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India’s Nuclear Doctrine

The strategy of deterrence ought always to envisage the possibility of deterrence failing. —Bernard Brodie Recently, Russia raised the alert level for its nuclear forces in response to what it called the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) provocations. This was preceded by the changed...

Ties That Might Bind

The official relationship between India and Japan has now been elevated to a "global" and "strategic partnership." Understanding this qualitative leap in India-Japan ties is less easy than it looks. An origin story of the India-Japan relations explains how its state today is a reflection of the way Japan has changed in the last half a century.

Offer of F-16 Aircraft: India Needs an Effective Air Force, Not a Bloated One

With many plans on the table for the IAF to make major acquisitions, it is necessary to consider the fact that multirole combat aircraft, along with upgrades to existing assets, and force multipliers such as airborne warning and control systems, unmanned aerial vehicles, surface-to-air missiles, and a network centric warfare capability coupled with a greatly improved security environment give India the unique opportunity to build a modern, effective and affordable air force.

Undermining Nuclear Non-Proliferation

WEEKLYECONOMIC AND POLITICAL Undermining Nuclear Non-Proliferation Over the last few months the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has been in the news for a variety of reasons. Its incomplete mission in Iraq as mandated by the Security Council is yet to resume; its role in ensuring that the Democratic People
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