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  • The race for leadership in supercomputers – does India stand a chance?

    India must move away from the perspective which it has allowed to dominate, namely, that the application of supercomputers is more important than supercomputer technologies themselves.

    September 07, 2016

    NSG and China’s Grand Strategic Flip-flops: Some Plausible Explanations

    NSG and China’s Grand Strategic Flip-flops: Some Plausible Explanations

    Given that the NSG may not be able to withhold the India membership question for long, in spite of China’s inconsistent positions, it would be unwise on India’s part to forfeit any advantage it has on the SCS issue.

    August 24, 2016

    Securing Cyberspace: International and Asian Perspectives

    Securing Cyberspace:  International and Asian Perspectives
    • Publisher: Pentagon Press

    This edited volume contains the papers presented at the 18th Asian Security Conference at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses held in February 2016. The authors, drawn from government, law enforcement, diplomacy, private sector, armed forces and academia, examine a range of issues central to cybersecurity. The chapters in this volume not only provide an outline of the journey so far, but more importantly, give indicators of future trends in cybersecurity from the vantage point of the respective experts.

    Contributions from Asia are particularly highlighted to promote and provoke greater discussion on perspective from within the region on cybersecurity issues.

    • ISBN 978-81-8274-918-4,
    • Price: ₹. 1295
    • E-copy available

    PSLV launches 20 Satellites in a Single Mission

    PSLV launches 20 Satellites in a Single Mission

    For India, at this point in time, ISRO developing expertise with multiple launch technology is more important from the commercial perspective.

    June 28, 2016

    North Korea and Prospects for Chemical Weapons Disarmament

    North Korea's refusal to join the chemical weapons convention (CWC) and its illicit transfer of chemical warfare suits to Syria in 2009 has raised serious proliferation and international security concerns. Pyongyang is world's third largest possessor of chemical weapons and seeks to use these weapons in the event of war with United States and Republic of Korea.

    January-June 2016

    India’s Policy towards WMD Weapons: Status and Trends

    India has always been a peace loving nation and have distant itself from unwanted wars. After the introduction of the weapons of mass destruction, India has followed an unique path to preserve its identity as a global power in the world arena. It has supported the convention on Chemical and Biological weapons.

    January-June 2016

    PrepCom: Setting the Stage for the ‘Eighth’ Review Conference of the Biological Weapons Convention

    In April 2016 the Preparatory Committee meeting for the Eighth Review Conference was concluded. This will be followed by another meeting in August 2016. Two major points were discussed during the April meeting, the issue of science and technology and effective inter-sessional process.

    January-June 2016

    Investigating the use of Chemical Weapons in Syria

    Since 2013, there have been three investigative mechanisms employed to examine allegations of the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Are we any closer to finding out whodunit?

    January-June 2016

    Preparations for the Eighth Review Conference to the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention

    The States Parties to the 1972 Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention are preparing for the Eighth Review Conference in November. Their focus remains on institutional capacity and exchange of views and information, rather than on possible specific compliance concerns. Consultations and proposals are reviewed. Treaty norms and appropriate capacity must be maintained.

    January - June 2016

    India - US Cyber Relationship

    India - US Cyber Relationship

    While the intent exists to forge a strong partnership on cyberspace issues, there is much groundwork to be done to actually build trust and move forward together.

    June 14, 2016