C. Uday Bhaskar

The writer is Director, Society for Policy Studies, New Delhi.

Articles By C. Uday Bhaskar

Delhi will have to accept China’s role in Bangladesh while shaping its ties with Dhaka

The Bangladesh-India-China triangle is often obscured by the high visibility accorded to Pakistan in the uneasy relationship between the two Asian giants.

Eighteen years on, 9/11 marks the lack of closure to the war in Afghanistan

A degree of policy fecklessness and political inconsistency characterises the last 18 years of the US-led global war on terror (GWOT), though the acronym is no longer in vogue.

Does India Remember Kargil?

Critical lessons not learnt from the conflict make the country more vulnerable.

INS Viraat controversy threatens to disturb equipoise in civil-military relations

Post 1962 and the China debacle, Indian military personnel were encouraged to keep religion and politics out of their discourse and focus on professional matters while remaining aware of their domestic environment but yet steadfastly apolitical. The equipoise should not be damaged.

A figure like Senator Richard Lugar is needed to face current challenges

The preliminary deliberations at New York indicate that the NPT cannot deal with the current global nuclear challenge and some radical initiatives in the Richard Lugar mode are urgently called for. Alas, the US and global bench strength of perspicacious and committed nuclear policymakers is very modest.

Watcher of the Valley

Major General Afsir Karim was prescient about a Pulwama-like attack

The soldier’s minister

Military remembers George Fernandes as an effective and empathetic leader.

Questions From Sentinel

Breach of Andaman island’s security protocols was a reality check on 26/11.

Farewell Captain

Vice Admiral Manohar Prahlad Awati embodied the spirit of adventure and the tradition of sea-faring.

The Podgy Admiral

Admiral Nadkarni was an able, down-to-earth chief and a professional to the core

A Post-Fact Conflict

How truth has been obscured in the narratives on chemical weapons in Syria.

On Such a Full Sea

A judicious mix of essays that seek to contextualise India’s naval strategy against the backdrop of Asia’s regional security environment.

Bilateral Buoyancy

Goa was a predictable photo-op, the real deal was the trade and aid partnerships.

Uri attack: Pressure on Modi govt to act decisively ‘now’ is visible, but must be well thought through

Pak wages its proxy war with impunity. India should avoid falling into the trap of impulsive indignation

The unassuming statesman

S.R. Nathan was one of the architects of India’s relations with the ASEAN

Arundhati Ghose (1940 – 2016): India’s CTBT Durga

Arundhati Ghose will be remembered for her role in India’s nuclear diplomacy.

The FDI illusion

The defence sector needs much more than increased foreign direct investment

Bhagat Singh’s Nationalism

It was very different from the version that prevails on his 85th death anniversary.

The greyest of the Grey Eagles

Admiral Ram Tahiliani was a role model for the fraternity of sailors.

Rathore ‘covert’ remarks: India needs to focus more on strategic communication

Strat com is now a universally recognized and respected tool in the national quiver and the rapid advances in cyber and media technology has only made this skill-set that much more relevant.