The recent unrest in Kashmir has once again vilified the Indian Army, be it the accusation of murder, or the imposition of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, all of it seems to be the fault of the Army. It's time for a reality check.
Down the decades, every government has shown reluctance to declassify the contents of the Henderson Brooks Report, preventing a deeper analysis of what went wrong during the 1962 India-China war. In the absence of this, the key findings of this report remain shrouded in secrecy
India’s Top Security Risks in 2014 with Sameer Patil, Associate National Security Fellow, Gateway House in conversation with Brigadier (retd.) Xerxes Adrianwalla, Former DGMO, Indian Army. Read more details here. Sameer Patil Associate National Security Fellow, Gateway House Sameer Patil Read more
The recent protestation over Mukesh Ambani receiving CISF protection has thrown light on why current laws make it preferable for private individuals and organisations to seek government guarding agencies for protection over private security firms
After each terror attack in india, there are strident demands for military action against Pakistan. ‘Surgical’ strikes and limited war in a bilateral nuclear age are not really options. What is needed is more decisive action on non-military fronts
Pakistan’s recent violation of the ceasefire, by killing two Indian soldiers and beheading one of them, has triggered knee-jerk reactions by the government and armed forces, media frenzy, and public outcry. What makes this 60-year old problem tough to resolve, and how can those obstacles be overcome?
There have been many discussions on the need to de-militarise the Siachen Glacier. Why have India and Pakistan suddenly begun to believe that they were mistaken in holding on to the region all this while? What are the possible ramifications of de-militarising this strategic location?
Though India may seem to be mirroring or competing with China’s military build-up, it doesn't seem to be doing so in consonance with a long-term plan. New Delhi would be better served by avoiding an arms race; staying away from the U.S.-China rivalry and fostering stronger relations with its immediate neighbours.
Various unfavourable factors, attributed to both the government and the military, have resulted in dubbing India as the world’s largest arms importer. These factors – corruption, political interference and bureaucratic lethargy – have contributed to an absence of clarity on the use of arms in diplomacy.
South Asia Monitor published Xerxes Adrianwalla's article on India's expensive arms imports. He writes that India needs to shake off political interference and bureaucratic lethargy, and awaken its somnolent arms manufacturing sector to break away from expensive imports.