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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). 

INDIA'S STRATEGIC POSTURES REVIEWED

Paper No. 604                                                13/02/2003

by Dr. Subhash Kapila 

India’s strategic postures and policies have figured widely in the last few weeks stirring debates and discussions both in India and abroad. It is in keeping with India’s growing strategic stature and a  better comprehension of its strategic potential that the debate extends far and wide.

INDIA’S MILITARY LESSONS FROM GULF WAR II: An Analysis

Paper No. 644                                                   27/03/2003

by Dr Subhash Kapila

This paper may kindly  be read in conjunction with the following papers of this author: 

*The United States Two Gulf Wars: A Comparative Analysis, SAAG Paper 598, dated 04-02-2003

* United States Debates War Against Iraq, SAAG Paper524 dated 01-10-2002

IGNITING STRATEGIC MINDSETS IN INDIANS : A Book Review

Paper No. 657                                                      09/04/2003

By Dr S Chandrasekharan.

 “INDIA’S DEFENCE POLICIES AND STRATEGIC THOUGHT: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS” by Dr. Subhash Kapila, NOIDA, Simsid Books, 2003. pp 184 

Here is a tract from a straight talking, straight shooting, thinking soldier. These qualities I suspect were the ones that stood in the way of Dr Subhash Kapila reaching greater heights in his Army career. 

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