Saturday, 2 June 2012



Publications: Ali Ahmed, PhD

Summary of writings (since July 2008) 

  • Book (forthcoming) – 1
  • Edited book (co-editor) – 1
  • Book chapters – 11
  • Articles in refereed journals – 13 (Strategic Analysis – 6)
  • Articles in military journals – 25
  • Articles in other journals – 26 (Mainstream – 7)
  • IDSA publications – 20 (Monographs – 2, Briefs - 6)
  • Book reviews - 26
  • Columns – idsa.in -   39; Kashmir Times -   17; The Financial World -   9; Salute -   22; foreignpolicyjournal.org -   28; ipcs.org-  38 ; claws.in -  26   
  • Other newspapers/publications– Tehelka -   5; Dawn – 2; Other -   ; Light readings -  13

Publications prior to Jul 2008 - 95

Blog

http://www.ali-writings.blogspot.in

Monograph
  1. Reconciling Doctrines: Prerequisite for Peace in South Asia, IDSA Monograph Series No. 3, 2010
  2. India’s Limited War Doctrine: The Structural Factor, IDSA Monograph Series No. 10, 2012

Edited Book
·        Ali Ahmed, J Panda and Prashant Singh (eds.), Towards a New Asian Order, New Delhi: Shipra Publications, 2012.

Book Forthcoming
·        The Doctrine Puzzle: India’s Limited War Doctrine, Routledge India, 2013

Book Chapter
  1. ‘Countering Insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir: Debates in Indian Army’ in Maroof Raza (ed.), Confronting Terrorism, New Delhi: Penguin Books, 2009
  2. ‘Applicability of Sub-Conventional Operations Doctrine to Counter Insurgency in Assam’, in Bhattacharya, R. and S. Pulipaka (eds.), Perilous Journey : Debates on Security and Development in Assam, New Delhi: Manohar, 2011
  3. ‘India 2030: With History as guide’ in Lele, A. and N. Goswami (eds.), Asia 2030: The Unfolding Future, New Delhi: Lancer 2011
  4. India’s Nuclear Doctrine: The Military Dimension’, in Jayant Baranwal (ed.), SP’s Military Yearbook 2010-11, New Delhi: SP Guide Publications, 2011
  5. ‘Indian Strategic Culture: The Pakistan Dimension’ in Kanti Bajpai and Harsh Pant (eds.) forthcoming Routledge publication
  6. India’s Nuclear Doctrine’, in Mohammed Badrul Alam, Perspectives On Nuclear Strategy Of India, And Pakistan, Kalpaz Publications, Delhi, India, 2013.
  7. ‘AFSPA in light of Humanitarian Law’ in Vivek Chadha, Armed Forces Special Powers Act: The Debate, IDSA Monograph Series No. 7, 2012.
  8. ‘UN Peacekeeping Operations: Leveraging India’s Forte’ in IDSA Task Force,  Net Security Provider: India’s Out-of-Area Contingency Operations, 2012
  9. ‘Nuclear Doctrine and Conflict’ in Krishnappa and Princy George (eds.) Grand Strategy for India 2020 and Beyond, Pentagon Security International, 2012.  
  10. ‘The military and the Line of Control’ in Varun Sahni (ed.) (forthcoming)
  11. India’s Nuclear Options: The military dimension’ in SP’s Military Yearbook, 2011-12, pp. 39-42.

Articles in refereed journals

Strategic Analysis
  1. Political level considerations and nuclear retaliation, Strategic Analysis, 36 (4), 2012
  2. Political Factor in Nuclear Retaliation, Strategic Analysis, 34 (1), Jan 2010.
  3. India's Response Options to Pakistani Nuclear First Use, Strategic Analysis, April 2010,  Volume: 4 Issue: 2.
  4. The Interface of Strategic and War Fighting Doctrines in the India–Pakistan Context, Strategic Analysis, 33 (5), September 2009.
  5. Towards a proactive military strategy: Cold Start and Stop, Strategic Analysis, 35 (3), May 2011.
  6. Pakistan’s Nuclear Use and Implications for India, Strategic Analysis, 34 (4), July 2010.

Others
  1. Cold Start: The lifecycle of a doctrine, Comparative Strategy, 31:5, 453-468
  2. ‘Internal Security Crises in Punjab, Kashmir and Jaffna: The power of moderation’, South Asian Survey,  17 : 2 (2010): 283–294, SAGE Publications 
  3. Understanding Indo-Pak Relations, Journal of International Studies, Bangladesh (BILIA), Vol 1-2, Dec 2010.
  4. Internal security crisis: The virtue of equanimity, Journal of Peace Studies, 18 (1,2), Jan-Jun 2011.
  5. Strategic Culture and Indian Self-assurance, Journal of Peace Studies, Vol. 17, Issue 2&3, April-September, 2010.
  6. Strategic Culture and Indian Self Assurance, Journal of Peace Studies, 17 (2,3), Apr-Sep 2010.
  7. L’Inde Strategique (Translated into French) (India Strategic), La renaissance de l’inde, AGIR, Paris.

Articles

Mainstream
  1. The Army: Missing Muslim India, Mainstream, Vol L No 27, June 23, 2012
  2.  Prospects for UN Peacekeeping in Afghanistan, Mainstream, Vol L, No 38, September 8, 2012,
  3. India-Pakistan: Unlocking the Status Quo, Mainstream, L:9, 18 February, 2012.
  4. Kashmir: Whither Strategy?, Mainstream, Annual 2011, Dec 23-29, 11.
  5. India-Pakistan: Advocating Accommodation, Mainstream, L: 16, April 2012.
  6. Kashmir: The Problem with the Solution, Mainstream, March 4-10, 2011.
  7. Kashmir: Whither Strategy, Mainstream, L:1, December 2011.

Defence publications
  1. Offensive in the mountains: Mountain Strike Corps, SPs Land Forces, 8/6, Dec 11-Jan 12.
  2. Understanding India’s Military, Sardar, 1 (6), 2010 (Kazakhstan military magazine).
  3. Rethinking India’s Nuclear Doctrine – Agni, XII (II), Jan-Mar 2010.
  4. The Nuclear Factor in India’s Post 26/11 Military Options, Agni, XII:1, Jan-Mar 2009, pp. 50-65..
  5. Reconciling doctrinal dichotomy, Aakrosh, 13 (49), Oct 2010.
  6. Counter insurgency in the liberal perspective, Aakrosh, 13 (47), April 2010.
  7. Indian Nuclear Command and Control, Aakrosh, 14 (50), Jan 2010 (Also on IDR website, Parts 1 and 2, 12-13 Jul 2011).
  8. Limited War Thinking in India, Aakrosh, January 2010, 13 (46), p. 82-97.
  9. Rethinking the Pakistan Strategy, Geopolitics, May 2011.
  10. Tackling Terror Holistically, Conference Brochure, Security Watch India, 2009.
  11. India’s Nuclear Doctrine, Indian Defence Review, Oct-Dec 2009-12-30.
  12. Reflection on Conflict Duration, Indian Defence Review, 24.3, Jul-Sep 2009.
  13. Managing ‘Transformation’, South Asia Defence and Strategic Review, Sep-Oct 2009.
  14. Uncertain Course: India-Pak strategic doctrines and balance of power, Strategic Affairs, Aug 2009-12-30.
  15. Dealing with Two Fronts Needs Matching Capabilities, India Strategic (with V. Anand), Jan 2010
  16. The Grammar of War, Defence and Strategic Review, October 2012.

Others
  1. Pakistan in India’s strategic perspective, Indian Journal of Social Enquiry, 1 (4), Dec 2009.
  2. Conflict Resolution in Afghanistan: India as Catalyst, IPCS Special
    Report
    , December 2011.
  3. AfPak: A Strategic Opportunity for South Asia?, IPCS Special Report, Dec 2009

Articles in military journals

Infantry Journal
  1. Limited War: A mental framework, Infantry, June 2012
  2. One Star: The Organisational Responsibility, Infantry Journal, June 2013.
  3. Understanding Internal Security, The Infantry (India), Dec 2008.
  4. The Infantry: ‘At’ Peace while ‘in’ peace?, Infantry, 2009 (?)
  5. Perspectives on Defence Challenges faced by India, Infantry (India), June 2011
  6. Battalion Command: A Template, 2009 (?), pp. 10-13.
  7. Strategic India: An Introduction, Infantry, 2012 (?), p. 13-19.

War College Journal
  1. Understanding India-Pakistan relations, War College Journal, 2011 (?)
  2. Afghanistan: A Strategic Assessment, War College Journal, Autumn 2008.
  3. An Analysis of Grand Strategy in Operation Barbarossa, War College Journal, Spring 2008.
  4. Next Steps in India’s China Strategy, War College Journal, 2011, pp. 61-63.

Center for Land Warfare Studies
  1. Readings for Officers, Scholar Warrior, Center for Land Warfare Studies, Autumn 2010.
  2. Mizo Hills: Revisiting the Early Phase, Scholar Warrior, CLAWS, Autumn 2011.
  3. The Invisible dimension of modernization, CLAWS Journal, Winter 2010.
  4. A Perspective on Land Warfare Strategy, CLAWS Journal, Winter 2009.

USI Journal
  1. India’s Strategic and Military Doctrines: A Post 1971 Snapshot, USI Journal, Vol. CXXXIX, No. 578, October-December 2009.
  2. India’s Military Options in a Future 26/11 Scenario, Journal of the United Service Institution of India, Vol. CXXXIX, No. 575, January-March 2009.
  3. India’s Military Options in a Future 26/11 Scenario, USI Journal, Jan-Mar 2009.

Jungle Warfare and Counter Insurgency School Journal
  1. Jihad in Strategic Theory, Pratividrohi, Autumn 2009.
  2. Learning from the Mizo Hills Experience, Pratividrohi, 2010.
  3. Command Endeavour: The Regimental Way, Maratha Regiment Magazine, 2008.
  4. Counter insurgency in a conventional war scenario, Pratividrohi, Journal of Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School, 2010.
  5. The Counter Insurgency Oeuvre, Pratividrohi,

Others
  1. The Limited War concept and India’s conventional doctrines, Trishul (Staff College), XXII (2), Spring 2010
  2. Regimenatal Command, Maratha 2008, Regiment Journal

IDSA publications

Journal of Defence Studies
  1. Reconciling the AFSPA with the legal spheres, Journal of Defence Studies, 5 (2), Apr 2011.
  2. India-Pakistan relations: Military diplomacy vs Strategic Engagement, Journal of Defence Studies, 5 (1), Jan 2010.
  3. TNW in Nuclear First Use: The Legal Counter, Journal of Defence Studies, 5 (4), Oct 2011.
  4. Military Response to a Future 26/11 – A Dissuasive Analysis, JDS, 3 (4), 2009.
  5. Reconciling AFSPA with legal spheres, Journal of Defence Studies, 5 (2), April 2011.
  6. India’s Response Options to Pakistani Nuclear First Use, Journal of Defence Studies, 4 (2), April 2010.
  7. TNW in Nuclear First Use: The Legal Factor, JDS, 5 (4), 2011.
  8. India’s conflict strategy: The legal angle, JDS, 4 (3), July 2010.
  9. Furthering No First Use in the India-Pakistan Context, JDS, 3 (3), July 2009
  10. India’s Conflict Strategy: The Legal Angle, Journal of Defence Studies, July 2010 Volume: 4 Issue: 3.
  11. Cold Start and the Sehjra Option, JDS, 4 (4), Oct 2010

Policy/Issue Briefs

  1. Revision of DSCO: Human Rights to the fore, Policy Brief, IDSA, March 2011.
  2. Reviewing India’s Nuclear Doctrine, Policy Brief, IDSA, April 24, 2009.
  3. Elevate Human Rights as the Core Organising Principle in Counter Insurgency, IDSA Issue Brief, November 2011.
  4. A Consideration of Sino-Indian Conflict, IDSA Issue Brief, October 2011.
  5. 2011 and Beyond: Visualising AfPak, IDSA Issue Brief, November 2009
  6. 2011 and beyond: Visualising Af-Pak, Issue Brief, IDSA, December 23, 2009.

Other
  1. India’s Response to CBW Attack, Journal of Chemical and Biological Weapons, Oct-Dec 2008

IDSA Website, idsa.in

Strategic Comments
  1. Reopening the debate on Limited War, 29 Feb 2012
  2. The Indian Army: What the stars foretell for 2012, Dec 2011
  3. Tit for Tat: A Nuclear Retaliation Option, Oct 2011
  4. What does Pakistan hope to achieve with Nasr?, Aug 2011
  5. Afghanistan: An idea anticipating peace, June 2011
  6. Pakistan’s first use in perspective, May 2011
  7. Making sense of Nasr, Apr 2011
  8. Ongoing revision of Indian Army doctrine, Jan 2011
  9. The Arab Tumult in its wider meaning, Feb 2011
  10. Army Transformation: A radical one?, Jan 2011
  11. Political Dimensions of Limited War, March 29, 2010.
  12. The advantages of ‘Cold Start Minor’, December 13, 2010
  13. Obama’s AfPak Review should emphasise on Peace Talks with the Taliban November 23, 2010
  14. The Third Front: Military Ethics, November 4, 2010
  15. Clarifying India’s Strategic Doctrine, October 25, 2010
  16. The ‘Cold Start and Stop’ strategy, September 28, 2010
  17. Military Doctrines: Next steps, August 16, 2010
  18. Civil-Military relations: Under scan, July 14, 2010
  19. An additional dish for the India-Pakistan platter, July 5, 2010
  20. Darfur and enhancing India’s peacekeeping profile, June 2010
  21. The message from mock battles, May 7, 2010
  22. The military intelligence function in future war, February 26, 2010.
  23. Nuclear targeting caveats, April 21, 2010
  24. Ongoing revision of army doctrine, 6 Jan 2010.
  25. Nuclear implications of the two front formulation, 29 Jan 10
  26. The Army’s Subculture in the Coming Decade, December 22, 2009
  27. The Army’s decade in review, November 30, 2009
  28. India-Pakistan Conflict Outcome Probability, October 27, 2009
  29. Re-visioning the Nuclear Command Authority, September 9, 2009
  30. India’s response to the next terror attack, August 26, 2009
  31. For an Indo-Pak strategic dialogue forum, August 4, 2009
  32. The central debate in India’s civil military relations, July 6, 2009
  33. Seizing the moment: India and the ‘moderate Taliban’, June 8, 2009
  34. Exit Points and the Updation of Cold Start Doctrine, April 22, 2009
  35. Initiatives to transform the Army Officer Corps, March 5, 2009
  36. Foregrounding ‘Non-Combatant Immunity’, January 30, 2009
  37. The Post 26/11 Regional Strategic Predicament, December 3, 2008
  38. Need for clarity in India's nuclear doctrine, Oct 2008
  39. An overview of the Russo-Georgian conflict, Sep 2008
Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS) Website, ipcs.org
1.      India and Pakistan: Azm-e-Nau as a Response to the Cold Start, July 2013
2.      India and Pakistan: Moving Beyond CBMs, July 2012
3.      Civil-Military Relations: Questioning the VK Singh Thesis, June 2012
4.      The Missing Element in the Counter Naxal Strategy, May 2012
5.      India-Pakistan: Winds of Change, April 2012
6.      NCBMs: Scaremongering but with a purpose, Feb 2012
7.      Cold Start: One step forward, two steps back, Jan 2012
8.      AFSPA: The renewed debate, Nov 2011
9.      The direction of India’s deterrent, Sep 2011
10.  Saxena Task Force: Farewell to the Chiefs, Sep 2011
11.  Internal Security Reform: Yet another Opportunity, July 2011
23.  India and Pakistan: Losing time, Feb 2009
24.  The Logic of the Sundarji Doctrine, Dec 2009
29.  Talks As Strategy, Aug 2009
30.  The illogic of ‘massive’ punitive retaliation, Jul 2009

32.  Tackling Insurgency In Assam, May 2009

33.  The ‘Context’ of Islamism, Apr 2009

34.  Questioning ‘Compellence’ as Answer to India’s Pakistan Dilemma, Mar 2009

35.  Engaging a Reluctant Pakistan, Jan 2009

36.  Post 26/11 Strategy Recomendation For India, Dec 2008

37.  The Pay Commission Outcome as Opportunity, Oct 2008

38.  Thinking Beyond the Line of Control, Aug 2008


Center for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS) Website, claws.in
  1. Naval operations in an India-Pakistan context, 20 June 2012
  2. Pakistan’s military strategy: The best case scenario, 12 Jun 2011
  3. Arguing for NBC Training, 26 Aug 2011
  4. Dimensions of the MacChrystal episode, 8 July 2010
  5. India’s North East: Insurgency and Civil Services Reform, 19 April 2010
  6. Psychological opertions as key, Jan 2012
  7. Mountain Strike Corps: The nuclear dimension, Dec 2011
  8. Implications of BrahMos deployment, Oct 2011
  9. Demonstration Strikes in an India-Pakistan Scenario, 16 Feb 2010
  10. Arguing for NBC Training, Aug 2011
  11. Hatf IX and possible Indian responses, 5 May 2011
  12. The Sino-Pak ‘collusive’ threat, 31 March 2011
  13. Deterrence Stability in a Context of Strategic Instability, 11 Feb 2011
  14. Counter insurgency learning from Kashmir, 20 Jan 2011
  15. Conflict strategy for the decade ahead, 25 Dec 2010
  16. Nuclear C2: The balance agenda, 28 November 2010
  17. Appraising a Pakistani military response, 16 Oct 2010.
  18. Sociological Dimension of the ‘Transformation’  Initiative, June 2009
  19. Nuclear Use Consequences For Pakistan, Aug 2009
  20. Some Implications of the ‘Cold Start’ Doctrine, Sep 2009
  21. Building India’s Strategic Culture: A Roadmap, Oct 2009
  22. Towards A Limited War Doctrine, Nov 2009
  23. Towards a National Security Doctrine, 10 Nov 2011
  24. Kargil: Afterthoughts at the Operational Level, Dec 2009
  25. Army Deployment in Central India, Feb 2009
  26. Strategy Advocacy for Pakistan, 14 March 2010.

Foreign Policy Journal Website (foreignpolicyjournal.com)

http://www.foreignpolicyjournal.com/author/ali-ahmed/

  1. Non-alignment 2.0 and India’s strategic direction, 28 May 2012
  2. The Exit from ‘AfPak’: Don’t Blame Pakistan, June 2012
  3. Kashmir: Preparing for a contingency, July 2012
  4. South Asia: Pakistan holds the key, April 2012
  5. Behind India’s Defence Budget, March 2012
  6. India and Pakistan: Missing NCBMs, February 2012
  7. India: For an introspective turn, Jan 2012
  8. India-Pakistan: Solving the ‘chicken or egg’ conundrum, Dec 2011
  9. Evaluating the China ‘threat’ thesis in India, Nov 2011
  10. Using military dangers gainfully, Oct 2011
  11. India, China and the US: The debate in India, Sept 2011
  12. The Muslim Question: An Understanding for Difficult Times, July 2011
  13. South Asia: Of war clouds and silver linings, June 2011
  14. Saving Pakistan, May 2011
  15. India-Pak: Justifiable pessimism, Apr 2011
  16. India-Pakistan: Nothing in the offing, Mar 2011
  17. Coping with Islamist Pakistan, Feb 2011
  18. AfPak: Talks as the way out, Dec 2010
  19. Towards the endgame in Afghanistan, Jul 2010
  20. The coming escalation in Obama’s war, Jun 2010
  21. Reconciling the AfPak conundrum, Apr 2010
  22. Getting Pakistan to bandwagon, Mar 2010
  23. India-Pakistan Dialogue: The Way Forward, February 2010
  24. India’s Inter strategic paradigm debate and Pakistan, Jan 2010
  25. Prospects of India-Pakistan Nuclear Confidence Building, Dec 2009
  26. India-Pakistan relations: Movement?, Nov 2009
  27. Obama and the Limitations of Conventional Strategy, Oct 2009
  28. Af-Pak: Opportunity for a Regional Initiative, Oct 2009

Book Reviews
1.            When More Is Less: The International Project In Afghanistan, By Astri Sukhre, Hurst & Co, London, 2011, in The Book Review, XXXVI (5), May 2012
2.            The New Protectorates: International Tutelage And The Making Of Liberal States, Edited by James Mayall , Ricardo Soares de Oliveira, C Hurst & Co,, London, 2011, in The Book Review, XXXVI (9), Sept 2012
3.            Vortex Of Conflict: US Policy Toward Afghanistan, Pakistan And Iraq, By D. Caldwell, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2011 (First South Asian Edition 2012), in The Book Review, XXXVI (9), Sept 2012
  1. Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, A metahistory of the clash of civilisations: Us and them beyond Orientalism, Hurst, 2011 in Strategic Analysis, 35 (2), 2012, pp. 337-38.
  2. Nuclear Proliferation in South Asia: Crisis Behaviour and the Bomb by Sumit Ganguly and S. Paul Kapur, in Strategic Analysis, Volume: 34 Issue: 4, July 2010
  3. MJ Akbar, Tinderbox: The past and future of Pakistan, New Delhi: Harper Collins, 2011 in Strategic Analysis, 36 (1), pp. 169-170, January 2012.
  4. Stephen Cohen and Dasgupta, Arming without aiming, in JDS,
  5. Armed Conflicts In South Asia 2011: The Promise And Threat Of Transformation, Edited by D. Suba Chandran and P.R. Chari, Routledge, New Delhi, 2012 in The Book Review, October 2012,  
  6. Talmiz Ahmad, Children of Abraham at War: Clash of Messianic Militarisms, in Strategic Analysis, September 2011, 35:5, 849-851
  7. K. Sheoran, Human Rights and Armed Forces in LIC, in Strategic Analysis, 35 (3) May 2011.
  8. Sumit Ganguly and David Fidler, India and Counter insurgency, in Pratividrohi, 2010, in
  9. Priyanjali Malik, India’s Nuclear Debate: Exceptionalism and the Bomb, in Indian Foreign Affairs Journal, Apr-Jun 2010
  10. Bharat Karnad, India’s Nuclear Policy, in Third Frame, Journal of Academy of Third World Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia
  11. Shuja Nawaz, Crossed Swords: Pakistan, Its Army and Wars Within, in  India Quarterly, July-Sep 2008
  12. Gurmeet Kanwal, Indian Army: Vision 2020, in Journal of Defence Studies, IDSA, 2 (2), Winter 2008
  13. Ayesha Jalal, Partisans of Allah: Jihad in South Asia, in  Third Frame, 2009, pp. 159-162
  14. Bharat Karnad, India’s Nuclear Policy in Defence Management, in Defence Management, Mar 2009, and Third Frame (?), pp. 204-06
  15. Wajahat Habibullah, My Kashmir: Conflict and Prospects of Enduring Peace, in Third Frame, 2010 (?), pp. 207-09.
  16. Rajesh Rajagopalan, Fighting Like a Guerilla: The Indian Army and Counter Insurgency,  in Third Frame, 1:3, Jul-Sep 2008.
  17. Jaideep Saikia and Ekaterina Stepanova (eds.) Terrorism: Patterns of Internationalisation, in Strategic Analysis, 33 (5), Sept 2009
  18. Harsh Pant, Contemporary Debates in Indian Foreign and Security Policy: India Negotiates Its Rise in the International System, in  Strategic Analysis, Sept 2009
  19. E Sridharan, The India-Pakistan Nuclear Relationship: Theories of Deterrence and International Relations,  in IPCS, ipcs.org, 21 November 2008.
  20. Manpreet Sethi, Nuclear Strategy: India’s March Towards Credible Deterrence, in Indian Foreign Affairs Journal, July-Sep 09
  21. Asseri, Anti terrorism: Saudi Arabias Role In The War On Terror, in Indian Review of Books, XXXIV (2), February 2010.
  22. Praveen Swami, India, Pakistan and the Secret Jihad: The Covert War in Kashmir, 1947–2004 (New York: Routledge, 2007) in India Quarterly 65, 3 (2009): 329–343.
  23. Carey Schofield, Inside the Pakistan Army, in Purple Beret, April 2012, p. 41.

Newspapers/Periodicals

Kashmir Times
  1. Kashmir: More of the same, 3 July 2012.
  2. Lessons from Bandipore, 10 August 2012.
  3. AFSPA: A question of justice, 13 Feb 12
  4. Kashmir: Declaring premature victory, 4 Feb 12
  5. Acknowledging the blindspot on Kashmir, 27 Jan 2012
  6. An agenda point for the foreign secretaries, 16 June 2011
  7. Kashmir: Its now or never, 9 Dec 2011
  8. The agenda this winter, 6 Oct 2011
  9. Solving Kashmir: Is it feasible?, 19 October 2011
  10. Fixing responsibility: CI decisions and consequences, 30 Aug 2011
  11. Kashmir in the wider India-Pak scheme, 24 Aug 2011
  12. Kashmir back in the news, 10 July 2010
  13. No escaping political solution to Kashmir, 7 Aug 2010
  14. A ceasefire enabled reckoning possible, 9 Oct 2010
  15. Preliminaries towards a solution – 24 Feb 2011
  16. Domesticating the AFSPA – 28 Mar 2011
  17. A novel option for the coming summer – 13 Apr 2011

Tehelka
  1. India-Pakistan peace process, Tehelka, June 2011 
  2. Time not to let the guard down in Kashmir, Tehelka, 7 Nov 2011
  3. Deterrence has a shaky and brief shelf life, Tehelka, 3 Jan 12
  4. Smile but keep the powder dry, Tehelka, 10 April 2012
  5. A General’s unforgettable legacy, Tehelka, 31 May 2012

Financial World
  1. Why are Muslims missing from Army?, Financial World, 16 June 2012
  2. LWE: There’s a problem with the ‘solution’, 3 May 2012
  3. Tribal communities in the cross-hairs, Financial World, 9 July 2012
  4. To call out the army or not, Financial World - 2 Aug 12
  5. The sub-unit cries for army attention, Financial World, 27 Aug 2012
  6. Do we need a Chief Warlord? Opinion, The Financial WorldDelhi, 10 Sep 12
  7. Kashmir, The Financial World, 13 Dec 2011
  8. A grand bargain for India and Pakistan, The Financial World, 20 June 2011
  9. Closed doors mean no dialogue, no peace, The Financial World, 13 Dec 2011.

Dawn (Pakistan)
  1. Time for the Grand Bargain, Oct 2011 – Dawn blog
  2. Afghanistan: Lets try peacekeeping, 19 Nov 2011 – Dawn blog

Miscellaneous
  1. The Army: Why Muslims are Missing?, The Aligarh Movement, May-June 2012.
  2. Taking Nuclear Warfighting Seriously, IDR, 12.1, March 2012.
  3. A Plan for Bonn, Outlook blog, 5 Dec 2011
  4. Muslim India: Through the Security Prism, Milligazette, Jan 2009
  5. Making Cold Start Doctrine work, 2010 – Tribune, 11 Oct 2010
  6. In Defence of the Chief, the Two-Front war issue, 21 January 2010, 8ak.in
  7. Defending India’s Strategic Culture, Purple Beret, 28 March 2012
  8. Isreal matters, but only so much, Purple Beret 
  9. Inside the Pakistan Army, Purple Beret
  10. Af-Pak endgame: Implications for Kashmir, International Business Times, 11 Aug 2011.
  11. Legal warfare: The neglected dimension, IDR, Jan 2012
  12. UN Peacekeeping: Thinking out of the box, Indian Defence Review, Feb 2012
  13. AfPak Endgame: Implications for Kashmir, International Business Times, 11 August 2011
  14. ‘Limitations of military response options to 26/11’, The Front Page, Dec 2008
  15. 'Brown Sahibs' to blame for Chintalnar massacre of CRPF jawans, 8ak.in (a media partner of defpro.com), Apr 2010.
  16. ‘India-Pakistan: Prospects of War’, 8ak.in, Aug 2010.
  17. Kashmir: Back in the news’, 8ak.in, countercurrents.org, July 2010.
  18. Sukhna Scam: Additional Dimensions’, 8ak.in, Mar 2010.
  19. What to do about Pakistan?, Sahara Time, June 11, 2011

Salute
  1. Army’s role order, July 2011
  2. Soldiering: An Indian Experience by S. Sardeshpande (Book Review) – May 2010
  3. Lessons from North Cachar, May 2010
  4. Rethink the Afghan Strategy – June 2010
  5. Indian Maritime Doctrine, IHQ of MoD (Navy) (Book Review), June 2010
  6. Action for Hyderabad, July 2010
  7. Are we pedantic? July 2010
  8. The 1947-48 War had pioneered the shape of Indian policies, Aug 2010
  9. Crisis response: Changing the contours, Sep 2010
  10. Making sense of jointness – Nov 2010
  11. Poor bloody Infanteer – Nov 2010
  12. Watch out for schism – Dec 2010
  13. India in Pakistan’s threat perception – Apr 2011
  14. Not just about them – May 2011
  15. What to do about Pakistan?, June 2011
  16. Battalion Command: A Template, Feb 2010
  17. An Infanteer’s Life, April 2009
  18. The ‘Sundarji Doctrine’ Revisited, Oct 2009
  19. The ‘New’ Vision for Indo-Pak Relations, Sep 2009
  20. A Fauji Forrest Gump, 2-16 May 2009
  21. Mentoring in the time of Shortages, July 2009
  22. Stop ‘OG’, Think ‘Purple’

Light Reading

Book Chapter
·        ‘Through the Rear View Mirror’ and ‘When Things Go Wrong’ in Raksha Bharadia et al (eds.), Chicken Soup for the Indian Armed Forces Soul, New Delhi: Westland, 2009

Mayur Infomail (Locality newspaper)
  1. Neighbour
  2. All in a morning’s walk
  3. Independence: Buisness unfinished
  4. Neighbour’s Envy
  5. The Message in the Lights
  6. By the Traffic Light
  7. A Day in a Muyuran’s Life
  8. Mayur Vihar and Delhi Olympics
  9. The Toughest Jobs are Right Here
  10. Heroes All
  11. Honouring the Kargil Legacy

PUBLISHED WORK: PRIOR TO JULY 2008

ARTICLES

                                                                                                              

Infantry Journal

1.                  Beget the Devil’s Own Platoon, Infantry Journal, 1993.
2.                  Tips on the Reading Habit, Infantry Journal, 1993.
3.                  Cohesion: Bibliographical Note, Infantry Journal, 1995.
4.                  Civil-Military Relations: A Theoretical Perspective, Infantry Journal, 1997.
5.                  Company Command: A Template, Infantry Journal, 2000.
6.                  Whither Infantry?, Infantry Journal, 2001
7.                  Drill Deadens, Infantry Journal, 2002

Combat/War College Journal

1.                  On the Indian Use of Force: The Critiques Reexamined, Combat Journal, Mar 2000.
2.                  SAARC – The Strategic Debate in India, Combat Journal, Mar 01
3.                  Self Esteem: Room for improvement, War College Journal, 2005
4.                  AOR: The CT Ops Version, War College Journal, 2005
5.                  An Analysis of Grand Strategy in Operation Barbarossa, War College Journal, Spring 08

Pratividrohi (Anti Terrorism Journal of the Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School)
1.                  Pseudo Gang Operations, Pratividrohi, 1997
2.                  Rethinking Human Rights, Pratividrohi, 2000.
3.                  On Military Leadership in Counter Insurgency Operations, Pratividrohi, 1998.
4.                  The Army, Media and LIC, Pratividrohi, 2002
5.                  J&K: The Perspectives Contrasted, Pratividrohi, 2001
6.                  Peace Enforcement: The direction of the future, Pratividrohi, 2003
7.                  Offensive air power in J&K; Pratividrohi, Sep 05
8.                  Peacekeeping and Peaceenforcement, Pratividrohi, 2002 

Intelligence Journal (Journal of Military Intelligence School)

1.                  Society and Military Intelligence: A Sociological Perspective, Intelligence Journal, 1996-97.
2.                  The Pathology of Info War, Intelligence Journal, 2004

USI Journal (United Services Institution of India)

1.                  The Fauji Memsahib, USI Journal, 1999.
2.                  The Doctrinal Challenge, USI Journal, Jan 2000.
3.                  MONUC, USI Journal, Jan 2004
4.                  Short Wars: Creating Tomorrow’s Reality, USI Journal, Jan 2008
5.                  In Tribute: Recalling The ‘Sundarji Doctrine’, USI Journal, Vol. CXXXVIII, No. 571, January-March 2008.


Pinnacle (Journal of the Army Training Command)

1.                  The Strategic Community, Pinnacle, Mar 2003
2.                  Reflection on Military Ethos, Pinnacle, Mar 2003
3.                  Revolution in Military Affairs: The Sociological Perspective, Pinnacle, Sep 03
4.                  Reader’s Forum:  Short Wars; Dec 07
5.      Reader’s Forum: Transformation and the Officer Corps; Spring 08 (under consideration)

Others

1.                  Recruiting Anecdotes, Maratha Journal, 1992
2.                  A Professional’s Trekking Experience, Maratha Journal,1990
3.                  The Trade Secret Unveiled, Infantry Day Supplement, The Statesman, Oct 27, 1999.
4.                  CAMs and CBMs, Mainstream, July 23, 1994.
5.                  Style of Command, CDM Journal, 2002
6.                  Educating Future Army Officers, Educationist (Journal of the Army Education Corps), 2002
7.                  A Brief on Research and Analysis, Educationist, 2008
8.                  Command Endeavour: A Regimental Way, Maratha Journal, 2007

BOOK REVIEWS

USI Journal

1.                  Alexis Heraclitus, Self determination of minorities in International Politics, London, Frank Cass, 1991.
2.                  Anthony Giddens, The Third Way: A Renewal of Social Democracy, London, Polity Press, 1998.
3.                  Anthony McGrew, Paul Lewis, Global Politics, Globalisation, and the Nation State, Cambridge, Polity Press, 1992.
4.                  Avnar Cohen, Israel and the Bomb, New York, Colombia University Press, 1998.
5.                  Bruce Lawrence, Shattering The Myth: Islam Beyond Violence, New Jersey, Priceton University Press, 1998.
6.                  Craig Baxter, ed. Government and Politics in South Asia, Boulder, Westview Press, 1987.
7.                  Ethan Kapstein, Michel Mastanduno, Unipolar Politics: Realism and State Strategies After the Cold War, West Sussex, Colombia University Press, 1999.
8.                  From Surprise to Reckoning: The Kargil Review Committee Report, New Delhi: Sage Publications, 2000.
9.                  Gwyn Prins, Strategy, Force Planning and Diplomatic/Military Operations, London, RIIA, 1998.
10.              John Pimlott, Stephen Bayley, ed. The Gulf War Assessed, London, Arms and Armour, 1992.
11.              Kedourie, E., Nationalism, Fourth Edition, Oxford, Blackwell, 1961.
12.              Lawrence Freedman, Efraim Karsh, The Gulf Conflict 1990-91: Diplomacy and War in the New World Order, London, Faber, 1992.
13.              Maroof Raza, Low Intensity Conflict: The New Dimension to India’s Military Commitment, Meerut, Kartikeya Publications, 1995.
14.              Marshall Hodgson, Rethinking World History: Essays on Europe, Islam, and World History, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1993.
15.              Maya Chaddha, Ethnicity, Security, and Separatism in India, New York, Colombia Univeristy Press, 1997.
16.              Michel Clark, Simon Seraty, ed. New Thinking and Old Realities: America, Europe and Russia, Washington, Seven Locks, 1991.
17.              MK Kaw, Bureaucracy: IAS Unmasked, Delhi, Konark, 1993.
18.              Morton Halperin ed. Self Determination in the New World Order, Washington DC, Carneigie Endowment, 1992.
19.              Peter Paret, Understanding War: Essays on Clausewitz and the History of Military Power, New Jersey, Princeton, 1992.
20.              Stephen Van Evera, Causes of War: Power and the Roots of Conflict, New York, Cornell University Press, 1999.
21.              Torbjorn Knutsen, A History of International Relations Theory, Manchester, Manchester University Press, 1992.
22.              Vivienne Jabri, Discourses on Violence, New York, Manchester University Press, 1996.
23.              Sahadevan, P., Conflict and Peace Making in South Asia, New Delhi, Lancers Books, 2001.
24.              Philpot, D., Revolutions in Sovereignty: How Modern Ideas Shaped the World, Princeton, 2001
25.              Synnott, H., The  Causes and Consequences of South Asia’s Nuclear Tests, Adelphi Paper 332, London, OUP, 1999
26.              Chari, PR., ed., Security and Governance in South Asia, New Delhi, Manohar, 2001
27.              FitzGibbon, S., Not Mentioned in Despatches: The History and Myth of the Battle of Goose Green, Cambridge, Lutterworth Press, 2001
28.              Haq, K., The South Asian Challenge, Oxford, OUP, 2002

 

Others

1.                  Karnad, B., Nuclear Weapons and Indian Security: The Realist Foundations of Strategy, New Delhi, MacMillan, 2002 - Pinnacle, Mar 03
2.                  Tellis, A., India’s Emerging Nuclear Posture: Between Recessed Deterrence and Ready Arsenal, New Delhi, OUP, 2001 – Pinnacle, Sep 03
3.                  Perkovich, G., India’s Nuclear Bomb, New Delhi, OUP, 1999 - Pinnacle, 2004; Trishul, Vol XIII, No 2
4.                  Stephen Cohen, The Idea of Pakistan; New Delhi, OUP - War College Journal, 2005
5.                  Maududi, SA, Towards Understanding Islam, New Delhi, Markazi Maktab Islami - Trishul (DSSC Journal), Spring 2005
6.                  Chadha, V., Low Intensity Conflicts in India: An Analysis, New Delhi, Sage, 2005 - The Infantry (India), 2005
7.                  Fitzgibbon, S., Not mentioned in dispatches: The History and Mythology of the Battle of Goose Green; Cambridge, Lutterworth Press, 1995; War College Journal - Autumn 2006
8.                  Raman, Sudha, Nuclear Strategy: The Doctrine of Just War; New Delhi, Manas Publication, 2006 – USI Journal, Apr-Jun 07
9.                  Singh, Jaswant, A Call to Honour, New Delhi, Rupa & Co, 2006 – Defence Management, Apr 07
10.              Musharraf, P., In the Line of Fire; New York, Simon and Shuster, 2006 – The Infantry (India), Autumn 06
11.    Bammi, Y., War Against Insurgency and Terrorism in Kashmir; Dehra Dun, Nataraj Publishers, 2007 – Pinnacle Dec 07
12.     Chandran, S., Limited War: Revisiting Kargil in the Indo Pak Conflict; Omdoa Research Press, New Delhi, 2005 – War College Journal 2007 
13.     Malik, SK, Quranic Concept of War; New Delhi, Himalayan Books, 1986 – War College Journal, 2007
14.      Rajagopalan, R., Fighting Like a Guerilla: The Indian Army and Counterinsurgency, New Delhi, Routledge, 2007; The Third Frame, Autumn 08 (forthcoming)

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR


Combat/ War College Journal

1.                  Understanding Violence and Militancy, 1992.
2.                  The Need for Curricular Innovation, 1999.
3.                  Information War, 1999.
4.                  Letter to the Editor on Bharat Karnad article, Autumn 06
5.                  Dangers of Strategic Determinism, 2001

Infantry Journal

1.                  Indo Pak War: The Fourth Round in On
2.                  Pardon, but your Political Slip is Showing, 1999
3.                  Comment on Book Review of Salman Khursheed’s ‘Beyond Terrorism’, 2003

USI Journal

Need for a military archives, 1995.

CDM Journal (College of Defence Management)

Directive Control: An Advocacy, 2002

Published work over 2006-08

Articles
·        Short Wars: From Desirable to Feasible, USI Journal, Jan 2008
·        In Tribute: A Recall of the Sundarji Doctrine, USI Journal, Apr 08
·        An Analysis of Grand Strategy in Operation Barbarossa, War College Journal, Spring 08
·        A Brief on Research and Analysis, Educationist, 2008
·        The Command Challenge, Maratha Regiment Journal, 08

Book Reviews
·        Fitzgibbon, S., Not mentioned in dispatches: The History and Mythology of the Battle of Goose Green; Cambridge, Lutterworth Press, 1995; War College Journal - Autumn 2006
·        Raman, S., Nuclear Strategy: The Doctrine of Just War; New Delhi, Manas Publication, 2006 – USI Journal, Apr-Jun 07
·        Singh, Jaswant, A Call to Honour, New Delhi, Rupa & Co, 2006 – Defence Management, Apr 07
·        Musharraf, P., In the Line of Fire; New York, Simon and Shuster, 2006 – The Infantry (India), Autumn 06
·        Bammi, Y., War Against Insurgency and Terrorism in Kashmir; Dehra Dun, Nataraj Publishers, 2007 – Pinnacle Dec 07
·        Chandran, S., Limited War: Revisiting Kargil in the Indo Pak Conflict; Omdoa Research Press, New Delhi, 2005 – War College Journal 2007 
·        Malik, SK, Quranic Concept of War; New Delhi, Himalayan Books, 1986 – War College Journal, 2007
·        Rajagopalan, R., Fighting Like a Guerilla: The Indian Army and Counterinsurgency, New Delhi, Routledge, 2007; The Third Frame, Autumn 08
UNPUBLISHED WORK

·        MA dissertation at Dept of War Studies, King’s College London, London University: 1994-95 -“UN Peacekeeping and the Problem of Military Doctrine” Guide: Dr. Christopher Dandekar, Professor in Military Sociology

·        MPhil dissertation at Center of International Studies, Cambridge University: 1995-96 - “Intervention in Internal Affairs by States in South Asia” Guide: Dr. Philip Towle, HOD

·        MA dissertation in Defence and Strategic Studies at Defence Services Staff College, University of Madras: 2000-01 - “The Contending Philosophies in Indian Strategic Discourse and the Impact on SAARC

·        Monograph: Ministry of External Affairs Chair at United Services Institute: 1999-2000 “Institutional Interest: A Study of Indian Strategic Culture” Guide: Mr. K Subrahmanyam, IAS (Retd)

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