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Iran in Afghanistan: Running with the Hare and Hunting with the Hounds

Iran has strong religious and cultural ties and a long shared border with Afghanistan, Dari, the Afghan dialect of Persian, is one of Afghanistan’s...

Hazaras: Geographical Orphans

Pakistan’s ethnic cauldron boiled over again with the brutal killing of eleven Hazara miners who were kidnapped before dawn on 03 January as they...

Looking for Chimera: Favourable End State

In military circles, Clausewitz aphorism; “war is merely the continuation of policy by other means” is generally accepted as a truism. However, the situation...

Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) : Achilles Heel of Pak Army

Pakistan is a beleaguered state fraying both externally and internally; international isolation due to its radical ideological stand and internal dissent fueled by the...

Coup D’oeil and Intuitive Decision Making

The more you read Clausewitz the more enamoured you get with his ideas. Coup d’oeil is one such idea which defines a great leader....


On War or Vom Kriege penned by Clausewitz and published after his death in 1832 is vade mecum of every military practitioner of any...

Power To Intimidate: A New Tool Of Warfare

The ability to subdue the enemy without any battles is the ultimate reflection of the most supreme strategy- Sun Zi  The standoff in Eastern Ladakh...

Evolution of Warfighting Strategy in India

 “The Indian Army’s prevailing doctrine leaves the military with two main choices: do nothing or risk wars it cannot win. The Indian Army needs...

Leadership Of Ummah: Choices For Pakistan

In an article published by Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS) in Aug 2019, I had elucidated on the (un)holy embrace of Pakistan with...

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Field Marshal Manekshaw Essay Competition on the theme National Security & Strategic Studies 2021-22

Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS) is inviting young scholars from all universities in India, to take part in the Field Marshal Manekshaw Essay Competition by submitting their...