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The future of counterterrorism: Evolving online tools and tactics
Terrorism | Artificial Intelligence Feb 21, 2024

The future of counterterrorism: Evolving online tools and tactics

As terrorists and violent extremists adapt their online tactics in the era of AI, counterterrorism efforts should also evolve, employing new tools and approaches ...

The arrival of air taxis: A need for a new drone policy
Defence and Security Jan 05, 2024

The arrival of air taxis: A need for a new drone policy

With commercial drone operation just around the corner, relevant guidelines need to be introduced to ensure the smooth and safe functioning ...

Civil-military fusion for Atmanirbhar Bharat
Domestic Politics and Governance | Defence and Security | Indian Defence Dec 31, 2023

Civil-military fusion for Atmanirbhar Bharat

Given India’s history and ethos, India must forge its own unique structures to achieve jointness and integration and civil-military fusion in the broadest possible sense ...

India’s fighter squadron and helicopter fleet conundrum
Defence and Security | Indian Defence Dec 13, 2023

India’s fighter squadron and helicopter fleet conundrum

Tactful usage of available resources is essential to mitigate the diminishing strength of India’s fighter squadrons and the vulnerability of its helicopter fleet   ...

Implications of Operation 1027: From armed conflict to online scams
Neighbourhood | Domestic Politics and Governance | Defence and Security Nov 29, 2023

Implications of Operation 1027: From armed conflict to online scams

The military coup has led to a breakdown of the rule of law in Myanmar, creating a conducive environment for criminal activities, especially in border states ...

Ukraine-Russia and Hamas-Israel wars: Adaptation is key
International Affairs Oct 10, 2023

Ukraine-Russia and Hamas-Israel wars: Adaptation is key

Adaptation remains critical in wars as seen throughout history and the current conflicts between Moscow and Kyiv and between Hamas and Israel are no different ...

The Ukrainian “Peace Formula” seeks India's support
International Affairs Feb 13, 2023

The Ukrainian “Peace Formula” seeks India's support

India has the opportunity to play an important mediating role in the Ukrainian crisis and bring the parties closer to peace

Aerospace power: IAF’s doctrinal overview
Defence and Security | Space | Indian Defence Feb 10, 2023

Aerospace power: IAF’s doctrinal overview

The newly revised doctrine seeks to overcome the past inadequacy in the wider knowledge and leveraging of air power in India’s national security and interests

Catch (20)22: Resolving the decade-long deadlock around LAWS
Defence and Security | Development | Nuclear Security Jan 03, 2023

Catch (20)22: Resolving the decade-long deadlock around LAWS

It is high time that the annual discussion around lethal autonomous weapons systems (LAWS) delivers a legal or political framework for regulatory purposes

China’s defence industry: China will weaponise its thriving arms trade
China Military Dec 29, 2022

China’s defence industry: China will weaponise its thriving arms trade

PRC has realised that the trade in weapons can serve several Chinese foreign policy and economic objectives

India’s expanding programme of joint military exercises
Defence and Security | Indian Defence Dec 22, 2022

India’s expanding programme of joint military exercises

In recent times, India has extensively expanded its security partnerships. But will this kind of security cooperation suffice for India’s requirements?

An uphill climb for a potential SCO terrorism list
Terrorism Sep 19, 2022

An uphill climb for a potential SCO terrorism list

The SCO, to build any probable list against terrorism will have to build a consensus on how to define it.

A nuclear arms race in Southern Asia?
Nuclear Security Aug 06, 2022

A nuclear arms race in Southern Asia?

The nuclear dynamics of Southern Asia are inextricably linked to the larger global scenario, which is today characterised by two interlinked aspects: An uncertain fate of the US–Russia arms control cooperation and the bleak prospect of nuclear disarmament.

Ukraine under Russian missiles: War for survival
International Affairs | Great Power Dynamics Mar 02, 2022

Ukraine under Russian missiles: War for survival

This brief is a Ukrainian perspective to the ongoing Ukrainian crisis, uncovering Russia’s false narrative to justify this war.

Nuclear energy in India: Small may not be beautiful
Energy | Energy Security | Nuclear Security Feb 03, 2022

Nuclear energy in India: Small may not be beautiful

Small modular reactors may not be as conducive for India’s nuclear needs as previously envisaged

The Indian Army: Emerging technologies and weapons platforms
Defence and Security | Indian Defence | Cyber and Technology Jan 12, 2022

The Indian Army: Emerging technologies and weapons platforms

Artificial Intelligence and Cyber technologies will augment the existing traditional combat platforms rather than rendering them obsolete  

The Indian Air Force and Indian Army Apache fleet need NLOS missiles
Defence and Security | Indian Defence Dec 03, 2021

The Indian Air Force and Indian Army Apache fleet need NLOS missiles

The Indian Air Force and Indian Army along with the Ministry of Defence should jointly negotiate for the Israeli NLOS missiles to avoid unnecessarily high expenditure

Why CAATSA sanctions would be counterproductive to the Indo-US strategic partnership
International Affairs | Defence and Security Nov 30, 2021

Why CAATSA sanctions would be counterproductive to the Indo-US strategic partnership

As India’s strategic partnership with the US deepens, it is not necessary that India get caught in the crosshairs of US-Russia tensions

Colours for Indian Naval Aviation, but the cracks are showing
Defence and Security | Indian Defence Sep 02, 2021

Colours for Indian Naval Aviation, but the cracks are showing

As India’s Naval Aviation enters its 68th year, a review of its strengths and weaknesses.

Techniques and technology: Predicting ‘small war’ trends in Jammu and Kashmir
Defence and Security | Terrorism | Indian Defence Jul 20, 2021

Techniques and technology: Predicting ‘small war’ trends in Jammu and Kashmir

The Jammu attack has presaged a model that deepens and exploits asymmetries between two uneven actors and where the weaker side tries to balance the scales using non-state actors.

The proof of the pudding is not in the import negative list
Defence and Security | Indian Defence Jun 03, 2021

The proof of the pudding is not in the import negative list

A mismatch between words and actions will not only harm defence modernisation but also India’s fledgling defence industry.

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