India’s defence policy challenge
India must streamline its defense procurement processes, and reverse declining capital investment relative to personnel costs
India’s Space Program: The commercial domain
The establishment of a new private institution has spotlighted New Delhi’s ongoing efforts to build out the commercial aspect of its space program.
European Biometric Identity Repository Project – National Security Trumps Privacy?
European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on 28 May 2018, after years of deliberations inside and outside the EU parliament, and in all major economies of the world. That global data flows contribute to global GDP, and data driven innovation (DDI) are critical to individual economies is well recognized. Several studies show that the AI adoption in countries will nearly double the GDP growth rate of advanced economies in 10-15 years. Much has been talked about the conflict between DDI and privacy violation of individuals, while GDPR was in the making.
The easter bombings in Sri Lanka foreshadow a regional challenge
The shocking Easter Day terror attacks in Sri Lanka underscore a regional problem.
The Inevitable Security Dilemma of the Space
The space age began with the launch of Sputnik in 1957 by the erstwhile USSR and transpired to be an eminent infrastructure to back the nuclear and conventional military capabilities of the two super powers in the cold war era, as it assuaged the mistrust between the opposing parties by supporting their intelligence.
India’s national security election: Why it’s advantage Modi
The Indian prime minister’s national security credentials are poised to have benefits at the polls.
Keep our eyes on the sky
Now that India has successfully demonstrated its ASAT capability, it should play an important role in mitigating problems such as space debris, space traffic management, orbital frequency issues and other issues.
Quad Initiatives against Terrorism
The idea of Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad), floated by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in 2007, was for Japan to work together with the US, India and Australia to enhance the values of democracy. While addressing the Indian parliament in 2007, he laid out his vision of the “Confluence of Two Seas” wherein he drew India and Japan’s historical connections and pushed for a “Broader Asia” thereby reviving the maritime roots of the Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean.
The politics of Balakot
Notwithstanding Pakistan’s best efforts to steer the Pulwama narrative to its advantage, what should worry us is the political orchestration that has not ceased yet.
Tap nature for capital
Businesses across the globe are increasingly acknowledging and adopting sustainability as part of their core operational strategy for market positioning and branding. This phenomenon, though apparently prominent in the developed world, is also becoming fashionable among large businesses in India, though not ubiquitous.