Gurmeet Kanwal
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The writer is former director, Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS), New Delhi

POLITICS

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India’s Nuclear Doctrine: Is it moving from ‘no first use’ to ambiguity?

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh was possibly sending a simple but blunt message to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan: Don’t threaten India.

POLITICS

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High time for a CDS: The creation of the post of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) was realised after the Kargil War

PM Modi has announced the Indian armed forces will be headed by a chief of defence staff (CDS), who will integrate all three forces. This will be a game-changer.

POLITICS

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Stop the spiral and talk with Kashmir: We can't inflame passions in the Valley further for what may follow is terrible

We must put aside all vote-bank considerations and act in a statesman-like manner. National interest will be served by this and not by pushing Kashmir over the brink.

POLITICS

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Shooting Fire in Kargil: When India's determined artillery put the love of Allah in Pakistan's troops

Kargil was also won with the relentless artillery of the Indian army, which rained fire on the Pakistanis night and day, in an offensive last matched by its intensity only in World War 2.

POLITICS

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The Kargil Conflict of 1999: How Pakistan gave shape to its biggest military blunder

The Indian army needs to be forever vigilant against any Pakistani misadventure.

POLITICS

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Amit Shah must know amending the NIA Act and UAPA is not enough to counter terrorism

The National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill was passed by Rajya Sabha. But India's ant-terrorism policy has many loopholes.

POLITICS

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When India needs to intervene: As our international role expands, so must our capabilities

As US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's visit shows, India will be expected to play a far greater interventionist role in the region now. But, with China in the backdrop, just how prepared are we?

POLITICS

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Defence Budget 2019: India's defence spend is among the world's lowest. Meanwhile, China, Pakistan modernise their forces

Just when the nation is confronted by rapidly growing threats, the funds for defence expenditure in the interim budget for 2019-20 were grossly inadequate. This must be corrected.

POLITICS

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Pakistan's Triangle of Ties: Islamabad's relations with both China and the US are increasing misgivings on all sides

China is clearly using Pakistan as a pawn to further its own dreams of dominance. The US is far from pleased at this. How can India manage a situation that is both delicate, and volatile?

POLITICS

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A Very Tight Spot: India faces a huge security challenge with the possibility of a two-front conflict

India faces a grave two-front security threat from China and Pakistan. The menace could be even greater were the challenge to become a two-and-a-half-front threat which includes Kashmir.