Thursday, May 27, 2010

CLAWS invites research papers and commentaries on Military Modernisation

Dear All,
As Managing Editor, it gives me immense pleasure to announce that the Summer 2010 issue of the CLAWS Journal is going to be published shortly. We shall send out details regarding that soon after. Meanwhile, we now call for research-based articles (3,500 words) and commentaries (1,500 words) for the Winter 2010 issue of the Journal which is a theme- based one focusing on various facets of military modernisation, including defence industry and efforts at indigenisation. The deadline for submission of articles/ commentaries is September 15, 2010.
Warm regards
CLAWS Journal Winter 2010 - Call for Papers
Dr. Monika Chansoria
Managing Editor

Dr. Monika Chansoria
Research Fellow/ Managing Editor
Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS)
Indian Army, RPSO Complex, Parade Road, New Delhi - 110010

What is our greatest weakness?
The greatest weakness is the absence of a National strategy. Manmohan Singh administration not only has not put forward a clear strategic view of the Nation but it is hostile to the very idea of strategy. The PM's national security adviser has an inkling that strategy is merely an after thought and akin to– "it’s what you say you had after you have acted." That is truly revealing and frightening to be actually practised. India has one of the largest, expensive, best educated, reasonably equipped military in the world, but it is strategically brainless at the top because the Bureaucrats who drive the Government and their advisers think that agility is a substitute for strategy. Agility is necessary, but it is reactive. If you have no strategy, you are very likely to become part of someone else’s strategy. The Military Think Tank are only tigers on paper and GOI does neither heed their advice nor take them into confidence. Take the example of tackling Pakistan, Terrorists, Maoists, Naxalites, including the Himalayan border resolution- a flood of papers by eminent Military Leaders just gathering dust in the corridors of power!

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