Psychological Warfare: How the Military Creates Fear in Everyday Life in Kashmir Articles Asia Defense & Security

Psychological Warfare: How the Military Creates Fear in Everyday Life in Kashmir

Blood-curdling screams and unnerving noises are being heard late at night in South Kashmir. Residents maintain that these distressful sounds are coordinated actions by  Indian-occupying forces to terrorise and subdue…

Evolving Contours of Indian Cyber Espionage and Pakistan’s Response Articles Asia Defense & Security

Evolving Contours of Indian Cyber Espionage and Pakistan’s Response

Pakistan’s track record of national and sector-specific cyber security remains abysmal. While targeted Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks and amateur website ‘hacks’ continue, as do overt information operations campaigns aiming to…

Alternative Cosmovisions: The Practices of Statecraft in Ancient India Articles Asia Politics & Governance

Alternative Cosmovisions: The Practices of Statecraft in Ancient India

Disciplinary boundaries were not invented when ancient texts were written. Philosophers studied anything they found important and challenging where the rigidities of disciplines evaded them. For this reason, in ancient…

India-Pakistan’s LoC Ceasefire: What’s Next? Articles Asia Defense & Security

India-Pakistan’s LoC Ceasefire: What’s Next?

February 25, 2021, marked a rare moment in India-Pakistan relations when the Director Generals of military operations (DGMOs) from both countries decided to recommit themselves to the 2003 ceasefire agreement…

The Global Power Ambitions Behind the Indian Ballistic Missile Program Articles Asia Defense & Security

The Global Power Ambitions Behind the Indian Ballistic Missile Program

Indian ballistic missile program is growing in terms of both range and launch platforms. The Agni family of ballistic missiles has grown from short-range Agni-I to intercontinental-range Agni-V. Similarly, the…

Biden's Role in the Indo-Sino Synchronized Disengagement Decision Articles Politics & Governance

Biden’s Role in Sino-Indian Synchronized Disengagement Decision

China and India agreed in mid-February to the synchronized disengagement of their forces along the vast Line of Actual Control (LAC) separating their two countries. This decision was made after…

HAL Tejas: Timelines, Capabilities, and Future Articles Asia Defense & Security

HAL Tejas: Timelines, Capabilities, and Future

India has been developing the Tejas fighter aircraft for almost the last four decades under the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) program. The aircraft has seen many delays, and only two…

Air Marshal Rajesh Kumar, India’s 11th Strategic Forces Command Chief Articles Asia Defense & Security

Air Marshal Rajesh Kumar, India’s 11th Strategic Forces Command Chief

Air Marshal Rajesh Kumar of the Indian Air Force (IAF) was appointed the 11th Commander-in-Chief of Strategic Forces Command (C-in-C SFC) effective 31 January 2021, replacing Air Marshal Navkaranjit Singh…

India’s Farmer Protests – A Lens of Social Movements in the Global South Articles Asia Politics & Governance

India’s Farmer Protests – A Lens of Social Movements in the Global South

The phenomenon of social movements has pervaded over centuries and continues to be constituted as an important contour of domestic politics of nation-states, across the globe. Early scholarship on social…

The Politics of Deceit Americas Articles Asia Politics & Governance

The Politics of Deceit

The term post-truth became a buzzword when the Oxford English Dictionary declared it as their word of the year in 2016, referring to it as “circumstances in which objective facts are less…

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