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Reducing Radiation: Navigating Nuclear Security
May 30, 2014

Reducing Radiation: Navigating Nuclear Security

While India has instituted pretty stringent measures, some of which are lacking in even other key nuclear players, India has done a bad job of advertising to the global community of what it has done. This has meant poor appreciation of India's efforts in the area of Nuclear Security.

Reforms, Restructuring & Regulation: Three 'R's for India's Energy Security
Feb 14, 2006

Reforms, Restructuring & Regulation: Three 'R's for India's Energy Security

The report is based on the key recommendations that emerged out of the deliberations at National Conclave on India's Energy Security: Major Challenges held in New Delhi on 14-15 February 2006. The recommendations emerging out of the Conclave have been compiled in this Report for consideration by the Government

Resetting China's energy security goals
Feb 22, 2017

Resetting China's energy security goals

The co-existence of China's geopolitical approach to energy security and its attempt to increase the share of non-fossil fuels in its primary energy m

Robust India-Japan ties vital in Asian security architecture: Japanese scholar
Nov 19, 2015

Robust India-Japan ties vital in Asian security architecture: Japanese scholar

Reiterating that China should not be contained, Mr. Yukio Okamoto, adviser to former prime ministers, has underlined the need to foster cooperation between Japan and India, including in their efforts to be represented in the United Nation Security Council, with or without the veto powers.

Rohingya crisis: Southeast Asia's emerging security concern
Dec 14, 2016

Rohingya crisis: Southeast Asia's emerging security concern

'The Rohingya crisis,' has raised several concerns from regional security, humanitarian crisis to the nature of the conflict involving Rohingya Muslim

Rules-Based Maritime Security in Asia: A View from New Delhi
Aug 17, 2020

Rules-Based Maritime Security in Asia: A View from New Delhi

The Rules-Based Order (RBO) underpins the global maritime trading and security system. A subject of growing discussion and debate in strategic studies circles, it is seen by many as a prerequisite for seaborne trade and commerce, and a crucial factor in formulating national security policy. While many Asian powers have a shared understanding of the principles of maritime conduct, regional states have tended to situate the RBO within the framework

Russian ASAT Test: More Trouble for Space Security
Jul 31, 2020

Russian ASAT Test: More Trouble for Space Security

Even as the war of words continues, there will need to be practical measures to deal with the increasing threats to space.

Safeguarding food security: The vital role of water
Mar 21, 2024

Safeguarding food security: The vital role of water

As water scarcity intensifies, its ripple effects cascade through food systems, directly impacting agricultural productivity and food security

Sea Vigil: India’s Coastal Security Exercise
Jan 23, 2021

Sea Vigil: India’s Coastal Security Exercise

Given India’s vast coastline and a not-so-benign neighborhood, India has to remain vigilant to external threats via sea routes.

Significance of the changing space security landscape for India
Jun 18, 2019

Significance of the changing space security landscape for India

India is developing appropriate capabilities to tackle the new and emerging space security challenges in outer space.

Small Satellites for India’s Security: A Techno-Entrepreneurial View
Jan 25, 2016

Small Satellites for India’s Security: A Techno-Entrepreneurial View

The past decade has witnessed the proliferation of small satellite technology in various domains including the military, academe and commerce. is paper explores the idea of utilising small satellites technology (of the order weighing less than 150kg) for specic aspects of India's space security interests. It will describe some of the programmes and missions of global leaders in space security, and examine specic applications of small satellite te

South Asia-2011: Focus of global economy and security
Jan 21, 2012

South Asia-2011: Focus of global economy and security

It is four years since Observer Research Foundation launched an exclusive South Asia Weekly, with scholars specialising in individual nations of the region presenting a weekly report of individual countries with their assessments.

Space Security Governance: Could a New Working Group Narrow the Divide?
Nov 05, 2021

Space Security Governance: Could a New Working Group Narrow the Divide?

There are genuine concerns that if steps are not taken to halt the current trend toward space weaponization, space could become an active warfighting domain.

Space, cyber-security  to be included in US-Japan defence guidelines
Oct 17, 2013

Space, cyber-security to be included in US-Japan defence guidelines

The defence and foreign ministers of Japan and the US, meeting under the bilateral consultative committee, have decided to revise the 1997 Guidelines for US-Japan Defence Cooperation to make sure that the alliance continues to maintain its credibility and effectiveness in deterring conflict in Asia-Pacific.

Sri Lanka and India: From non-traditional threats to security cooperation
Nov 08, 2022

Sri Lanka and India: From non-traditional threats to security cooperation

India is growing wary of the security threats posed by non-traditional sources from Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka: Food security impacted by flawed economic policies
Jun 16, 2022

Sri Lanka: Food security impacted by flawed economic policies

The policy blunders by the Sri Lankan state have adversely affected the food security of the country.

Sri Lanka: Should India take ‘India First’ security policy on face value?
Nov 03, 2020

Sri Lanka: Should India take ‘India First’ security policy on face value?

The creation of the Quad — with implications for small Ocean neighbours like Sri Lanka — has become a core concern for the nation’s foreign and

Sri Lanka: Will China’s ‘carrier-gift’ to Pak impact IOR neighbourhood security?
Sep 25, 2019

Sri Lanka: Will China’s ‘carrier-gift’ to Pak impact IOR neighbourhood security?

Colombo has to find ways to permanently ally apprehensions of a section of the Indian strategic community — particularly naval experts.

Srinagar - Muzzafarabad Bus: A Security Nightmare
Apr 06, 2005

Srinagar - Muzzafarabad Bus: A Security Nightmare

Indian security agencies will be keeping their fingers crossed as, for the first time in 57 years, passenger buses start plying on April 7,2005, between Srinagar, the capital of Jammu & Kashmir (J) and Muzzafarabad, the capital of what Pakistan calls Azad Kashmir (Free Kashmir) and what we in India call Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (POK).

State Responses to COVID19 and Implications for International Security
May 24, 2023

State Responses to COVID19 and Implications for International Security

This brief examines state responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, taking the cases of India, Israel, Brazil, Hungary and the United States. It studies the language utilised by the government leaders in these countries and finds extensive war-time semantics. The brief explores the interrelationship of such rhetoric with the legitimisation of extreme measures through the construction of an issue as an “existential threat”— a process analysts call

Strategic Studies; National Security
Apr 07, 2014

Strategic Studies; National Security

The focus on the Henderson-Brooks report creates a bias in our minds that the failure of 1962 was that of the Army. Perhaps that is what the babus and politicians wanted. In fact, the real failure was of the Nehru government's China policy and the management of that policy.

Strengthening biosecurity through bioattribution
Dec 05, 2023

Strengthening biosecurity through bioattribution

Establishing a global bioattribution enterprise is crucial to enhancing current frameworks, integrating emerging technologies, and fostering internati

Strengthening energy-health nexus for health security
Jan 26, 2024

Strengthening energy-health nexus for health security

There is a fundamental link between energy and public health. In advancing health, energy security is critical.

Strengthening Global Rule-Making: India’s Inclusion in the UN Security Council
Oct 12, 2021

Strengthening Global Rule-Making: India’s Inclusion in the UN Security Council

India’s August 2021 presidency of the United Nations Security Council allowed New Delhi to exhibit clout, creativity, and diplomacy, as it pushed for its inclusion in the Council permanently. Such a push reignites the “responsible stakeholder” debate in Washington and other Western capitals, particularly to gauge India’s rise against the interests of the US and its allies. This brief argues that the West needs to reassess India in a renew

Strengthening Vietnam-Japan Security Cooperation
Sep 05, 2013

Strengthening Vietnam-Japan Security Cooperation

China's increased assertiveness in the South China Sea has been pushing Japan and Vietnam towards greater security cooperation. Bilateral security cooperation has been increasing.

Subregional Security Cooperation: An Exploratory Study of India’s Approach
Sep 14, 2020

Subregional Security Cooperation: An Exploratory Study of India’s Approach

Subregional economic cooperation has become a prioritised agenda in India’s neighbourhood policy. Policymakers and scholars increasingly conceptualise subregions in the neighbourhood to promote economic and connectivity cooperation. However, the subregional notion is rarely discussed in the context of security cooperation. This raises an important question regarding the subregional approach, or its lack thereof, in building security cooperation

Tackling Pakistan’s anti-India security strategy
Feb 04, 2022

Tackling Pakistan’s anti-India security strategy

A thaw in the India-Pakistan relations remains highly unlikely if Pakistan continues to back anti-India policies

Tactics & Counter-tactics: PWG NAxals & Security Forces
Mar 13, 2004

Tactics & Counter-tactics: PWG NAxals & Security Forces

Naxalites of the People¿s War Group (PWG) and the security forces (SF) continuously devise tactics and counter-tactics to defeat one another. In a latest move, the SFs formed Counter Action Teams (CAT) to target the Permanent Action Teams (PAT) of the PWG. The tactic achieved its first success in Warangal District, Andhra Pradesh (AP). On April 11, 2004 two prominent Naxalites were hunted down by a CAT in the district, after reportedly engaging

Take cyber security seriously
Feb 15, 2013

Take cyber security seriously

Till now India has seen cyber-security only as a simple issue of a malware or a virus. But cyber-security is about protecting India's digital assets from cyber invaders, as India is rapidly turning into a digital society.

Taliban’s Afghanistan: An Emerging Security Challenge for India and Central Asia
Aug 16, 2023

Taliban’s Afghanistan: An Emerging Security Challenge for India and Central Asia

Relations between India and the Central Asia Republics (CARs) have matured over the past three decades, primarily in the areas of military technology, defence, counterterrorism, and economy, and culture. Following the Taliban’s return to power in Afghanistan and the resultant security, geostrategic, and geoeconomic challenges, India and the CARs must aim to strengthen their ties. This brief assesses the evolving situation in Afghanistan