Analyses and Opinions

Appointment of National Maritime Security Coordinator: Indian and its attempts of Naval Dominance in IOR

The Indian Ocean is considered as “bedrock” of the economic activity in the 21st century, but in recent years due to increasing economic competitions and security concerns, importance of Indian Ocean for security and military purposes has increased many folds. Indian Ocean adjacency to Middle East, South Asia, Africa and ...
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Test of Agni Prime Missile and India’s Counterforce Temptations

South Asia is widely regarded as one of the most hostile regions of the world primarily because of the troubled relations between the two nuclear arch-rivals India and Pakistan. The complex security dynamics have compelled both the countries to maintain nuclear deterrence vis-à-vis each other. India is pursuing an extensive ...
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Indian Space Weaponization and Integration of its Ballistic Missile Defence

The proliferation of space technologies in the South Asian region has been quite a worrisome phenomenon. It has further complicated the regional security environment by significantly increasing the prospects of wars and conflicts. India aspires to have a military presence in outer space and to be regarded as among the ...
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Illegal Uranium Sales in India: Non-Compliance with International Nuclear Security Norms

In the most recent incident, on June 4, 2021, the Indian police arrested seven people and seized about 6.4 kilograms of uranium. The culprits were trying to sell this nuclear-related radioactive material at the black market. Surprisingly, this is the second consecutive incident of such kind within a month. Quite ...
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Pakistan Consolidating Conventional Deterrence through Military Exercises

The guarantor of peace has always been a country’s prepared military, with dynamic and vigorous training, exotic vigilance, and wholehearted preparedness. This concocts the military for the impulsive circumstances, and whatsoever the crisis falls upon it. Pakistan has recently conducted various military exercises in various regions across the country. The ...
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The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Strategic Stability in South Asia

Technological innovation has always been a significant point in the military realm. The emergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a candid example of the Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA). AI is a dual-use technology with implications in both military and civilian spheres. It is not a new concept; rather its ...
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How did the Taliban win the war against the US?

As the US starts pulling out of Afghanistan, the Taliban are advancing across the Afghan territory clearly indicating their victory in the war against the US-led NATO and ISAF troops. The US officials on one hand accept they have lost the Afghan war although in grim words, while the Taliban ...
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Network Centric Warfare Capabilities and Strategic Stability in South Asia

Network Centric Warfare (NCW) capabilities are meant to provide real-time information to a state in a war or conflict. It aims to not only give that specific state superiority over its adversary but also embolden it to defeat its adversary in an actual conflict. The core of NCW is primarily ...
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The US Endgame in Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s political and security situation is quite precarious given the intensity of Taliban advances, lack of progress in intra-Afghan talks, and, most importantly, the accelerated US withdrawal. This is not to overlook the American quest to establish bases in the neighborhood to keep an eye on Afghanistan. Yet things seem ...
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Incidents of Uranium Theft in India: Depleting Nuclear Safety and International Silence

Yet another incident of the capture of nuclear-related materials from unauthorized persons in India has made headlines in the Indian media but largely ignored in the international media. On 4th June 2021, as reported in the Indian media, the authorities arrested seven people possessing approximately 6.4 kilograms of Uranium in ...
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Pakistan’s Peaceful Application of Nuclear Technology

The odyssey of Pakistan’s nuclear technology started with the acquaintance of the “Atoms for Peace” program in 1953. Pakistan became one of the early beneficiaries of the program and sent many scientists and experts for training purposes, to get familiar with the aspects of nuclear technology and its use in ...
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Palestinian Suffering

The ceasefire between Hamas and Israel brokered by Egypt, although violated within a few hours, holds so far. Indeed, the situation is returning to ‘normal’. However, the conflict has cost both parties dear. More than 217 Palestinians, including 63 children and 38 women, have been martyred and 1400 wounded. The ...
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Seizure of Radioactive Uranium in Indian and Depleting Nuclear Safety and Security

Very recently, in the first week of May 2021, the Indian police have seized 7.1 Kilograms of illegally possessed Radioactive Uranium by two men in the state of Maharashtra. The material was sent to Bhabha Atomic Research Center to get confirmation on seized material and after confirmation from the center, ...
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Twenty-Three Years of Nuclearization in South Asia: Evaluating Non-Proliferation Trends From Past to Present

May 28, 2021, marks the 23rd anniversary of the nuclearization of South Asia. It was on this day in the year 1998 when Pakistan conducted six nuclear tests in the Chaghi district of the Southwestern Baluchistan province. This was purely in response to the Indian nuclear tests on the 11th ...
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Pakistan’s Nuclear Capability: Holding the Burden of Maintaining Strategic Stability

The South Asian region has always remained vulnerable to conflicts and escalation for many decades. This is primarily because of its ever-increasing volatility and the complex security dynamics of the region. Given the hostile nature of the relationship between India and Pakistan, both countries have fought full-fledged wars and limited ...
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