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Increasing internal security concerns in Tamil Nadu
Dec 24, 2012

Increasing internal security concerns in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu has a history of Dalit-centric violence, which has erupted independently in the southern districts, and also the western Dharmapuri belt, where Naxalites have thrived and revived from time to time.

Maldives:  Security Concerns on the Rise?
Sep 24, 2010

Maldives: Security Concerns on the Rise?

A few incidents in four weeks, and the Maldivian Government is not taking any chances. The illegal import of five double-edged swords and some 'toy guns', shipped from China, and that of a stun-gun and face-mask as

No easy solutions to cyber security concerns: Karsten Geier
Oct 12, 2016

No easy solutions to cyber security concerns: Karsten Geier

Karsten Geier, head of the Cyber Policy Coordination Staff at the German Federal Foreign Office's interview on CyFy 2016

The Saudi crown prince lands into India’s crown security concerns
Feb 21, 2019

The Saudi crown prince lands into India’s crown security concerns

The crux of this visit should be seen from the view of what kind of tectonic changes MBS succeeds in bringing to Saudi Arabia.

A view from Kathmandu: Deciphering the Kalapani-Lipulekh conundrum
May 21, 2020

A view from Kathmandu: Deciphering the Kalapani-Lipulekh conundrum

Kalapani holds great geostrategic importance because of its location. However, Nepal has also safeguarded India’s genuine security concerns.

Afghanistan is now an Asian problem
Aug 08, 2022

Afghanistan is now an Asian problem

Area states should work together to address security concerns

Asia central to the stability and prosperity of the US
Feb 15, 2013

Asia central to the stability and prosperity of the US

Security concerns in Asia are largely related to non-traditional security threats such as terrorism, piracy, disaster management and transnational crime. These threats are becoming more and more traditional as countries have to deal with them on a daily basis.

Bailouts and balances: Sri Lanka’s IMF rescue plan has geopolitical repercussions
Oct 28, 2022

Bailouts and balances: Sri Lanka’s IMF rescue plan has geopolitical repercussions

Sri Lanka's IMF rescue plan has geopolitical repercussions. The Island nation has entered a difficult terrain with China's expansionist interests and India and Japan's security concerns

Bracing for Trump’s vision of international security
Mar 11, 2024

Bracing for Trump’s vision of international security

Trump’s approach to transatlantic security, the US’s allies in the Indo-Pacific, and security concerns in West Asia will be shaping his vision of

Canada keen to collaborate with India in the region
Apr 26, 2013

Canada keen to collaborate with India in the region

Canada's Deputy NSA Claude Vigneault says his country's decade-old presence in Afghanistan as part of American coalition has given them a better sense of India's security concerns and is keen to collaborate with it.

Central Asia could help safeguard Indian interests in Afghanistan
Sep 09, 2021

Central Asia could help safeguard Indian interests in Afghanistan

With the Taliban taking over in Afghanistan, India must engage more closely with Central Asia for both strategic security concerns and trade

Chinese Spy Ship and Lanka’s tilt towards Beijing
Aug 17, 2022

Chinese Spy Ship and Lanka’s tilt towards Beijing

The enthusiastic welcome to Yang Wang 5 depicts the Chinese agency in Sri Lanka ignoring the security concerns of India.

Digital Dreams, Real Challenges: Key Factors Driving India’s AI Ecosystem
May 08, 2024

Digital Dreams, Real Challenges: Key Factors Driving India’s AI Ecosystem

India, like much of the rest of the world, is faced with the twin but opposing conditions of economic potential and social concerns that need to be negotiated to realise the digital dividends from artificial intelligence (AI) and achieve sustainable and balanced growth. AI systems involve layers of technological dependencies that necessitate and enable social and institutional interdependency between stakeholders, enabling conditions, and resourc

Ending Africa's Chronic Food Insecurity: What the G20 Can Do
Aug 16, 2023

Ending Africa's Chronic Food Insecurity: What the G20 Can Do

After improving between 2000 and 2013, hunger levels have significantly worsened in Africa in the years since. While global food insecurity is currently at an all-time high, Africa's record in addressing undernutrition was not impressive even in the pre-pandemic era when growth rates were higher. There are several challenges to food security in Africa, including short-term external shocks such as the pandemic and the Ukraine-Russia war, and long-

Ending Africa’s Chronic Food Insecurity: What the G20 Can Do
Aug 16, 2023

Ending Africa’s Chronic Food Insecurity: What the G20 Can Do

After improving between 2000 and 2013, hunger levels have significantly worsened in Africa in the years since. While global food insecurity is current

Heroes Humiliated in the name of Security
May 27, 2015

Heroes Humiliated in the name of Security

In Delhi, the Army still honours its martyrs in the airport parking lot as, ostensibly due to security concerns, it doesn't have access to the reception area built last year.

How to Reset Relations Between Europe and the Global South
Jun 30, 2023

How to Reset Relations Between Europe and the Global South

It’s a fact that countries of the Global South, while not supportive of Russia’s war against Ukraine, also blame NATO and the West for its global impact. Europe needs to change its approach.

India and a Stable Indo-Pacific: Managing Maritime Security Challenges in the Bay of Bengal
Mar 27, 2024

India and a Stable Indo-Pacific: Managing Maritime Security Challenges in the Bay of Bengal

India has the longest coastline in the Bay of Bengal, making it critical for the country to manage maritime security challenges in this space. However, given the transnational nature of most maritime threats, India must cooperate with other Bay littorals and the major powers to address these issues. The Bay of Bengal is a vital part of the Indo-Pacific geostrategic construct, and a secure Bay is fundamental to a stable Indo-Pacific. By addressing

India can provide a model to West Asia
Nov 22, 2007

India can provide a model to West Asia

An International conference on "Emerging Security Concerns in West Asia" was organised by ORF at its Rouse Avenue campus on November 21-22, 2007 in partnership with the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation of Germany.

India needs to prioritise concerns and interests in Neighbourhood
Jan 15, 2014

India needs to prioritise concerns and interests in Neighbourhood

Among other things, India requires its neighbours to 'out-source' its larger geo-strategic security concerns in the shared Indian Ocean Neighbourhood - and otherwise, too.

India-China Tango Continues in Sri Lanka
Oct 10, 2023

India-China Tango Continues in Sri Lanka

Once again, the pending visit of a Chinese research vessel to Sri Lanka has touched off Indian objections.

Indian fishing is in troubled waters?
Jul 27, 2012

Indian fishing is in troubled waters?

Maritime security concerns of nations, big and small, are for real. Livelihood issues too are for real. Neither can be compromised in the face of the other.

India’s cybersecurity priorities for G20 Presidency
Dec 04, 2022

India’s cybersecurity priorities for G20 Presidency

India now has the opportunity to spearhead a global partnership to build a safe cyberspace and to prioritise cybersecurity concerns

India’s Northeast: Gateway to Connectivity with Eastern Neighbours
Mar 29, 2023

India’s Northeast: Gateway to Connectivity with Eastern Neighbours

India’s Northeast Region (NER) can serve as a pivotal connecting space between India and its neighbours to the east in South Asia, as well as to East and Southeast Asia and beyond, enhancing the country’s diplomatic, infrastructural, and commercial engagements. This paper makes an assessment of NER’s cross-border land connectivity initiatives with Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, and Bhutan—all members of the Bay of Bengal Initiative f

Indo-Myanmar border fencing initiative: Assessing imperatives and challenges
May 18, 2024

Indo-Myanmar border fencing initiative: Assessing imperatives and challenges

The Indo-Myanmar border's complex topography and shared ethnic ties on either side complicate the border fencing initiative

IORA members should address security issues themselves
Sep 05, 2014

IORA members should address security issues themselves

Noting that maritime disputes and strategic competition in the Indian Ocean are at the core of changing geo-politics in the IO, participants of the Indian Ocean Dialogue concluded that the members of the IORA should address the security concerns themselves rather than relying on international forces.

Japan’s Security Policy in the Asia-Pacific during the post-Cold War Period
Oct 09, 2010

Japan’s Security Policy in the Asia-Pacific during the post-Cold War Period

Despite domestic political changes, the alliance with the US continues to be the cornerstone of Japan's security policy in the Asia-Pacific region. Although Japan has taken some siginificant steps in the direction of normal statehood, the domestic constituency in favour of full strategic autonomy is still very weak. Japan's dilemma between its growing security concerns and the limitations laid by its Constitution will continue to be a major chall

Mekong-Ganga Dialogue: Need to desecuritize water dialogues
May 07, 2012

Mekong-Ganga Dialogue: Need to desecuritize water dialogues

A three-day Mekong-Ganga Dialogue has stressed the need for shifting thinking around river-basin development and climate change issues from narrow national security concerns to a regional perspective with ecological and social concerns.

NATO’s eastern expansion: Was the Russo-Ukrainian War avoidable?
Sep 02, 2022

NATO’s eastern expansion: Was the Russo-Ukrainian War avoidable?

The Russo-Ukrainian War could have been avoided if Russian security concerns that were spelt out by previous conflicts were addressed.

Once Again, Concerns Arise About China-Pakistan WMD Nexus
Mar 11, 2024

Once Again, Concerns Arise About China-Pakistan WMD Nexus

Indian customs officials reportedly intercepted a Malta-flagged merchant ship carrying a computer numerical control machine en route from China to Pakistan.

Rising concerns over political transitions in Myanmar and Thailand
Mar 17, 2021

Rising concerns over political transitions in Myanmar and Thailand

Not only is the military coup causing wariness over the future of democracy in Southeast Asia, but it also represents yet another challenge to existin

Securing Afghanistan: Historic Sources of India’s Contemporary Challenge
Aug 11, 2023

Securing Afghanistan: Historic Sources of India’s Contemporary Challenge

This paper looks at debates from the days of the British Raj until now that have shaped India's strategic thought on Afghanistan. It highlights the impact of India's territorial construct on its strategic imagination and argues that India's Afghan policy is determined by its political geography. Afghanistan has proved to be a security lynchpin in South and A Central Asia over the last two decades. Home to a variety of militant networks with regi

Sri Lanka is the key to India's interests
Jan 14, 2015

Sri Lanka is the key to India's interests

The election of a new government in Colombo provides New Delhi a great opportunity to reset its relations with Sri Lanka. Both countries need to set aside the contentious past and see how they can construct a 21st century relationship based on economic ties and the awareness of the need to understand each other's security concerns.

The core of security cooperation in BIMSTEC: Maritime Domain Awareness
Jun 29, 2022

The core of security cooperation in BIMSTEC: Maritime Domain Awareness

The importance of the Maritime Domain Awareness is being realised as the Bay is facing security concerns.

The Crucial 60 Percent: Building the Commonwealth’s Youth Capital
Jul 17, 2023

The Crucial 60 Percent: Building the Commonwealth’s Youth Capital

Young people across the world today are facing multiple challenges: lost school years due to the pandemic-induced lockdowns, the looming climate crisis, increasingly dangerous virtual spaces, and food and energy security concerns triggered by the Ukraine-Russia conflict. This paper analyses the challenges facing the youths of the Commonwealth, where 60 percent of the combined population are under 30 years old, and explores the investments require

The Future of Cyber Warfare in the Indo-Pacific
Jan 13, 2023

The Future of Cyber Warfare in the Indo-Pacific

The rapid growth in military cyber capabilities of the countries in the Indo-Pacific combined with the use of assets from the cyberwarfare toolbox—in domestic and interstate contexts—is adding uncertainty to already competitive political, military, and economic relations. This issue brief assesses the cyberwarfare context in the Indo-Pacific, and reviews the military cyber capabilities of the region’s countries and their commitment to inter

The Future of Cyberwarfare in the Indo-Pacific
Jan 13, 2023

The Future of Cyberwarfare in the Indo-Pacific

The rapid growth in military cyber capabilities of the countries in the Indo-Pacific combined with the use of assets from the cyberwarfare toolbox—in domestic and interstate contexts—is adding uncertainty to already competitive political, military, and economic relations. This issue brief assesses the cyberwarfare context in the Indo-Pacific, and reviews the military cyber capabilities of the region’s countries and their commitment to inter

The Return of the Taliban: ‘Foreign Fighters’ and Other Threats to India’s Security
Aug 11, 2023

The Return of the Taliban: ‘Foreign Fighters’ and Other Threats to India’s Security

Afghanistan fell to the Taliban in August last year and since then, serious security concerns have arisen for India. There is the spectre of terrorist groups in neighbouring countries gaining strength; there is also the threat of Indians travelling to Afghanistan to either live as civilians desiring a home under “Islamic rule”, or else fight alongside terrorist groups. Indeed, other South Asian countries such as Bangladesh are reporting that

The Rohingya Crisis and its Impact on Bangladesh-Myanmar Relations
May 10, 2023

The Rohingya Crisis and its Impact on Bangladesh-Myanmar Relations

The mass exodus of the Rohingyas from Myanmar to Bangladesh in 2017 has caused ramifications in the two countries’ bilateral relations. The underlying currents between the two nations have become more apparent following two failed repatriation efforts since the exodus. The public display of dissatisfaction and blame-game have only fuelled the tensions. This brief examines how far the Rohingya issue has affected the connectivity, trade and secur

Virtual Alarm: Social Engineering Attacks Imperil Cyber Security
Aug 23, 2023

Virtual Alarm: Social Engineering Attacks Imperil Cyber Security

Cyber security threats have amplified significantly in the last decade, creating security concerns across the globe. Media reports during this period have highlighted how information network systems have been exploited by cyber criminals-as well as States-on numerous occasions for espionage and intelligence gathering. In this backdrop, this Paper focuses on cyber security concerns related to Social Engineering.

What could the Chinese be planning for Doklam?
Dec 22, 2017

What could the Chinese be planning for Doklam?

China has done little in reducing the earlier tensions of Doklam, while India has taken no action, other than protecting its national security concern

व्हर्च्युअल डिप्लोमसी: फायदे आणि आव्हाने
Oct 20, 2023

व्हर्च्युअल डिप्लोमसी: फायदे आणि आव्हाने

आभासी मुत्सद्देगिरीचे अविश्वसनीय फायदे आहेत. परंतु ते पारंपारिक वैयक्तिक भेटींची जागा घेऊ शकत नाही. कारण व्हर्च्युअल सेटिंग स्वतःचे विचार आणि आव्हाने घेऊन येत असते.