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A Legislative Framework for India's Intelligence Structure: Some Food for Thought
04 August 2010
When talking about Intelligence agencies, the first thing that comes to mind is secrecy ? the services must, it is widely concurred, operate in secret so as to be highly effective.
Balochistan: Behind an Iron Curtain
04 August 2010
"Awake my Punjab, Pakistan is ebbing away", Baloch poet, philosopher and Left Wing activist lawyer, Habib Jalib wrote, "Our Dreams have faded now, Pakistan is ebbing away, / Sindh, Baluchistan, have been weeping for ages.
BMD system: Can the DRDO deliver finally?
Dr P K Ghosh
04 August 2010
The DRDO has done a commendable job as evident from the initial tests of the Missile Defence system, but its net worth as a truly viable option can only be assessed when the claims made about the system are realized and it is serial produced for active deployment.
Kargil war: The neglected heroes
Gen V.P. Malik (Retd)
29 July 2010
Many military veterans have returned the medals awarded to them for gallantry and fighting wars to the President, a sure sign of frustration and feeling of neglect.
Fighting limited wars: A major challenge for the military
Gen V.P. Malik (retd)
05 July 2010
In January 2000, when I spoke about the concept of limited conventional wars under the nuclear threshold at an international seminar in New Delhi, there was considerable uproar in the media and the strategic community, particularly in Pakistan.
The Indo-US Strategic Dialogue: Challenges Ahead
Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
29 June 2010
Though India and the US have rebooted their relations with their first ever strategic dialogue, a few key issues will decide the fate of the new strategic partners. These include the geopolitics of AfPak and the war on terror, dealing with China, hi-tech trade and export controls.
Disarmament still a talk shop topic
Dr. Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
21 June 2010
As long as Asia continues in the vicious cycle of security and insecurity, the salience of nuclear weapons in the overall security calculus cannot diminish. And the issue of disarmament will remain a talk shop topic.
Will talks with Pakistan really reduce trust deficit?
Gen (retd) Ved Malik
18 May 2010
India and Pakistan can no longer afford to fight an all out high intensity war. The old days of military victories and defeats, and forcible major changes of the border or LOC, are over
Laws of discretion
13 May 2010
The media's over-exuberance in the search for TRP ratings has meant that we have revealed far more than was necessary without realising the permanent damage we can cause to our security systems
Is India ready to counter new age weapons?
30 April 2010
American scientists like Ray Kurzweill predict that by the end of 2020, artificial intelligence would be indistinguishable from human intelligence
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