Monday, 4 July, 2022
TopicDeterrence

Topic: Deterrence

Unlike Vajpayee & Manmohan, PM Modi thinks prudence in conflict is a self-imposed fetter

There is a continuing clamour for the Modi government to escalate further, if only to preserve the reputation of the ‘new India’.

India must explicitly seek escalation to establish a deterrence regime

Indian leaders must prepare forces, equipment, intelligence and plans for further escalation, and leverage our conventional superiority over Pakistan.

India’s planning for future wars almost completely ignores the nuclear threat

After INS Arihant, India needs to seriously reevaluate its nuclear deterrence policy.

On Camera

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Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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