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  • COVID-19 and New Age Technology

    Humanity is much better equipped today to mitigate the loss in life and collateral economic damage resulting from a pandemic, as demonstrated through the deployment of new-age tools such as artificial intelligence, big data, machine learning, neural networks and internet of things.

    May 01, 2020

    To Ban, or Not to Ban Huawei

    Given India’s dependence on imports for 90 per cent of its telecom equipment, the decision to allow Huawei to bid for 5G should be in line with the national interest, rather than taking sides and constraining options.

    April 03, 2019

    Quantum Computing and its Impact on Cryptography

    Advances in technology has brought into focus the need to have double assurance on data security, especially with the world moving from classical to Quantum Computing, which latter has the power to unlock the toughest of cyber-locks.

    July 19, 2017

    Gaurav Kumar asked: In the context of growing cyber-attacks worldwide, how well is India prepared to tackle them given the government’s push for a ‘Digital India’?

    Munish Sharma replies: The Government of India has rolled out a number of initiatives to secure “Digital India” from cyber threats. Some of the initiatives are over a decade old such as the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team or CERT-In, India's national nodal agency responsible for dealing with cyber security incidents, established in 2004. A nodal agency, National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Centre (NCIIPC), was established in 2014 to augment the protection of critical information infrastructure in India.

    Mahesh Belavi asked: What is the role of IRNSS in India’s security?

    Ajey Lele replies: The Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) could be considered as an alternative to the Global Positioning System (GPS), though in a limited sense. IRNSS is a regional system, whereas GPS is global. IRNSS is useful both in civilian and strategic domains. It could provide navigational support to various military requirements like ground, sea and aerial movement; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) activities; target identification and assistance in launching of weapon systems.

    Role of Technology in International Affairs

    Role of Technology In international Affairs
    • Publisher: Pentagon Press
      2016

    Recent advances in technology have opened up vast new areas of communication, cooperation and even friction among nations in their pursuit of security, development and progress. Science and technology today transcend almost all areas of international affairs. The role of science and technology in international affairs is so intrinsic that it is rarely recognised as a separate entity and often taken for granted. The impact of modern dual-use technology on human society and national security has become so large that it would be necessary for foreign policy professionals to understand the finer nuances of technology to successfully negotiate international affairs in future. The book Role of Technology in International Affairs is aimed at bringing a clear appreciation of the various interconnections and interdependencies between technology, security, foreign policy and diplomacy that future diplomats must have for navigating towards international peace.

    • ISBN 978-81-8274-881-1,
    • Price: ₹. 995.00
    • E-copy available
    2016

    Project Loon: Internet via Stratosphere

    There is a need for India to participate in Project Loon to increase its ‘internet footprint’. The project perfectly fits into the scheme of ‘Digital India’. It could also lead to surge in India’s interest in near-space technologies.

    November 09, 2015

    Innovation: The New Mantra for Science and Technology Policies in India, Pakistan and China

    “Innovation” has become a buzz word in recent science and technology policies of various countries. It has also been given ample importance in the science and technology policies and programmes of India, China and Pakistan. It is interesting to know on what exactly these countries are focusing in their recent science and technology policies and how these new policies and programmes will help them in social development, economic growth, technology innovation and pursuing national interests.

    March 07, 2013

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