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RESEARCH CENTRE

Strategic Technologies

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The Strategic Technologies Centre focuses on issues related to strategic technologies that have a potential impact on national security. Its main focus is on critical technologies and space technologies. The Centre is engaged in tracking and trend analysis of issues related to Space Security and Cyber Security.

The other mandate of the Centre is to undertake research on Biological and Chemical Weapons with a focus on studying the dangers of proliferation and terrorism. The Centre is responsible for the publication of the CBW Magazine - a bi-annual magazine which covers a wide range of issues related to the Chemical and Biological Weapons.

Members


A Vinod Kumar Cherian Samuel
Munish Sharma
Senior Fellow Associate Fellow Research Fellow Associate Fellow
(Cyber Security Project)
         
         
         
         
         


Voter’s Dilemma: Data Leaks and Electoral Interventions

May 22, 2017

The DNC and En Marche hacking instances offer a peek into the future: data leaks and cyber means of electoral intervention are likely to become an unfortunate and inevitable part of the electoral process.

The Agni-II Trial Failure: Evaluation rather than Flagellation is needed

May 15, 2017

The Agni family has had a successful series of user trials extending over several variants and a number of years which should give some confidence in the robustness of the design, development, testing and induction process.

Securing Critical Information Infrastructure: Global Perspectives and Practices

2017

Basic services such as electricity, transportation, mobile communication and banking are the core infrastructures on which modern societies and economies rest. The seamless functioning of these critical infrastructures is essential for the social and economic development and well-being of a nation-state. Recent developments in the cyber domain have unearthed a whole new dimension of security attributing to underlying vulnerabilities and interdependencies.

Mother of All Bombs: A New Age Weapon of Mass Destruction?

April 18, 2017

Given the advertisement surrounding the use of MOAB, it is possible that the Trump administration is signalling to its adversaries the very lethal weapons in its arsenal and its willingness to use them.

“What’s down” side of “What’s up?”

April 07, 2017

Human rights, privacy and protection of confidentiality are important issues, but so are the requirements of intelligence agencies which have to contend with the inhumane activities of terrorist groups and individuals.