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  • Tech Wars or Old Battlefields: Lessons from the Recent Conflicts

    February 21, 2024

    Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Amb Sujan R. Chinoy’s article ‘Tech Wars or Old Battlefields: Lessons from the Recent Conflicts’ has been published by the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) on 21 February 2024.

    Today, network-centric warfare has taken centre stage. Artificial intelligence (AI), space and cyber realms are fusing with sensors, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and beyond-visual-range (BVR) weapons on the modern battlefield, drastically reducing Sensor To Shooter (STS) kill chains, says Amb Chinoy.

    Targeted assassinations now have a buffet of tech options—flying Ginsu, drones, AI guns

    February 21, 2024

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col Rajneesh Singh’s article ‘Targeted assassinations now have a buffet of tech options—flying Ginsu, drones, AI guns’ has been published in ‘The Print’ on 21 February 2024.

    Kataib Hezbollah leader Abu Baqir al-Saadi was assassinated using a ‘flying Ginsu’ this month. It’s among the increasingly sophisticated weapon systems being used in targeted killings, says Col Singh.

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    The Evolution of India’s Weather Satellite Programs

    February 19, 2024

    Consultant, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Gp Capt Ajey Lele’s article ‘The evolution of India’s weather satellite programs’ has been published in ‘The Space Review’ on 19 February 2024.

    The time has come for IMD to look beyond ISRO and be involved in more international projects and engage India’s private industry to fulfill their requirements, says Gp Capt Lele.

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    Modi govt did for India-Greece ties what others didn’t in 40 years

    February 16, 2024

    Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA Dr Swasti Rao’s opinion piece ‘Modi govt did for India-Greece ties what others didn’t in 40 years’ has been published in ‘The Print’ on 16 February 2024.

    The upgrade in Delhi-Athens ties could help in the full utilisation of Greece’s strategic location as a gateway to Europe for India and the Gulf countries, says Dr Rao.

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    Russia-Ukraine War: Starlink Row Offers a Cautionary Tale on Role of Private Space Industry in Wars

    February 16, 2024

    Consultant, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Gp Capt Ajey Lele’s article ‘Russia-Ukraine War: Starlink Row Offers a Cautionary Tale on Role of Private Space Industry in Wars’ has been published in ‘The Wire’ on 16 February 2024.

    A controversy emerged after Ukraine claimed that the Russian forces are using Starlink internet services in occupied areas. Despite Space X claiming that it has no links with Russia, the controversy refuses to die down, says Gp Capt Lele.

    Rajeev Agarwal Discusses Pathways to Terminate Gaza Conflict on Gunners Shot

    February 16, 2024

    Assistant Director Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col Rajeev Agarwal discussed pathways to terminate the Gaza conflict on Gunners Shot, a channel for defence and strategic affairs, technology and welfare of armed forces personnel. The programme was aired on 16 February 2024.

    Detained Navy officials back safely from Qatar

    February 15, 2024

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col DPK Pillay’s article ‘Detained Navy officials back safely from Qatar’ has been published in BlitzIndia on 15 February 2024.

    The news of their release came as a huge relief for their families, who were informed after they boarded their flights back home, says Col Pillay.

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    Pakistan election: Who is the winner?’ Published in The Kathmandu Post

    February 15, 2024

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Smruti S. Pattanaik’s article ‘Pakistan election: Who is the winner?’ has been published in ‘The Kathmandu Post’ on 14 February 2024.
    Political instability will add to the country's economic predicaments as it faces severe economic challenges, says Dr Pattanaik.

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    Ukraine has fired its military chief at the wrong time. Russia will exploit this instability’ Published in The Print

    February 13, 2024

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col Rajneesh Singh’s article ‘Ukraine has fired its military chief at the wrong time. Russia will exploit this instability’ has been published in ‘The Print’ on 13 February 2024.
    The support for the Ukranian cause is already dipping in the West. The current commander-in-chief will find it hard to gain the confidence of NATO military chiefs, says Col Singh.

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    Stuck in conflict: Pathways to end Gaza war and ensure sustainable peace

    February 12, 2024

    Assistant Director Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Col Rajeev Agarwal’s opinion piece ‘Stuck in conflict: Pathways to end Gaza war and ensure sustainable peace’ has been published in First Post on 12 February 2024.

    Israel's plan of military operations in Rafah can escalate this war beyond control. Ceasefire deal has already fallen through, says Col Agarwal.

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