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  • Weapons of War: State Actors and Chemical Weapon through the Years

    Throughout the history of warfare attempts have been made to use chemical agents as weapons of war. Most attempts were unsuccessful until the growth of the chemical industry during the latter-half of the 19th century. By the outbreak of World War I in 1914, the first military chemical agents were already in the arsenals of the major powers.

    July-December 2011

    Challenges for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC)

    Chemical science has a direct relationship with human life. In order to celebrate the value of chemistry, the United Nations (UN) has declared 2011 as the ‘International Year of Chemistry’. Various bodies of the UN including UNESCO and other organisations like the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) have been entrusted with popularising the science of chemistry.

    September 2011

    The PSLV-C18 Mission and Indo-French Collaboration in Space

    India and France must now develop a joint marketing strategy for satellite launches and also concentrate on the joint design and development of satellites for smaller developing countries.

    October 14, 2011

    DRDO Scientists as Heterogeneous Engineers: A Response to Vipin Narang

    To say that DRDO scientists have no right to think or pass judgements over strategic doctrines may be correct in terms of policy requirements but is certainly not rich academically.

    October 03, 2011

    Issues Before the 7th Biological Weapons Review Conference

    Given its record and its efforts to promote bio-security and bio-safety, India should adopt a proactive role in strengthening the BTWC further.

    August 30, 2011

    China launches a communications satellite for Pakistan

    China’s launch of Pakistan’s first communications satellite demonstrates a deepening of their technological cooperation.

    August 24, 2011

    Breivik’s Interest in Anthrax and Religious Extremism

    The history of the use of biological agents by non-state actors indicates that radical groups, religious fanatics and even disgruntled scientists have engaged in bioterrorism

    August 02, 2011

    GSAT-12: Boosting Transponder Demand

    The larger issue which the GSAT-12 launch brings to the fore is that of the mounting demand for satellite transponders and India’s capabilities in this regard.

    July 19, 2011

    Detecting Surgically Implanted Bombs

    Aviation has been a favourite target for terrorist groups over the last three decades.

    July 18, 2011

    The Last Space Shuttle Flight

    The US is stopping the shuttle programme by design and not for want of technology or money; nor does discontinuing the space shuttle indicate that the US has lost the space race.

    July 13, 2011

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