Dec-Jan 2017

  • SOCIAL MEDIA
    Posted in: Dec-Jan 2017

    Disruption caused by technological breakthroughs is moving along an exponential curve. Each disruption giving rise to another, with time interval between successive technology enabled innovations shortening dramatically. Nowhere has this been truer than in the field of communications. Today, text verbal and visual interface is growing so rapidly that the entire paradigm of exchange of […]

  • THE INDIAN FAUJI AND POLITICS: WHAT ARE THE RED LINES?
    Posted in: Dec-Jan 2017

    The decision by former Army Chief General J.J. Singh to contest the forthcoming Punjab elections as an Akali Dal candidate has elicited considerable comment in the public domain. Some have welcomed the participation of senior ‘faujis’ in Indian politics, while others have not taken kindly to a former service Chief entering the electoral fray for […]

  • BATTEN THE HATCHES
    Posted in: Dec-Jan 2017

    The surgical strikes on the terror camps in POK by the Indian Army post the Uri terror attack came as a shot in the arm, not only for the armed forces but also for the people of India.Post Independence, Gandhi’s path of non-violence (an effective tool under very different circumstances) and Nehru’s concept of Asian […]

  • SOUTH ASIA SECURITY PROGNOSIS- 2017
    Posted in: Dec-Jan 2017

    South Asia has been the fastest growing sub-region in the world despite challenging conditions; and the year 2016 has seen the South Asian region being thrust into the spotlight of global affairs. Stretching across 5.8 million square kilometres (including Myanmar), six time zones, climatic conditions ranging from temperate tundra, deserts and tropical rainforests, the South […]

  • ARMS AND THE REGION
    Posted in: Dec-Jan 2017

    It is time to look ahead at the challenges that India’s security planners will face in 2017. Spillovers from 2016 and the forthcoming leadership change in the United States will make the environment very challenging in India’s security calculus. For the U.S. certainly, and for India too, January 20 could turn out to be a […]

  • IS CHINA SUPPORTING TERRORISM?
    Posted in: Dec-Jan 2017

    The Chinese Dragon was always viewed with some amount of trepidation ever since the Korean War. I have read many books written by Chinese and the biography on Mao revealed that during the Korean War, even when the North was losing, Mao refused to give up, as he said he had millions of Chinese who […]

  • THE CYBER THREAT
    Posted in: Dec-Jan 2017

    On 19 October, 2016, the State Bank of India stated that it had blocked close to six lakh debit cards following a malware- related security breach in a non-SBI ATM network. Several other banks, such as Axis Bank, HDFC Bank and ICICI Bank also admitted to being victims of similar cyber attacks. Due to the […]

  • TECHNOLOGY AND WOMEN’S SAFETY
    Posted in: Dec-Jan 2017

    With the era of technology diffusing in our lives like sugar in water, the women of our times are on an i n t e r e s t i n g threshold. On the one side lies the plethora of opportunities that internet opens for us and on the other lies the over dependence […]

  • SECURING CRITICAL PHYSICAL INFRASTRUCTURE
    Posted in: Dec-Jan 2017

    Critical Infrastructure CriticaL Infrastructures are usually divided into physical and socio-economic infrastructure systems. Physical Critical Infrastructure encompasses all basic services such as electricity and water supply, waste (water) management, transport or information and telecommunication technologies. Socio-economic infrastructures instead include facilities such as hospitals and schools but also public administration. Today’s base industrial trend is to […]

  • DEMONETISATION: A CRITICAL REVIEW
    Posted in: Dec-Jan 2017

    Introduction On November 8th, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the demonetisation of existing currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000. The declaration was immediately followed by panic, chaos, and excitement in the country. In the recent years, there seems to be no precedent globally of a country attempting such a measure. Currency in circulation […]