Krutika Patil

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  • Ms Krutika Patil is Research Assistant for the Project on Cyber Security at the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi.

    Drone Warfare: History, Evolution and Future

    When Tesla and SpaceX Founder Elon Musk, in a room full of US Air Force personnel, asserted that autonomous drone warfare is the future and will replace fighter jets, it sparked a controversial but crucial debate.1 The decade post 9/11 saw the proliferation of drones in the military domain. Drones and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have been used extensively to disable conventional weapon systems in Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Libya and Ukraine. Hence comes the conundrum of replaceability and disruptiveness of conventional warfare vis-à-vis drone warfare.

    October-December 2022

    Cyber Technological Paradigms and Threat Landscape in India

    In a discipline struggling to define even fundamental concepts like cyberspace and cyber threats, Ramnath Reghunadhan’s Cyber Technological Paradigms and Threat Landscape in India is a remarkable work to make sense of India’s efforts and challenges in cyberspace. The book by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras scholar is explanatory in nature and provides rich, collated, and specific information for cyber researchers working on India’s cyber policy.

    May 2022

    Chinese Targeted Cyber Operations against Taiwan: Key Takeaways for India

    Taiwan has a robust defensive strategy to counter malicious Chinese cyber activities, including its disinformation campaigns.

    September 28, 2022

    Digital Vaccines: Web 3.0 Solutions for Chronic Diseases

    The opportunities for digital vaccines as tools to address modern-day chronic health problems are immense.

    June 30, 2022

    Quad and Cybersecurity

    The Quad has cautiously carved out a practical and cooperative agenda on issues of cybersecurity.

    June 22, 2022

    Russia–Ukraine Conflict and Geopolitics of Data Routing

    The Russia–Ukraine conflict, as well as Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea, draw light on the geopolitics of data routing and the usage of the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) as a tool of control.

    April 29, 2022

    Tonga Calamity: Impact of Natural Disasters on Submarine Cables

    The recent eruption of the submarine volcano and the resultant shutdown of Tonga’s telecommunication, has cast light on the impact of natural disasters on the global communication systems, especially in the tiny and distant islands.

    February 01, 2022