Brigadier V Mahalingam (Retd), is a former commander of a Mountain Brigade and former Force Commander of the National Security Guard the country’s elite Counter-terrorism Force. He is a highly regarded defence and strategic analyst and an author.

Contributions 
Russia-China Harmony: One Sided Compromise under Compulsion? Introduction “Russia may face wars on its borders in the near future over control of energy resources”, a Security Policy document released by Kremlin on May 13, 2009 stated. It went on to add “In a competition for resources, problems...

Should Europe Continue with a ‘Brain Dead NATO’ “What we are currently experiencing is the brain death of NATO”, said the French President Emmanuel Macron in his interview to The Economist1. Explaining his remarks, he went on to say, “You have partners together in the same part of...

Occasional Papers 
Does the World Need Chinese Hegemony? In 2004, Premier Wen Jiabao said that China’s rise “will not come at the cost of any other country, will not stand in the way of any other country, nor pose a threat to any other country”. The broad Pacific Ocean is vast enough to embrace both ...

What are the Chinese up to on the Other Side of the Indian Borders in Tibet and the Implications … China considers areas such as the South China Sea, Taiwan and Tibet as its core interests .. for India Tibet is a core area .. Chinese intentions are unambiguous .. No amount of talks or confidence building measures will induce China into giving...

Issue Briefs 
Restructuring the Armed Forces – Professionally Speaking … It is time the Indian Armed Forces ceased preparing for the last war and concentrated on working towards undertaking military operations under modern conditions …operational priorities and actions cannot be left to the choice of individual Serv...

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