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Intelligence Agencies in India: Need for a public interface
Aug 23, 2023

Intelligence Agencies in India: Need for a public interface

Today's intelligence agencies operate in highly complex environments. Cold War definitions and understanding of threats have long become redundant. Threats are multiple, layered, networked, diffused and transcend social and spatial boundaries.

Intelligence alliances and the counterintelligence challenge
Apr 18, 2024

Intelligence alliances and the counterintelligence challenge

While taking a leading role within various regional intelligence-sharing mechanisms, India must be wary of the counterintelligence risks that are pres

Intelligence Failures in the USA, UK and Russia: Lessons for India
Oct 20, 2004

Intelligence Failures in the USA, UK and Russia: Lessons for India

Under its International Terrorism Watch Project, the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) organised a one-day Workshop at New Delhi on October 20, 2004, on the theme: "Recent Intelligence Failures in the USA, the UK & Russia: Their Lessons for India".

Intelligence overload
Sep 16, 2014

Intelligence overload

India has had to deal with terrorism and conventional threats but our capacities to watch these threats are minuscule compared to US abilities. In a way, threats to India from terrorism and hostile neighbours are far more immediate. There is now the added problem of involvement of Indian youth in the terrorism of ISIS.

Intelligence quotient
Jun 21, 2006

Intelligence quotient

Intelligence and the world of espionage are as old as history. Rameshwar Nath Kao, the first chief of R, used to say that his friend, Comte Alexandre de Marenches, the French chief of intelligence during the Seventies, described this world as the best. Marenches used to say that espionage was an unscrupulous game played by gentlemen.

A Legislative Framework for India's Intelligence Structure: Some Food for Thought
Aug 04, 2010

A Legislative Framework for India's Intelligence Structure: Some Food for Thought

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.

Artificial intelligence and personhood: Interplay of agency and liability
Mar 04, 2024

Artificial intelligence and personhood: Interplay of agency and liability

Questions around legal personhood for AI systems loom large given the potentially adverse consequences and the need to determine liabilities and remed

Artificial Intelligence in military operations: Where does India stand?
Aug 02, 2019

Artificial Intelligence in military operations: Where does India stand?

Policymakers must have a sound understanding of the objectives that AI seeks to achieve in the strategic context of India to disseminate artificial in

Artificial intelligence technologies have a climate cost
Feb 04, 2022

Artificial intelligence technologies have a climate cost

The AI-climate change link is understudied, not least because the largest companies working in this space are neither transparent nor meaningfully committed to understanding it

Artificial Intelligence: A cure for loneliness?
Jan 31, 2024

Artificial Intelligence: A cure for loneliness?

As generative AI becomes commercially accessible, it is being used to exacerbate loneliness as well as replace human care and relationships with artif

Bill on Intelligence Agencies Reforms
Mar 29, 2011

Bill on Intelligence Agencies Reforms

Mr. Manish Tewari, Member of Parliament, has introduced a Bill in the Lok Sabha to regulate the functioning and use of power by the Indian intelligence agencies within and outside India and to provide for the coordination, control and oversight of such agencies.

Building responsible artificial intelligence
Mar 04, 2022

Building responsible artificial intelligence

As AI is rapidly developing, a robust government-led industry self-regulation regime should be put in place

Climate actions need both native and Artificial Intelligence
Apr 22, 2023

Climate actions need both native and Artificial Intelligence

By combining the power of AI with the wisdom of native intelligence, more effective climate actions can be developed

Crossroads of Artificial Intelligence: Higher Education and Research in India and China
Nov 11, 2020

Crossroads of Artificial Intelligence: Higher Education and Research in India and China

This paper offers a comparative study of India and China in higher-education reforms for the development of talent in artificial intelligence (AI), and in AI research. It analyses the AI development plans and strategies of the two countries, their automation readiness index, talent retention, and research output. The analysis is based on both primary and secondary sources including interviews, government and industry reports, and recognised ranki

Current Intelligence system inadequate to meet future challenges
Mar 03, 2015

Current Intelligence system inadequate to meet future challenges

There is a consensus among intelligence officials, current and erstwhile, that the future challenges cannot be foreseen as they will emanate from the cyber world, space, the ocean, failed states and fundamentalism. The current intelligence system is woefully inadequate to meet these threats.

Déjà vu – Failures in Intelligence & Accountability?
Jun 19, 2020

Déjà vu – Failures in Intelligence & Accountability?

While many will be content to lay the blame only on China, questions also need to be asked about the systemic shortcomings in strategic analysis and intelligence.

India-US Intelligence Cooperation: Leapfrogging the curve
Apr 02, 2024

India-US Intelligence Cooperation: Leapfrogging the curve

The immense potential in broadening bilateral intelligence cooperation between India and the US to stay ahead of evolving threats needs to be explored

India’s Enduring Challenge of Intelligence Reforms
Dec 09, 2020

India’s Enduring Challenge of Intelligence Reforms

India’s attempts at strengthening its intelligence infrastructure and capabilities have historically been reactive and incremental, rather than holistic and sustainable. This was seen, for instance, in the aftermath of the Kargil War, and following the terror attacks on Mumbai in November 2008. India has rarely undertaken proactive reforms and done little to implement corrective measures subsequent to these crises. This brief offers recommendat

India’s Intelligence Agencies: In Need of Reform and Oversight
Sep 13, 2023

India’s Intelligence Agencies: In Need of Reform and Oversight

This report draws from the conference on the Future Challenges to India's Intelligence System organised by ORF in February 2015. What tasks face India's intelligence agencies in implementing reforms in order to address the more complex national security threats confronting the country today?

Is China really building missiles with artificial intelligence?
Sep 22, 2016

Is China really building missiles with artificial intelligence?

In August, a Chinese daily reported that China’s aerospace industry was developing tactical missiles with inbuilt intelligence.

Jane's Intelligence Review report on  Terrorism
Apr 28, 2004

Jane's Intelligence Review report on Terrorism

In its June 2004 issue, Jane¿s Intelligence Review, has carried a report on the "Workshop on International Terrorism in South East Asia and its likely Implications for South Asia"

Jihadi threats: Need for a dedicated intelligence satellite
Jul 15, 2014

Jihadi threats: Need for a dedicated intelligence satellite

While there is no information about the linkage between the ISIS and the established Jihadi terror groups of Pakistan like LeT and the JuD, it is bound to happen sooner or later. India should be prepared to face this new onslaught.

Legally empowering India's intelligence and enforcement structures
Dec 09, 2009

Legally empowering India's intelligence and enforcement structures

A number of legal frameworks and paradigms exist. But whether India's should be brought in from outside or adapted within the country to suit national requirements is a key decision to be made

Lethal Autonomous Dragon: China’s approach to artificial intelligence weapons
Nov 15, 2017

Lethal Autonomous Dragon: China’s approach to artificial intelligence weapons

China does not want to be at the receiving end of a technological asymmetry in what may very well be the conventional approach to war in the future. I

Mad Street Den: Building generalisable Artificial Intelligence architectures at scale
Nov 06, 2020

Mad Street Den: Building generalisable Artificial Intelligence architectures at scale

Retail is among the most ‘legacy’ industries there is today. Coupled with the fact that the consumer buying today is nothing like the industry out

Naval missile systems and the limits of artificial intelligence
Sep 17, 2016

Naval missile systems and the limits of artificial intelligence

Artificial Intelligence is considered to be an indispensable component of new-age naval weapons like hypersonic missiles.

Organoid Intelligence: Biology and the future of computing
Aug 17, 2023

Organoid Intelligence: Biology and the future of computing

The advantages of biological learning make OI a tempting notion to embrace, however, there are significant ethical and technological hurdles to overco

Partners in unfamiliarity: India-Gulf intelligence relations in a changing West Asia
Mar 14, 2024

Partners in unfamiliarity: India-Gulf intelligence relations in a changing West Asia

A fluid global security landscape does not alter the fundamentals of intelligence cooperation between India and its Gulf partners, but widens the rang

Pentagon leaks: Heralding a new counterintelligence era
Apr 25, 2023

Pentagon leaks: Heralding a new counterintelligence era

The Pentagon leaks represent yet another challenge for the Biden administration as it confronts many pressing geopolitical challenges

Reforming India's Intelligence Structure
Feb 23, 2011

Reforming India's Intelligence Structure

More than a year ago, the Vice President of India, Mr. M. Hamid Ansari, pointed out in a speech the lack of good governance that plagued intelligence agencies in India, and a subsequent need for a parliamentary oversight committee to provide democratic accountability to these agencies.

Responding to the arrival of Artificial Intelligence
Dec 06, 2016

Responding to the arrival of Artificial Intelligence

The progress of AI has been attributed to three main factors — the availability of Big Data from sources such as social media, e-commerce, governmen

Responsible Artificial Intelligence (AI) governance using a relational governance framework
Feb 09, 2023

Responsible Artificial Intelligence (AI) governance using a relational governance framework

A relational governance framework could help ensure that the benefits of AI are maximised while minimising potential harm.

Streak AI Technologies: Democratising stock markets with retail intelligence software
Nov 03, 2020

Streak AI Technologies: Democratising stock markets with retail intelligence software

We are at the cusp of globalisation and digital connectivity, which has transformed how product building needs to be thought out.

The complexity and durability of India’s intelligence culture
Oct 06, 2023

The complexity and durability of India’s intelligence culture

Despite the recent allegations, India’s intelligence culture has been characterised by its conflict resolution strategies instead of resorting to ta

The paradox of innovation and trust in Artificial Intelligence
Feb 22, 2024

The paradox of innovation and trust in Artificial Intelligence

With Artificial Intelligence (AI) under increasing regulatory scrutiny, there is a concerted effort to dissect the dualistic nature of this technology

The promise and perils of Artificial Intelligence partnerships
Jun 23, 2021

The promise and perils of Artificial Intelligence partnerships

AI can be a force for good. It has emerged as one technology of particular importance because of its role as an accelerator, its versatility, and its wide applicability. But challenges include standards-setting, supply chain resilience, talent retention, and data policy

The urgent challenge of Artificial Intelligence regulation
Nov 29, 2023

The urgent challenge of Artificial Intelligence regulation

States are not ready to commit to a global regulatory regime for AI. At best, they may be willing to enter into bilateral or minilateral regimes to re

Three intelligence dictums recapitulated in the US’s COVID-19 surprise
Apr 29, 2020

Three intelligence dictums recapitulated in the US’s COVID-19 surprise

Where the stakes are high, political leaders have few incentives to take intelligence warnings seriously.

Tracxn: Data intelligence platform for investments and corporate development
Nov 05, 2020

Tracxn: Data intelligence platform for investments and corporate development

India is ranked third globally in terms of venture capital funding, behind only the US and China. With the total year-on-year funding amount increasin