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In North Korea’s Acts, Something more than Meets the Eye?

 

Paper No. 5423                                                       Dated 13-Mar-2013

By Bhaskar Roy

A booster rocket test last December expected to be a prototype of a long range missile, a third nuclear test in February with a veiled threat for a fourth test soon, threatening to attack the USA; cutting the hot line with South Korea; withdrawing from the 1953 Armistice that brought an end to the Korean war are acts that could destabilize North East Asia (NEA).

Intelligence Professional’s Perspective on India’s Strategic Environment: Pakistan and Afghanistan

 

Paper No. 5421                                                      Dated 11-Mar-2013

By A. K. Verma

(This is a summary of a presentation made by the author at the Institute of Defence Studies, Delhi on 8th of March, 2013.)

I must compliment the Institute of Defence Studies and Analysis for this exercise. It displays a recognition that intelligence analysis plays a vital role in identifying strategic interests and suggesting options to deal with them.

Bangladesh: Indian Imperatives for a Comprehensive Strategic Investment:

Paper No.5416                                         Dated 5-Mar-2013

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Bangladesh today is at critical crossroads in its national history where under the able and visionary leadership of the present Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is surging towards a radical transformation of purging Bangladesh of Islamist bigotry and fundamentalism from its political dynamics.

Pakistan Army’s Graveyard of Imperial Pretensions-Afghanistan

Paper No. 5409                                           Dated 26-Feb-2013

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

The projected drawback of United States and NATO Forces in 2014 has once again rekindled Pakistan Army’s imperial pretensions over Afghanistan. Post-2014 scenarios being discussed in the strategic community paint dismal scenarios of Afghanistan re-emerging as a global and regional hotspot with destabilising spill-over effects all around.

Police and Safety and Security of Women

 

Paper No. 5405                                       Dated 22-Feb-2013

By A. K. Verma

Why do people in India love to despise the police? The seeds of the mystery are buried in the deep history of the British Raj, so deep that the modern narrative on the subject hardly ever brings it under scrutiny.

India: War Preparedness Hit By Policy Paralysis of Defence Ministry

Paper No. 5401                                        Dated 19-Feb-2013

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Introductory Observations

India’s war preparedness against The China Threat and The Pakistan Threat is getting hit on two major counts. The de-emphasising of these two major threats by India’s policy establishment causes grievous harm to India’s security in more ways than one as reflected in my recent Papers on this site.

Some disturbing questions on Westland helicopter deal

Paper No. 5391            Dated 13-Feb-2013

Col. R. Hariharan

The arrest of Giuseppe Orsi, the chief executive of Italy’s largest aerospace group Finmeccanica in Italy as part of an investigation into alleged corruption in international defence deals has once again put the focus back on yet another case of corruption in India’s defence procurement.

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