Contribution of Sun Zi and Clausewitz in Modern Warfare 

        (Issue Brief, Centre for Land Warfare Studies, New Delhi)

The issue brief intends to discuss the contribution of 4th Century Taoist general Sun Zi and 19th Century Prussian general Carl von Clausewitz to the conduct of modern warfare. The concept of special forces, psychological warfare and counterinsurgency operations are also discussed.

Rise of China and its Implications On East Asian Security Matrix 

(Article, Centre for Land Warfare Studies, New Delhi)

The research article intends to highlight the major security-related issues and the actors involved in the East Asian security matrix and the impact on it by the growth of China as a regional power.

Drawing a Parallel between Mahathir and Modi- What’s Next for Malaysia?

 (Article, Global-is-Asian (Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy), Singapore)

The short analysis is based on the ground experiences in the election-bound Malaysia. The results were shocking and will have a spillover effect into Indo-pacific security affairs.

Autonomy and Artificial Intelligence: The Future Ingredient of Area Denial Strategy in Land Warfare

 (Manekshaw Research Paper, Centre for Land Warfare Studies, New Delhi) 


The conceptualization of 21st-century battlefield and the nature of warfare has undergone a renaissance since two world wars, and their results were evident in the military operations in Gulf and Kosovo in the early 1990s. The emergence of autonomous weapon platforms, sensors, and artificial intelligence have made land warfare more sophisticated than ever before. This paper discusses the concept of artificial intelligence and autonomy and places them within the context of area denial strategy. It is strictly restricted to the army and evolves around its operational philosophy and doctrine. The underlying objective of this paper is to discuss concepts and their subcomponents that are relevant to the army and conceptualize a model taking into consideration the structural limitations, existing capabilities and future plans of the Indian army. Also, the paper discusses the type of missions envisioned for the autonomous weapon systems and A.I based applications.

The Relevance of Clausewitz and Kautilya in Counterinsurgency Operations

 (Article, The Strategy Bridge, United States)

The analytical article analyses the relevance of lessons drawn from 19th century On War and 4th Century Arthashastra to deal with Counterinsurgency.

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