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#5379, 9 October 2017
The Future of US Troops in Afghanistan: Assessing Potential Roles
Rajat Ahlawat assesses the current deployment structures and likely roles the new US troops will be deployed for, in Afghanistan
#5374, 4 October 2017
Kabul Security: The NUG's Achilles Heel?
Bismellah Alizada assesses the security situation in Kabul and the broader political implications the current state-of-affairs could trigger
#5365, 21 September 2017
Russia-Turkey: Implications of the New Arms Deal
Monish Gulati examines the potential geopolitical implications of the recent Russia-Turkey agreement involving the purchase of the S-400 Triumf air defence system 
#5361, 15 September 2017
IPCS Discussion
Chinese Military Reform, 2013-2030

Report of the discussion on Chinese Military Reform, 2013-2030, held on 23 August 2017
#5352, 5 September 2017
New Indian Defence Minister: A List of Priorities
Gp Capt (Retd) Murli Menon says that Nirmala Sitaraman has the opportunity to orchestrate a transformation in India’s defence capabilities
#5335, 7 August 2017
The Strategist
A Pug, a Terrier and the Doklam Stand Off

Vice Admiral (Retd) Vijay Shankar assesses the standoff at Doklam and says any conflict will be waged on terms advantageous to India 
#5322, 15 July 2017
Three Years of the Modi Government
Defence under the NDA Government

Abhijit Iyer-Mitra analyses the state-of-affairs in India's defence sector over the past three years and argues that there has been more continuity than change
#5280, 1 May 2017
Red Affairs
Rumour of Triumph

Dr Bibhu Prasad Routray assesses the policy lacunae that adversely impact India's efforts to counter Left Wing Extremism in the country
#5262, 10 April 2017
Operation Twilight: A Turning Point in Bangladesh
Angshuman Choudhury traces the evolving nature, capabilities and tactics employed by terrorist outfits in Bangladesh and the security forces' responses to them
#5245, 18 March 2017
Manohar Parrikar as Defence Minister: A Positive Record
Brig (Retd) Gurmeet Kanwal says Manohar Parrikar’s achievements as India’s Defence Minister far outweigh the disappointments
#5242, 6 March 2017
East Asia Compass
US Tactical Nukes in the Korean Peninsula?

Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra argues that the recent deliberations over redeployment of the US tactical nuclear weapons on the Korean peninsula seem to be an act of over-doing
#5241, 6 March 2017
J&K Focus
J&K: A Strategy is What May Still Be Elusive

Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain writes that it would be imperative for India to identify key goals and develop an overarching detailed and comprehensive strategy vis-a-vis Jammu and Kashmir
#5231, 3 February 2017
Where is Egypt Headed?
Amb (Retd) KP Fabian traces the trajectory of Egypt's political history and asesses the current state-of-affairs
#5226, 29 January 2017
IPCS Discussion
'Faith, Unity, Discipline: The ISI of Pakistan'

Sarral Sharma reports on the proceedings of the discussion held on 18 January 2017
#5222, 12 January 2017
India: Crises in Command?
Gp Capt (Retd) Murli Menon assesses the appointment of India's new army chief and makes recommendations for the process of reforms to the personnel policies of the Indian armed forces 
#5221, 10 January 2017
East Asia Compass
Japan-China Contestation in 2017

Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra reviews the Tokyo-Beijing bilateral and identifies the potential trajectory the relationship in 2017
  
SEMINARS/CONFERENCES/DISCUSSIONS
IPCS Briefing for the US Air Force School for Advanced Nuclear Deterrence Studies
22 March 2017

   

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China’s Policy vis-à-vis Afghanistan
21 August 2015 , 1030-1145 hrs

   
News
India’s weapons plans raise specter of nuclear arms race in Asia
Defence News, 9 December 2014
India has embarked on a series of crucial weapons-systems tests that will result in the first deployment by air, sea and land of nuclear weapons by rival powers in Asia, in 2016.

This is one manufacturing industry we must protect
ABC News, 27 November 2014
Despite some stuff-ups and cost blowouts, we must continue to build submarines in Adelaide if we're to invest in our national security, writes Tim Mayfield.

Defence, Aerospace sector to offer $200 billion business opportunity
Defence News, 14 November 2014
HYDERABAD: The Indian defence and aerospace industry will offer business opportunity in the range of $200 billion in the next 15 years, former Secretary, Department of Defence Research and Development V K Saraswat said today.

India to seek Israeli expertise in managing borders
Defence News, 31 October 2014
Pushing Modi government's agenda to take relations with Israel to the optimal level, union home minister Rajnath Singh would leave for Jerusalem on November 5 for four-day visit.

India-China Border Standoff: High in the Mountains, Thousands of Troops Go Toe-to-Toe
Defence News, 31 October 2014
KORZOK, India—It was dusk when the herdsmen reached their Himalayan village bearing ominous news: They had spotted dozens of camouflage-clad Chinese soldiers inside territory India considers its own.

Issue Briefs, Special Reports, Research Papers
Roots of the Syrian Crisis
VP Haran
Special Report 181
Modi in Lahore: Indian and Pakistani Reflections
Special Report 180
Defence Reforms and National Security: Managing Threats and Challenges to India
Gurmeet Kanwal
Issue Brief 172
Defining India’s Security: Looking Beyond Limited War and Cold Start Strategies
PR Chari
Issue Brief 169
Arihant: Strengthening India’s Naval Capability
Rajaram Panda
Issue Brief 115
How Prepared Are We?: India and the Challenge of Nuclear Terror
Sitakanta Mishra
Special Report 82
India-Japan Security Cooperation: Chinese Perceptions
Hayoun Ryou
Issue Brief 89
Demilitarisation of the Siachen Conflict Zone: An Idea Whose Time Has Come
Gurmeet Kanwal
Issue Brief 46
T-90S “Bhishma”
Mallika Joseph
Issue Brief 19
Preemptive Strike: Will it Secure Indian Interests?
D Suba Chandran
Issue Brief 7
Precision Guided Munitions and Reduced Collateral Damage
Prashant Dikshit
Issue Brief 8
 
 

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