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Responsible Behaviour in Cyberspace

A new draft resolution focusing on cyberspace is on the agenda of the United Nations General Assembly(UNGA)’s First Committee. The resolution is a multilateral international effort to have a consensus on behavioural norms in cyberspace – where plenty of bad actors, both state and non-state may have threatened some countries’...

Neither MoD nor MHA can resolve the unacceptable state of affairs on Indo-Tibetan Border

The Indo-Tibetan border continues to be actively problematic and the trajectory of the current geopolitical events seem to indicate that politico-military tensions will endure. The lack of progress in the 13th India-China Corps Commanders talks and the two military incidents in Tawang and Barahoti are but symptoms of the continuing tensions....

Japan aims to toughen up its cybersecurity

Read the full article on Asia Times Tokyo’s draft cybersecurity strategy points to China, Russia and North Korea as threats These consolidated moves on cybersecurity and high-tech cooperation by Japan, unilaterally, bilaterally and in multilateral fora like the Quad are nothing short of impressive. In recent years Japan has also...

I could serve the Indian Army thanks to IAF ‘bounce’ party 50 years ago

The 1971 War gifted the 49th Regular Course at the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, three additional months of commissioned service. Our commissioning was advanced to 31 March 1972, instead of June that year, to make up for the war causalities. The losses had bequeathed the benefit of early commissioning to...

The PLA Insight: Issue no 113

China-India Brief, Zhuhai Air Show, Taiwan and China, US Military and the PLA, PLA’s New Joint Doctrine, PLA AF Agile Combat Employment, PLA Promotions I. The Big Story: China-India Brief Seventeen months into the military confrontation, China continues to build more troops shelters as a part of its ongoing military consolidation and upgrade along...

India’s Path to Power: Strategy in a World Adrift

Download the document as PDF Note: The following document is authored by an independent panel of thinkers and policy practitioners, and does not represent the views of the The Takshashila Institution. India’s Path to Power: Strategy in a World Adrift is the product of collective deliberation, debate and report writing...

COVID-19 outbreak underlines need for India to develop its own epidemic intelligence service

Recently both WHO and the US have announced the establishment of centres to monitor the emergence and spread of new diseases. WHO’s new Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence in Germany, and the US’ Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics under the CDC system will gather data on emerging diseases and forecast their...

Australia may have opened the door for India. Like Rafale, a submarine deal is critical

Fear, it seems, is the reigning global emotion and is reflected in innumerable speeches at the seventy-sixth United Nations General Assembly session. The dangers posed to humanity by climate change, extremism, and human and women’s rights violations were seated in the front row of the hall of fear. Cooperation was...

India should invest in ever more sophisticated cyber armaments

A century ago, the declaration of war was a formal exercise. Diplomats in frock coats would turn up at chancellories to first serve ultimatums and subsequently to hand-deliver notices of war. Some would even insist on reading them out aloud for the benefit of bemused recipients, who would then make...

The PLA Insight: Issue no 112

China-India: New Chief for XMD, Cyber activities in India, Doklam; Taiwan; US Gen called his Chinese Counterpart to Avert Conflict; PLA Promotions I. The Big Story: China-India Brief India and China’s Foreign Ministers Dr S Jaishankar and Wang Yi met in Dushanbe last week, ahead of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Summit....
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