Sanjeev Relia writes: On 9 May 2015, Russia and China signed a pledge of non-aggression in cyber warfare. This is the first ever bilateral treaty on cyber warfare signed between two nations who themselves are known to have undertaken large scale cyberattacks in the past. In the absence of an international law governing the use of cyberspace for waging a war, nations need to work on bilateral treaties to prevent cyberspace from threatening national security.
Commodore Lalit Kapur (Retd.) writes: Ashley Tellis has written a much discussed article titled “Making Waves: Aiding India’s Next Generation Aircraft Carrier” for his think tank. In essence, the article argues for a leap in cooperation between India and USA to jointly design and equip India’s next generation aircraft carrier. The article is eminently readable for its irrefutable logic, compelling argument and exhaustive research. It remains for India to evaluate it and if interested, to pursue cooperation with USA at the appropriate level
Commodore Lalit Kapur(Retd): The Ministerial Meeting of the Arctic Council held at Iqualuit on 24 April 2015 saw Canada handing over Chairmanship of the Arctic Council for a two-year term to USA. Indian interests in the Arctic pertain to scientific research to enable understanding of climate change and weather.
MH Rajesh wonders when it comes to China’s New Silk Route why Pakistan was originally not projected in the Silk Route plans and that China chose another vehicle for investments in Pakistan — the CPEC. However, during Chinese Permier Xi’s recent visit to Pakistan one could glean the overlaps in the CPEC and the Silk Route.