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Allison, Graham and Philip Zelikow. Essence of decision: explaining the Cuban missile crisis. New York: Longman, 1999.

Arreguin-Toft, Ivan. How the weak win wars: a theory of asymmetric war. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005.

Bajpai, Kanti P., P.R. Chari, Pervaiz Iqbal Cheema, Stephen Philip Cohen and Sumit Ganguly. Brasstacks and beyond: perception and management of crisis in South Asia. New Delhi: Manohar, 1997.

Basrur, M. Rajesh. Minimum deterrence and India’s nuclear security. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2006.

Betts, Richard K. Enemies of intelligence: knowledge and power in American national security. New York: Columbia University Press, 2007.

Betts, Richard K. Surprise attacks: lessons for defence planning. Washington DC: Brookings, 1983.

Biddle, Stephen. Military power: explaining victory and defeat in modern battle. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2005.

Bobbitt, Philip. Terror and consent: the wars for the twenty-first century. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2008.

Chadha, Vivek. Low intensity conflicts in India: an analysis. New Delhi: Sage/USI, 2005.

Chari, P.R., Pervaiz Iqbal Cheema and Stephen Philip Cohen. Four crises and a peace process: American engagement in South Asia. Washington DC: Brookings, 2007.

Chari, P.R., Pervaiz Iqbal Cheema and Stephen Philip Cohen. Perception, politics and security in South Asia: the compound crisis of 1990. London: RoutledgeCurzon, 2003.

Cohen, Eliot. Supreme command: soldiers, statesmen and leadership in wartime. NY: Free Press, 2002.

Doctrine for Subconventional Operations. Shimla: Headquarters Army Training Command, 2006.

Farrell, Theo and Terry Terrif (eds.). Sources of military change: culture, politics, technology. London: Lynne Reiner, 2001.

Freedman, Lawrence. Deterrence. Cambridge: Polity, 2004.

Freedman, Lawrence. The transformation of strategic affairs. London: IISS/Routledge, 2006.

Ganguly, Sumit and Devin T. Hagerty. Fearful symmetry: India-Pakistan crises in the shadow of nuclear weapons. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Ganguly, Sumit and S. Paul Kapur (eds.). Nuclear proliferation in South Asia: crisis behaviour and the bomb. London: Routledge, 2009.

George, Roger Z. and James B. Bruce (eds.). Analyzing intelligence: origins, obstacles, and innovations. Washington DC: Georgetown University Press, 2008.

Hagerty, Devin T. The consequences of nuclear proliferation: lessons from South Asia. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1998.

Herman, Michael. Intelligence power in peace and war. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996.

Indian Army Doctrine. Shimla: Headquarters Army Training Command, 2004.

Kanwal, Gurmeet. Indian army vision 2020. New Delhi: Harper Collins, 2008.

Kapur, S. Paul. Dangerous deterrent: nuclear weapons proliferation and conflict in South Asia. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Karnad, Bharat. India’s nuclear policy. Praeger, USA, 2009; (special South Asian edition, Pentagon Press, 2nd print, 2009).

Kennedy, Paul (ed.). Grand strategies in war and peace. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1991.

Laqueur, Walter. No end to war: terrorism in the twenty-first century. New York: Continuum, 2003.

Malik, V.P. Kargil: from surprise to victory. New Delhi: Harper Collins, 2007.

Morgan, Patrick. Deterrence now. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Munkler, Herfried. The new wars. Cambridge: Polity, 2005.

Posen, Barry R. The sources of military doctrine: France, Britain, Germany between the world wars. Ithaca: Cornell, 1984.

Raghavan, Srinath. War and peace in modern India: a strategic history of the Nehru years. Delhi: Permanent Black, forthcoming 2009.

Rajagopalan, Rajesh. Fighting like a guerrilla: the Indian army and counterinsurgency. New Delhi and Abingdon: Routledge, 2008.

Rajagopalan, Swarna (ed.). Security and South Asia: ideas, institutions and initiatives. New Delhi: Routledge, 2006.

Recommendations of the Group of Ministers. New Delhi: Government of India, 2001.

Rosen, Stephen P. Societies and military power: India and its armies. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1995.

Rosen, Stephen P. Winning the next war: innovation and the modern military. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1991.

Sinno, Abdulkader H. Organizations at war in Afghanistan and beyond. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2008.

Smith, Rupert. The utility of force: the art of war in the modern world. London: Allen Lane, 2005.

Snyder, Glenn H. Alliance politics. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1997.

Sood, V.K. and Pravin Sawhney. Operation parakram: the war unfinished. New Delhi: Sage, 2003.

Sridharan, E. (ed.) The India-Pakistan nuclear relationship: theories of deterrence and international relations. New Delhi: Routledge, 2007; and Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2007.

Sridharan, E. (ed.). The India-Pakistan nuclear relationship: theories of deterrence and international relations. New Delhi: Routledge, 2007.

Standing Committee on Defence, 32nd Report. New Delhi: Lok Sabha Secretariat, December 2008.

Swami, Praveen. India, Pakistan and the secret jihad: the covert war in Kashmir, 1947-2004. New York: Routledge, 2007.

The Kargil Review Committee Report: From Surprise to Reckoning. New Delhi: Sage Publications, 2000.

Tieff, Terry, Aaron Karp and Regina Karp (eds.). Global insurgency and the future of armed conflict: debating fourth generation. Abingdon: Routledge, 2007.

Wohlstetter, Roberta. Pearl harbor: warning and decision. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1962.



Babu, D. Shyam. India’s national security council: stuck in the cradle? ‘Security Dialogue’ 34(2): 2003.

Betz, David. The virtual dimension of contemporary insurgency and counterinsurgency. ‘Small Wars and Insurgencies’ 19(4): December 2008.

Chaudhuri, Rudra. Dynamics of US force transformation. Observer Research Foundation, Occasional Paper: December 2006.

Coll, Steve. The stand-off: how jihadi groups helped provoke the twenty-first century’s first nuclear crisis. ‘New Yorker’: 13 February 2006. http://www.newyorker.com/archive/2006/02/13/060213fa_fact_coll

Ganguly, Sumit. Nuclear stability in South Asia. ‘International Security’ 33(2): Fall 2008.

Gill, K.P.S. Endgame in Punjab: 1988-1993. ‘Faultlines’, http://www.satp.org/satporgtp/publication/faultlines/volume1/Fault1-kpstext.htm

Hart, Douglas and Steven Simon. Thinking straight and talking straight: problems of intelligence analysis. ‘Survival’ 48(1): Spring 2006.

Jervis, Robert. Reports, politics and intelligence failures: the case of Iraq. ‘Journal of Strategic Studies’ 29(1): February 2006.

Kapur, S. Paul. Ten years of instability in nuclear South Asia. ‘International Security’ 33(2): Fall 2008.

Ladwig III, Walter C. A cold start for hot wars? The Indian army’s new limited war doctrine. ‘International Security’ 32(3): Winter 2007/08.

Morris, Daniel R. Surprise and terrorism: a conceptual framework. ‘Journal of Strategic Studies’ 32(1): 2009.

Nayak, Polly and Michael Krepon. U.S. crisis management in South Asia’s twin peaks crisis. Stimson Center Report: September 2006.

Nye, Joseph. Peering into the future. ‘Foreign Affairs’ 73(4): July-August 1994.

Pant, Harsh. India’s nuclear doctrine and command structure: implications for civil-military relations in India. ‘Armed Forces and Society’ 33(2): 2007.

Pape, Robert. The strategic logic of suicide terrorism. ‘American Political Science Review’ 97(3): August 2003.

Raghavan, Srinath. Civil-military relations in India: the China crisis and after. ‘Journal of Strategic Studies’ 32(1): February 2009.

Rajagopalan, Rajesh. Force and compromise: India’s counterinsurgency grand strategy. ‘South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies’ 30(1): April 2007.

Rajagopalan, Rajesh. Innovations in counterinsurgency: the Indian army’s rashtriya rifles. ‘Contemporary South Asia’ 13(1): March 2004.

Sahni, Ajai. A triumph of form over content. ‘Seminar’ 593: January 2009.

Saikia, Jaideep. Revolutionaries or warlords: ULFA’s organisational profile. ‘Faultlines’: http://satp.org/satporgtp/publication/faultlines/volume9/Article4.htm.

Stolar, Alex. To the brink: Indian decision-making and the 2001-2002 Standoff. Stimson Center Report: March 2008.

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Visvanathan, Shiv. Reflections on the terrorisms of our time. ‘Seminar’ 593: January 2009.

Wilkins, Thomas. Russo-Chinese strategic partnership: a new form of security cooperation? ‘Contemporary Security Policy’ 29(2): 2008.

Yong, Deng. Remoulding great power politics: China’s strategic partnerships with Russia, the European Union, and India. ‘Journal of Strategic Studies’ 30(4-5): August-October 2007.