Strategic Technologies
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    The 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 Chemical and Biological Weapons.

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    Institutions That Shaped Modern India: ISRO

    • Publisher: Rupa
      2021
    An introduction to ISRO, the organization that took India to space.

    The end of colonial rule was an important milestone worth celebrating, but what lay ahead was a long journey towards the making of modern India. The narrative of ‘modern India’ would be incomplete without the stories of institutions that helped shape India as we know it today.

    This volume, part of a series on Institutions that Shaped Modern India, offers an in-depth introduction to one such institution—the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). It tells the story of ISRO from its inception to present times. Capturing its history and its evolution, dotted with several achievements and some setbacks,  and offering deep insights into ISRO’s key projects—past, present and future—the book  is an ode to an institution that has been at the steering wheel of India’s journey into space and has played a seminal role in nation-building.

    • ISBN: 978-93-90356-56-0,
    • Price: ₹. 395/-
    2021

    Navigating the Indian Cyberspace Maze: Guide for Policymakers

    • Publisher: KW Publishers
      2020
    Cyberspace has turned out to be one of the greatest discoveries of mankind. Today, we have more than four and a half billion people connected to the internet and this number is all set to increase dramatically as the next generational Internet of Things (IoT) devices and 5G technology gets fully rolled out.

    India has been at the forefront of this amazing digital revolution and is a major stakeholder in the global cyberspace eco system. As the world embarks on embracing internet 2.0 characterised by 5G high speed wireless interconnect, generation of vast quantities of data and domination of transformational technologies of Artificial Intelligence (AI), blockchain and Big Data, India has been presented with a unique opportunity to leapfrog from a developing country to a developed knowledge based nation in a matter of years and not decades.

    This book presents an exciting and fascinating journey into the world of cyberspace with focus on the impactful technologies of AI, block chain and Big Data analysis coupled with an appraisal of the India cyberspace eco system. It has been written especially for a policy maker in order to provide a helicopter overview of the cyberspace domain in adequate detail in simple and understandable language.

    • ISBN: 978-93-89137-47-7 ,
    • Price: ₹.1280/-
    • E-copy available
    2020

    The Road to 5G: Technology, Politics And Beyond

    Monograph No. 65

    This monograph examines the key technologies behind 5G, the requirements of infrastructure and spectrum, and the emerging landscape with the rise of Chinese telecommunication equipment manufactures. It delves into China’s rise as a key technology provider in the telecommunications sector, and a prime contributor to standards development.

    2019

    Disruptive Technologies for the Militaries and Security

    • Publisher: Springer, Singapore
      2019
    This book debates and discusses the present and future of Disruptive Technologies in general and military Disruptive Technologies in particular. Its primary goal is to discuss various critical and advanced elucidations on strategic technologies. The focus is less on extrapolating the future of technology in a strict sense, and more on understanding the Disruptive Technology paradigm. It is widely accepted that technology alone cannot win any military campaign or war. However, technological superiority always offers militaries an advantage. More importantly, technology also has a great deterrent value. Hence, on occasion, technology can help to avoid wars. Accordingly, it is important to effectively manage new technologies by identifying their strategic utility and role in existing military architectures and the possible contributions they could make towards improving overall military capabilities. This can also entail doctrinal changes, so as to translate these new technologies into concrete advantages.
    • ISBN: E-book-978-981-13-3384-2, Hardcopy-978-981-13-3383-5
    • Price: E-book- € 118.99, Hardcover- € 139,99
    2019

    India’s Strategic Options in a Changing Cyberspace

    • Publisher: Pentagon Press
      2018
    The book is structured to perform a role both as a primer to those who wish to understand the strategic issues and key concepts in cyberspace, as well as to provide sufficient pointers to those who wish to have an in-depth understanding on specific issues.

    Among the major issues examined are the efficacy of the concept of cyber deterrence, the troubled history of norm-making in cyberspace, protecting critical infrastructure from crippling cyber attacks, the viability of Active Cyber Defence as a means of responding to the sheer scale of attacks, and its attendant legal and ethical issues. Emerging technologies and their potential impact on an already dynamic domain are also the subject to scrutiny, as also the various models of public-Private Partnership in cybersecurity around the world.

    • ISBN: 978-93-86618-66-5,
    • Price: ₹.746/-
    • E-copy available
    2018

    Countering the Menace of Ransomware

    US has undertaken a number of initiatives on cybersecurity, specifically ransomware, one of them being the Counter-Ransomware Initiative Meeting held in October 2021. Whether this attempt by the US to mobilise a larger group of countries to discuss ransomware will lead to real outcomes, or is just meant to endorse its actions, remains to be seen.

    October 22, 2021

    Two Decades After 9/11: The Liberal Security Community Lies in Tatters

    It may seem premature to discuss the advent of an illiberal global order, however, the numerous catalytic events of recent years and the apparent decline of American heft in shaping global norms and structures might indicate that the international system is on the cusp of a major transformation.

    October 12, 2021

    Technology and Peacekeeping: Can India become a Technology-Contributing Country

    To sustain its historical interest and influence in the UN peacekeeping operations, India should provide technical assistance to the missions while continuing to contribute troops, rather than a complete transformation from being a traditional troop contributor to a technology contributor.

    September 14, 2021

    The Dark Web and Regulatory Challenges

    The dark web has turned into a hot bed of illegal transactions, posing a threat to the cyberspace across multiple dimensions.

    July 23, 2021

    The Information Technology (IT) Rules, 2021

    The IT Rules 2021 seek to address cyber security concerns of the citizens without infringing on their privacy and personal liberties, while maintaining digital sovereignty at the same time.

    June 04, 2021

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    IDSA-BIMSTEC Workshop on Cyber Security Cooperation

    December 05, 2018 to December 07, 2018

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