Brig Narender writes, drones are emerging as new weapon for use at tactical level having operational and strategic implications. Use of drones by state and non-state actors will increase in the future since it gives leverage to cause collateral damage, act as target designator for smart bombs, carryout surveillance and act as a platform for electronic warfare.
Manmeet writes, prognosis of the evolving socio-political landscape and the prevailing scenario, points towards a pertinent need to arrive at a framework for conflict resolution and measures to improve security, governance and sustainable development. The measures should take into account all the voices which define J & K.
Nihar writes, recent protest by China regarding PM Modi’s visit to Arunachal, and the border violation attempts may seem to be normal and routine. However the tone and tenor of recent protests, combined with the increased frequency of transgressions (according to official statistics, there were 415 border violations in 2017 with 216 of them leading to face-offs between the troops) tells a different story and arguably reveals that, these are deliberate and well thought out strategy being adopted by Beijing as part of their three warfare strategy.
USI conducted a Strategic Panel Discussion for Iraqi and Syrian diplomats undergoing special course at the Foreign Service Institute (FSI), New Delhi on January 22, 2018 . The aim of Strategic Panel Discussion is to provide an opportunity to participants to understand and analyse dynamics of ISIS as a transnational threat and its growing footprints in Eurasia.