Centre For Joint Warfare Studies

Understanding Iran

Author : Air Marshal (Retd) Dhiraj Kukreja, AVSM,VSM

The traditional Indo-Iranian relations go far back into history when modern Iran was known as Mesopotamia and Persia. Iran has the largest Shiite population in the world, nearly 3.5 crores shias , 40% of the world 18 crores shias reside  in India. With such historical relations, India can hardly afford to ignore Iran.   Unlike The Indian Diaspora in other Arab states, Iran does not have many Indians that transfer back funds back home. The balance of trade  has always been  favour of Iran with oil  being the major import.  India needs Iran not only for gas and Oil  but, also because commonality of thinking on several issues  and its  geostrategic location. Iran provides link to the Afghanistan and central Asia. Iran has become crucial test for India’s foreign policy. The issue brief is written by Air Marshal ( retd ) Dhiraj Kukreja AVSM,VSM . He is the is alumni    of the national war college in the USA.

Books

  • Rise of Islamists in Bangladesh

    Author : Col Amit Sinha

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  • Chinese Chequers in the Indian Ocean Region

    Author : Suhas Banerjee

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  • Understanding Iran

    Author : Air Marshal (Retd) Dhiraj Kukreja, AVSM,VSM

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  • Role of Pakistan in India's Energy Security

    Author : Major General (Retired) Ajay Kumar Chaturvedi, AVSM, VSM

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  • A Spectrum of Modern Warfare

    Author : Ajay Singh

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  • Indo-U.S. Defence Cooperation

    Author : Gp Capt (Retd) GD Sharma, VSM

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  • India's Strategic Stakes in Afghanistan

    Author : CENJOWS Study Team

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  • Space Security: Indian Perspective

    Author : Gp Capt (Retd) G D Sharma, VSM

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  • Integrated Force Projection by India

    Author : Vij Books India Pvt. Ltd.

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  • Defence Industrial Base

    Author : CENJOWS Study Team

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  • Armed Forces Tribunal Act

    Author : Vij Book Store

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  • Uniform Code of Military Justice

    Author : Col (Retd) R Balasubramaniam, VSM

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  • Leveraging India's Soft Power as a Strategic Resources

    Author : Col (Retd) A K Singh & Gp Capt S Tiwari

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  • War Against Global Terror

    Author : Col (Retd) S K Sharma, Senior Fellow CENJOWS

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  • Indian Experience in Force Projection

    Author : Col (Retd) S K Sharma, Senior Fellow CENJOWS

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  • India's Comprehensive National Power

    Author : CENJOWS Study Group

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  • Indian Way of War Fighting

    Author : Col (Retd) S K Sharma, Senior Fellow CENJOWS

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  • Water A Source for Future Conflicts

    Author : Maj Gen(Retd) AK Chaturvedi, AVSM, VSM

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  • India's Quest for Defence Equipment Policy

    Author : Lt Gen (Retd) H S lidder, PVSM, UYSM, YSM, VSM

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  • Implementation of RTI Act 2005 in Armed Forces and its Implications

    Author : Brig A K Vyas

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