The Research & Analysis section of The Dispatch features original ideas, research work, analysis, and commentary on a wide variety of subjects by some of brilliant minds in India’s growing community of strategic thinkers. In this newsletter on Saturdays, we bring to you a range of pieces selected by our Editor from those published across the week.
Early adulthood: 22 years of Nuclear India and Pakistan
This month saw the 22nd anniversary of the Indian and Pakistani nuclear tests. Both countries have been operationalising their individual concepts of nuclear deterrence over the past two decades. India follows the dictum of credible minimum deterrence as enunciated in its nuclear doctrine—which was announced as a draft in 1999, and then as an official document in 2003. Pakistan began with the same concept but transitioned a few years ago to the idea of full spectrum deterrence. This new concept is meant to project deterrence at all levels of conflict—sub-conventional, conventional, and nuclear—with an arsenal that includes varied yields of warheads and a range of delivery systems. [Read the full story here]
The Indian Army’s ‘Tour of Duty’ proposal: A review (Part – I & II)
Hara-kiri multilateralism: United Nations response to COVID-19
Australia-China feud and its implications
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