Reforming defence planning in India
The silo-driven, ad hoc approach has meant that issues like threat perception and force structure are not managed via a centralized and authoritative overview
In an age of leaks, just lock your data & sell it
Using your data to analyse behaviour trends is also acceptable, if only aggregated, secondary data is made public.
India changing tack on space policy
India is scheduled to launch the lunar rover Chandrayaan-2 in 2018, an emblematic sign of the country's will to step up its space policy. Its efforts in this arena include a revival of international partnerships and a change in its position on space militarization. In the absence of an adequate global governance regime, such activity extends geopolitical tensions to outer space.
Modi’s reforms and chances of his return
Most people will be deciding on whom to vote for next year on the basis of what the Modi government has done for them in the past five years. The state of the economy will be important in that decision specially the reforms that the Modi government has undertaken.
ISIS killed 39 Indians, what took govt 4 years to confirm this?
Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj told Parliament on Tuesday, 20 March, that the government found DNA proof regarding the death of 39 Indian workers who went missing in June 2014 from Mosul, Iraq, after ISIS took over the city. Her announcement ended years-long speculation, mostly from the government’s part, on the fate of the missing.
To delete, or not to #deleteFacebook, that is the question
Given the massive breach of faith by Facebook, it's unclear how long it will take to re-establish trust in their motives even if companies pledge to improve their data security systems and guidelines.
Commentary : Xi Secures his Wish List for the ‘New Era’
The past month has witnessed significant political developments in China which have altered the structure of the Chinese domestic political system and may lead to an acute concentration of power and Mao-style personality cult. The developments have also made it clear that under the leadership of Xi Jinping, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) will gain extensive leeway in ruling the country as the very thin line between the Party and the State have merged.
India’s stance on Dalai Lama reveals dynamics with China
At first sight, there is nothing wrong with Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale’s request to the Cabinet Secretary requesting him to send out a directive asking senior government officials to stay away from events aimed at marking the start of the Dalai Lama’s 60th year of exile, in particular a large public event in New Delhi on 1 April.
Pakistan needs treatment for its psychosis
Instead of conjuring up bizarre conspiracy theories and nurturing a victim complex, Pakistanis need to see the reality.
An Indo-French maritime partnership
For New Delhi, a nautical pact with France sends a strong message to India’s geopolitical antagonists in maritime Asia