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Gurmeet Kanwal

The writer is former director, Centre for Land Warfare Studies, Delhi

Why Talks Won’t Help
Wed, Nov 01, 2017

As long as the army calls the shots in Pakistan, it will continue the conflict with India

Don’t nuke the debate
Wed, Nov 16, 2016

Manohar Parrikar has been criticised for suggesting a re-evaluation of ‘no-first-use’. But nuclear doctrines are not written in stone.

Getting aggressive on defence
Mon, May 26, 2014

How to recover from UPA’s record on military modernisation and national security.

Where is the Strategy?
Sat, Nov 27, 2010

According to a recent KPMG report,India is likely to spend up to $100 billion on the purchase of military equipment over the next 10 years.

Learning from Lebanon
Sun, Aug 20, 2006

A nation can prevail in all tactical engagements and still lose at the strategic level

Next steps in the Indo-US deal
Mon, Mar 06, 2006

The Indo-US nuclear deal has been signed. The next step is to get it passed through the US Congress and the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). T...

A peace pact waiting to be made
Mon, Jan 16, 2006

As the foreign secretaries from India and Pakistan try this week to sustain the peace process amidst growing mutual suspicion, the Siachen q...

America’s Summer of Discontent
Tue, Aug 30, 2005

One grieving mother camping outside the ranch where President Bush is on vacation has made her countrymen sit up and introspect about the wa...

Defence budget: some worries
Mon, Feb 28, 2005

The emergence of Bangladesh as the new hub of Islamic terrorism, the political uncertainty in Nepal and the spread of Maoist militancy acros...

The LoC fence is bad strategy
Mon, Dec 27, 2004

In the Robert Frost poem, the narrator’s neighbour tells him “good fences make good neighbours”, but he asks, “Before I ...

Pakistan army downsizes: A bluff?
Sat, May 08, 2004

In an effort to improve its teeth-to-tail ratio, the Pakistan army has announced that it will reduce its strength by 50,000 personnel. A day...

Let’s all hum, ‘Que cera, cera’
Tue, Apr 27, 2004

The great Indian tamasha is well and truly under way. The 2004 election campaign is almost done. Rudyard Kipling had written that only mad d...

Listen, the general is speaking
Tue, Mar 23, 2004

Kashmir, Kashmir, Kashmir: Like an old, worn out long-playing record, General Pervez Musharraf is stuck on the K-word and so is the Pakistan...

Pakistani nukes may end up in jihadi hands
Tue, Feb 24, 2004

Ever since a crestfallen Dr A.Q. Khan admitted sheepishly on PTV that he had masterminded the sale of nuclear designs and materials to other...

But keep the powder dry in Kashmir
Thu, Jan 22, 2004

It is indeed tempting to wax eloquent about the shikaras full of tourists on the Dal Lake in Srinagar and the peace moves between India and ...

Images of valour
Fri, Nov 15, 2002

Forty years ago, India suffered the ignominy of a military debacle at the hands of the People’s Liberation Army of China. Strategic ana...

Imagining Shangri-la
Sat, Sep 14, 2002

Nestled between the snow-capped mountains of the Great Himalayan and the Shamshabari Ranges in north Kashmir is the pristine Gurez Valley &#...

Pay-back time on the LoC
Wed, Jun 28, 2000

For over fifty years, Pakistan has been waging a low-intensity limited war against India along the Line of Control (Loc) in Jammu and Kash...

Terrorised for how long?
Fri, Jan 28, 2000

After the military coup in October 1999, there has been a substantial increase in the number of incidents of Islamist fundamentalist terro...

Why India can’t intervene
Fri, Dec 31, 1999

As the hijack drama of Indian Airlines flight IC-814 is being pla-yed outat Kandahar airport, it has clearly emerged that India's capabili...

Costs of filling gaps
Wed, Nov 03, 1999

General Musharraf's military regime has declared that "Pakistan would continue to su-pport with moral, political and diplomatic back...

Return of the jackboot
Fri, Oct 15, 1999

The inevitable has happened. For over two years Nawaz Sharif had misused his brute majority in the National Assembly to pursue his vaulti...

Time for Sharif’s survival script
Thu, Jul 22, 1999

Having suffered another humiliating military defeat, Pakistan has much to learn from its strategic blunder in Kargil. Never before has Pa...

Time to draft technology in nation’s defence
Wed, Jun 23, 1999

For too long has the nation been dependent on the indomitable courage of infantrymen to keep peace on the borders. While battles will con...

Not by lives alone
Wed, Jun 23, 1999

For too long has the nation been dependent on the indomitable courage of infantrymen to keep peace on the borders. While battles will con...