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India needs to find other ways to deal with China
International Affairs | Neighbourhood | Indian Foreign Policy | Internal Security Oct 27, 2016

India needs to find other ways to deal with China

China will continue to push against India’s Act East policy. If India were internationally inactive, tit will see little obstacle in the neighbourhood.

Netflix — is the film censorship law there yet?
Media and Internet | Cyber and Technology | Net Neutrality Oct 27, 2016

Netflix — is the film censorship law there yet?

Netflix provides video on demand services that have becoming increasingly popular among internet users in India who want to watch films sitting at home

Court giving PPM to Yameen, Gayoom’s options narrow down
International Affairs | Neighbourhood | Indian Ocean Oct 27, 2016

Court giving PPM to Yameen, Gayoom’s options narrow down

Yameen needs to keep up the momentum of his unilateral approaches to politics and political administration, including legal, judicial and electoral matters

Keen interest on PM May’s coming visit to India
International Affairs | Great Power Dynamics Oct 26, 2016

Keen interest on PM May’s coming visit to India

Theresa May's three-day visit to India will be watched with interest in strategic, political, economic, business, social and cultural spheres.

Making the case for biometrics
Privacy & Data Protection Oct 26, 2016

Making the case for biometrics

The Andhra Pradesh Smartcard Project was India’s first large scale attempt to implement a biometrics payment system.

Keep the doors locked and turn on the light: Why less security online does not make us more secure offline
Cyber Security | Cyber and Technology Oct 26, 2016

Keep the doors locked and turn on the light: Why less security online does not make us more secure offline

repeated calls for weakening industry encryption standards raise the question of whether the means employed by governments to protect national and personal security are well suited towards achieving their end

A serious setback to PM Abe’s nuclear energy programme
Energy Oct 25, 2016

A serious setback to PM Abe’s nuclear energy programme

After 2011 Fukushima disaster, popular sentiment against nuclear energy has made it impossible for the government to revive the operations of the reactors.

Inducting BIMSTEC into BRICS talks was a good idea
International Affairs | Great Power Dynamics | Economic Diplomacy | International Financial Institutions Oct 25, 2016

Inducting BIMSTEC into BRICS talks was a good idea

Inducting BIMSTEC into BRICS talks was a good idea because it meant a wider awareness and participation with India’s neighbouring countries minus Pakistan

Understanding the battle of Mosul and the impending 'demise' of the Islamic State
International Affairs | Terrorism Oct 24, 2016

Understanding the battle of Mosul and the impending 'demise' of the Islamic State

It is not possible to tell if, and how many, Indians from the Middle East have joined or shown an inclination towards the Islamic State.

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Sushil Tanwar

Brig Sushil Tanwar, VSM, is an alumnus of the Military School (Ajmer) and National Defence Academy. Brigadier Sushil Tanwar has had a distinguished career spanning over twenty-five years in which more than fourteen years have been spent in Counter Insurgency ...

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Alyssa Ayres

Alyssa Ayres is a senior fellow for India Pakistan and South Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). She has served as deputy assistant secretary of state for South Asia from 2010 to 2013. Her book about Indias rise ...

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