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Note the names, types and applications of the weapons and the systems developed. Very important for prelims. Also indigenisation of technology is a topic in mains GS-3 syllabus so it can be a pointer in mains answer.
The information here is important for Prelims.
The important thing here is HNS. Prelims worthy info.
High Nitrogen Steel (HNS):
Important for India-Israel relations. Know about the missile and CCS from prelims PoV.
Cabinet Committee on Security:
Other committees and chairperson:
Keep track as the issue develops. The CDS issue is a long pending one and can be a question in mains.
Note4students: Note very important but need to keep abreast of few important happenings.
Pakistan-centric retaliatory option:
Cold Start has significantly shaped security dynamics on the subcontinent:
Can India pull it off?
Effect of the term “Cold Start”:
History is littered with tragic examples where discrepancies between perceived doctrine and actual doctrine have caused minor skirmishes to escalate into major wars. The continued loose talk of the so-called Cold Start doctrine puts South Asia in the unfortunate situation.
Be careful in citing such policies in security or international relations related questions. Be careful, but not averse!
What is Cold Start?
It is part of the army’s attempt to develop a useable, conventional retaliatory option that punishes Pakistan for terrorist attacks against India without triggering wider conventional or nuclear escalation. In its more aggressive formulations, it was believed the aim was to create division-sized formations that could rapidly mobilise and carry out short-notice, retaliatory offensives of limited duration to quickly seize and hold Pakistani territory, while simultaneously pursuing narrow enough objectives to deny Islamabad a justification to escalate the conflict by opening additional conventional fronts or to employ nuclear weapons.
Just remember these keywords- ATAGS, DRDO, INDIGENISATION, PRIVATE SECTOR.