India’s New Peace InitiativeIPCS Commentary, No. 1192, 24 October 2003

Iraq: Bush versus SaddamIPCS Commentary, No. 1000, 21 March 2003

MiG Accidents - Causes and RemediesIPCS Commentary, No. 888, 4 October 2002

9/11 and the United StatesIPCS Commentary, No. 859, 12 September 2002

Beyond the Kashmir ElectionsIPCS Commentary, No. 850, 31 August 2002

War against Terrorism: Some Anti-ThoughtsIPCS Commentary, No. 798, 15 July 2002

Limited War against the Nuclear BackdropIPCS Commentary, No. 768, 18 June 2002

War against Terrorism: Its Fuller DimensionsIPCS Commentary, No. 757, 21 May 2002

War Against Terrorism: Can it be compartmentalized?IPCS Commentary, No. 756, 21 May 2002

Kashmir: The Statement of the ProblemIPCS Commentary, No. 755, 21 May 2003

Attack on American Centre, KolkataIPCS Commentary, No. 683, 25 January 2002

President Musharraf’s Address: What’s New?IPCS Commentary, No. 681, 19 January 2002

N-Weapons against AfghanistanIPCS Commentary, No. 659, 10 December 2001

Terror in America: US Military OptionsIPCS Commentary, No. 600, 9 October 2002

International and Regional SecurityIPCS Commentary, No. 567, 3 September 2001

Stray Thoughts On The Agra SummitIPCS Commentary, No. 528, 23 July 2001

Indo-Pak Summitry - Learning From The PastIPCS Commentary, No. 515, 28 June 2001

Isolating PakistanIPCS Commentary, No. 364, 12 June 2000

The Hijacking of IC-814IPCS Commentary, No. 306, 14 February 2000

The Nuclear DoctrineIPCS Commentary, No. 252, 24 August 1999

The Mantra of BilateralismIPCS Commentary, No. 220, 9 July 1999

Kargil, LoC and the Simla AgreementIPCS Commentary, No. 210, 23 June 1999

Convert Line of Control (LoC) into de facto international borderIPCS Commentary, No. 209, 23 June 1999

Kargil and BJP's Nuclear AgendaIPCS Commentary, No. 202, 11 June 1999

National Security Council - BJP StyleIPCS Commentary, No. 161, 27 November 1998

Pokharan II - Strategic ContentIPCS Commentary, No. 106, 1 June 1998

As the dust settlesIPCS Commentary, No. 105, 1 June 1998

Pokharan II: The way forwardIPCS Commentary, No. 94, 21 May 1998

Pokharan II: Now What?IPCS Commentary, No. 93, 21 May 1998

Pokharan II: Why?IPCS Commentary, No. 92, 21 May 1998

National Security Council: The OptionsIPCS Commentary, No. 77, 17 April 1998

BJP’s Nuclear AgendaIPCS Commentary, No. 60, 20 February 1998

The Huntington thesisIPCS Commentary, No. 58, 9 February 1998

Govt. Denials on Reductions in Army ManpowerIPCS Commentary, No. 54, 27 January 1998

More on the Nuclear Bargain: A Response to Selig HarrisonIPCS Commentary, No. 48, 29 December 1997

The Albright Visit: Jinxed!IPCS Commentary, No. 36, 3 December 1997

Is a Nuclear Bargain Possible?IPCS Commentary, No. 32, 28 November 1997

Strategic dialogue: What does it mean?IPCS Commentary, No. 25, 3 November 1997

Pickering in IndiaIPCS Commentary, No. 21, 1 November 1997

Pokharan AgainIPCS Commentary, No. 16, 20 September 1997

Indo-US Relations: The Pickering VisitIPCS Commentary, No. 15, 18 September 1997

Prithvi PolemicsIPCS Commentary, No. 11, 11 August 1997

  External Publications

Desh Deshantar: Exclusive Club in Indo-Pacific Region Irks China, Rajya Sabha TV, 31 October 2017

The Big Picture: US Designates Hizbul Mujahideen a Terror Organisation... Implications, Rajya Sabha TV, 17 August 2017

Security Scan | ASEAN Redflags Chinese Ambitions, Rajya Sabha TV, 11 August 2017

Security Scan - India's China Policy, Rajya Sabha TV, 17 June 2017

India’s World- Rightward Shift in Europe's Politics, Rajya Sabha TV, 13 December 2016

India’s World - China's Options After South China Sea Ruling, Rajya Sabha TV, 18 July 2016

Wanted: A Full-time Defence Minister, India Today, October 2014

India’s Nuclear Doctrine: Stirrings of Change, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 04 June 2014

Career options for retirees, The Tribune, 19 May 2014

Sino-American ties: Avoiding the Thucydides trap, The Tribune, 1 May 2014

The ‘No-first-use’ policy and BJP’s dilemma, The Tribune, 21 April, 2014

India’s Role in the Hague Nuclear Security Summit, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 18 March 2014

Defining India’s role in Nuclear Summit, The Tribune, 17 March 2014

Analysing India, The Pioneer, 16 February 2014

Countering Terrorism: Psychosocial Strategies, The Book Reveiw, Vol.37, No.10, October 2013

Moving Towards Demilitarising Siachen, The Tribune, 5 August 2013

Sunnylands & Cold Realities: The Dialogue between US & China, The Tribune, 22 June 2013

Deciphering Inscrutability: The Depsang Intrusion, China Studies Centre, IIT-M, 13 June 2013

Decoding Pyongyang and Seoul: Threat of N-proliferation in East Asia, The Tribune, 18 April, 2013

Chidambaram's confessions: Some disturbing questions, The Tribune,18 February 2013

Pivoting towards Asia:Australian and American style, The Tribune, 28 January 2013

Business of intelligence:What India can learn from UK, The Tribune,13 November 2012

Ensuring nuclear security: A close look at the invisible problem, The Tribune, 8 August 2012

Threats to national security: Assessing the successes and failures, The Tribune, 13 July 2012

Relevance of Simla Agreement: A close look after four decades, The Tribune, 2 July 2012

The Shangri La dialogue: US dominance, China’s absence, The Tribune, 11 June 2012

Nuclear Security Norms: Where Does India Stand?, The Economic and Political Weekly, Vol XLVII No.12, March 24, 2012

Fukushima and after: Need to strengthen public confidence in N-power, The Tribune, 20 March 2012

 

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