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  • Shangri La Dialogue: Is Indian Participation a Necessity?

    Shangri La Dialogue: Is Indian Participation a Necessity?

    India’s ministerial presence at the Shangri La Dialogue could have helped India to articulate the new government’s strategic thought and expand from the realm of military diplomacy to defence diplomacy. So, is India’s defence establishment blind to probable benefits of participating in the Dialogue or are they thinking differently?

    May 29, 2015

    Reframing the Disarmament Discourse: Can the Humanitarian Paradigm make a difference?

    Reframing the Disarmament Discourse: Can the Humanitarian Paradigm make a difference?

    The 2015 NPT RevCon ended on an expected dismaying note. The only positive outcome was its endorsement of the recent initiatives to project the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons, though not adopting its underlying theme - a nuclear weapons prohibition treaty.

    May 26, 2015

    A Cyber Wing in the National Cadet Corps

    A Cyber Wing in the National Cadet Corps

    India’s vulnerability to cyber-attacks is going to increase exponentially with the development of infrastructure and programmes such as Digital India, National Optical Fibre Network, e-Governance, e-commerce and e-Services. The NCC provides a ready resource for picking up India’s cyber warriors in the available time frame.

    April 06, 2015

    Asian Participation in the London Process

    Asian Participation in the London Process

    While Asia is home to the largest number of internet users on the planet, there is comparatively little contribution from the region to the discussions on cybersecurity.

    March 31, 2015

    The discreet silence on the NPT

    The discreet silence on the NPT

    The collective silence of the guardians and the state-parties by no means signifies the NPT’s good health, especially when they continue to emphasise upon the slow pace of disarmament and enduring pressures on the non-proliferation regime.

    March 02, 2015

    India Mission to Mars: Ready to Orbit

    India Mission to Mars: Ready to Orbit

    The orbit insertion scheduled for September 24 will be a landmark achievement. The Mars accomplishment could assist the global efforts towards the possible human colonization of the Red Planet and would automatically increase India’s status.

    September 19, 2014

    Islamic State and Social Media: Ethical Challenges and Power Relations

    Islamic State and Social Media: Ethical Challenges and Power Relations

    The IS frequently releases graphic videos of, for instance, beheadings, on social media. Once these videos surface, an ethical debate arises about the sharing of violent imagery and how these social platforms should deal with the situation.

    January 23, 2015

    The US-North Korea Cyber Dispute

    The US-North Korea Cyber Dispute

    US authorities have claimed that North Korea was behind the cyber-attack on Sony Pictures. But North Korea has strongly denied this claim. Now, both countries are threatening to fight this ‘battle’ in cyber space.

    December 26, 2014

    Taking Stock of the Public-Private Partnership in Cybersecurity

    Taking Stock of the Public-Private Partnership in Cybersecurity

    Effective cybersecurity calls for a close partnership between the government in its role as custodian of the nation’s security, and the private sector, in both roles of information infrastructure provider as well as the provider of many critical services.

    December 31, 2014

    India getting closer to a satellite navigational system

    The uniqueness of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) is to have a system with satellites in the geostationary orbit. India needs to exploit the ‘regional nature’ of the IRNSS to the fullest and effectively engage various states from Africa, Asia and Oceania region by using ‘satellite navigation diplomacy’.

    April 07, 2014

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