16 June, 2021

Growing Doubts Over The Doval Doctrine

Eighteen months after Ajit K. Doval became India’s fifth NSA, his doctrine—aggressive diplomacy coupled with faster overt and covert response to attacks—is put to question

Growing Doubts Over The Doval Doctrine

Terror Strikes In Jammu And Punjab

  • Mar & Jul 2015 and Jan 2016 In militarised border areas, terrorists attacked a police station in Kathua district (March 2015) killing three people; struck at Gurdaspur (July 2015) killing seven people; and attacked the Pathankot air base (January 2016) and killed seven people.
  • Holes: Attacks give the lie to the NSA’s calling card of crafting an instant and tough response to cross-border provocations and an effective deterrence to make terror unaffordable for Pakistan.

Retaliation On International Border

  • October 2014-July...

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