The Relevance of Clausewitz and Kautilya in Counterinsurgency Operations

The concept of asymmetric warfare is neither new nor static and has been used over centuries as a means for an inferior force to counter a superior force. In nearly every century of recorded conflict, there have been events where various forms of asymmetric warfare were adopted by one set of belligerents as a means … Continue reading The Relevance of Clausewitz and Kautilya in Counterinsurgency Operations

Druzhba-Dosti: 45th Anniversary of Indo-Soviet Treaty of Friendship, 1971

      The humiliating defeat of India in 1962 Sino-India war and the following bonhomie between its archrival Pakistan and the communist eastern neighbor China, India was left to fend herself in the emerging cold war in south Asia. Despite the United States' arms embargo on Pakistan and India, it actively supported Pakistan during … Continue reading Druzhba-Dosti: 45th Anniversary of Indo-Soviet Treaty of Friendship, 1971

Evolution of Indian Warfare : A short note

  Twenty years later, in 303 B.C , when Seleukos Nikator, the conqueror, one of Alexander's generals who had become king of Western Asia by then entered Punjab, faced a defeat from Chandragupta Maurya. This was the first time when a foreign army of importance was defeated in a full-scale battle. Chandragupta's army was more … Continue reading Evolution of Indian Warfare : A short note