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Drones and India: Exploring Policy and Regulatory Challenges Posed by Civilian Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Feb 06, 2015

Drones and India: Exploring Policy and Regulatory Challenges Posed by Civilian Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

This paper explores the ways in which UAVs are increasingly integrating themselves in civilian life, outlines the policy implications of this rapid proliferation, and identifies specific policy blind spots India must address.

Drones are welcome, but where's the policy framework?
Jan 15, 2015

Drones are welcome, but where's the policy framework?

The Delhi police proposal to use drones for day-to-day law and order activities is bound to fail unless it is accompanied by a regulatory and manufacturing ecosystem for unmanned aerial vehicles

Drones: Guidelines, regulations, and policy gaps in India
Mar 05, 2018

Drones: Guidelines, regulations, and policy gaps in India

Technology affects us in positive ways yet can also be disruptive; such is the case with Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA or more commonly known as drones). While drones are proving to be useful for military, commercial, civilian, and even humanitarian activities, their unregulated use carries serious consequences that need to be addressed. This paper examines drone operations in India and analyses the major policy gaps in the country’s evolving

Armed drones in Indian military: Can machines understand the rules of war?
Jan 11, 2023

Armed drones in Indian military: Can machines understand the rules of war?

Despite their growing usage in armed conflict, artificially intelligent unmanned combat systems raise questions of law, ethics and accountability

As crude drones change the nature of terror, India needs to prepare better
Jul 02, 2021

As crude drones change the nature of terror, India needs to prepare better

The fact that drones made from scrap and duct-tape carrying improvised explosive devices are able to damage conventional aircraft on ground, worth millions of dollars, brought forward a new set of challenges for defence policymakers

Issues of Drones in our daily lives
Mar 31, 2014

Issues of Drones in our daily lives

Drones are no longer esoteric and confined to military precision strikes. The impending, almost inevitable, arrival of drones into our daily lives raises three issues that we need to start thinking about -- reconceptualisation of connectivity and infrastructure, the need to re-imagine airSpace and the third, privacy.

Sea drones: Implications of the great underwater wall of China
Aug 02, 2017

Sea drones: Implications of the great underwater wall of China

Several emerging trends like increasing congestion of global commons, especially in the maritime domain and the rapid development of disruptive techno

Aquatic inferno: UUVs and covert action for the future
Apr 10, 2024

Aquatic inferno: UUVs and covert action for the future

Defined by the principles of plausible deniability and the tangible strategic effect against adversaries, covert sea operations, especially with UUVs,

Developing an Effective Anti-Drone System for India’s Armed Forces
May 23, 2023

Developing an Effective Anti-Drone System for India’s Armed Forces

The use of drones or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), both for military and civilian purposes, has increased in India in the past decade. At the same time, counter-drone systems are also being developed to address the threats posed by UAVs. How effective are these counter-drone mechanisms? This brief explores this question, and offers suggestions for India to reduce the growing threat from drones. Any evaluation of the efficacy of anti-drone syst

Drifting apart: Maldives’ growing ties with other countries
Jan 27, 2024

Drifting apart: Maldives’ growing ties with other countries

Normalising India-Maldives ties to whatever extent possible now depends on the ability of the political leadership in the two countries

Drone Terror Attack on Jammu Airport: A Deadly and Dangerous Dare
Jun 30, 2021

Drone Terror Attack on Jammu Airport: A Deadly and Dangerous Dare

There is a sort of consensus among the security agencies that this attack couldn’t have happened without the Pakistani army’s involvement.

Embodied surveillance during Covid-19 in India: A feminist perspective
Oct 08, 2020

Embodied surveillance during Covid-19 in India: A feminist perspective

Guidelines on public mobility may be needed to control community transmission. However, when this is carried out in a manner that evokes fear without

Emerging technologies are transforming health systems in Africa
Jun 06, 2019

Emerging technologies are transforming health systems in Africa

The advances of science and technology are outpacing existing care and payment models, regulatory structures, and other governance systems.

Fighting the 'Islamic State', with Islamic States as Allies?
Sep 15, 2014

Fighting the 'Islamic State', with Islamic States as Allies?

If the War on Terror-2.0 is to be carried out only by drones and the US/NATO Air-forces, one can be certain that the 'Islamic State' will retain control over its territory in Iraq and Syria for a long time to come.

Genetically engineered insects: From agricultural pests to entomological warfare
Apr 19, 2023

Genetically engineered insects: From agricultural pests to entomological warfare

As genetic engineering continues to grow and find more avenues of impact, the need to optimise and regulate this technology will also heighten

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

How Islamic State changed global warfare
Apr 03, 2018

How Islamic State changed global warfare

Use of weaponized drones, do-it-yourself armoured vehicles and a well-planned internet strategy have given Islamic State an unprecedented edge

India-Maldives relations: Restoring a sense of normalcy?
Apr 16, 2024

India-Maldives relations: Restoring a sense of normalcy?

Although Muizzu is signalling a return to normalcy in the Maldives-India equation, his larger goal of reducing his country’s reliance on India still

India-US 2+2 Strategic Dialogue Keeps Indo-Pacific in Focus
Nov 20, 2023

India-US 2+2 Strategic Dialogue Keeps Indo-Pacific in Focus

Despite multiple crises in Europe and the Middle East, the 2+2 strategic dialogue demonstrated that Washington has not entirely lost sight of what needs to be done in the Indo-Pacific.

India: Diversifying arms purchases
Aug 13, 2014

India: Diversifying arms purchases

Technology is important, but who you get it from is even more important. U.S. drones in the Indian inventory would have a huge value in terms of messaging, to friends and foes alike. Strategic partnerships are among the best force multiplier options in an uncertain Asia, and India should leave no stone unturned.

Indian Army’s drone use: Satellite navigation in GPS-denied environments
Dec 05, 2023

Indian Army’s drone use: Satellite navigation in GPS-denied environments

The Indian Army needs to move with great alacrity to secure drone capabilities that are operable in GPS-denied combat environments to counter any atta

Iran’s quest for Russian Su-35s and its impact on West Asia’s strategic calculations  
Jan 24, 2023

Iran’s quest for Russian Su-35s and its impact on West Asia’s strategic calculations  

With Western actors preoccupied with the Ukrainian crisis, the Middle East may be heading towards a significant time of churn in 2023

Saudi Aramco attack shakes up fragile global ecosystem
Sep 18, 2019

Saudi Aramco attack shakes up fragile global ecosystem

Visuals of the strike, reportedly conducted via drones and/or missiles, appear to show the plant on fire and the attack is reported to have led to a 5% drop in global oil production.

Shadow-boxing in West Asia
Apr 16, 2024

Shadow-boxing in West Asia

Iran has indicated that it is willing to call it quits, but will respond strongly if Israel retaliates

Shoots of change: India’s agritech revolution
Jan 12, 2024

Shoots of change: India’s agritech revolution

Indian agritech is making impressive strides and expanding its global footprint, but it is still at a nascent stage and has penetrated only 1 percent

Strategy and tactics in Israel-Iran escalatory ladder
Apr 19, 2024

Strategy and tactics in Israel-Iran escalatory ladder

From Iran's perspective, Israel breached a critical threshold by attacking its diplomatic mission, which Tehran deemed its sovereign territory

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

The economics of the Taliban takeover
Sep 10, 2021

The economics of the Taliban takeover

Taliban 2.0 are working towards ensuring that they are not dependent on external sources of revenue

The Long(er) Ukraine War: Lessons for the Indo-Pacific
Aug 16, 2023

The Long(er) Ukraine War: Lessons for the Indo-Pacific

The Russia-Ukraine war has confounded observers, as much as it did the Russians themselves. Since erupting in late February, the war has not shown signs of abating any time soon. This brief argues that by its very nature, the war has lessons not just for the adversaries, but also the NATO alliance that is backing Ukraine, and even geographically distant China and India. For one, the war has both elements of the old eras—such as the mass

The military lessons from the Ukraine conflict
Jun 01, 2022

The military lessons from the Ukraine conflict

India should quickly adapt and learn from the gaps exposed in the Russian military during the Ukraine crisis.

The PRC’s satellite programme: A growing threat
Jul 14, 2022

The PRC’s satellite programme: A growing threat

While digital connectivity proves to be a boon, many countries are concerned about the threat posed by the PRC’s satellite programme.

The Ukraine War: Recent Russian airstrikes and NATO’s response
Nov 29, 2022

The Ukraine War: Recent Russian airstrikes and NATO’s response

With Ukraine’s power grid facing devastating attacks from Russia, NATO will need to ramp up assistance and follow through on its commitments

Three years of India-Pakistan border ceasefire: Stable and unsteady
Mar 19, 2024

Three years of India-Pakistan border ceasefire: Stable and unsteady

New Delhi is aware that Pakistan’s military establishment will continue its proxy war, nonetheless, it favours a ceasefire for as long as possible w

US faces a renewed Shi'ite challenge
Jan 22, 2024

US faces a renewed Shi'ite challenge

The US today is on the horns of a dilemma in the Middle East.

US-India Defence Cooperation: Constraints, opportunities, and solutions
Jun 21, 2023

US-India Defence Cooperation: Constraints, opportunities, and solutions

The visit of Modi to Washington D.C. promises to be a harbinger of a major transformation in US-India defence ties

US-India defence technology cooperation: Between illusion and reality
Jun 28, 2023

US-India defence technology cooperation: Between illusion and reality

There is good cause to be optimistic about the US-India defence technology partnership, but the commentary on both sides could do with a dose of reali

War in Ukraine: The Indian Army’s silence on tanks
Dec 21, 2022

War in Ukraine: The Indian Army’s silence on tanks

IA needs to weigh on the extant debate on armour in the wake of the RA’s battlefield performance in Ukraine