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  • Cybersecurity: Global, Regional and Domestic Dynamics

    Cybersecurity: Global, Regional and Domestic Dynamics

    Governments find themselves struggling to deal with the issue of cybersecurity. Given the current state of play in cybersecurity, it is not surprising that any discussion sooner or later ends up as a confusing mix of viewpoints on fundamental rights, privacy, law enforcement, human rights, globalisation and national security, thus leading to a gridlock.

    2014

    Strategic Materials: A Resource Challenge for India

    Strategic Materials: A Resource Challenge for India
    • Publisher: Pentagon Press
      2014

    There are a few minerals which are categorized as ‘strategic’ because of their importance for the industries and owing to natural and man-made difficulties in their procurement. There has been an attempt here to contextualize the importance of strategic materials from a national security perspective. This study presents a macro view with regard to India’s strategic minerals architecture and undertakes analysis to understand current and futuristic challenges and opportunities in this sector, and offers a few recommendations based on the assessment undertaken. Issues related to Rare Earth and new materials are also discussed.

    • ISBN 978-81-8274-786-9,
    • Price: ₹. 795/-
    • E-copy available
    2014

    Stealth Technology and its Effect on Aerial Warfare

    Stealth Technology and its Effect on Aerial Warfare

    In aerial warfare technology has progressed rapidly from the frail and flimsy machines seen in the air in the first half of the twentieth century. This monograph attempts to commence task of explaining stealth technology, looking at possible counters to stealth and discussing the ways in which stealth technology changes the conduct of aerial warfare.

    2014

    Mission Mars: India's Quest for the Red Planet

    Publisher: Springer
    ISBN 978-81-322-1521-9
    Price: 49,99 €
    The objective of the book is to find an answer to the rationale behind the human quest for the Mars exploration. As a comprehensive assessment for this query is undertaken, it is realized that the basic question ‘Why Mars?’ seeks various responses from technological, economic and geopolitical to strategic perspectives.

    2013

    Asian Space Race: Rhetoric or Reality?

    • Publisher: Springer
      2013

    This book explores the character and contours of the Asian Space Powers. At present, Asian states like China, Japan and India are found investing in space technologies with analogous social and scientific and probably with divergent military intents. Other Asian states like Israel, South Korea and Malaysia are also making investments in the space arena. States like Iran and North Korea are faulted for using space launches as a demonstrative tool to achieve strategic objectives. This work examines this entire maze of activities to unearth where these states are making these investments to accomplish their state-specific goal or are they also trying to surpass each other by engaging in competition.

    • ISBN 978-81-322-0732-0,
    • Price: 129,95 €
    2013

    Decoding the International Code of Conduct for Outer Space Activities

    Decoding the International Code of Conduct for Outer Space Activities
    • Publisher: Pentagon Security International
      2013

    Space technologies are critical to diverse human activities including communication, education, navigation, and remote sensing, meteorology disaster management and military. Naturally, keeping the space assets secure has become a major necessity for the states. Any damage to such assets would lead to excruciating consequences.

    • ISBN 978-81-8274-687-9,
    • Price: ₹. 695/-
    • E-copy available
    2012

    India's Cyber Security Challenges

    India's Cyber Security Challenges
    • Publisher: Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses
      2012

    This report argues that Government and the private sector give cyber security some priority in their security and risk management plans, and do this jointly. Being a report that is addressed to the security community in the widest sense and intended to stimulate public discussion, it relies on publicly available information.

    • ISBN 81-86019-98-7,
    • Price: ₹. 125/-
    • E-copy available
    2012

    Space Security: Need for Global Convergence

    • Publisher: Pentagon Press
      2012

    Employment of Space technologies for advancing the nation's social, scientific and economic interests is gaining increasing importance in the 21st century. At the same time Space security, which includes the security of Space assets and the ability to use Space for civilian and security purposes, is also attracting increasing attention. This book is an attempt to analyse the ongoing trends in the Space domain and emphasis the need for India to establish a comprehensive Space strategy.

    • ISBN 9788182746053
    2012

    Strategic Technologies for the Military: Breaking New Frontiers

    Strategic Technologies for the Military: Breaking New Frontiers
    • Publisher: SAGE India
      2009

    The book addresses five key technologies—near-space technology, robotics, directed energy weapons, nanotechnology and biotechnology—and explains why they are being considered for military applicability worldwide.

    • ISBN 9788132102410
    2009

    Space Security: Need for a Proactive Approach

    Space Security: Need for a Proactive Approach

    Report of the IDSA-Indian Pugwash Society Working Group on Space Security

    • Publisher: Academic Foundation
      2009

    The objective of this report, prepared by a Working Group comprising leading experts in the field is to provide a multi-disciplinary analysis including the technological, legal, political, diplomatic, and security dimensions.

    • ISBN 9788171887620,
    • Price: ₹. 595/-
    2009

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