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Karbi Anglong Peace Accord: Cordoning Security to Enhancing Connectivity (Vaibhav Kullashri, CLAWS)

On 04 September, a tripartite agreement was signed between the Centre, the Assam government, and the five insurgent groups’ active in the Karbi Anglong region of Assam. According to the Memorandum of Settlement -as the accord is stated- “will ensure greater devolution of autonomy to the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council, protection of identity, language, culture, […]

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A long Haul or a Short War : China’s True Designs In Ladakh (Abhishek Singh, CLAWS)

China is today upgrading its military posture along India’s border at a scale that is difficult to conceal and a pace that is threatening. For India, deciphering China’s true designs thus remains the key question today. A recent article[i] in a leading daily suggested that the PLA in Ladakh was preparing for ‘a long haul’ – suggesting […]

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Cross-Border Migration May Lead to Resurgence of Insurgency in Manipur: A New Security Challenge for India (Anuradha Oinam, CLAWS)

The influx of migrants from the Indo-Myanmar border after the military coup staged in February this year to three Northeastern (NE) states – Mizoram, Manipur and Nagaland – is a matter of concern for India as it may inflate the issue of insurgency problems once again in this region. Currently, more than 16,000 Myanmarese migrants […]

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Pakistan Releases Dossier 2021: Propagandist Overtures (Jyoti M. Pathania and Namita Barthwal, CLAWS)

Pakistan Releases Dossier 2021: Propagandist Overtures – Center For Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS)

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India. India’s Space Diplomacy: Building Space Station in Vietnam for ASEAN (CLAWS)

By Shivangi Dikshit Space is now an emerging avenue for countries to compete and build their dominance through cooperation and competition in space. Superiority in space technology brings international attention, creates opportunities to build and expand relations as well as achieve national interests. India’s advanced space programs have allowed it to cooperate with its strategic partners […]

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Afghanistan. Talibanisation of Afghanistan (CLAWS)

By Brig. Dinesh Mathur (Retd.) The challenge has returned, to where it began. The quest for the establishment of a broad-based, gender-sensitive, multi-ethnic and fully representative, independent Afghanistan has eluded the world powers once again. Afghanistan is back to square one, to its pre-war status as a possible base for jihadist non-state organisations. Talibanisation of Afghanistan […]

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(China/India) China’s Military-Civil Fusion Strategy and Implications for India (Maj Gen D S Rana, CLAWS)

The exploitation of civil sector resources to support and boost the capabilities of People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is not a new practice. https://www.claws.in/publication/chinas-military-civil-fusion-strategy-and-implications-for-india/

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(India) Modern Warfare and Contemplation of Strategic Victory (Lt. Gen. Rakesh Sharma, CLAWS)

That is an old saying – victory has a thousand fathers, defeat is an orphan!  On the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln on 01 May 2003, US President George W. Bush announced Mission Accomplished in the Iraq War. In the twelve years after that televised address, nearly one hundred and fifty thousand civilians and 5000 soldiers lost their lives in Iraq!  […]

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(USA) With Biden’s ‘America is back’, will US resort to being the Big Boss or play the Facilitator for ‘Inclusive Dialogue[s]’? (Manjari Singh, CLAWS)

While Joe Biden sworn in as the 46th President of the United States (POTUS) in just about few hours, it is widely accepted that the Middle East will be high on his administration’s agenda. https://www.claws.in/with-bidens-america-is-back-will-us-resort-to-being-the-big-boss-or-play-the-facilitator-for-inclusive-dialogues/

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(India/USS Theodore Roosevelt) USS Theodore Roosevelt Incident amidst the Covid-19 Pandemic & its Implications on the Indian Army (Ajay Ulhas Bhonsle, CLAWS)

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71 or TR) is a Nimitz Class Nuclear Powered Aircraft Carrier which departed from the San Diego Naval base at the end of Jan 2020 with approximately 5000 sailors aboard. Captain Brett Crozier was in command of the ship. Rear Admiral Stuart P Baker was commander of the Carrier Strike Group […]

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(India) Vaccine Diplomacy – A Game Changer In World Order (Gaurav Gupta, CLAWS)

India, which has the second-largest population in the world, declared a complete lockdown on 23 March 2020 to control the spread of the Wuhan Virus, since the occurrence of the first case of the above said virus on 30 January 2020. https://www.claws.in/vaccine-diplomacy-a-game-changer-in-world-order/

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(India) Theatre Commands – A Conceptual Approach (Samir Srivastava, CLAWS)

What should Theatre Commands essentially be?    There is little information on the on-going deliberations regarding theaterisation emanating from the Department of Military Affairs (DMA). https://www.claws.in/theatre-commands-a-conceptual-approach/