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ANOTHER 9/11?: The Ground Signals

Paper no. 516                                                        08/09/2002

by B. Raman

As world leaders assemble at New York to observe the first anniversary of 9/11, it would be more useful to focus attention on the ground signals from the Afghanistan-Pakistan region than on the mega event in New York.

India needs a national security vision: An Opinion.

Paper No. 535                                       14/10/2002

by Moorthy Muthuswamy.

(This is a guest column and needless to say that the views expressed here are author's own and not that of South Asia Analysis Group. The writer is an accomplished US-based nuclear physicist and a director of Indian American Intellectuals Forum, a New York-based non-profit organization)

INDIA’S STRATEGIC MYOPIA IN DE-ESCALATION ON THE PAKISTAN BORDER

Paper No. 537                                            24/10/2002

 by Dr. Subhash Kapila.

General Background: India’s decision to de-escalate its military mobilization as announced after the meetings on October 2002 of the National Security Advisory Board and followed by the Cabinet Committee on Security has been politically unwise and strategically myopic.

NATIONAL SECURITY DOCTRINE

Paper No. 578                          06/01/2003

by B. Raman

Any national security doctrine (NSD) of India has to cater to the possibility of threats from two sources--- China and Pakistan.

INDIA’S STRATEGIC LESSONS FROM 2002: An Analysis

Paper No. 579                                                 07/01/2003

by Dr. Subhash Kapila

India-Some Harsh Strategic Realities Needing Consideration: Strategically the Year 2002 AD could be viewed as a defining moment for India.  It was in 2002 that India was brought face to face with some harsh strategic realities, whose objective consideration should prompt a re-orientation in India’s strategic thinking, formulations and attitudes.  This strategic re-orientation needs to take place both in foreign policy making and India’s military doctrines. 

INDIA'S NATIONAL SECURITY MANAGEMENT (NSM) & CHINA

Paper No. 593                                               31/01/2003

by B. Raman

The Sino-Indian war of 1962 had the following lessons for India: 

* While we had a good capability for the collection of tactical and topographical intelligence about Tibet, we lacked a similar capability relating to Yunnan.

THE UNITED STATES’S TWO GULF WARS- A Comparative Analysis

Paper No. 598                                                04/02/2003

 By Dr. Subhash Kapila

(Author’s Note: This paper may be read in conjunction with the author’s earlier two papers on the subject : (1) “United States War Plans Against Iraq”, SAAG Paper No. 496 dated 19-07-02 and (2) “United States Debates War Against Iraq”, SAAG Paper No. 524 dated 01-10-02). 

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