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A conceptual analysis of Sino-Indian space deterrence and space warfighting
Apr 24, 2017

A conceptual analysis of Sino-Indian space deterrence and space warfighting

This paper evaluates the importance of a space military strategy for India against China. It argues that in light of China’s advances in space weapons, New Delhi needs to seriously consider developing at least a limited menu of space weapons and integrate them into India’s defence posture. It draws on conceptual literature on nuclear deterrence, air power and sea power to show that space weapons, at least some variants, are usable military in

A new churn in the Indo-Pacific
Sep 18, 2021

A new churn in the Indo-Pacific

Will the growing security partnership between Australia, US and UK strengthen Indo-Pacific security or loosen the bonds with another key player, Franc

A new Cold War
Mar 06, 2018

A new Cold War

Both the US and Russia have been developing a range of new weapons over the past decade and a half — recent developments have prompted the Russians to highlight their “achievements”.

A new edge in global stability: What does space security entail for states?
Oct 13, 2021

A new edge in global stability: What does space security entail for states?

The recent multiplication of space actors, whether States or non-government entities, as well as assets and activities, became a game-changer for law-

A new frontier: Space warfare
Feb 27, 2024

A new frontier: Space warfare

Recent reports about Russia's experiments with new space technology have set off alarm bells in countries worldwide

AI has a gender problem. Here’s what to do about it
Apr 16, 2018

AI has a gender problem. Here’s what to do about it

Today, machines reflect regressive, patriarchal ideas that have proven to be harmful to society. If this continues, technology may no longer usher us into a post-gender world.

All this to Nab Terrorists
Dec 21, 2004

All this to Nab Terrorists

There are only two ways to look at the recent decision of the US administration to arm Pakistan with new weapons. First, as the Bush administration officials have been trying, rather hard, to convince the international community, particularly India, that the weapons they are selling to President Pervez Musharraf¿s Pakistan are meant to fight terrorism.

Another shower for Pakistan
Oct 30, 2010

Another shower for Pakistan

What is bewildering is the stone silence on the part of ordinary Americans who are being hoodwinked by the Obama administration into believing that funnelling money and weapons to Pakistan's rogue military would help in winning strategic goals. Nothing could be farther from the truth.

Answering the nuclear conundrum
May 11, 2020

Answering the nuclear conundrum

There has been virtually no real discourse on Indian nuclear thinking in recent years, though there have been some declarative statements.

As prospects of arms control wane, the rise of nuclear risks
Mar 10, 2022

As prospects of arms control wane, the rise of nuclear risks

Whichever way the conflict ends, one outcome is clear: Nuclear weapons are here to stay and any prospects for nuclear arms control and nuclear disarmament have receded further.

ASAT शस्त्रे: अंतराळाच्या भविष्यासाठी धोका
Aug 03, 2023

ASAT शस्त्रे: अंतराळाच्या भविष्यासाठी धोका

देशांसमोरील धोके कमी करण्याऐवजी प्रादेशिक असुरक्षिततेवर जोर देण्यासाठी ASAT शस्त्रासारख्या काउंटरस्पेस क्षमतांवर टीका केली गेली आहे.

Behind India’s renewed outreach to an embattled Syria
Jul 25, 2023

Behind India’s renewed outreach to an embattled Syria

The Arab League’s green flag to Syria opened a clearer path for more diplomacy by others such as India but it remains anchored in regional geopoliti

Between the lines: How the BJP and Congress manifestos hold up on national security
Apr 12, 2019

Between the lines: How the BJP and Congress manifestos hold up on national security

Against the backdrop of the Pulwama suicide bombing and the Balakot air-strikes, national security has acquired a political salience that it might not have otherwise. This is reflected in the manifestos of both the main national parties, the BJP and the Congress.

Beyond a cautious welcome: Saudi Arabia's response to US-Iran nuclear deal
Dec 20, 2013

Beyond a cautious welcome: Saudi Arabia's response to US-Iran nuclear deal

There is the possibility, albeit remote, of the proliferation of nuclear weapons in the region. Riyadh has always been unambiguous in its stance of acquiring a nuclear weapon if Iran does and the Kingdom's longstanding support for Pakistan's nuclear program alludes to this possibility.

Biden’s inconsistent move: Arming Ukraine with cluster bombs
Jul 19, 2023

Biden’s inconsistent move: Arming Ukraine with cluster bombs

For the US, this decision is not only problematic on humanitarian grounds but also inconsistent with previous positions on weapons supplies for Ukrain

BSF-BGB tension: India-Bangladesh border management need a rethink
Oct 21, 2019

BSF-BGB tension: India-Bangladesh border management need a rethink

The recent India-Bangladesh border incident suggests a need to rethink the dialogue processes among the border guarding forces.

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

CBR Threats: New Face of Terrorism
Dec 13, 2011

CBR Threats: New Face of Terrorism

Chemical-Biological and Radiological (CBR) threats are being increasingly perceived as the new face of terrorism. The possibility of non-state actors employing non-conventional weapons using CBR materials.

China extends terrestrial rivalries into orbit with new space race
Aug 23, 2019

China extends terrestrial rivalries into orbit with new space race

India and Japan unite over Beijing's moon landings and antisatellite weapons

China's Growing Cyber Warfare Capabilities
Jun 20, 2011

China's Growing Cyber Warfare Capabilities

It appears that China would continue to augment its growing cyber warfare capabilities. And when complimented with an "Informationised" military and technologies like the ASAT weapons, it becomes a great concern not only for the U.S but also for India.

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

China’s near space technologies pose a real challenge
Oct 25, 2023

China’s near space technologies pose a real challenge

In the coming years, not just China, but countries across the world will need to recognise that the future battlefield will require investment in Near

China’s Nuclear Ambiguity and its Implications for India
Apr 07, 2021

China’s Nuclear Ambiguity and its Implications for India

China’s evolving security dynamics with the United States have compelled it to rethink its nuclear strategy to achieve effective deterrence. It is aiming to modernise its nuclear arsenal and increase its nuclear ambiguity through conventional-nuclear entanglement. Ambiguity will increase the risks of mischaracterisation and can have a destabilising impact on the Indo-Pacific region. This paper highlights two areas where India ought to be most c

China’s Nuclear Ambitions, the Implications for India, and the Future of Global Disarmament
Aug 16, 2023

China’s Nuclear Ambitions, the Implications for India, and the Future of Global Disarmament

China’s nuclear weapons arsenal has grown and modernised over the recent years, and current estimates say the country has 350 operational warheads ready for delivery, over 248 land-based ballistic missiles, and 72 sea-based ballistic missiles. China also has 20 nuclear gravity bombs and additional warheads intended to be armed on land- and sea-based missiles. This brief outlines a history of China’s nuclear weapons programme, scrutini

Chinese views on India’s nuclear developments
May 09, 2023

Chinese views on India’s nuclear developments

China has not engaged in a nuclear dialogue with India despite India being a full-fledged nuclear weapons state; this is unlikely to change in the nea

Cold War 2.0: The US-DragonBear standoff in a bifurcated global system
Feb 21, 2024

Cold War 2.0: The US-DragonBear standoff in a bifurcated global system

As the world navigates through Cold War 2.0, the interplay between the US and the DragonBear alliance will underpin much of the global and regional te

Countering US dominance: North Korea's northern triangle strategy
Jul 19, 2023

Countering US dominance: North Korea's northern triangle strategy

The current geopolitical landscape has sparked the re-emergence of a strategic northern triangle aimed to diminish the US’s regional influence

Decoding Wagner’s challenge to Putin
Jul 12, 2023

Decoding Wagner’s challenge to Putin

The Wagner mutiny raises some uncomfortable questions about the President’s control

Don't blame it on China
Oct 17, 2013

Don't blame it on China

India has many reasons to nurse a nuclear grievance against China. For, Beijing's decision to arm Pakistan with nuclear weapons has given Rawalpindi the impunity to pursue cross-border terrorism against India. But Delhi has no reason at all to blame Beijing for its own failures on the nuclear policy front.

DRDO seizes mislabeled autoclave from a Chinese ship: A nuclear opportunity for India
Apr 13, 2020

DRDO seizes mislabeled autoclave from a Chinese ship: A nuclear opportunity for India

The relationship between China and Pakistan has been a major hurdle in India’s membership to the Nuclear Suppliers Group.

Emerging technologies and India’s nuclear deterrent
Feb 05, 2019

Emerging technologies and India’s nuclear deterrent

Rapid transformation in disruptive technologies is going to change the nature of nuclear deterrence. Artificial intelligence, cyber weapons, hypersoni

Establishing WMD Free Zones in the Middle East: If not now, then when?
May 27, 2024

Establishing WMD Free Zones in the Middle East: If not now, then when?

Establishing Middle East WMD-free zones (MEWMDFZ) is an urgent requirement, not only for the region's stability but also for global security.

Ethics of emerging technologies on the battlefield
Jul 12, 2023

Ethics of emerging technologies on the battlefield

By integrating diverse perspectives and expertise, it is possible to foster responsible development and deployment of AI in warfare

For peace in Afghanistan, listen to Afghans
Jul 06, 2017

For peace in Afghanistan, listen to Afghans

Afghanistan's message is clear: the Afghan government and people want peace and they seek to achieve that peace through direct talks with the authorit

Global collaboration in integrated AI and biotech
Dec 15, 2023

Global collaboration in integrated AI and biotech

While addressing aspects of the synergy between Artificial Intelligence (AI) and biotechnology, the existing regulatory landscape will need more expli

Great expectations: Indo-Israeli defence deals
Jul 06, 2017

Great expectations: Indo-Israeli defence deals

India has been importing from Israel various weapons systems, missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles over the last few years, making India one of Israel's largest buyers of military hardware.

Having tested its ASAT capability, India should help shape global space norms
Mar 29, 2019

Having tested its ASAT capability, India should help shape global space norms

Having crossed the rubicon, it can join the conversations along with other established space powers to ensure that space remains weapons-free.

How India, too, is on a quest for undersea dominance, to counter the Chinese navy’s growing presence
Aug 31, 2018

How India, too, is on a quest for undersea dominance, to counter the Chinese navy’s growing presence

As China and the US pursue development of unmanned underwater drones, the Indian navy is also adjusting its strategy to include autonomous vehicles in its armoury against China’s growing undersea footprint in the Indian Ocean

Hypersonic Missiles: A New Arms Race
Jun 25, 2021

Hypersonic Missiles: A New Arms Race

China, Russia and the United States are all pursuing hypersonic weapons technologies, setting the stage for an arms race.

India and China’s nuclear equation: Why Chinese scholars are wrong
Dec 12, 2018

India and China’s nuclear equation: Why Chinese scholars are wrong

India’s nuclear weapons programme has been developed in response to the diabolic Sino-Pak nuclear axis. Yet, India has advanced its nuclear programm

India and New Zealand Improve Ties with Jaishankar Visit
Oct 19, 2022

India and New Zealand Improve Ties with Jaishankar Visit

The deepening of India-New Zealand after a lull in relations is important both in bilateral terms and also within the wider regional context.

India and North Korea: The need to engage
Oct 25, 2012

India and North Korea: The need to engage

North Korea's nuclear weapons capability and cooperative ties with Pakistan is a cause of concern for India. Amid reports of North Korea-Myanmar missile nexus, it becomes important for India not only to take stock of the situation but also to engage more with this reticent state.

India and the ASAT Weapon
May 11, 2023

India and the ASAT Weapon

Anti-Satellite (ASAT) technology continues to proliferate in terms of both weapons and dual-use technologies. The three major powers-the US, Russia and China-have proven ASAT capabilities while several other space-faring nations are working on securing such assets. This Paper assesses the implications for India. It argues that ASAT technology will give the country significant asymmetric capabilities and prove to be an effective deterrent against

India can't afford to lower its guard against Pakistan
May 30, 2011

India can't afford to lower its guard against Pakistan

Al-Qaida has put Pakistan at the top of its priorities. Its leaders judge Pakistan as the most vulnerable country for them to hijack, while independent estimates by security and intelligence officials suggest that Pakistan has the capability to add 8-10 China-model low-yield nuclear weapons in its kitty every year.

India to chair UN group on 'killer robots', open new page on arms control diplomacy
Dec 19, 2016

India to chair UN group on 'killer robots', open new page on arms control diplomacy

India was selected as the chair of the first group of governmental experts (GGE) constituted to deliberate the issue of Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS) and their impact on international security