Editorial

The value and importance of army was realized very early in the history of India and this led in course of time to the maintenance of permanent militia to put dam dissenter. War or no war, the army was to be maintained to meet any unexpected contingency. This gave nice to the Kshatriyas, warrior caste. The necessary education, drill and discipline to cultivate militarism were confined to Kshatriyas. Read More…


Emerging Geo-Strategic Milieu of ASEAN and India in Perspective of ‘Act East’ Policy

India has since last many millennia enjoyed close political, cultural, linguistic, spiritual and economic ties with Southeast Asia. Trade between Kingdoms on East coast of India and Southeast Asia flourished for several centuries (Om Prakash, 1998; Tripati, 2017). Rajendra Chola conquered Srivijaya empire in Indonesia, Malaysia and Southern Thailand around 1000 AD (Shankar, 2017). The Kalinga Empire had looked East for trade 2,000 years ago (Patnaik, 2015). Read More…


Biodefence Strategies and Preparedness Against Bioterrorism

The 9/11 attacks have written a completely new narrative of the emerging forms of conflict. The nature of this asymmetric warfare with faceless non-state actors is completely unpredictable and unanticipated with respect to battlespace, timing, nature of conflict, targets, motivation. This uncertain emerging security environment prompts the counterterrorism agencies all over the world to think more creatively, and the mantra is “Think like a terrorist”! Read More…


Education: – the ultimate WMD – weapon of Mass Development

India today is on the cusp of a technological revolution with majority of its citizens easily and comfortably adapting to evolving technologies, mostly related to the social media. The unfortunate fact of this phenomenon is that the back-end of almost every modern technology is being designed in the advanced Western world and China. Read More…


Book Review: Pakistan On The Brink

Afghanistan has always been a territory that various world powers have found easy to enter in but very hard to leave. First it was the British in the nineteenth century, then Soviet Russia during the cold war and recently it was the US after 26/11, that met with more or less the same fate in Afghanistan. Read More…